Daniel Drake Papers,1817-1961 (bulk 1824-1825).

Descriptive Summary

Daniel Drake Papers,1817-1961 (bulk 1824-1825).
Drake, Daniel, 1785-1852.
.5 cubic feet
Bradford, John, 1747-1830
Drake, Daniel, 1785-1852.
Horine, Emmet Field, 1885-1964
Richardson, William H. (William Hall), d. 1844
Transylvania University -- Faculty
Transylvania University. Board of Trustees
Transylvania University. Medical Dept
College trustees -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Medical colleges -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Medical colleges -- Kentucky -- Lexington --Faculty
Universities and colleges -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Faculty
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Transylvania University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Daniel Drake received his early medical training in Cincinnati, Ohio as an apprentice of Dr. William Goforth and engaged in practice in that city. After studying medicine formally at the University of Pennsylvania (1805, 1816), Drake returned to Cincinnati and, late in 1817, accepted a position in the Transylvania University Medical Department in Lexington, Kentucky. Drake lectured for a single term before leaving to found the Medical College of Ohio, in Cincinnati. He accepted a second position at Transylvania in 1823 and remained there until 1827.
Scope and Content
This collection includes letters to and from Daniel Drake, and other materials relating to his years with the Transylvania University Medical Department. Letters relating to Drake's acceptance of positions at Transylvania, the circumstances of his first resignation, and the general program of the medical department are present. Among correspondents are members of the department's faculty, including William H. Richardson and John Bradford; and members of the board of trustees. Also present is the notebook of an unidentified student, used to record notes from Drake lectures in 1824. The Drake papers are accompanied by information on his life, and correspondence of Transylvania University Library staff with researchers interested in the Drake material. Among the latter are several letters of Emmet Field Horine, who published several biographical works on Drake. Contents list and card catalog.