Bartlett, Elisha, 1804-1855

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New England physician.

From the description of Elisha Bartlett letters, 1839-1841. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34837883

Elisha Bartlett was a physician, professor of medicine, and author. He lectured at various medical schools including Transylvania University and the University of Louisville. Bartlett was a leading authority on typhoid fever. He was also the first mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts.

From the description of Elisha Bartlett papers, 1821-1936 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168807

From the guide to the Elisha Bartlett papers, 1821-1936, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Elisha Bartlett, the son of Otis and Waite Buffum Bartlett, was born in Smithfield, Rhode Island, on October 6, 1804. He attended a Quaker school in New York, had several medical internships, received an M.D. from Brown University in 1826, and studied medicine in Paris from around 1826-1827. Upon his return, he moved to Lowell, Massachusetts, where he established a local practice and developed an interest in local politics. Bartlett became Lowell's first mayor in 1836 and served two terms in the Massachusetts state legislature in the 1840s. In addition to practicing medicine, he taught at the Berkshire Medical Institution, Transylvania University, Vermont Medical College, the University of Maryland, the University of Louisville, New York University, and Columbia College. He published extensively during his life. He and his wife, Elizabeth Slater, married in 1829 and had 2 children. Elisha Bartlett died on July 19, 1855.

Thomas Buffum, Waite Buffum Bartlett's brother and uncle of Elisha Bartlett, was born on June 2, 1776. He and his wife, Maria, lived in Smithfield, Rhode Island, and had five children: Horace, John, James, Thomas A., and David. Horace, John, and James all moved to Illinois around the 1830s, and to California by the late 1840s.

From the guide to the Buffum-Bartlett papers, 1836-1853, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

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referencedIn Darby, John C., 1812-. To Elisha Bartlett 1848 August 19 letter. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Everett, Edward, 1794-1865. Letters, 1838-1847, Massachusetts. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Pearsall family. Pearsall and Marshall families papers, 1839-1907. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Peter, Robert, 1805-1894. Papers, 1828-1895. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
creatorOf Buffum-Bartlett papers, 1836-1853 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Clark, Alonzo, 1807-1887. A digest of Prof. Alonzo Clark's lectures upon pathology : [Woodstock], 1849. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Bartlett, Elisha, 1804-1855. Elisha Bartlett papers, 1821-1936 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879. Letters : Washington, D.C., 1840-1841. Yale University, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
referencedIn Yandell family. Yandell family added papers, 1837-1919. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Bartlett, Elisha, 1804-1855. Elisha Bartlett letters, 1839-1841. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Bartlett, Elisha, 1804-1855. Note of payment, 1839 September 18, Hanover [N.H.], to Oliver P. Hubbard [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894,. Letters from various correspondents, 1820-1894. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Augustus A. (Augustus Addison) Gould papers, 1831-1866, 1831-1866 (inclusive), 1838-1852 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879. Letters : Washington, D.C., 1840-1841. Yale University, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
referencedIn Records of general stores in New Hampshire and Vermont, 1695-1886 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879. Letters, 1841-1864. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Elisha Bartlett papers, 1821-1936 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Ticknor and Fields. Letter, 1855, February 6 : Boston, to Dr. Elisha Bartlett. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1820-1894. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Yandell family. Yandell family papers, 1823-1877. The Filson Historical Society
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associatedWith Bigelow, Jacob, 1787-1879. person
associatedWith Buffum, David person
associatedWith Buffum, Maria. person
associatedWith Clark, Alonzo, 1807-1887. person
associatedWith Coffin, Edward F. person
associatedWith Crosby, Dixi, 1869-1900. person
associatedWith Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879. person
associatedWith Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939. person
associatedWith Darby, John C., 1812- person
associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865. person
associatedWith Goodrich, Nathaniel Lewis, 1880-1957. person
associatedWith Gould, Augustus A. (Augustus Addison), 1805-1866 person
associatedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, person
associatedWith Hubbard, Oliver Payson, 1809- person
associatedWith Jackson, James, 1777-1867. person
associatedWith Pearsall family. family
associatedWith Peter, Robert, 1805-1894. person
associatedWith Slater, John, 1776-1843. person
associatedWith Ticknor and Fields. corporateBody
associatedWith Transylvania University. person
associatedWith University of Louisville. corporateBody
associatedWith Yandell family. family
associatedWith Yandell family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Europe
Lowell (Mass.)
France
Smithfield (R.I. : Town)
Washington (D.C.)
Italy
Subject
Medicine
Medical colleges--Kentucky
United States--Politics and government--1815-1861
Internal migrants--United States
Medicine--Practice--United States
Typhoid Fever
Voyages and travels
Medical education--United States--History--19th century
Materia medica
Medical education
Occupation
Physicians
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Birth 1804-10-06

Death 1855-07-19

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