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This collection contains a medical receipt made out to Dr. John S. Andrews in 1857.
This collection consists of a two-page draft document assessing the value of a plantation in Mayan County, Alabama from circa 1855.
This collection contains copies of letters written by Alfred T. Hamilton to his father, 1858 and 1859. He was a doctor in Franklin County, and his letters discuss the medical conditions of this patients as well as living conditions in the South. Copies of 2 letters from James B. Childs to Mrs. Noble in 1961 regarding the location of the town.
This collection contains four handwritten legal trial transcripts, arranged in four file folders, signed by Andrew Jackson who was the Judge of the Superior Court. A typescript of each letter is included in the folders.
This collection contains the accounting records of a plantation in Charleston, Mississippi; the correspondence of two brothers, Thomas S. Jones [who was in charge of the plantation] and John R. Jones [who was practicing medicine in Marshall County, Tennessee]; and speech. Buleah Davis donated this collection in 1939.
The Anti-Slavery Pamphlet Collection contains 245 items dated 1787 to 1916 that focus on the abolishment of slavery and Reconstruction of the Southern States after the American Civil War. Represented are imprints from Europe and the United States. The European publications also discuss situations in Poland and its politics during the 1850s.
The William Turner Lawsuit Collection is a small collection comprised of original, handwritten legal documents from an 1848-1852 dispute over the sale of a fourteen-year old enslaved girl, Phebe. 17 folders contain original letters; the other 10 are transcriptions created in 2017.
- Slavery 6
- Southern States--History 5
- Tennessee--History 3
- Law 2
- Nashville (Tenn.)--History 2
- Plantations 2
- Southern States--Culture 2
- United States--History 2
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 2
- family papers 2
- Antislavery movements 1
- Lawsuits 1
- Native American 1
- Pamphlets 1
- Performing arts 1
- Physicians 1
- Presidents--United States 1
- United States--Politics and government 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1 ∧ less
About this Site
This site contains collection guides, or finding aids, to the archival collections held by Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives, the History of Medicine Collection, and the Scarritt Bennett Center. Finding aids describe the context, arrangement, and structure of archival materials, allowing users to identify and request materials relevant to their research.
Each finding aid contains a link to request materials from the collections. Collections can also be requested by emailing the repository directly through the library website. Each repository has its own location, hours, and contact information. Please consult the repository with questions about using the materials. Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the repository’s reading room. In many cases, the collections are stored off-site and require advance notice for retrieval.