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Dr. J. B. Carlton freedmen medical ledger

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection number: MSS-032

Scope and Contents

The ledger notes payments and medical issues.

The ledger has been scanned and is available to view at the Digital Library of Georgia.


  • 1867-1872

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This collection has no restrictions. This collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Apply in the Heritage Room for access.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Joseph Barnett Carlton was born December 11, 1822. His parents were James R. Carlton and E. A. Carlton. He attended private schools and was a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Medical College of College. He was a member of the Georgia House from 1852-1856 and the Georgia Senate from 1856 to 1858. During the Civil War, Carlton went to Richmond and offered his services to the wounded soldiers. He served as a surgeon in the Toombs Regiment. After the war he returned to Athens and his general practice. He died February 3, 1881, and is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery.


1.02 Linear Feet (One box measuring 9 by 12.25 by 3.)


Ledger containing information pertaining to more than 370 African-American patient medical accounts.


This collection is organized in a single series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Related Materials

J. B. Carlton ledger, MSS 3284, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries

Materials Specific Details


Physical Description

Fair to good

Dr. J. B. Carlton freedmen medical ledger
Jennifer Sirotkin
October 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Heritage Room, Athens-Clarke County Library Repository

2025 Baxter Street
Athens GA 30606