Short, Charles Wilkins, 1794-1863

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Kentucky physician, medical professor, and botanist.

From the description of Charles Wilkins Short : papers, 1811-1869. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49337602

Biographical note: Charles Wilkins Short was born in Woodford County, Kentucky. He earned a bachelor's degree from Transylvania University in 1811 and studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he developed an interest in botany. In 1825 he joined the faculty of the medical department at Transylvania as professor of materia medica and medical botany. Short left Transylvania in 1838 to join the faculty of the Louisville Medical Institute. He published more than thirty works on botany and is credited with promoting the study of the flora of the region.

From the description of Papers, 1826-1834. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 191917756

Physician and botanist of Kentucky.

From the description of Note, 1841, June 1 : to Robert Buchanan. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35359212

Charles Wilkins Short of Hayfield (near Louisville), Ky., was a physician, noted botanist, professor of medicine at Transylvania University and the Medical College of Louisville.

From the guide to the Charles Wilkins Short Papers, 1784-1879; 1951, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Charles Wilkins Short was a physician, teacher, and botanist, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1835.

From the description of Correspondence, 1813-1867. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523552

From the guide to the Charles Wilkins Short correspondence, 1813-1867, 1813-1867, (American Philosophical Society)

Physician, Botanist, Professor.

Short was born in Woodford Co., Ky., and attended the Joshua Fry School in Mercer County, Ky., before receiving a degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. After studying medicine and botany at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Short began practicing medicine, first in Lexington and then in Hopkinsville, Ky. In 1865, Dr. Short accepted the professorship of Materia Medicine at Transylvania University. He served there until 1838 when he accepted a similar position at Louisville Medical Institute (which became the University of Louisville in 1849). In 1849 Dr. Short retired from active teaching and continued his botanical studies.

From the description of Charles Wilkins Short papers, 1816-1852. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 14698948

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creatorOf Short, Charles Wilkins, 1794-1863. Papers, 1826-1834. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
referencedIn Short, John Cleves, 1792-1864. John Cleves Short : papers, 1825-1864. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Yandell family. Yandell family papers, 1823-1877. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840. Correspondence and writings, 1808-1840. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Short, William, 1759-1849. William Short papers, 1778-1853. Library of Congress
referencedIn C. S. (Constantine Samuel) Rafinesque correspondence and writings, 1808-1840, 1808-1840 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Say, Thomas, 1787-1834. Papers, 1819-1883. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Louisville and Portland Canal Company. Annual report, 1851. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Short, Charles Wilkins, 1794-1863. Note, 1841, June 1 : to Robert Buchanan. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Charles Wilkins Short Papers, 1784-1879; 1951 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Charles Wilkins Short correspondence, 1813-1867, 1813-1867 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Berlandier, Jean Louis, d. 1851. Papers of Jean Louis Berlandier, 1825-1855 (inclusive), 1825-1831 (bulk). Harvard University, Botany Libraries
referencedIn William Short Papers, 1778-1853 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Thomas Say papers, 1819-1883, 1955, 1819-1883 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Short, Charles Wilkins, 1794-1863. Charles Wilkins Short papers, 1816-1852. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Short, Charles Wilkins, 1794-1863. Charles Wilkins Short : papers, 1811-1869. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Darlington, William, 1782-1863. Papers, 1788, [ca. 1800]-1863. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Short, Charles Wilkins, 1794-1863. Letter : Hayfield, Ky., to Dr. William Darlington, 1850 Feb. 23. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Short-Harrison-Symmes Families Papers, 1760-1878, (bulk 1800-1860) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853. Collection of lecture notes, 1813-1833. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Torrey, John,. Autograph letters, 1744-1894, of naturalists. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Short, Charles Wilkins, 1794-1863. Correspondence, 1813-1867. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives, 1743-1984 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIb, 1807-1825 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Harvard University. Gray Herbarium. Administrative correspondence of the Gray Herbarium, 179?-1965 (inclusive), 1840-1955 (bulk) [microform]. Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe, 1845-1865 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Yandell family. Yandell family added papers, 1837-1919. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Short, Charles Wilkins, 1794-1863. Letter : Hayfield, Ky., to Dr. William Darlington, 1850 Feb. 23. Texas Christian University
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associatedWith Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865. person
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associatedWith Marshall, Humphry, 1722-1801. person
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associatedWith Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840. person
associatedWith Say, Thomas, 1787-1834. person
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associatedWith Short, John Cleaves. person
associatedWith Short, John Cleaves. family
associatedWith Short, John Cleves, 1792-1864. person
correspondedWith Short, William, 1759-1849. person
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associatedWith Torrey, John, person
associatedWith Torrey, John, 1796-1873. person
associatedWith Transylvania University. corporateBody
associatedWith Transylvania University. Medical Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Louisville. corporateBody
associatedWith Vaughan, John, 1756-1841. person
associatedWith Wilkins, Charles, d. 1827. person
associatedWith Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818. person
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associatedWith Yandell, Lunsford P. (Lunsford Pitts), 1805-1878. person
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Ohio River
United States
Kentucky
United States
Kentucky
Kentucky--Lexington
Kentucky--Lexington
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Medical colleges--History--Sources
Botany, Medical
Science and technology
Physicians--History--19th century
Universities and colleges--Faculty
Physicians--History--Sources
Botanists
Medical colleges--History--19th century
Botany
Manuscripts, American
Science
Botanists--History--19th century
Physicians
Medical education--History--Sources
Botanists--History--Sources
Medical education--History--19th century
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Birth 1794

Death 1863

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