Samuel Holten papers, 1757-1812 (inclusive)

About this Collection

Creator
Holten, Samuel , 1738-1816
Type
Medical records.
Collection Title
Samuel Holten papers, 1757-1812 (inclusive)
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
3 folders.
Repository
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990146261940203941

Content Notes

Contains recipes and apothecary and medical bills of Dr. Samuel Holten (1738-1816) of Danvers, Massachusetts, mostly dated in the 1760s. Recipes include a formula for rheumatism created with two ounces of salt petre in one quart of spring water. There are also apothecary bills from Silvester Gardiner (1708-1786) of Boston, and four notebooks with recipes and medical notes in an unknown hand on topics like fevers, glands, and Scottish physican William Cullen (1710-1790). Folder one includes twentieth century correspondence with the donor.

Biographical Notes

Samuel Holten (1738-1816) was a physician in Gloucester and Danvers, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Provincial Congress in 1774-1775; delegate to the Continental Congress in 1778-1780; and a judge of the probate court for Essex County from 1796 to 1815.