Joseph Clay Habersham diploma
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Joseph Clay Habersham diploma

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Habersham, Joseph Clay, 1830-1881.
Title: Joseph Clay Habersham diploma
Dates: 1853
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0340

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Clay Habersham (1830-1881) was the son of Dr. Joseph Clay Habersham (1790-1855) and grandson of John Habersham. During the Civil War he served as a surgeon of the 25th Georgia Regiment. He was the Heath Officer of Savannah for many terms, and a president of the Georgia Medical Society.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Joseph Clay Habersham's diploma (parchment) as Doctor of Medicine from Harvard University, May 21,1853.

Index Terms

Habersham, Joseph Clay, 1830-1881.
Harvard Medical School.
Medicine--United States.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Joseph Clay Habersham diploma, MS 340, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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