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Oliver Partridge (1712-1792) of Hatfield, Massachusetts, was visiting in West Stockbridge, in Berkshire County, where he owned land, in October of 1785. His concern for the health of a friend was written in a letter to another friend, William Stoddard Williams, a doctor. Dr. Williams had recently begun to practice medicine in Richmond after finishing his apprenticeship with Dr. Sergeant in West Stockbridge. The "Doctor S" referred to in the letter is probably Dr. Erastus Sergeant of that town.


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Letter to Dr. William Stoddard Williams from Oliver Partridge

author   Oliver Partridge (1712-1792)
date   Oct 19, 1785
location   Stockbridge, Massachusetts
height   8.0"
width   6.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L99.025

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