Manuscript Group 263, Stephen Wickes, Physician, Historian, Manuscript, History of the Oranges inEssex County, New Jersey, from 1666-1806, 1860-92

MG 263

WICKES, STEPHEN (1813-90), physician, historian.

Manuscript, History of the Oranges in Essex County, New Jersey, from 1666-1806, 1860-92

0.5 linear ft. (ca. 350 pages)

Manuscript of Dr. Stephen Wickes’ History of the Oranges, published in Newark, N.J. in 1892.  Stephen Wickes (1813-90) practiced in Troy, N.Y. until 1852, when he relocated to Orange, N.J. (Essex County).  As Standing Committee chairman (1856-1883) and president (1883) of the Medical Society of New Jersey,  he rescued and  preserved the Society’s earliest papers.  Wickes is also the author of History of Medicine in New Jersey, and of its Medical Men from the Settlement of the Province to A.D. 1800.

Manuscript is an original, handwritten document, and includes corrections, notes and an index. Local history subjects include geography, flora and fauna, Indians, early settlers, roads, copper mining, hat manufacturing, distilleries, legislation, schools, land tenures, the Mountain Society, the Old Graveyard, and local ministers.  Also includes several chapters of an unrelated manuscript “The Crisis – Revolution,” 1764-1781.

MG 263

WICKES, STEPHEN (1813-1889), physician, historian.

Manuscript, History of the Oranges in Essex County, New Jersey, from 1666-1806, 1860-1892

0.5 linear ft. (ca. 350 pages)

Manuscript of Dr. Stephen Wickes’ History of the Oranges,etal., published in Newark, N.J. in 1892.  Stephen Wickes (1813-1890) practiced medicine in Troy, N.Y. until 1852, when he relocated to Orange, N.J. (Essex County).  As Standing Committee chairman (1856-1883) and president (1883) of the Medical Society of New Jersey,  he rescued and  preserved the Society’s earliest papers.  Wickes is also the author of History of Medicine in New Jersey, and of its Medical Men from the Settlement of the Province to A.D. 1800 (1879).

Manuscript is an original, handwritten document, and includes corrections, notes and an index. Local history subjects include geography, flora and fauna, Indians, early settlers, roads, copper mining, hat manufacturing, distilleries, legislation, schools, land tenures, the Mountain Society, the Old Graveyard, and local ministers.  Also includes several chapters of an unrelated manuscript “The Crisis – Revolution, 1764-1781.”

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