Joshua Gilbert papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS776f
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a letter from Joshua Gilbert to his family, a description of United States Army prisoner of war camps in the Civil War, one deed to a cemetery plot, and one clipping from the Atlanta Constitution with Gilbert's obituary.
- Gilbert, Joshua (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Joshua Gilbert (1815-1889) was born in Clemson, South Carolina. He studied medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and moved to Terminus (later called Atlanta) to practice medicine. In 1840 he married his first wife, Elizabeth Humphreys Gilbert (1823-1847). Together they had two children: Camilla A. Gilbert (1842-1910) and Ansell L. Gilbert (1846-1906). In 1860 he married his second wife, Martha Louise Gilbert (1831-1915). Joshua Gilbert was purportedly the first doctor to practice medicine in Atlanta.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2017.
- Joshua Gilbert papers
- Joshua Whitfield
- June 2017
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid is written in English.