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COLLECTION Identifier: B MS c14

Ezekiel Dodge Cushing papers

Cushing, Ezekiel Dodge, 1790-1828, A.L.s. to Delia (Sawyer) Cushing; Philadelphia, 1 side (2 pages), 1822 November, 1822 November Digital

Scope and Contents Correspondence to his wife written while Cushing was aboard a steamboat during a journey through Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. He discusses his traveling companions, including a Mrs. Lithgow, whose son he treated for fits, and his general impressions of the towns he visited.

Cushing, Ezekiel Dodge, 1790-1828, 8 A.L.s. to Mehetable Cushing, folder 1, 1804 November 18-1812 December 25, 1804 November 18-1812 December 25 Digital

Scope and Contents Correspondence to his sister from Harvard, Philadelphia, where he was attending medical lectures, and London, where he was studying at St. John's Hospital. Cushing inquires about Mehetable's personal life and discusses progress and activities he is undertaking in his study of anatomy, which entailed exhuming the body of a man named Daniel Boyle for dissection. From London, he writes about his hopes to become an eminent physicians and about the advantages he is gaining from studying in Europe...

Cushing, Ezekiel Dodge, 1790-1828, A.L.s. to 8 A.L.s. to Mehetable Cushing, folder 2, 1814 November-1819 July 20, 1814 November-1819 July 20 Digital

Scope and Contents Correspondence to his sister describing his patient cases, which included treating a woman with typhus fever and pulling teeth of her family members, and attending two births. Cushing also reports on his social activities and presence at a meeting of Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club, and discusses the activities of family members, including brother George, who was set to sail for South America to fight Royalist forces in the wars for independence from Spain. Writing from the family home in...

Cushing, Ezekiel Dodge, 1790-1828, 9 A.L.s. to Mehetable Dodge Cushing, folder 1, 1805 June 30-1806 April 6, 1805 June 30-1806 April 6 Digital

Scope and Contents Correspondence to his mother regarding his studies at Harvard, which included logic, history, Greek, and mathematics, his professors, including acting Harvard president Eliphalet Pearson (1752-1826), and school friends. He also relays news regarding the selection of Samuel Webber (1759-1810) as Harvard president, which, Cushing writes, "made Dr. Pearson so angry that he resigned his office in the government of the college and in the corporation." He also encloses messages to a friend named...

Cushing, Ezekiel Dodge, 1790-1828, 9 A.L.s. to Mehetable Dodge Cushing, folder 2, 1817 January 13-1817 May 24, 1817 January 13-1817 May 24 Digital

Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the behavior of their younger brother, George, and thoughts about enrolling him at West Point. He also writes that he is unable to visit his family and see his sister's new baby because he cannot leave several sick patients.

Cushing, Ezekiel Dodge, 1790-1828, 35 A.L.s. to Nathaniel Cushing, folder 1, 1799 December 17-1809 December 27, 1799 December 17-1809 December 27 Digital

Scope and Contents Correspondence from Cushing to his father requesting a new pair of ice skates and reporting on his health, studies and activities at Harvard. He also discusses his professors, including acting Harvard President Eliphalet Pearson, and disciplinary action taken by the school against his friend Charles Stockbridge. He includes a message to his sister in one letter. Other topics include requirements to graduate Harvard and his plans to remain in Cambridge for commencement. Cushing also reports from...

Cushing, Ezekiel Dodge, 1790-1828, 35 A.L.s. to Nathaniel Cushing, folder 2, 1810 March 11-1812 October 12, 1810 March 11-1812 October 12 Digital

Scope and Contents Correspondence from Dartmouth about his health and activities as a student, which include visiting patients and traveling with Nathan Smith, attending lectures on chemistry and surgery, and observing medical procedures. He also writes from Philadelphia and Portland, Maine, regarding social activities and surgeries he observed, including removal of stones, and from London regarding politics at home, the declaration of war by the United States on Britain, the riots in Baltimore, and reaction of...

Cushing, Ezekiel Dodge, 1790-1828, 35 A.L.s. to Nathaniel Cushing, folder 3, 1815 March 23-1817 December 26, 1815 March 23-1817 December 26 Digital

Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding his health, his medical practice, news of family and friends, the birth of his daughter Polly, and an illness of his wife Delia. He also writes about relative Isaiah Cushing's alleged murder of his wife and child, and Ezekiel Goddard Dodge posting Cushing's bail. Further topics include enrolling his brother George at West Point. Cushing writes that he has consulted Dr. George Shattuck and Harvard President John Thornton Kirkland (1770-1840), who praised the school. He...

Cushing, Ezekiel Dodge, 1790-1828, 35 A.L.s. to Nathaniel Cushing, folder 4, 1818 July 4-1820 September 13, 1818 July 4-1820 September 13 Digital

Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding property transactions and business matters of his father and father-in-law, Captain David Sawyer, and an unspecified illness of his children, particularly Polly, who was not expected to live. He also writes of the sudden illness and death of his father-in-law, and the death of his uncle Isaac Cushing, who was living in Alabama under an assumed name.