|Creator:||Carlton, Joseph Barnett, 1822-1881|
|Title:||J.B. Carlton ledger|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 3282 to MS 3284 housed together in 1 document box)|
Dr. Joseph Barnett Carlton was a physician and the son of James R. and E. A. Carlton. He kept a meticulous ledger about his patients, including the reason for visit, medicine dispensed, and price paid. Entries sometimes included names of servants treated and payment with such items as a cow or wood. He made particular attention to the possibility his patients were students, factory workers, or lived outside Athens.
The collection consists of the accounts ledger of Dr. J. B. Carlton for his medical practice in Athens, Georgia from 1869-1870. Entries include name of patient, reason for visit, medicine dispensed, and price. Entries sometimes included names of servants treated and payment with such items as a cow or wood. There is a name index for each year with designations beside names if the person was a student, factory worker, or lived outside Athens.
J. B. Carlton ledger. MS 3284. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.