Dr. James W. Herty papers

Dr. James W. Herty papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Herty, James William, 1838-1877
Title: Dr. James W. Herty papers
Dates: 1859
Quantity: 1.0 folder (5 items)
Coll. Number: ms2407

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Harrington, Hugh T. "James W. Herty, United States Navy and Confederate States Navy." Civil War Milledgeville. Charleston: History Press, 2005. p. [33]-36. Print.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of five items regarding or written by Dr. James W. Herty: a letter dated Milledgeville, April 14, 1859, signed “James Herty,” father of James W. Herty, confirming his son’s date and place of birth; letter dated Philadelphia, March 28, 1859, to “The Board of Naval Medical Examiners,” signed “James W. Herty,” regarding Herty’s education and work experience; dated March 28, 1859, a thesis by Dr. James W. Herty titled Digitalis: its history and uses; and dated March 29, 1859, questions to be answered by Dr. James W. Herty, and Herty’s answers to the questions.

Index Terms

Herty, James -- Correspondence
Physicians--Georgia--History--19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Dr. James W. Herty papers, ms 2407. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Papers, 1859