|Creator:||Herty, James William, 1838-1877|
|Title:||Dr. James W. Herty papers|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
James William Herty (1838-1877) from Milledgeville, Georgia, studied medicine at the University of New York and joined the United States Navy in 1859 as an assistant surgeon. He resigned his commission in 1861 and later served for the Confederacy. Following the war he returned to Milledgeville where he was a druggist and physician and mayor for two terms.
-- Harrington, Hugh T. "Civil War Milledgeville." p. -36. (Retrieved June 16, 2009 via Google Books)
The collection consists of five items dated 1859: a letter which serves as a resume, questions to be answered by James Herty (apparently some type of medical exam), answers to the above, a letter from James Herty, father of James W. Herty confirming his date and place of birth, and a three-page thesis Digitalis: its history and uses, dated March 20, 1859.
Dr. James W. Herty papers. MS 2407. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.