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COLLECTION Identifier: B MS c16

Ezekiel Goddard Dodge papers

Overview

The Ezekiel Goddard Dodge papers, 1789-1819 (inclusive), undated, contain correspondence from Ezekiel Dodge (1765-1819), a physician in Thomaston, Maine, to his sister and brother-in-law, Mehetable and Nathaniel Cushing, and nephew Ezekiel Dodge Cushing, and financial records, including an itemized apothecary bill and a promissory note. The collection also includes the correspondence of Dodge family members, and an abbreviated, undated genealogical sketch of Ezekiel Dodge and Mehetable Cushing.

Dates

  • 1789-1819 (inclusive), undated.

Creator

Language of Materials

Papers are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access requires advance notice. Contact Public Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

Public Domain.

Extent

0.1 cubic feet (1 flat storage box)
The Ezekiel Goddard Dodge papers, 1789-1819 (inclusive), undated, contain correspondence from Ezekiel Dodge (1765-1819), a physician in Thomaston, Maine, to his sister and brother-in-law, Mehetable and Nathaniel Cushing, and nephew Ezekiel Dodge Cushing, and financial records, including an itemized apothecary bill and a promissory note. The collection also includes the correspondence of Dodge family members, and an abbreviated, undated genealogical sketch of Ezekiel Dodge and Mehetable Cushing.

Papers are entirely in English.

Biographical Note

Ezekiel Goddard Dodge (1765-1819) was a physician practicing in Thomaston, Maine. He was born in Abington, Massachusetts, on 18 April 1765, to Mary Goddard and Ezekiel Dodge (1723-1770), A.B., Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, a minister. Dodge entered Harvard as a temporary student in 1782, but he was expelled for disciplinary reasons. He subsequently practiced medicine in Warren, Maine, with Micah Packard, before he moved to Thomaston in 1789 and set up his medical practice there. He took on a pupil, Benjamin Webber, of Boston, Massachusetts, who became a partner in the practice for a number of years. In addition to medicine, Dodge was active in local politics, trade, and land speculation.

Dodge married Susanna Winslow on 8 August 1798, and they had eight children, four of whom lived to adulthood: Ezekiel Goddard, Jr.; Mary; Josiah; and Robert. Ezekiel Dodge died in Thomaston 4 August 1819 of an unknown illness.

Series in the Collection

  1. I. Correspondence and papers of Ezekiel Goddard Dodge, 1789-1819
  2. II. Dodge family correspondence, 1817-1819
  3. III. Dodge family genealogical information, undated

Related Collections in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Center for the History of Medicine

  1. Ezekiel Dodge Cushing papers. B MS c14.

Resources about Ezekiel Goddard Dodge

  • Eaton, Cyrus. History of Thomaston, Rockland, and South Thomaston, Maine, from their first exploration, 1605. Hallowell, Me.: Masters, Smith & Co., printers, 1865.

Processing Information

Processed by Brooke McManus, 2015 December.

Processing staff in the Center for the History of Medicine analyzed, arranged, and described the papers, and created a finding aid to improve access in 2015. The collection was described in a card catalog at an earlier date; folder titles, as previously devised by staff, were retained.

Please note that the following abbreviations have been used: "A.L.s." for autographed letter signed; and "MS.D." for manuscript document.
Link to catalog
Title
Dodge, Ezekiel Goddard, 1765-1819. Papers, 1789-1819 (inclusive), undated: Finding Aid.
Author
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
Sponsor
Preservation and description was supported by the Arcadia-funded Colonial North American Project at Harvard University.
EAD ID
med00227

Repository Details

Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

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