Doctor William Henry Allen's Business Ledgers
Identifier: SpC MS 0007
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4 Volumes (34 cm or smaller)
Biographical / Historical
Dr. William H. Allen is listed as a physician in the Maine Register of 1855 and 1857, and not in the Maine Register of 1870. It appears that Dr. Allen began his practice in 1836. Doctor James H. Thompson apparently joined with Doctor Allen in 1859. In July of 1861, the partnership was dissolved when Dr. Thompson joined the 12th Maine Volunteers as a surgeon. He was mustered in on Nov. 15, 1861. In December of 1863 he was ordered to the Surgeon General, resigned, and was honorably discharged Nov. 4, 1863. The Regiment served in New Orlean and Baton Rouge and was at Port Hudson. There is no further record of Thompson after 1863.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Gift - came with the Charles J. Dunn collection, QV.
The financial records of a physician, Dr. William H. Allen, who practiced in Orono, Maine, from 1836 to 1859, then the records of a partnership of Drs. Allen and Thompson from 1859 to July of 1861. There is only one medical entry and a few references to the "poor house". The remainder includes day to day financial records.
- Guide to Doctor William Henry Allen's Business Ledgers
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