Elbridge Gerry Walker papers, 1801-1903 4 Linear Feet — 1155 Items
Druggist and court clerk, of Scottsville and Glasgow, Ky. Correspondence and business papers dealing primarily with the drug business and containing information on the practice of medicine in ante-bellum Tennessee and Kentucky. Includes papers relating to Walker's later activities as clerk of the Circuit Court of Allen County, Ky., and personal letters of various members of the Walker family of Kentucky.
Chiefly business papers of Elbridge Gerry Walker concerning the drug business, his partnership in the business with J. N. McKendrel, and a lawsuit against Walker brought by McKendrel. There is also correspondence relating to his father, A. S. Walker, Scottsville physician, and the practice of medicine in the antebellum South; letters and official records written by Elbridge Gerry Walker as clerk of the circuit court of Allen County; two deeds; and an essay entitled "Some Reflections on the Practice of Medicine by the System of Patent Receipts, Its Injurious Tendency, and a Method for the Remedy."