American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

Civil War:  Medicine, Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

 Dr. Michael Echols  &  Dr. Doug Arbittier


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American Civil War Surgical Antiques

Research and Identification

Civil War Era Surgical Sets, Surgeon's Images

Civil War Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

Established 1995    .     Dr. Michael Echols Collection


As seen in:  Warman's Civil War Collectibles, Antique Week, Northeast Antiques, and various TV programs, Antiques & Collecting publications


Dr. Llewellyn T. Seavey, a representative of the United States public health service and actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Port Townsend, was born in San Francisco county, California, November 27, 1856, a son of James and Julia A. (Carle) Seavey. The parents were natives of Maine but in 1856 became residents of California. After a short period there passed they removed to Port Ludlow, Washington, in 1856 and the father there became bookkeeper for the Ludlow Sawmill Company, with which he was connected for four years. He next removed to Port Townsend, where he engaged in merchandising in connection with L. B. Hastings and for four or five years was in business at that point. Since then he has been county auditor for eighteen or twenty years, has been postmaster and clerk of the third judicial district court of the territory of Washington all at one time. He made a most excellent record in office by the fidelity and capability with which he discharged his duties and after his retirement he entered the abstract business, in which he remained for five years. Since then he has lived retired and has now reached the notable old age of ninety-one years. His wife died in Port Townsend, May 31, 1902, at the age of seventy-five years. In their family were three children: William S.; Mrs. Lela R. Bartlett; and Dr. Seavey, who was the second. All are residents of Port Townsend.

In his boyhood days Dr. Seavey attended school in Port Townsend and in San Francisco and was also a student in Bishop Scott's grammar school at Portland, Oregon. He afterward studied medicine with Dr. G. V. Calhoun, of Seattle, for a year and later entered the medical department of the University of California, from which he was graduated in 1878. He began practice in San Francisco, where he remained for four months in the capacity of police surgeon, and for one year he was surgeon with the Pacific Mail Steamship Company. He afterward returned to Port Townsend, where he has since been in active practice. For the past sixteen years he has been connected with the United States public health service in the quarantine department. He is one of Washington's best known physicians and surgeons and has a wide practice in his part of the state, his pronounced ability and conscientious performance of his duty winning for him a liberal and constantly growing patronage.

On the 24th of November, 1894, in Port Townsend, Dr. Seavey was married to Miss Marguritte Nolan and they have become parents of four children: Morris C., the eldest, born in Port Townsend in 1895, spent one year in the University of Washington and is now with the state militia at Calexico, California ; Esther M., born in Port Townsend in 1896, is a graduate of the preparatory department of the Washington State College; Grace C., born in 1898, is attending the Port Townsend high school, and Ruth M., born in 1904, is also in school.


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American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques Index

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Civil War Medical Collections 


Direct links to all medical & Civil War collections on this site                         

American Surgical Sets:

Pre-Civil War:  1 | 2  -   Post-Civil War:  3  -  Civil War 1861-1865:  4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   INDEX

Medical Text-Books:

1 | 1a | 2 | 2a | 3 | 3a | 4 | 4a | 5 | 5a | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 9a | 10 | 11 | 12    INDEX

Surgeon General's Office Library printed catalogues: 1840 | 1864 | 1865
Medical Lecture Cards: 1 | 2 | 34 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21    INDEX

Medical Faculty and Authors:


Navy Surgeon Exams:

1863 Navy Surgeon Applicant Exams with Biographies   INDEX ONE | INDEX TWO

Surgeon CDVs, Images:

Army: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8    INDEX

Navy: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   

Hosp Dep't Bottles, Tins, 

U.S. Army Pannier:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

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