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Name Slater, Leonard A.
Born 1835
Birthplace New Kent County, Virginia
Father John Slater
Mother Fluvanna Slater
Notes He attended Lynchburg College where he graduated Valedictorian at the college's first commencement in 1856. At the outbreak of the Civil War Dr. Leonard A Slater enlisted in Company F, 3rd Virginia Calvary, Stewart's Division. In 1861 he was appointed assistant surgeon in the Confederate States Army. In 1862 he was appointed surgeon in 15th Virginia Calvary. In 1864 he was appointed surgeon of General Hospital at Columbia, South Carolina. Lastly he was appointed surgeon in charge of 2nd Division of General Hospital No. 10, State of North Carolina at Salisbury. Following the war he returned to New Kent County, Virginia to continue practicing medicine. He served as school trustee of Cumberland District 1879-1884 and county physician to the almshouse in New Kent County 1878-1874. He also served as a member of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College's Board of Visitors from 1881-1885. Leonard Slater resided at his family home, Slatersville, in New Kent County until his death in 1897.
Spouse Ellen H. Williams
Children Clarence H. Slater
Leonard A. Slater, Jr.
John L. Slater
Lawrence W. Slater
William S. Slater
Mattie Lucile Slater
Ellen W. Slater

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Cylinder, Glass -

The glass cylinder (funnel) is clear and has no etchings. The cylinder fits inside a graduated beaker (.208) for filling.

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Roller, Pill -

Pill roller / pill mold: The pill mold consists of two parts: a large flat piece on an incline with rows of troughs of brass at the termination of the rectangle and a double-handle type piece (.207a) with rows of troughs in the center of the two handles. Both pieces are made of brass and walnut.

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Beaker, Graduated -

The graduated beaker is made of clear glass and has etched graduations. The beaker is associated with a clear glass cylinder (.208a), which fits into the beaker for filling.

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Weight, Balance -

Weight: Apothecary weight in the shape of a rectangular quatrefoil disk. One side is impressed with: "2 / Scruple". The other side is impressed with a backwards E and y with two dots over it. The backwards E stands for 'fluid scruple'. Smooth cut edges.

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Pan, Balance -

Balance pan: Piece of circular brass with a concave bowl and an arm extending from opposite sides. A thin metal wire connects the two arms in a lancent shape. The apex rests on the balance arm.

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Pan, Balance -

Balance pan: Piece of circular brass with a concave bowl and an arm extending from opposite sides. A thin metal wire connects the two arms in a lancent shape. The apex rests on the balance arm.

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Pan, Balance -

Balance pan: Piece of circular brass with a concave bowl and one arm extending. The arm has a rounded terminal end with a slight convex.

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Pan, Balance -

Balance pan: Piece of circular brass with a concave bowl and one arm extending. The arm has a rounded terminal end with a slight convex.

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Post -

Post: central balance post. Cylindrical piece of metal, which screws into base on top of case. It has a central U-shaped channel which holds the balancing arm wire. The top of the post is an extended fan with darkened grooves impressed, which is used to determine how far off balance the suspended quantities are.

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Scoop -

Scoop: Metal U-shaped piece of metal with back on one end. The back is angled slightly away from base of "u" and has a half-circular tab attached.

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Weight, Balance -

Weight: Apothecary weight in the shape of a round coin. Obverse: Two Drachms/ 3ij / H. Troemner / Philada. Reverse: same as above. Smooth edge.

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Weight, Balance -

Weight: Apothecary weight in the shape of a round coin. Obverse: "Two / 3ij / Drams". Reverse: "Apothecaries Weight / Registered / (image of a crown) / March 16 / 1847 / W. & T.A". Smooth edge.

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Weight, Balance -

Weight: Apothecary weight in the shape of a round coin. Obverse: "One drachm / 3j / M. Troemner / Philada". Reverse: same as above. Smooth edge.

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Weight, Balance -

Weight: Apothecary weight in the shape of a sqaure. One side is impressed with: "1 / Drackm". The other side is impressed with "3l". Smooth cut edges.

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Weight, Balance -

Weight: Apothecary weight in the shape of a round coin. Obverse: "One / 3j / Dram". Reverse: "Apothecaries Weight / Registered / (image of a crown) / March 16 / 1847 / W. & T.A". Smooth edge.

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Weight, Balance -

Weight: Apothecary weight in the shape of a square. One side is impressed with: "1/2 / Drackm". The other side is impressed with "3 fs". The "fs" stands for 'fluid dram". Smooth cut edges.

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Balance -

Scale balance case: Rectangular cherry or rosewood case with a single drawer, which when pulled out, allows the scale to stand free. The drawer (o) has a single wood pull. A lever on top of the case is brass. Contains rest of weights and measures.

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Drawer -

Scale balance drawer: Rectangular cherry or rosewood single drawer with a single wood pull.

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Kit, Surgical -

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Trephine -

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