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Dr. Edward Brooks Peirson (1820-1874) Papers

Dr. Edward Brooks Peirson (1820-1874) Papers

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DR. EDWARD BROOKS PEIRSON (1820-1874) PAPERS, 1844-1874, 1917-1923





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Peirson, Edward Brooks, 1820-1874
Title:Dr. Edward Brooks Peirson (1820-1874) Papers
Dates:1844/1874, 1917/1923
Quantity:3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
Abstract:Dr. Edward Brooks Peirson Papers consist of his account books which contain patient medical records and payments.
Collection Number:MSS 79

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Scope and Content Note

Dr. Edward Brooks Peirson Papers consist of his account books which contain patient medical records and payments. With each entry Peirson lists the patient's address and occupation. Of special interest is Volume 16 which describes symptoms, treatments administered, and operations performed. The collection also includes a medical record book for his son, Edward L. Peirson (1863-1935).


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Edward Brooks Peirson was born on January 22, 1820 in Salem, Massachusetts, to Dr. Abel Lawrence Peirson (1794-1853) and Harriet Lawrence (1793-1870). He graduated from Harvard College in 1840 and Harvard Medical School in 1844. He was a physician and president of the Essex Southern District Medical Society. He was also president of the board of The Salem Leg Company. Dr. Peirson volunteered his services to assist the wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, after the Battle of the Wilderness.


He married Catherine Pickman Saltonstall (1823-1852) in 1846; they had no children. In 1856 he married Ellen Elizabeth Perry (1828-1903). They had five children: Kathrine, Margaret Daisy White, Eleanor Perry, Edward Lawrence, and Horatio Perry. He died on November 18, 1874.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Peirson, Edward L., 1863-1935
Essex Southern District Medical Society (Essex County, Mass.)
Account books
Account books--1844-1874
Account books--Massachusetts--Salem
Account books--Physicians
Medicine
Physicians
Salem (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Dr. Edward Brooks Peirson (1820-1874) Papers, MSS 79, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased on October 20, 1982.

Processing Information

Collection processed by unknown person, [1980s]. Updated by Tamara Gaydos, June 2017.


Related Material

Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.


Peirson Family Papers, 1828-1901, Fam. Mss. 738


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