Joshua Elder White manuscript
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Joshua Elder White manuscript

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: White, Joseph Elder, 1774-1820.
Title: Joshua Elder White manuscript
Dates: 1806
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0861

Biographical/Historical Note

Joshua Elder White (1774-1820) was a medical doctor. He moved to Georgia prior to 1801 and began his practice in Waynesboro. He moved to Savannah in 1804 and was one of the founders of the Georgia Medical Society in 1806. He wrote several articles on topography and medical subjects which were published in The Medical Repository (New York), 1804-1807. He was the author of Letters on England (Philadelphia, 1816), 2 vols.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Joshua Elder White's manuscript, "Topography of Savannah and Its Vicinity," May 3, 1806. It was originally read before the Georgia Medical Society on May 3, 1806.

Index Terms

Georgia Medical Society.
Local geography.
Manuscripts (document genre)
Savannah (Ga.)--History.
White, Joseph Elder, 1774-1820.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Joshua Elder White manuscript, MS 861, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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.

Publication Note

Published in The Medical Repository, IV, 352-363 (1807); republished in The Georgia Historical Quarterly, I, 326-342 (Dec. 1917).


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

Container List

Item 1: Topography of Savannah and Its Vicinity, 1806 May 3
Original manuscript.