|Creator:||Hicks, Henry, b. 1834 or 1835|
|Title:||Henry Hicks ledgers|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear feet (1 flat box)|
Henry Hicks was a physician in Wrightsville, Georgia (Johnson County). He was the son of James Hicks (1799-1888) and Mary Pullen Hicks. His first wife was Mary Frances Wright (1837-1864) and his second wife was her sister Nancy Wright. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1853. Hicks enlisted in Company F, 14th Regiment ("Johnson Grays") on July 11, 1861, but refused to take the oath of service, possibly because it was contrary to his physician's oath to save lives.
The collection consists of three ledgers and several loose papers. The first ledger, 1852-1856, contains medical lecture notes taken while Henry Hicks was a student at the Medical College of Georgia, graduating in 1853. The notes are from lectures given by such physicians as Dr. Louis A. Dugas and Dr. Paul F. Eve. The remainder of the ledger contains patient accounts listing name of patient, services, provided, charges and medicine dispensed. The second ledger, 1853-1861 and 1863-1873 contains patient accounts as in the first ledger. Both ledgers also list the mileage Hicks charged as he traveled to visit his patients. The third ledger, 1853-1855, also contains patient accounts. The loose papers include a Freedmans list, an IOU, and a list of accounts. These accounts appear to be from an estate sale on December 28, 1843 and list household goods, livestock and slave names.
Henry Hicks ledgers. MS 3219. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.