Letter from Henry Patterson to Charles Foulke
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of one letter from Henry S. Patterson, sent on January 17th, 1844, and addressed to Dr. Charles Faulke, a practicing physician in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In this letter, Patterson describes his thoughts on capital punishment and attempts to persuade Dr. Faulke into advocating against it, especially given the prevailing talk of it in the legislature.
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Henry S. Patterson, son of Irish merchant John Patterson, was born in Philadelphia in 1815. He graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, and soon became a physician to the Philadelphia Dispensary. He was a professor of materia medica and therapeutics in the medical department at Pennsylvania College, a recording secretary of the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, a fellow of the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, and Physician-in-chief to the Philadelphia Almshouse in 1846. He traveled briefly to Europe in 1852 and upon coming back, his disease weakened him. He died in 1854 at the age of 39 and is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)
1844 letter on the topic of capital punishment.
Purchased from Garrett Scott rare books, May 2021
Processed by Sakina Gulamhusein, completed March 2022
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