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Jones, Walter (1745-1815) to Robert Carter

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02450.09 Author/Creator: Jones, Walter (1745-1815) Place Written: Mt. Airy, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 January 1787 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 20 x 32 cm.

Summary of Content: Dr. Jones informs Carter that his friend, Mrs. Taylor, has died. Attending her death has prevented him from preparing medicine for their chronic patients.

People: Jones, Walter, 1745-1815
Carter, Robert, 1759-1793

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Health and MedicalDeathWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryDrugs

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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