Lemuel Kollock correspondence
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Lemuel Kollock correspondence

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Kollock, Lemuel, 1766-1823.
Title: Lemuel Kollock correspondence
Dates: 1793-1822
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (5 folders)
Identification: MS 0469

Biographical/Historical Note

Lemuel Kollock (1766-1823) was born in Wrentham, Massachusetts. After studying medicine, he practiced for a time in rural South Carolina. He came to Savannah in 1792 where he remained until his death. He was a successful physician, one of the founders of the Georgia Medical Society in 1804, and promoted medical education in Georgia by teaching young men in Savannah and encouraging them to continue their medical studies at the medical School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains letters from Lemuel Kollock's former students and distinguished doctors in Boston, Newport, Philadelphia, Charleston, and elsewhere. They give information on the life and services of Dr. Kollock, early history of the Georgia Medical Society, the first vaccinations against smallpox in Savannah, and other early medical practices. A few of the letters concern family affairs. The originals of two letters of Dr. Edwin L. McCall, January 27, 1906 and February 10, 1806, are no longer in the collection; typed copies of them are in the file.

Index Terms

Georgia Medical Society.
Kollock, Lemuel, 1766-1823.
Letters (correspondence)
New York Hospital-Westchester Division.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the creator's great-granddaughter.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Lemuel Kollock correspondence, MS 469, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Susan M. Kollock, 1936, 1940.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List




11-17Correspondence, 1793-1798
Correspondents: William Handy; Isaac Senter (9); E.H. Smith (6); William Stith, Jr.



218-32Correspondence, 1799-1803
Correspondents: Isaac Senter (3); Edward Miller (2); Edwin McCall (2); E.T. Waring; Horace Senter (4); James Mann; David Ramsay; William Currie.



333-49Correspondence, 1804-1806
Correspondents: David Kennedy; Charles Caldwell (2); William Currie; Edwin L. McCall (14). Includes item 37a.



450-63Correspondence, 1807-1818
Correspondents: James Glen (2); Edward Miller; Joseph C. Strong; George Jones; John A. Casey; Benjamin A. White; J.C. Warren; S.W. Pomeroy; L. Salding; Samuel Wilson; William G. Shaw; William Handy (enclosing report on the New York Lunatic Asylum).



564-75Correspondence, 1819-1822
Correspondents: Thomas L. Winthrop (2); James Thacher; John Macpherson Berrien; John Cumming; John McDowell, John S. Chevalier; Josiah Smith; George C. Nightingale; William D. Snodgrass; Benjamin Edward Stiles; John Gorham.