TILTON, James, 1745-1822


Guide to Research Collections

American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Nathanael Greene Papers, 1777-1780, 4 linear feet.
Correspondents include James Tilton.


Bryn Mawr College
The Adelman Collection
Bryn Mawr, PA
Papers: 1783, 4 pages.
A letter from James Tilton to Gunning Bedford written on December 25, 1783.


Duke University
Medical Center Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1815, 1 item.
A letter from James Tilton to Dr. Perlee written on December 6, 1815. In the letter, James Tilton informs Dr. Perlee that his, James Tilton’s, leg must be amputated and summons him to perform the operation.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Morris and Popham Families Papers, ca. 1667-1892, 770 items.
Correspondents include James Tilton. A finding aid is available in the library.


National Library of Medicine
Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division
Bethesda, MD
Papers: 1779, 0.21 linear foot.
Model forms written by James Tilton in 1779 to improve U.S. Army hospital administration during the American Revolution.

Papers: 1779, 1 item.
A letter from James Tilton to Governor Morris written on May 21, 1779. In the letter, Tilton discribes his ideas on the best arrangement and allocation of surgeons within the Continental Army. He also describes the rationale behind his philosophy regarding installing hospitals at the regimental, not army, level.

Papers: 1779, 1 item.
A letter from James Tilton to Governor Morris written on July 11 , 1779. In the letter, Tilton discusses his ideas regarding the Continental Army’s strategic medical plan and asks for a promotion.


University of California, Los Angeles
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, History and Special Collections Division
Los Angeles, CA
Papers: In the James Mease Papers, 1794-1848, 0.8 linear foot.
Correspondents include James Tilton.


University of Pennsylvania
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Van Pelt Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture Records, 1788, 1 item.
A letter from James Tilton to Samuel Hodgdon written in 1788. A report titled “Answers to Queries on the present state of husbandry and agriculture in the Delaware State” accompanies the letter.

Papers: 1814, 1 item.
A letter from William E. Horner to Dr. James Tilton written on June 29, 1814. In the letter, William Horner describes his work in setting up a military field hospital in Buffalo, fronting Lake Erie. He asks James Tilton to send him a copy of his treatise on military hospitals.