Crawford W. Long administered sulphuric ether on March 30, 1842 and removed a small tumor from a patient's neck. By September he had used ether in 8 operations. His experience with ether was not published until December 1849 as a result of the controversy over W. T. G. Horton's claim to priority in its discovery.
Five publications (booklets or pamphlets), one original letter from Dudley W. Buxton to Mrs. Taylor (1911), and positive prints with 17 glass negatives and 1 film negative of a number of letters attesting to Dr. Long's use of ether as an anesthestic. One booklet, bound in blue leather, is a presentation copy to King Edward VII, a biographical sketch of Long by George Foy.
Crawford W. Long Collection, 1841-1926, Archives Center, National Museum of American History