A Guide to the Erasmus Edwards Papers, 1842-1847
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
Erasmus Edwards Papers, 1842-1847, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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