John Vaughan letters to Philip Tidyman
This collection consists of two letters discussing smallpox vaccinations sent from Dr. John Vaughan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Dr. Philip Tidyman of Charleston, South Carolina. The letters are dated December 11, 1801 and April 7, 1802 and the latter contains a sketch of a water filtration system. Preservation photocopies have been provided due to the fragility of the original documents.
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Dr. Philip Tidyman was born in Charleston in 1776 to Hester Rose and Philip Tidyman. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and Göttingen, where he was the first American to receive a doctorate at a German university. In 1801, he returned to Charleston where he was a physician and a planter. He was a member of the House, serving in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Eighteenth Assemblies and a member of many organizations including the German Friendly Society, the American Philosophical Society, and the South Carolina Academy of Fine Arts. He died in Aberdeen, Scotland on June 11, 1850.
0.2 linear feet (1 slim document box)
This collection consists of two letters discussing smallpox vaccinations sent from Dr. John Vaughan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Dr. Philip Tidyman of Charleston, South Carolina. The letters are dated December 11, 1801 and April 7, 1802 and the latter contains a sketch of a water filtration system.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Materials donated by Mrs. Otis J. Green (Mary).
Alternate Form of Materials
Digitized copies available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.
Processed by Martha McTear, July 2009.
- Inventory of the John Vaughan Letters to Philip Tidyman, 1801-1802
- Processed by: Martha McTear; machine-readable finding aid created by: Martha McTear
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