Finding Aid for the United States Soldiers' Homes Disbursements and Account Ledger Biomed.0723

Finding aid prepared by Shira Peltzman, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 4.
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: United States Soldiers' Homes disbursements and account ledger
Source: Tavistock Books
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0723
Physical Description: 1 unknown (1 ledger)
Date (inclusive): 1851-1858
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Tavistock Books from the Walter Jarvis Barlow History of Medicine Collection Fund, 2019.

Processing Information

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 8850954 

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a ledger, kept in manuscript, which records disbursements for food (fresh beef, oats, milk, chicken, etc.), stationery, labor, medicines, hardware, and "sundries" for The United States Soldiers' Homes (referred to on the spine of this ledger as "U.S. Military Asylums"), at New Orleans Barracks in Louisiana, in East Pascagoula, Mississippi, and in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, from May, 1851, through September, 1858. The ledger was kept by Assistant Surgeon Charles McCormick at New Orleans; Brevet Major Earl Van Dorn (1820-1863), the great-nephew of Andrew Jackson, at Pascagoula ; and Brevet Captain L.B. Wood, 8th Infantry, at Harrodsburg.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Tavistock Books