Charles Osgood correspondence
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Dr. Charles Osgood introduced Osgood's India Cholagogue in 1830, and in the following year wrote a sixteen page pamphlet, "The Causes, Treatment, and Cure of Fever and Ague, and other Diseases of Bilious Climates," to include with each bottle. The article was first manufactured at Monroe, Michigan and later in Norwich, Connecticut.
This collection consists of five letters from Charles Osgood to Benjamin Dansard, who may have been a sales agent for Osgood in Monroe, Michigan. The letters were written between 1841 and 1849 and discuss business affairs between the two men, including shipments of and payment for patent medicine, real estate in Monroe owned by Osgood, and travel plans. The letters also discuss the general business environment of Monroe.
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- Finding Aid Date
- 2012; revised October 2018
- This collection-level EAD record is a product of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Consortial Survey Initiative, which was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.