James A. Emmerton scrapbook
- Majority of material found within 1844-1886 (inclusive)
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Extent0.3 cubic feet (1 oversize flat storage box)
Biographical / Historical
James Arthur Emmerton was born on August 28, 1834 to Mary Ann Sage and Ephraim Emmerton in Salem, Massachusetts. The 1870 U.S. Census identified him as white. Emmerton attended the Public Latin School, Boston, Massachusetts (now Boston Latin School), Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Harvard Medical School, Boston. He spent part of 1858 to 1859 studying medicine abroad as a resident at Rotunda Lying-In Hospital (now referred to as Rotunda Hospital) and attended Sir William Wilde's (1815-1876) clinic (possibly St Mark's Ophthalmic Hospital for Diseases of the Eye and Ear, Dublin). Emmerton served in the Civil War as a soldier and soldier in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. After the war, he spent 1866 to 1867 as Assistant Physician at the State Lunatic Asylum in Utica, New York. He then retired from medical practice. He wrote local history and genealogy books about Salem families and about the 23rd Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Civil War.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Emmerton, James A. (James Arthur), 1834-1888. Scrapbook, 1844-1886 (inclusive): A Finding Aid
- Charlotte Lellman
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