A Guide to the Robert Walker Commonplace Book, 1785-1787 Walker, Robert, Commonplace Book, 1785-1787 MS 31.24

A Guide to the Robert Walker Medical Commonplace Book, 1785-1787

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the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 31.24


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 31.24
Title
Robert Walker Medical Commonplace Book, 1785-1787.
Extent
1 item (138 p. ; 20 x 16 cm.)
Creator
Robert Walker, d. 1830.
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Robert Walker Commonplace Book, Manuscript MS 31.24, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1931.

Alternative Form

Also available on microfilm M-1118, and M-1553.


Biographical/Historical Information

Dr. Robert Walker was the son of Robert Walker (b. 1729) and Elizabeth Starke Walker. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh under Dr. Gregory and Dr. Hume. After his studies, he returned to Virginia. He lived on Kingston Plantation, Dinwiddie County.

Scope and Content Information

Notes taken by Dr. Robert Walker (d. ca. 1820), of Kingston, Dinwiddie County, Va., while a medical student at the University of Edinburgh. These notes pertain to clinical observation of female patients, their diseases, and the treatments used at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, where Walker studied under Dr. James Gregory and Dr. James Hume.

There is an inscription inside the front cover which reads: "The notes in this book were made by Dr. Robert Walker of Kingston Plantation, Dinwiddie Co., Va. while a student in medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. The above named Dr. Robert Walker was my G. Grandfather. John W. Brodnax M.D. Richmond, Va., June 14th, 1917."

Related Material

Robert Walker Account Book, 1794- 1830. 1 item (15-554 p.) Mss5:3 W1538:1

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Gregory, James, 1753- 1821.
  • Hume, James, Dr.
  • Walker, Robert, d. 1830.
  • Subjects:

  • Medicine--Scotland-- Edinburgh.
  • Women--Diseases.
  • Medical education--Scotland-- Edinburgh.
  • Corporate Names:

  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Commonplace books--Virginia--Dinwiddie County--18th century.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Gregory, James, 1753- 1821.
  • Hume, James, Dr.
  • Robert Walker, d. 1830.
  • Walker, Robert, d. 1830.