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Marine Hospital Service (Portland, ME) correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 249

Abstract

Official correspondence from the Treasury Department addressed to Dr. Fessenden. Content is entirely administrative regarding personnel, hospital accounts, maintenance, and reports.

Dates

  • 1865-1877

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Creator

Abstract

Official correspondence from the Treasury Department addressed to Dr. Fessenden. Content is entirely administrative regarding personnel, hospital accounts, maintenance, and reports.

Physical Location

Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Restrictions

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

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Biographical Note

Charles S. D. Fessenden, 1828-1896, was surgeon in charge at the U.S. Marine Hospital, Portland, Me. Born in Portland, he graduated from Bowdoin College and Brunswick Medical School. His brother was William Pitt Fessenden, 1806-1869, a senator from Maine and Secretary of the Treasury. Charles joined the Marine Hospital Service in 1861, eventually serving in Maine, New York, Louisiana, and Alabama.

Collection Summary

Official correspondence from the Treasury Department addressed to Dr. Fessenden. Content is entirely administrative regarding personnel, hospital accounts, maintenance, and reports. Many of the letters are signed by John M. Woodworth, supervising surgeon general of the Marine Hospital Service, and Secretaries of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch, George S. Boutwell, William A. Richardson, Benjamin H. Bristow, and Lot M. Morrill.

Provenance

Unknown.

General

Processed by
HMD Staff
Processing Completed
2002
Encoded by
Jim Labosier

Language of Materials

Collection materials primarily in English

Title
Finding Aid to the Marine Hospital Service (Portland, ME) correspondence 1865-1877
Status
Unverified Partial Draft
Author
HMD Staff
Date
2002
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latn
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English
Edition statement
1.0

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection Collecting Area

Contact:
8600 Rockville Pike
Bldg 38/1E-21, MSC 3819
Bethesda MD 20894 US
(301) 402-8878