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Series I. Jonathan Messersmith Foltz



From the Collection:

The items in the collection date from 1825 to 1877 and are, for the most part, diaries and journals. There are no childhood records. The materials document Foltz's life from the age of fifteen. It is assumed that the bulk of the collection was assembled by J.M. Foltz. Of particular interest are the contents of Foltz's medical journals: shipboard supplies, pharmaceutical lists, patient and remedy lists, and literature relating to the contemporary practice of medicine. Most of the Civil War related documentation is contained in the diaries and journals.


  • 1825-1906,
  • Majority of material found within 1831-1877


Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.


From the Collection: 2 Linear feet (4 boxes)

From the Collection: .10 Linear feet (1 flat drawer)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States