Smallpox inoculation certificate for William Peirse, 1764 December 17

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About this Item

Creator
Hartley, Thomas , d. 1765
Type
Correspondence.
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
1
Date
1764
Repository
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/006559742

Content Notes

Letter signed by Thomas Hartley (d. 1765), the keeper of the Rainsford Island Hospital, certifying that William Peirse was free of smallpox and could return to Boston, Massachusetts, dated 17 December 1764.

Biographical Notes

Thomas Hartley (d. 1765) was keeper of Rainsford Island Hospital, which housed patients with smallpox and other infectious diseases in the 18th and 19th centuries. The island is located in Boston Harbor.