Alexander Anderson papers

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Description
Alexander Anderson (1775-1870) was a New York engraver and physician. His papers consist of 38 letters to Anderson from his mother while he was serving as a physician at Bellevue Hospital during the yellow fever epidemic in 1795, a letter from his father to his mother, circa 1775, and two of his notebooks, one containing a chronological list of Roman emperors, the other his notes on botany, nosology, and stenography, 1795. In addition, the collection contains Evert A. Duyckinck's papers on Anderson, including reminiscences, transcripts from Anderson's diaries, and letters from Benson J. Lossing concerning the invitation he received to deliver a memorial of Anderson at the New-York Historical Society.
Names
Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870 (Creator)
Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878 (Correspondent)
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891 (Correspondent)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1775 - 1870 (Approximate)
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 98
Topics
Bellevue Hospital
Botany -- Nomenclature
Engraving
Yellow fever -- New York (State) -- New York
Physicians -- New York (N.Y.)
Wood-engravers -- United States
Genres
Correspondence
Notebooks
Documents
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: .21 linear feet 1 box
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16514261
MSS Unit ID: 98
Archives collections id: archives_collections_98
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 714c87c0-d4f6-0133-7cb9-00505686d14e
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