University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Erasmus Edwards Papers, 1842-1847



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Edwards, Erasmus
Title: Edwards, Erasmus, Papers
Dates: 1842-1847
Abstract: Comprising Photostats of reports, a military order, and a certificate, the Erasmus Edwards Papers, 1842-1847, document Edward’s career as a physician and his service during the Mexican War.
Extent: 4 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Erasmus Edwards received his medical license from the Tuscaloosa Medical Board in 1842. During the Mexican War, he worked as a physician for the United States Army.


Scope and Contents

Comprising Photostats of reports, a military order, and a certificate, the Erasmus Edwards Papers, 1842-1847, document Edward’s career as a physician and his service during the Mexican War. Reports concern ill soldiers within Company K of the 1st Regiment of Alabama Volunteers, while a military order pertains to Edwards’ service in Mobile, Alabama, during the war. Additionally, Edwards’ certificate from the Tuscaloosa Medical Board grants him license to practice medicine.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Edwards, Erasmus -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Tuscaloosa Medical Board (Ala.).
United States. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 1st (1846-1847). Company K.
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Physicians -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Places
Mobile (Ala.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Erasmus Edwards Papers, 1842-1847, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/V6 Erasmus Edwards Papers, 1842-1947