Author Biographical Info

William R. Smith (1807-1873) was a medical doctor, banker, real estate investor, industrialist, and collector of customs for the port of Galveston.

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Medicine--United States--History--19th century, Historical documents, Correspondence, Physicians, Texas


Galveston, TX


Correspondence written by Dr. William R. Smith to Judy? offering sympathy and condolences for the death(s)? Of family members also writes of his own illness from yellow fever in Galveston and talks about the medical care he has provided to victims, namely soldiers, of the yellow fever epidemic, Dickson Bayou, TX


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