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Abner Osburn, Physician, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3313

Scope and Contents

Papers of Dr. Abner Osburn, a physician who practiced in Jefferson County, West Virginia in the late nineteenth century. The collection contains Civil War material, including a letter, currency, and a pass from Harpers Ferry. Other items within the collection include bonds for the purchase of slaves, programs from various collegiate events, certificates for the legal practice of medicine, correspondence, and other material.

Correspondence

-Balaam Obsburn to Ad[?]; 6 December 1853

-Purcel Stone to Dr. Osburn; 25 January 18[59?]

Bonds

-a bond regarding the purchase of a negro woman and her children; 4 May 1854

-a bond regarding the purchase of a slave named "Violette"; 6 May 1857

Certificates

-Internal Revenue License issued to Dr. Osburn permitting him to practice medicine; 1 May 1866

-West Virginia State Board of Health license issued to Dr. Osburn permitting him to practice medicine; 9 August 1881

Receipts

-six receipts for household goods with attached customs clearance certification; March 1963

-receipt for pharmacy supplies; 29 January 1867

Programs

-Virginia Military Institute Graduation Ball; 4 July 1871

-West Virginia University Parthenon Literary Society Anniversary Celebration; 14 June 1872

-Washington and Lee University Graham Lee and Washington Societies Final Celebration; 25 June 1872

-Wake Forest College Commencement; 25-27 June 1872

Civil War Material

-one dollar note, torn, possibly Confederate; 15 July 1861

-letter from the Confederate War Department to Mrs. Lizzie B. Osburn, turning down her request that her husband be discharged from the army; 1 October 1861

-Harpers Ferry pass issued to Dr. Osburn; 19 May 1864

Ephemera

-Dr. Osburn's lecture pass from the University of Maryland Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy; October 1846

-Invitation to the wedding of Dr. Osburn to Rosa Nelson McNeill; 13 October 18[??]

-poem titled "Leather Leggings in Mexico" recorded on the reverse of a legal document written in Spanish; ca. 1901

Dates

  • 1846-1901

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (Summary: 1/4 in.)

Overview

Papers of Dr. Abner Osburn, a physician who practiced in Jefferson County, West Virginia in the late nineteenth century. The collection contains Civil War material, including a letter, currency, and a pass from Harpers Ferry. Other items include bonds for the purchase of slaves, programs from various collegiate events, certificates for the legal practice of medicine, correspondence, and other material. Please see "Scope and Content Note" for further information.

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/

Creator

Title
Abner Osburn, Physician, Papers, 1846-1901
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536