Edward Jarvis papers, 1796-1886 (bulk 1822-1884)
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Concord - SpecialSPEC COLL VAULT A45, Jarvis Unit 1Library Use Only

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Organization & arrangement of materials
I. Correspondence; II. Misc. papers; III. Journals; IV. Mss.; V. Books from the library of Edward Jarvis.
Correspondence, 1826-1886: letters from Louis Agassiz, Josiah Bartlett (letter of reference), Jacob Bigelow, James Freeman Clarke, Caleb Cushing, Edward Everett, James A. Froude, James A. Garfield, H.B. Goodwin, Richard Hildreth, Samuel Hoar, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Starr King, Levi Lincoln, Horace Mann, John Stuart Mill, John G. Palfrey, Andrew Preston Peabody, Wendell Phillips, George C. Shattuck, Lemuel Shattuck, Carroll D. Wright, & others; institutional form acknowledgements for statistical & other publications received of &
cover letters for publications sent to Jarvis; European letters, 1860 (3 v. of transcribed correspondence). Misc. papers, 1841-1884: receipted Harvard College bills; commissions & appointments; printed ephemera (passes, invitations, menus, calling cards, etc., mainly from 1860 European trip); embossed charts for blind; passport; etc. Journals, 1827-1842: 2 v. diary; Journal of a Journey from Louisville to New Orleans (1841). Mss., 1798-1882: Jarvis family account book, 1798-1840,
(cont.) incl. record of Concord deaths 1778-1850, originally recorded by E. Ripley, H. Goodwin, & B. Frost, transcribed by Capt. Francis Jarvis & daughters Louisa & Lucy; 1 v. of transcribed death records 1778-1878 (earlier entries transcribed from v. noted above) with Jarvis's annotations & analyses ([1879]); Traditions and Reminiscences of Concord (1880); Houses and People in Concord (1882). Books from library/estate of Jarvis: 11 v., published 1796-1858, most significant among them Jarvis's
(cont.) annotated copy of J. Bigelow's Florula Bostoniensis (1824), marked 1834-1836 with flowering times of Concord plants, & his annotated, interleaved, extra-illustrated copy of L. Shattuck's 1835 A History of the Town of Concord.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Edward Jarvis Papers, Special Collections, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, Mass.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Edward Jarvis;,gifts, bequests, and estate.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Edward Jarvis papers;,Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
Biographical or Historical Data
Physician; social statistician; author of books & articles on physiology, insanity, social statistics; social historian of Concord, Mass. Son of baker/farmer Dea. Francis Jarvis & Milicent Hosmer Jarvis. Born in Concord 1803; married Almira Hunt of Concord 1834; died in Dorchester 1884. Educated in Concord, at Harvard College (1826) & Harvard Medical School (1830). Taught school college winters. Practiced medicine in Northfield, Mass. 1830-1832; in Concord 1832-1837; in Louisville, Ky. 1837-1842. Returning to Mass., settled in Dorchester,
Biographical or Historical Data
(cont.) devoting himself to statistical research & care & treatment of insane. In 1854, appointed to Lunacy Commission to study insane population of Mass. In 1860, travelled to England & France, visited asylums, & attended International Statistical Congress (London). Examined & criticized 1850 & 1860 census figures; prepared extensive Mortality Report for U.S. Congress. Member of professional & other organizations (incl. Social Circle in Concord). Temperance advocate. Late in life, recorded
Biographical or Historical Data
(cont.) research, lore, recollections, & analyses of life in his native town in Traditions and Reminiscences of Concord & Houses and People in Concord. Benefactor of Concord Free Public Library.
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids
Finding aid in Library.
Fifty-six items;,transfered from Letter Files;,Letter File 1, A2, A3, B1, B3, B5, B6, B8, C2, C5-C11, C16, D1, E4, G1, G2, H2-H8, H10, J3-J6, K1, L3, M1, O2, P1, P4, P9, S1, W1, W4, W7, W11, W13;,Letter File 2, J2;,Letter File 3, B4, H4, H5, H8, P3, S1;,Letter File 6, F2, M4, S4, T3

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jarvis, E., Agassiz, L., Bartlett, J., Bigelow, J., Clarke, J. F., Everett, E., Garfield, J. A. 1., Hildreth, R., Hoar, S., Holmes, O. W., Lincoln, L., Mann, H., Mill, J. S., Shattuck, L., Wright, C. D. 1., & Jarvis family. Edward Jarvis papers .

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