Daybook of Levi Bartlett, 1785-1792 (inclusive)

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Content Notes

Ledger kept by Dr. Levi Bartlett of Kingston, New Hampshire, containing account entries primarily for medical services from 1785 to 1792. Entries include names, medicines and medical care administered, and credits or debits for Hook's services. Also contains a copy of Jacob Hook's last will and testament; Hook was Bartlett's father-in-law.

Biographical Notes

Levi Bartlett (1763-1828) was a physician in Kingston, New Hampshire. He studied medicine with his father, Josiah Bartlett and with Thomas Kittredge of Andover, Massachusetts, before establishing his own practice. Bartlett also was active in New Hampshire politics and in local business and civic matters. Bartlett’s father, Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795), was the founder of the New Hampshire Medical Society (1791), delegate to the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence, and governor of New Hampshire from 1792 to 1794. His brother Josiah Bartlett (1768-1838), practiced medicine in Stratham, New Hampshire, and his brother Ezra Bartlett (1770-1848), also a physician, practiced in Haverhill, New Hampshire. Bartlett and his brothers were all active in the New Hampshire Medical Society, with Bartlett serving as secretary from 1800 to 1806. He was also a presidential elector (1804), and a justice in the court of common pleas (1807) and in the circuit court (1816-1820). He additionally served as a lieutenant colonel commandant in the 7th Regiment of the New Hampshire militia.