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Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson account books, 1805-1863.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Robinson, Benjamin, 1775-1857.
Collection number: 3155
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Abstract: Thirteen ledgers, eleven daybooks, and two other volumes of Benjamin Robinson (1775-1857) and Benjamin West Robinson, father and son, physicians of Fayetteville, N.C. These volumes contain records of accounts with residents of Cumberland County, N.C., and nearby areas for medical advice, professional visits, and medicine dispensed. Some records give details of address, occupation, or race of patient, and nature of complaints and drugs prescribed, but most do not.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Some records of the patients of the Robinson family practice include the race of the individual as well as the nature of their medical situation and other details (though most do not).

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