Manuscript Group 726, William Pierson (1796-1882), Physician Account book, 1828-1840
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Manuscript Group 726, William Pierson (1796-1882), Physician
Account book, 1828-1840, 1 volume
Call Number: MG 726
Account book of an Orange, New Jersey physician.
William Pierson (1796-1882) was an Orange (Essex Co.) physician active in local government and politics. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton Univeristy) in 1816, studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the College of Physicians and Surgeons (N.Y.), and was licensed by the Medical Society of New Jersey in 1820. Following his father, Dr. Isaac Pierson (1770-1833), also an Orange physician and sheriff , Dr. William Pierson’s civic service included: membership in the New Jersey State Legislature, 1837-1838; sheriff of Essex Co., 1846-1850; and first mayor of Orange. Dr. William Pierson married Margaret Hillyer. Their son, William Pierson, Jr. (1830-1900) continued the family tradition as a prominent physician in Orange.
The account book, 1828-1840, organized by client’s name with brief chronological entries of treatment and billing dates, includes the following family names: Baldwin, Canfield, Crane, Condit, Harrison, Meeker, Pierson, Quinby, Tichenor, Stryker, Ward and Woodruff.