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E. Powell ledger

Identifier: MSS 2/283

Scope and Contents

Ledger documenting medical practice of Elijah Powell in Richford, N.Y., and surrounding Tioga and Cortland counties, 1839-1845; some accounts settled as late as 1858. Lists patient name, reason for visit, prescriptions, and settlement of accounts.


  • 1839 - 1858
  • Majority of material found within 1839 - 1845


Biographical / Historical

Elijah Powell, Tioga Co., N.Y. physician, was born in Pharsalia, N.Y., on 3 Oct. 1800. He graduated from Hamilton College and opened a practice in Richford, N.Y., in 1823. Powell married (1) Lydia Wells and (2) Jane Anderson, by whom he had seven children. He was elected first superintendent of schools, 1844, and county commissioner of schools, 1854. Elijah Powell was a member and president of the Tioga County Medical Society. He died on 12 Jan. 1876.


1 volume (112 pages)

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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States