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Charles Caldwell Papers
[ca. 1817-1940] (bulk 1820-1839)
Transylvania University Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40508 USA
Open to researchers.
[Identification of item], Charles Caldwell Papers, MSC3,Special Collections, Transylvania University, Lexington.
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Charles Caldwell was a noted physician and educator who joined the faculty of the Medical Department of Transylvania University in 1819. He authored over 200 books and papers. Involved in the controversy over moving the medical school from Transylvania to Louisville, he left the university in 1837 to help found the Louisville Medical Institute.
This is a collection of documents related to Charles Caldwell. Many date from the period when he was a member of the medical faculty of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. |b Included are such things as correspondence, including letters of recommendations, a handwritten lecture, a report to the Kentucky General Assembly on the Medical Department at Transylvania, and a list of rare scientific books purchased by Caldwell for the university in 1821. Scattered documents about the controversy over moving the medical school to Louisville, are also present. |b Twentieth century materials include correspondence descendents of the Caldwell family, reports to the university board of curators, financial and accounting information, and other collected materials about Caldwell and medical school controversy.
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