The Resource Kemper medical ledger

Kemper medical ledger

Label
Kemper medical ledger, 1857-1892 ;
Title
Kemper medical ledger
Inclusive dates
1857-1892 ;
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This ledger was kept by Dr. George W. Kemper, Jr. Entries are by name, with various dates and notes beneath each name. Includes inserts. Although the majority of the entries date from the 1860s, there is little direct mention of the Civil War; yet see note on pg. 30, "killed in battle."
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Biographical or historical data
George W. Kemper, Jr. 1814-1902, graduated in medicine from Jefferson College, Philadelphia, Pa. and practiced in Port Republic, Va. and its vicinity. He was also active in community affairs, serving as sheriff of Rockingham County in 1851-52, and as commissioner of the school literary fund for County District 10 in 1861. In 1869 he helped found the Rockingham Home Mutual Fire Insurance Company. In June of 1862, Kemper's house, Madison Hall, served as the resting place for Confederate Gen. Turner Ashby's body before it was taken to Charlottesville for burial. According to tradition, Stonewall Jackson was said to have stayed at Madison Hall before the battle of Cross Keys.
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Kemper medical ledger
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/kemper.aspx
Note
Also known as: The Kemper medical ledger; the Medical ledger of George W. Kemper
Arrangement
Kept in flat storage. Ledger has damaged front pages, is in poor condition and cannot be photocopied.
Control code
39734728
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
1 oversized medical ledger book.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Ownership
Purchased from Bookworm & Silverfish by the Friends of Carrier Library, Nov. 1997.

Library Locations

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