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Albert H. Briggs Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HOM-001

Scope and Contents

The Albert H. Briggs collection consists of sixteen volumes of account books, ledgers, office registers and casebooks documenting medical visits, treatments and fees. Casebooks document Brigg's medical care of the 65th Regiment of New York Volunteers at G.A.R. encampments of 1897 and 1898. Also, a medical examiner's record book for Lodge No. 83, A.O.U.W., 1877-1879.


  • 1871-1900

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Terms of Access and Use

The Albert H. Briggs Collection is open to researchers.


Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Biographical Note

Albert Henry Briggs was born in Elma, N.Y. in 1842. In 1871 he received a medical degree from the University of Buffalo and became a member of ht Erie County Medical Society. Dr. Briggs gradually rose to prominence in the medical profession of Western New York. He was one of twelve original organizers of the Buffalo Medical Union, and he organized the city health department, becoming Buffalo's first appointed health officer. Beginning in 1880, he served as New York State Medical Examiner of the A.O.U.W., and for over 35 years as Chief Surgeon of the 65th Regiment of the New York Volunteers. During the Spanish-American War, he served under Colonel Samuel M. Welch until he became surgeon of the 4th Division at Camp Alger, Virginia.


2.1 Linear Feet (4 boxes)


Various materials on the life and medical career of Dr. Albert Henry Briggs. Dr. Briggs was a prominent member of the medical profession in Wester New York serving as Buffalo's first health officer and Cheif Surgeon of the 65th Regiment of New York Volunteers. The collection includes account books, ledgers, office registers, journals, and other related materials.


The collection is arranged by chronological order.

Acquisition Information

The collection was first gifted to the Buffalo Historical Society by Mrs. Briggs in 1972/11/01. The collection was donated to the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection in

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Peter Nelson July 1992.

Finding aid for the Albert H. Briggs Collection
Finding aid prepared by Peter Nelson July 1992; Finding aid encoded by Matthew Gadziala August 2018.
2 August 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection Repository

State University of New York at Buffalo
B5 Abbott Hall
3435 Main Street
Buffalo NY 14214-3087 US