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B MS c65

Darling, Timothy, 1731-1784. Papers, 1765-1813 (inclusive): Finding Aid.

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Preservation and description was supported by the Arcadia-funded Colonial North American Project at Harvard University.

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: B MS c65
Repository: Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Creator: Darling, Timothy, 1765-1813.
Title: Timothy Darling papers,
Date(s): 1765-1813 (inclusive),
Quantity: 0.61 cubic feet (1 flat storage box)
Language of materials: Papers are in English.
Abstract: The Timothy Darling papers, 1765-1813 (inclusive), contain primarily promissory notes, bills, receipts, and account statements, some of which are related to the medical practice of Grafton, Massachusetts, physician Timothy Darling (1731-1784). The collection also contains financial documents created in the settlement of Darling's estate in the late 18th century.

Processing Information:

Processed by Brooke McManus, 2016 January.
Processing staff in the Center for the History of Medicine analyzed and described the papers, and created a finding aid to improve access in 2016. The papers were originally cataloged at an unknown date using three separate call numbers: B MS c65.1 (documents created by Timothy Darling); B MS c65.2 (documents addressed to Timothy Darling); and B MS c65.3 (records related to the Timothy Darling estate). The existing folder titles and arrangement were retained, but the extant call numbers were excluded from the finding aid.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access requires advance notice. Contact Public Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to Public Services. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from Public Services are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

Preferred Citation:

Timothy Darling papers, 1765-1813 (inclusive). B MS c65. Boston Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.

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Biographical Note

Timothy Darling (1731-1784) was a physician practicing in Grafton, Massachusetts. He also served as a surgeon in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Series in the Collection

Scope and Content

The Timothy Darling papers, 1765-1813 (inclusive), contain primarily promissory notes, bills, receipts, and account statements, some of which are related to the medical practice of Grafton, Massachusetts, physician Timothy Darling (1731-1784). The collection also financial documents created in the settlement of Darling's estate in the late 18th century.
The financial records generated by Timothy Darling include invoices and receipts for his services as a physician, and promissory notes for debts he owed to other persons. There are invoices and bills submitted to Darling by individuals he employed to do work, or for the acquisition of goods and foodstuffs. The documents and correspondence related to the Darling estate are mainly addressed to executor Luke Drury (1737-1811) and relate to the sale of land and settlement of debts.
Papers are entirely in English.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Invoices.
Labor -- Massachusetts -- History -- 18th century.
Medicine -- Practice -- Accounting.
Promissory notes.
Sale of decedents' estates -- Massachusetts -- 18th century.
Accounts Payable and Receivable.
History, 18th century.
Grafton (Mass.).
Massachusetts -- Commerce -- History -- 18th century.
Correspondence.
Invoices.
Receipts (financial documents).
Promissory notes.
Physicians.
Darling, Timothy, 1765-1813.
Drury, Luke, 1737-1811.

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