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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.


  • 1855-1889


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2013

Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Joshua Gilbert papers
Joshua Whitfield
June 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305