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Bernard Humphrey Walker diaries

Bernard Humphrey Walker diaries, 1849-1885
Bernard Humphrey Walker diaries
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Diaries, 1849-1885, of Bernard Humphrey Walker (1826-1917) of King and Queen County, Virginia. Topics covered include Walker's farming activities; social life; weather observations; medical conditions of his patients; African Americans and slaves; religion and the Disciples of Christ; local and national politics; comments on local, state, national, and international events; and extensive descriptions of Civil War battles in King and Queen County, Virginia. Diaries cover 1858 to 1864 and 1884 to 1885. Volume also includes medical accounts covering the years 1849 to 1850, and list the name of the patient, date of visit and reason, medicine prescribed, and costs incurred. There is a name index to these accounts. Also included is a record of judgments rendered by Walker as justice of the peace in King and Queen County covering the years 1866 to 1868. Also includes a list of state-by-state election returns for the 1880 presidential election and a list of presidential elections from 1789 to 1880. Portions of the entries dealing with the Civil War battles have been published in Alfred Bagby's KING AND QUEEN COUNTY, VIRGINIA (1908)
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Bernard Humphrey Walker was born 7 August 1826 in King and Queen County, Virginia, to Temple Walker (1790-1868) and Elizabeth W. Walker (d. ca. 1827). Walker received his M.D. from the Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1849. He commenced practicing in King and Queen County. Walker was also a farmer. Walker served as a justice of the peace in King and Queen County for most of his life, moving to Norfolk, Virginia in 1904. He married Dorothea F. Bagby (1832-1904) 12 February 1851, and they had eight children. Walker died 1 January 1917 at his son's home in Norfolk, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.
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Bernard Humphrey Walker diaries
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Walker, Dr. R. H.
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Photostats (negative).
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v. (369 leaves)



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