Guide to the Dr. Leonard Osborne Journal, 1809-1815

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Finding aid completed: May 16, 2013
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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Dr. Leonard Osborne Journal
Dates: 1809-1815
Identification: SC/LOJ
Creator: Osborne, Leonard, 1792-1837
Physical Description: 0.20 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: Dr. Leonard Osborne, fleet surgeon in the US Navy during the War of 1812, kept this journal from 1809 to 1815. In it, he describes medical lectures he attended, some medical treatments, and his experiences during the war, including the various locations his ship visited and his fellow seamen. He also included some sketches, hand-drawn maps, and poems. The notification of Dr. Osborne's death from the Secretary of the Navy, dated October 20, 1837, is pasted inside the journal's front cover.

Biographical Information:

Dr. Leonard Osborne was a fleet surgeon in the US Navy during the early 19th century.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

United States. Navy. -- Surgeons

Genre/Form of Material:

Diaries

Personal Name:

Osborne, Leonard, 1792-1837

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Leonard OSborne Journal , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Leonard Osborne, fleet surgeon in the US Navy during the War of 1812, kept this journal from 1809 to 1815. In it, he describes medical lectures he attended, some medical treatments, and his experiences during the war, including the various locations his ship visited and his fellow seamen. He also included some sketches, hand-drawn maps, and poems. The notification of Dr. Osborne's death from the Secretary of the Navy, dated October 20, 1837, is pasted inside the journal's front cover.