Romance, remedies, and revolution :the journal of Dr. Elihu Ashley of Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1773-1775 /edited by Amelia F. Miller and A.R. Riggs.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-249082

Description

xiv, 451 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm., "Elihu Ashley (1750-1817) was a twenty-three year old medical apprentice in Deerfield, Massachusetts, when he began keeping a personal journal in March 1773. Over the next two-and-a-half years, he recorderd, in clear and simple prose, just about everything he did and everyone he saw. Although carefully preserved, the journal was later suppressed by the town historian, presumably because he found some of the entries morally objectionable. Rediscovered by Amelia F. Miller, and coeditied by Miller and A.R. Riggs, this document now appears in print for the first time, accompanied by related letters of Ashley's extended family as well as brief biographies of more than 750 people mentioned by the young doctor in his writings." From the bookjacket.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Family.
Physicians
Physicians Social life and customs 18th century.
Physicians History 18th century.
Social life and customs 18th century.
Social conditions 18th century.

Originator

Ashley, Elihu, 1750-1817.
Miller, Amelia F.
Riggs, A. R.
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association.

Publication

Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press ;
Deerfield [Mass.] : Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association

Description

xiv, 451 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
"Elihu Ashley (1750-1817) was a twenty-three year old medical apprentice in Deerfield, Massachusetts, when he began keeping a personal journal in March 1773. Over the next two-and-a-half years, he recorderd, in clear and simple prose, just about everything he did and everyone he saw. Although carefully preserved, the journal was later suppressed by the town historian, presumably because he found some of the entries morally objectionable. Rediscovered by Amelia F. Miller, and coeditied by Miller and A.R. Riggs, this document now appears in print for the first time, accompanied by related letters of Ashley's extended family as well as brief biographies of more than 750 people mentioned by the young doctor in his writings." From the bookjacket.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Received May 5, 2008.

ISBN

9781558495609 (cloth : alk. paper)
1558495606 (cloth : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks F74.D4 A69 2007

Other People and Orgs

Ashley, Elihu, 1750-1817
Ashley family.

Material Type

Diaries.
Biography.

Places

Massachusetts Deerfield
Deerfield (Mass.)