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Dr. H.W. Buel diary

 Collection — Box: 1
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

  • Created: 1864
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/05/2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical or Historical Information

Henry Wadhams Buel was born April 7, 1820. As the son of Samuel Buel, a doctor in Litchfield, Connecticut, and his wife Minerva, Henry was sent to the Litchfield Female Academy from 1829 until 1831 to study. He then 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, Long Island. 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, New York 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. Henry passed away on January 30,1893.

Note written by

Extent

1.00 items

1.00 items

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

Donor unknown.

Method of Acquisition

Found in collection.

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Other Descriptive Information

This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Title
Dr. H.W. Buel diary
Date
11/05/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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