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John Vaughan letters to Philip Tidyman

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0142

Collection Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1801-1802

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research, but due to the fragility of the original documents, researchers are encouraged to use the photocopies or digitized copies.

Copyright Notice

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.2 linear feet (1 slim document box)

Abstract

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.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Mrs. Otis J. Green (Mary).

Alternate Form of Materials

Digitized copies available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Processing Information

Processed by Martha McTear, July 2009.

Title
Inventory of the John Vaughan Letters to Philip Tidyman, 1801-1802
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Martha McTear; machine-readable finding aid created by: Martha McTear
Date
2010
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections
College of Charleston Libraries
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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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