New Jersey Historical Society
1776-1785, 17 volumes.
The papers of Ebenezer Elmer contain journals (1776-1779) record military orders, medical accounts, some speeches, and personal observations about military conflicts and activities, including: the Battles of Saratoga and Fort Ticonderoga; an expedition to Canada (1776); Colonel Elias Dayton's Battalion (1776); and Major General John Sullivan's expedition (1779). Included are references to the care and transport of the wounded, cases of smallpox and gangrene among the troops, and the lack of medicine and supplies, as well as notes about troop movements, encounters with Native Americans, treaties, officers' leisure activities, and. Religious services. Details are provided about Native Americans, including the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca groups: their war instruments, child rearing and education practices, systems of trade, and dance. Also, a notebook of writings on his political philosophy, and an account book (1782-1785) with additional notes on his miliary life. Includes a journal kept during the Revolution, accounts, and commonplace entries. Portions of the journal have been published.
In the Edwin A. Ely Autograph Collection, ca. 1663-1890, 250 items.
Persons represented include Ebenezer Elmer.
In the Jonathan Dayton Papers, 1788-1821, 69 items.
Persons represented include Ebenezer Elmer. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1779-1781, 1 volume.
A commonplace book containing notes kept by Ebenezer Elmer while serving as Surgeon of the Second New Jersey Infantry include: a parody on the British crown and government; a "cursory history" of the Revolution to 1778; poems, many on love and marriage; medical notes; and some memoranda on military action.
1790-1802, 2 volumes.
Daybooks kept by Ebenezer Elmer.
Library of Congress
1801-1803, 3 letters.
Letters of Ebenezer Elmer, 1801-1803.
Special Collections and Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
1774-1814, 2 volumes and 4 items.
The papers of Ebenezer Elmer contain notes, 1774-1775, and syllabus of medical lecturers given by Jonathan Elmer; medical commonplace book ("Praxis Medica"); letters received, 1806-1807, concerning New Jersey politics; and receipt, 1814, for ordnance supplies picked up at Philadelphia for delivery to Elmer at Bridgeton. According to Elmer's note, the "Praxis Medica" was "Extracted chiefly from the most eminent practitioners in Europe, interspersed with the practice of the principal physicians in the city of Philadelphia, particularly of Drs. Redman(?) Bond ? the only dated entry is a transcription of an address given by Benjamin Rush in 1786. The letters concerning New Jersey politics were written by Joseph Bloomfield (New Jersey governor) and James J. Wilson (New Jersey Council clerk).
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