Graham Family papers

Abstract: 

Correspondence and documents of members of the Graham family of Wallkill, Ulster County, New York. Of principal importance are James G. Graham's notes of the lectures of Dr. Samuel Bard, taken while Graham was a student at the King's College medical faculty (now the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons) during the 1773/74 session. In addition there is a small volume of Graham's notes on his medical reading, undated but probably from the same period.

The correspondence is largely from George G. Graham, the brother of James, who joined the British Army in New York as a surgeon in 1778. Written from Quebec and London in the 1780s and 1790s, the letters are mostly about family matters and George Graham's duties as surgeon at the general hospital in Quebec. Other documents include George Graham's will and letters relating to his estate, 1799-1800. There are also letters of introduction from James Graham to Henry Rutgers and Samuel Latham Mitchill on behalf of his son, also named George G. Graham, who came to New York City in 1814 to study medicine.

Creator: 

Graham family

Date [inclusive]: 

1773-1825

Physical Description: 

21 items (1 box)

Collection: 

Cite as: 

Graham Family Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.