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Dr. Edwin Beck Allen ledgers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains three ledgers. Two have volume number identification. Ledger IV is very small and looks to be incomplete. Dr. Edwin Beck Allen was a physician in Washington DC and these ledgers are a combination of patient data and business records for his practice. These ledgers date from 1875-1891. There are recordings by Dr. Allen of his opium consumption (much is written in volume III). It is unclear if this was medicinal or experimental in nature. There are also some real estate transactions in the ledgers.
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This collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Dr. Edwin Beck Allen was born October 21 1840 in Fredericksburg, Virginia and died April 24 1893. He fought during the Civil War with the Fredericksburg Artillery in 1861 and 1862. He may have resided at 614 17th St. NW, Washington, D.C. He worked a a physician. He was buried April 26 1893 at Holy Rood in Washington D.C. He was married November 30 1863 in Holy Trinity, Church, Washington D.C to Margaret Suzanne Crown.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 slim document box)
This collection contains three ledgers. These ledgers record the daily work of Dr. Edwin Beck Allen. Dr. Edwin Beck Allen was a physician in Washington DC and these ledgers are a combination of patient data and business records for his practice. The ledgers date from 1875-1891.
Materials are stored on-site.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of David Barry Boyce, April 24, 2014 (2014.010)
- Guide to the Dr. Edwin Beck Allen ledgers1875-1891
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English