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Black, Samuel H. (Samuel Henry), 1782-1827.

Selected from various authors: Chosen paragraphs, agreeable to the fancy of the compiler

1810–1844


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 097, Item 005


Creator: Black, Samuel H. (Samuel Henry), 1782-1827.


Title: Selected from various authors: Chosen paragraphs, agreeable to the fancy of the compiler


Inclusive Dates: 1810–1844


Extent: 1 v. (368 p.) ; 21 cm.


Abstract: This single bound volume was compiled by Dr. Samuel Henry Black between 1810 and 1844, containing transcribed quotations, prose, and poetry; agricultural memorandums (1815); and an open letter in which he declined to run for the Delaware General Assembly (1821).


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 097, Item 005, Samuel Henry Black, Selected from various authors: Chosen paragraphs, agreeable to the fancy of the compiler, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Item 005: Shelved in SPEC MSS 097

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Gift of Lena Evans, 1949.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Evan Echols, January 2009.


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Biographical Note

Dr. Samuel Henry Black, son of David William and Margaret Ferris Black, was born in New Castle County, Delaware, on December 20, 1782. At age nineteen, he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. John Groome, of Elkton, Maryland, completing his medical course at the University of Pennsylvania. He settled in Glasgow, New Castle County, and practiced his profession for more than twenty years. Black was a strong advocate of vaccination.

In addition to Glasgow, his practice extended to Newark (Delaware), Elkton (Maryland), Middletown, and Port Penn (Delaware). In the latter part of the year 1817 he married Dorcas Armitage Middleton, daughter of Robert and Mary Middleton, of Glasgow. Black was a member of the Delaware General Assembly for several sessions and wrote on medical and agricultural topics. He died April 17, 1827, at age 44, leaving a widow and nine children.

Sources:

Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Delaware: 1609-1888. Philadelphia: L.J. Richards, 1888.


Scope and Content Note

This single bound volume was compiled by Dr. Samuel Henry Black between 1810 and 1844, containing transcribed quotations, prose, and poetry; agricultural memorandums (1815); and an open letter in which he declined to run for the Delaware General Assembly (1821).


Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
Agriculture--Delaware--19th century--Sources.
Poetry--19th century--Sources.
Geographic Terms
Delaware--History--19th century--Sources.
Delaware--Politics and government--19th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Commonplace books.
Memorandums.

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This item forms part of MSS 097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.


Detailed Contents List

Selected from various authors: Chosen paragraphs, agreeable to the fancy of the compiler, 1810–1844   [Item 005]