Charles Wilkins Short Papers,1826-1834

Descriptive Summary

Title
Charles Wilkins Short Papers,1826-1834
Creator
Short, Charles Wilkins,1794-1863
Extent
.25cubic ft.
Subjects
Medical students -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Physicians -- Kentucky.
Short, Charles Wilkins, 1794-1863.
Transylvania University -- Faculty.
Medical colleges -- Kentucky -- Louisville.
Universities and colleges -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Faculty.
Botanists -- Kentucky.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Bonnie Cox
Repository
Transylvania University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Charles Wilkins Short was born in Woodford County, Kentucky. He earned a bachelor's degree from Transylvania University in 1811 and studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he developed an interest in botany. In 1825 he joined the faculty of the medical department at Transylvania as professor of materia medica and medical botany. Short left Transylvania in 1838 to join the faculty of the Louisville Medical Institute. He published more than thirty works on botany and is credited with promoting the study of the flora of the region.
Scope and Content
This is a small collection of correspondence and other documents which relate to Charles Wilkins Short's tenure at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. Included is a list of medical school graduates from 1828.