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MSS 032 Dr. J. B. Carlton freedmen medical ledger Edit


MSS 032


  • 1867 – 1872 (Creation)


  • 1.02 Linear Feet (Whole)
    One box measuring 9 by 12.25 by 3.



  • Abstract

    Ledger containing information pertaining to more than 370 African-American patient medical accounts.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition


  • Physical Description

    Fair to good

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection has no restrictions. This collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Apply in the Heritage Room for access.

  • Preferred Citation

    Dr. J. B. Carlton Freedmen medical ledger, MSS 032, Heritage Room, Athens Clarke-County Library

  • Biographical / Historical

    Dr. Joseph Barnett Carlton was born December 11, 1822. His parents were James R. Carlton and E. A. Carlton. He attended private schools and was a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Medical College of College. He was a member of the Georgia House from 1852-1856 and the Georgia Senate from 1856 to 1858. During the Civil War, Carlton went to Richmond and offered his services to the wounded soldiers. He served as a surgeon in the Toombs Regiment. After the war he returned to Athens and his general practice. He died February 3, 1881, and is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery.

  • Scope and Contents

    The ledger notes payments and medical issues.

    The ledger has been scanned and is available to view at the Digital Library of Georgia.

  • Arrangement

    This collection is organized in a single series.

External Documents

  • J.B. Carlton ledger, MSS 3284
    Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries