Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Medical Society of Maine.
Title
Medical Society of Maine records
ID
M126
Date [inclusive]
1820-1845
Extent
1.0 linear feet
Language
Abstract
The Medical Society of Maine records include correspondence (1821-1837) primarily concerning society membership and meeting attendance, and minutes, financial materials, and documents.

Preferred Citation

Medical Society of Maine Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.


Biographical/Historical Note

Incorporated by the State of Maine in 1821, the Medical Society of Maine regulated medical education and practice in the state through the administration of exams and issuance of medical licenses to physicians and surgeons.


Scope and Content

The records include correspondence (1821-1837) primarily concerning Medical Society of Maine membership and meeting attendance; minutes (1821-1845), financial materials (1821-1837), and Society documents including the constitution and bylaws, officers' and committee reports (1824-1836), and an 1824 licensing certificate.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Collection Inventory

 M126.1 Correspondence, 1821-1837, undated 1821-1837, undated   0.33 linear feet

Series Description:

Correspondence concerning memberships, meeting attendance, payments and recommendations for candidates of the Medical Society of Maine. Includes a letter from Parker Cleaveland (1822) regarding the right of the Trustees of Bowdoin College to confer and withold degrees without recommendations from the Censor of Medical Faculty and two printed letters from the Massachusetts Medical Society (1826-1827) about exchanging proceedings of meetings between the two societies.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
1 1

1821 

    1 2

    1822 

      1 3

      1823 

        1 4

        1824 

          1 5

          1825 

            1 6

            1826 

              1 7

              1827 

                1 8

                1828 

                  1 9

                  1829 

                    1 10

                    1830 

                      1 11

                      1831 

                        1 12

                        1832 

                          1 13

                          1833 

                            1 14

                            1834 

                              1 15

                              1835 

                                1 16

                                1836 

                                  1 17

                                  1837 

                                    1 18

                                    n.d. 


                                       M126.2 Reports, 1824-1836, undated 1824-1836, undated   0.1

                                      Series Description:

                                      Medical Society of Maine officers' and committee reports.

                                      Arrangement:

                                      Arranged chronologically.

                                      Box Folder
                                      1 19

                                      1824 - 1825 

                                        1 20

                                        1826 

                                          1 21

                                          1827 

                                            1 22

                                            1828 

                                              1 23

                                              1829 

                                                1 24

                                                1830 

                                                  1 25

                                                  1831 

                                                    1 26

                                                    1832 

                                                      1 27

                                                      1833 

                                                        1 28

                                                        1834 

                                                          1 29

                                                          1835 

                                                            1 30

                                                            1836 

                                                              1 31

                                                              n.d. 


                                                                 M126.3 Minutes and Documents, 1820-1845, 1897, undated 1820-1845, 1897, undated   0.25

                                                                Series Description:

                                                                Medical Society of Maine meeting minutes, constitution, and bylaws. Also includes members' letters appointing proxies for meetings, a Writ for the Medical Conventions (1830), and an 1824 licensing certificate with accompanying 1897 letter.

                                                                Arrangement:

                                                                Arranged chronologically.

                                                                Box Folder
                                                                1 32

                                                                1820-1836 

                                                                  Volume
                                                                  1

                                                                  Constitution, By-Laws, and Minutes, 1821-1845 

                                                                    Box Folder
                                                                    1 33

                                                                    1821-1832, n.d., miscellaneous documents 

                                                                      Ovsz-Box
                                                                      C-1

                                                                      1824 licensing certificate for Jesse Pike, with accompanying 1897 letter 


                                                                         M126.4 Financial Materials, 1821-1837 1821-1837   0.32 linear feet

                                                                        Series Description:

                                                                        Various Society bills and ledgers.

                                                                        Arrangement:

                                                                        Arranged chronologically.

                                                                        Box Folder
                                                                        1 34

                                                                        1821 - 1837 

                                                                          Volume-folio
                                                                          1

                                                                          Ledger, 1821-1833 

                                                                            2

                                                                            Ledger, 1832-1835