Samuel Leonard Abbot Papers
Samuel Leonard Abbot (AM 1838, MD 1841, Harvard University) corresponded with various colleagues about cholera cases in the vicinity of Boston and Cambridge. Among the full collection at the Countway Library are letters in response to a survey that documented cases of cholera within “the district” in the season prior to December 1866. The collection also includes reports written by Charles Douglass Cleaveland and Benjamin Mann detailing the symptoms and treatment of some of their patients with cholera. The collection includes drafts of reports, a printed circular letter with questionnaire, and miscellaneous data and abstracts attributed to the Committee to Consider Cases of Cholera. A sample of these materials is noted below.
Materials Digitized for the Contagion Collection
Letter from James Ayer, Feb. 12, 1867. B MS c604.2.
Letter from Artemas Ira Fenn, Feb. 11, 1867. B MS c604.2.
Letters from William Williamson Wellington, 1867. B MS c604.2.