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William Priest papers

Call Number: MS 1036

Scope and Contents

This small collection of papers of Dr. William Priest (fl. 1799-1810) is of interest for those studying the history of medicine. Included are a letter from Dr. Hugo Burghardt referring a patient with liver trouble to Priest and enclosing Burghardt's prescription; a letter from Olmsted Catlin concerning the uses of a variety of medicines; a bill from Samuel White for medicines and medical equipment; Priest's medical day book, kept in Hillsdale, New York, between 1807 and 1810, which details medical services provided to patients and the fees charge; and a ledger.


  • 1799-1810


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Herbert Thomas, 1926.


0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Correspondence and William Priest's medical day book detailing medical services provided to patients (1807-1810) and the fees charged. The letters also relate to medicine: one from a doctor describing his diagnosis and prescription for a patient with liver trouble and another concerning the uses of a variety of medicines.

Guide to the William Priest Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
June 1983
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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