|Creator:||Bartow, Florence Long, 1853-1919|
|Creator:||Long, Caroline Swain|
|Creator:||Long, Crawford Williamson, 1815-1878|
|Creator:||Long, Emma M.|
|Creator:||Taylor, Frances Long|
|Title:||Crawford W. Long family papers|
|Quantity:||0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of the papers of Dr. Crawford W. Long and the Long family of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia from 1842-1939. Includes correspondence, bills, receipts, notes, scrapbooks, and clippings. Early correspondence (1842-1879) is between Long, his wife Caroline, and daughter Frances. From 1897-1929, the correspondence details efforts of Frances Long Taylor to establish her father's claim to the first successful use of ether as an anesthetic, including correspondence with Irish physician George Foy and Allen Smith of the University of Pennsylvania; and memorials to Long. The scrapbooks contain copies of affidavits, letters, and notes copied by Florence Long Bartow concerning her father's use of ether; genealogical material on the Long, Swain, and allied families; photographs; and clippings on Long's career and memorials. The collection also contains bills, receipts, and legal documents for Emma M. Long and the estate of Frances Long Taylor.|
Crawford Williamson Long (1815-1878) was a physician and the first to use ether as an anesthetic. He was born in Madison County, Georgia and married Caroline Swain in 1842. Their children were Edward Crawford, Arthur B., Frances (Taylor), Florence (Bartow), Eugenia, and Emma M.
For more information, see the article "Crawford Long (1815-1878)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
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Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Crawford W. Long family papers, MS 49. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in this repository: Crawford W. Long scrapbook and Crawford W. Long collection.