Guide to the Dr. John B. King Papers, 1832-1872

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Collection Details

Collection Number:
Dr. John B. King Papers
King, Dr. John B., 1808-1889
6 items
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Dr. John B. King Papers, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:


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Subject Headings

  • Personal Name
    • King, John B., 1808-1889.
  • Topical Term
    • Medicine—Massachusetts—Nantucket—History—19th century.
    • Physicians—Records and correspondence—History—19th century.

Biographical Information

Dr. John B. King (1808-1889) was born on May 23, 1808, in Nantucket, Mass. He was a doctor for island residents and foreign seamen until his death on July 27, 1889. He was married to Mary B. Mitchell (1823-1904) and had three children, Alfred R. King (1843-1867), Robert B. King (1855-?), and Gertrude M. King (1858-?).

Scope and Content

The Dr. John B. King papers chiefly consist of a case book kept by Dr. King, recording symptoms and treatments of diseases and injuries of local and transient patients. Collection also includes a character reference letter, King’s medical degree, and a few memberships.


Items Separated

  • SV-9/1
  • OP-9/1
  • OP-9/2
  • OP-9/3
  • OP-9/4

Processing Information

Processed by NHA staff. Finding aid by Abbie Minard and Amelia Holmes, June 2018.

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