George F. Parry family volumes (Collection 3694), 1858-1898, 0.4 linear feet
George F. Parry (1838-1886) of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was one of the first veterinarians (and probably the first from Pennsylvania) to receive professional veterinary training in the United States. He graduated from the Boston Veterinary Institute in 1859, served as a veterinary surgeon with the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the Civil War, and conducted a private practice in Newtown from shortly after the war until his death at age 48. This collection contains twenty-four volumes, including Parry's student notebook from the Boston Veterinary Institute, three diaries Parry kept during the Civil War, and one small family photo album.
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