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Charles H. Sanborn Fonds

Charles H. Sanborn Fonds

Physical Description

1 cm of textual records (1 item)



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Charles Henry Sanborn was born in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, to Aaron and Lydia (née Leavitt) Sanborn. Charles Sanborn’s brother, Franklin Benjamin, was a well-known writer and social activist closely aligned with the circle of American Transcendentalists including Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Charles Sanborn received his M.D. from Harvard University in 1856. He spent his career practicing medicine in his hometown, where he also served as a Justice of the Peace, deputy secretary of state in 1846, and representative in 1854 and 1855. He married Elizabeth Brown, with whom he had one daughter, Annie L.

Scope and Content

Fonds comprised of one manuscript booklet created by Dr. Sanborn with health advice for an unidentified family moving to St. Louis, Missouri.

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Custodial History

Purchased by the Osler Library from Garrett Scott, Ann Arbor, MI, in February, 2015.


The document is in English.

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Medicine, Popular
Sanborn, C. H. (Charles Henry), 1822-1899
Self-care, Health