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Philip Tidyman manuscripts

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-120

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of two volumes of the manuscripts of the letters of Philip Tidyman's travel throughout New England and Canada from his home in Charleston. The collection also includes correspondence, transcribed letters, and typed notes related to the manuscripts.


  • 1810


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Dr. Philip Tidyman (1776-1850) was born in Charleston in 1776 to Hester Rose and Philip Tidyman. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and Göttingen, where he was the first American to receive a doctorate at a German university. In 1801, he returned to Charleston where he was a physician and a planter. He was a member of the House, serving in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Eighteenth Assemblies and a member of many organizations including the German Friendly Society, the American Philosophical Society, and the South Carolina Academy of Fine Arts. He died in Aberdeen, Scotland on June 11, 1850.

Source: College of Charleston Special Collections, finding aid for the Inventory of the John Vaughan Letters to the Philip Tidyman


0.29 Linear Feet




The Philip Tidyman manuscripts were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1923 by the Friends Library, London.

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.
Philip Tidyman manuscripts, 1810
Kara Flynn
December 2015
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