|Creator:||Black, Samuel H. (Samuel Henry), 1782-1827|
|Call Number:||MSS 0097, Item 0005|
|Language:||Materials entirely in
|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).|
|Physical Description:||1 volume (368 pages) 21 cm|
|Source:||Gift of Lena Evans, 1949.|
|Processing:||Processed and encoded by Evan Echols, January 2009. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard|
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.
Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Delaware: 1609-1888. Philadelphia: L.J. Richards, 1888.
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).
The collection is open for research.
MSS 0097, Item 0005, Samuel Henry Black, Selected from various authors: Chosen paragraphs, agreeable to the fancy of the compiler, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.
Charles Allmond transcribed a portion of this volume for the journal Agricultural History at the request of University of Delaware faculty member Dr. John Munroe. The article was reproduced as: Black, Samuel H., and C. M. Allmond. The Agricultural Memorandums of Samuel H. Black: 1815-1820. 1958. It is shelved in Special Collections (OCLC # 1030918607). Charles Allmond's papers are also held by Special Collections (MSS 0673). Allmond is best known as a sculptor, but holds degrees in agriculture and agronomy from the University of Delaware.
This item forms part of MSS 0097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.
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|Selected from various authors: Chosen paragraphs, agreeable to the fancy of the compiler, 1810-1844||Item 0005|