David Webb Hodgkins papers


Correspondence, diaries, photographs, commonplace book, exercise book, medical school diploma, certificates, and Civil War patient lists. The bulk of the papers consists of Hodgkins's correspondence to his father, 1858-1870. The letters generally concern personal and family matters, though Hodgkins's long letter of Dec. 29, 1864 describes the unsuccessful Union expedition to capture Fort Fisher near Wilmington, N.C. An anomaly is an 1820 autograph letter of William H. Crawford, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, to James L. Wilson. It is not known how these figures are related to Hodgkins.

The papers also contain diaries, photographs, and printed books and ephemera relating to his travels in Japan in the late 1880s as private physician to an elderly American couple.


David Webb Hodgkins, 1834-1898.

Date [inclusive]: 

1820-1898 (bulk 1858-1870)

Physical Description: 

.5 cubic feet (2 boxes)


Cite as: 

David Webb Hodgkins Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.