Devereux papers  1822-1872
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Container / Location Title
Box   7, Small Collections  
Henry Stafford Little collection [series]
Folder   8  
  1843 November 28 . "Webster" ALS to H[enry] Stafford Little; "Inns of Court" [New York?] (3 pages)
Possibility of seeing Little in Monmouth during the holidays. Professional and personal news of acquaintances. Upcoming move to Madame Pellet's boarding house to improve proficiency in French. Waltzing with a tutor on White Street.
 
  1843 [December 14-17] . "George" ALS to Henry S[tafford] Little; New York. (3 pages)
Regular attendance at "eye infirmary" and desire to better understand Little's father's ailment. Attendance at lecture by patent medicine inventor "on the [licensed] humbuggery of [physicians]." Physicians' response to lecture. Conovers' visit. Discussion of pregnant women. Opinion of Locofocos.
 
  1844 January 7 . "George" ALS to Henry S[tafford] Little; New York. (3 pages)
Social calls during and after New Year's Eve. Followed by "streat girls" after visiting a patent medicine proprietor. Disagreement between a southern student and northern student during a medical lecture. Expected difficulty of establishing a medical practice and building a professional reputation after two more years of study.
 
  1844 January 22 . "George" ALS to Henry S[tafford] Little; New York. (3 pages)
Advantages, particularly financial, of medical profession over legal profession. Desire for Little to join him in medicine. Attendance at universalist church with "handsome girls," good singing, and promise of heaven.
 
  1844 February 8 . "George" ALS to Henry S[tafford] Little; New York. (4 pages)
Attendance at surgical operations and comparison of physicians' and lawyers' incomes. Personal discomfort during an amputation of woman's leg. Emotional response to post-mortem examination of a young mother.
 
  1844 February 18 . "George" ALS to Henry S[tafford] Little; New York. (3 pages)
Social activities and news of acquaintances. Young ladies' attraction to physicians. Comments on an acquaintance who gave birth after four months of marriage. Georgia man's attempt to court an actress.
 
  1844 March 6 . ["George"] ALS to Henry S[tafford] Little; New York. (3 pages)
Eleanor's death in "child bed" and other news of acquaintances. Completion of lectures. Anticipated summer plans with Little and others at "the Point." Desire to make acquaintance with a woman from the Episcopal Church. Fever in Freehold.