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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 90 items)|
|Abstract||Richard D. Arnold (1808-1876), native of Savannah, Ga., was a physician, educator, and Georgia state legislator. The collection includes letters received, mainly 1875-1876, by Richard D. Arnold from colleagues, patients, friends, and family. Also included is a scrapbook, 1850s to 1870s, concerning Savannah, Ga., civic affairs and state and national politics.|
|Creator||Arnold, Richard D. (Richard Dennis), 1808-1876.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, September 2010
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top
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Richard Dennis Arnold (1808-1876), native of Savannah, Ga., was a physician, educator, and Georgia state legislator. In his medical practice, Arnold was particularly interested in yellow fever and was instrumental in founding the American Medical Association in 1846, and the Medical Association of Georgia in 1851. He was also a founder and teacher at the Savannah Medical School.
Arnold's political involvement arose out of his position as owner and editor of the Savannah Georgian. He was a Union Democrat, against nullification in 1833, and a supporter of secession in 1860 as a last resort. Arnold served in the Georgia state House of Representatives and Senate and held many municipal offices in Savannah including mayor, health officer, chairman of the Board of Aldermen, and chairmen of the Board of Education. As mayor, Arnold surrendered Savannah to William Tecumseh Sherman in December 1864.Back to Top
The collection includes letters received, mainly 1875-1876, by Richard D. Arnold from colleagues, patients, friends, and family. Also included is a scrapbook, 1850s to 1870s, concerning Savannah, Ga., civic affairs and state and national politics.Back to Top
Scrapbook contains clippings and a few business letters. Contents are related to civic affairs in Savannah, Ga., proceedings of the City Council, state and national politics and campaigns, medical schools, European wars of the 1870s, and the capture and surrender of Savannah in December 1864.