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William Cawein mortar and pestle

 Collection
Identifier: KORN1007
This collection consists of a cast iron mortar and pestle used by Dr. Cawein in his pharmacy.

Dates

  • 1875-1895

Creator

Extent

.25 linear foot

Biographical / Historical

William Cawein was born in Germany and came to the U.S. sometime before 1860. He married Christina Selsy, and they had five children, one of which was regional poet Madison Cawein. In early censuses his occupation was baker or confectioner, but in later years his occupation is listed as physician. His obituary notes that, “Although he was never graduated from a school of medicine, he practiced his profession for several years.”
Title
William Cawein mortar and pestle
Status
Completed
Author
Katherine B. Johnson, Mary K. Marlatt
Description rules
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library Repository

Contact:
Kornhauser Library
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Louisville KY 40292 United States
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