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Francis Alexander Ramsey Index Rerum

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1251

An 1842 index rerum, or alphabetized notebook intended for creating a manual, given to Francis Alexander Ramsey by his friend Thomas Turner. The rerum includes a section describing how and why the pages may be used. Ramsey, who was likely a medical student at the time, used the book to create a manual of medical references and terminology.

Dates

  • 1842

Language

This material is written in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

An 1842 index rerum, or alphabetized notebook intended for creating a manual, given to Francis Alexander Ramsey by his friend Thomas Turner. The rerum includes a section describing how and why the pages may be used. Ramsey, who was likely a medical student at the time, used the book to create a manual of medical references and terminology.

Biographical/Historical Note

Francis Alexander Ramsey was born to Francis Alexander and Margaret (Russell) Cowan Humes Ramsey in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 7, 1821. He graduated from East Tennessee University in 1840 and from the Medical Department of Transylvania University in March of 1842. He settled in Knoxville, where he began a medical practice. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army. After the war ended, he moved his family to Memphis, where he continued to practice medicine until returning to Knoxville in 1873. Francis Ramsey died in Knoxville on May 28, 1884 and is buried in the Old Gray Cemetery.

Ramsey married Anna Maria Breck (1824-1868) on June 2, 1842 and Cornelia Ann Andrew (1849-1880) on April 17, 1871. He had eleven children with his first wife.

Arrangement

This material is in one folder.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult MS.0105: Francis Alexander Ramsey Diploma, 1842.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480