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Hermann B. Anderson ledgers

Identifier: MSS 2/282

Scope and Contents

The collection contains three ledgers, 1888-1902, documenting the Hanover County medical practice of Hermann B. Anderson. The ledgers list patients, reason for visit, and settlement of account. An index to account names is included in each volume. Two of the ledgers contain farm accounts for the years 1889-1890 and 1897-1901, and one contains a separate section for "Negro accounts", 1895.


  • 1888 - 1902


Biographical / Historical

Hermann Boerhaave Anderson, Hanover County, Virginia, physician, was born in 1856; he married Jennie L. Butler in 1888. Anderson died, following a stroke of paralysis, on 17 November 1924.

Anderson received an M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia in 1882. From circa 1886 to 1902, he practiced at Hewlett's, in Hanover County; by 1906, he practice was based at Noel, Va. He was a member of the Medical Society of Virginia.


3 Volumes

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Custodial History

The Hermann B. Anderson ledgers were purchased by the Historical Collections of the College of Physicians ofPhiladelphia through a gift from the Samuel Lewis Circle from Trotting Hill Park Books on 26 January 1993. The ledgers were purchased in conjunction with a ledger of Thomas B. Anderson, grandfather of Hermann B. Anderson.
Hermann B. Anderson ledgers
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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