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Buel, Henry Wadhams, 1820-1893



Henry Wadhams Buel (1820-1893) graduated from Yale College in 1844 and received his M.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City in 1848. He remained in the city as house surgeon in the New York Hospital until 1849, when he was appointed resident physician of Sanford Hall, a private insane asylum in Flushing, L.I. After traveling in Europe, he returned to Litchfield in 1854 and established a sanitarium, the Spring Hill House for Nervous Invalids, in Litchfield in 1858. He was president of the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Litchfield Medical Society, and a member of the State Board of Charities. At the time of his death, he was president of the First National Bank of Litchfield. He first married Mary Ann Laidlaw of Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1859. She died in 1864 and he then married her sister, Catherine Laidlaw in 1867. She died in 1882. He and his first wife had four children.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Dr. H.W. Buel diary


Identifier: 00-2011-49-0
Scope and Contents

The Dr. H.W. Buel diary (2011-49-0) is comprised of three entries from the year 1864. The entry for January 14 describes the funeral of Dr. A.M. Huxley of Goshen, Connecticut, and the entry for March 23 details a fire at the house of William F. Baldwin. The diary entries are on loose pages removed from an 1864 diary belonging to Dr. H.W. Buel.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1864; Other: Date acquired: 11/05/2012

Buel, Henry and Mary Buel Brace correspondence and genealogical overview

Digital Object ID ##u1ro3u

 Digital Record
Identifier: Digital Object ID ##u1ro3u
Dates: Digitized: Feb 9, 2010

Henry Wadhams Buel and Mary Jane Buel Brace papers


Identifier: 1988-07-0
Scope and Contents The papers of Henry Wadhams Buel, M.D. (1820-1893) and his sister, Mary Jane Buel Brace (1827-1884), of Litchfield, Conn., consisting of approximately 135 letters, 1842-1856; an album kept by Mary Buel Brace, purchased for her by her brother in New York City in 1846; 15 valentines to Mary Buel Brace from the 1840s; and three 1874 letters from Mary Buel Brace to her daughter, Emily.For a detailed overview of the 135 letters, 1842-1856, and genealogical information related to Henry...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1842-1877; Other: Date acquired: 09/04/1989

Buell and Wheeler prescription book


Identifier: 00-1972-135-0

The Buell and Wheeler prescription book (1972-135-0) was maintained from 1876 through 1879. The book contains prescriptions that were filled at the pharmacy of Buell and Wheeler in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1876-1879; Other: Date acquired: 12/09/1971

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