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Dr. Edwin Beck Allen ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2327

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.

Dates

  • 1875-1891

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

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.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 slim document box)

Language

English

Overview

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.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

Materials are stored on-site.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Barry Boyce, April 24, 2014 (2014.010)

Source

Title
Guide to the Dr. Edwin Beck Allen ledgers1875-1891
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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Washington 20052 United States of America