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Guide to the Josiah Clark Nott and George R. Gliddon book prospectus W.0137

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2014

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

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Collection Title:

Josiah Clark Nott and George R. Gliddon book prospectus

Unit ID:

W.0137

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet

Dates:

circa 1854

Abstract:

Advertisement for Nott's and Gliddon's forthcoming book, Types of Mankind: or, ethnological researches, published in 1854.

Location:

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Scope and Contents note

This prospectus for Nott's and Gliddon's forthcoming book, Types of Mankind: or, ethnological researches, which was published in 1854, depicts a few of the "above two hundred wood cuts" and lists the chapter titles for the first section of the book.

Biographical/Historical note

Josiah Clark Nott, the son of Federalist politician and judge Abraham Nott, was born on March 31, 1804, in South Carolina. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1827 and completed his training in Paris, France. When he returned to the United States he moved to Mobile, Alabama, in 1833 and began his surgical practice there. Following the line of thought that the mosquito was a vector for malaria, Nott is credited as being the first to apply the insect vector theory to yellow fever, then a very serious health issue in the South.

Nott was a founder of the Medical College of Alabama, established in Mobile in 1858, and served as its Professor of Surgery. In 1860 he successfully appealed to the state legislature for a monetary appropriation and a state charter for the school. During the American Civil War he served as a Confederate surgeon, staff officer, and hospital inspector. Nott died on his seventy-ninth birthday, March 31, 1873, and was interred in Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile.

Source: Wikipedia contributors. "Josiah C. Nott." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 Jan. 2014. Web. 14 Feb. 2014.

George Robins Gliddon was born in Devonshire, England, in 1809. At a very young age, he traveled with his father, a merchant and United States consul at Alexandria, to Egypt. Those travels generated a life-long interest in Egyptian antiques and Egyptology. Gliddon was a popular lecturer in the United States where he succeeded in attracting attention to the subject of Egyptology. He died on November 16, 1857, in Panama.

Source: Wikipedia contributors. "Josiah C. Nott." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 Jan. 2014. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.

Acquisition Information:

gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Preferred Citation:

Josiah Clark Nott and George R. Gliddon book prospectus, A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

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Martha Bace, 2014

General note

Title on box: A. S. Williams III Americana Collection - Small Collections

Access Restrictions:

None

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

The paper the prospectus (approximately 19" x 12") is printed on is not overly fragile but is completely separated along one fold.

Related Archival Materials note

Josiah and Sarah Deas Nott papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Source(s)

Gliddon, George R., (George Robins), 1809-1857 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Nott, Josiah Clark, 1804-1873 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Advertising (localbroad)

Dummies (Bookselling) (lcsh)

Ethnology (lcsh)

Natural history (lcsh)

Prospectus Box WSC001 Folder W0137.01