Mitchell, Silas Weir
- Existence: 1829 - 1914
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MSS 2/241-04
Scope and Contents note The Silas Weir Mitchell collection contains material related to the personal and professional activities of Philadelphia-area physician and author Silas Weir Mitchell, as well as members of his family. This collection consists of selected manuscripts, photographs, and published material that have been separated from a larger collection by Norman Kane (A.B.A.A., Emeritus), and acquired by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. This collection is arranged into five series;...
Identifier: MSS 2/241-02
Scope and Contents Letter, 1911 Mar. 26, naming John Shaw Billings as custodian of Benjamin Rush watch (later part of Abbe Cabinet of College of Physicians of Philadelphia), following Mitchell’s death. Note from College Secretary John H. Girvin indicating, since Billings’ death preceded Mitchell’s, Simon Flexner appointed next custodian.
Identifier: MSS 2/241-03
Scope and Contents note The S. Weir Mitchell Papers, spanning 1788 to 1949, contain Mitchell's correspondence, travel journals, diaries, literary notebooks, and manuscripts of his speeches, poems, and unpublished autobiography. The bulk of the collection concerns Mitchell's family life and literary career, but also present is material pertaining to Mitchell as a physician, such as correspondence with his British and American colleagues and records of his studies of patients with nerve injuries. The collection also...
Identifier: MSS 2/241-01
Scope and Contents Typescript address before unknown audience with contemporary and later holograph emendations, attributed to S. Weir Mitchell, circa 1897. Mitchell describes life of poet François Villon. Includes remarks on Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac.