CPP 7. Records of the Mütter Museum
Identifier: CPP 7
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: CPP 7/001-01
Scope and Contents Volume contains descriptions, donor names, and case histories of pathological and anatomical museum specimens by John Neill, Curator of the Pathological Cabinet of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1849-1851. The specimens are numbered 1-47; many were originally in the collection of Joseph Parrish and donated by his son, Isaac Parrish, who contributed several of the catalogue entries. Included are reports of the curator and several prints of specimens. At the end of the volume are...
Dates: 1849 - 1851
Identifier: CPP 7/002-02
Scope and Contents Catalogue of museum specimens compiled by curator, Thomas G. Morton, in 1864, following the acquisition of the pathological and anatomical collections of Thomas D. Mütter by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The catalogue entries are numbered sequentially, 1-491, and are sorted roughly by type of specimen with brief distinguishing remarks.
Identifier: CPP 7/002-01
Scope and Contents The collection contains the three-volume original typescript catalogue of the Mutter Museum begun by Guy Hinsdale in 1884, The catalogue contains entries and emendations to 1941, when it was superceded by a revised typescript version.The catalogue entries are arranged by specimen type according to catalogue number in a numerical code system. Volume 1 contains numbers 1000-3900; volume 21 4000-7000; volume 3, 8000-18000. A summary of the code system is included in volume 1. The...
Dates: 184 - 1941
Identifier: CPP 7/002-03
Scope and Contents Typescript catalogue of anatomical and pathological specimens and historical materials in the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, compiled 1940-1941 by Ella N. Wade, with additional information to 1958. The catalogue entries are arranged according to accession number. Volume 1 contains accession numbers 1-2288; volume 2, 2289-4233; volume 3, 4234-7709. Each catalogue entry includes the specimen number, former Mütter catalogue number (where appropriate), specimen...
Dates: 1940 - 1941
Identifier: CPP 7/005-03
Overview In June 1947, Museum Curator Ella Wade wrote:"For almost one hundred years the Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians has existed with no published catalogue of its thousands of specimens. Except for listing and numbering new specimens as they were received, little was done in the way of cataloguing until 1884, when Dr. Guy Hinsdale, the curator, undertook the enormous task of compiling the first complete and compre- hensive catalogue. This consists of three large...
Identifier: CPP 7/003-01
Scope and Contents Typescript catalogue, compiled in 1940 with information to 1960, of medical museum items, such as oil portraits, photographs, statuary, medals, and badges, preserved at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia as part of its College Collections. Most entries include subject, artist, size, acquisition information, current location, and insurance appraisal value. Insurance appraisals were made by the Federal Appraisal Company, 1936. Inscriptions on medals are transcribed. Included in the...
Dates: circa 1940-1960
Identifier: CPP 7/002-07
Scope and Contents This collection of correspondence with related reports and committee minutes of the curators and custodians of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Mutter Museum and College Collections, 1828-1981, documents the acquisition of specimens, instruments, portraits, and medals, as well as the use and development of the collections.Series 1 contains records of the museum curators, including a disbound letterbook, 1849-1894, and letters, 1828-1939, concerning the acquisition,...
Dates: 1828 - 1981
Identifier: CPP 7/002-04
Scope and Contents Volume lists donors and anatomical or pathological specimens or surgical instruments with tag or catalogue numbers, 1866 Feb. 3-1885 June 13, providing an accession record for the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; occasional case histories or surgical procedure information, provenance information, references to medical literature, and notes on disposition are included. Information on purchases and deposits is also included. The volume was compiled primarily by Thomas...
Dates: 1866 - 1885
Identifier: CPP 7/002-05
Scope and Contents Volume lists anatomical or pathological specimen, instrument, or book, donor’s names, and brief description of the item, 1886-1906, providing an accession record for the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; items on deposit and purchases are included. Items are occasionally identified by catalogue number or contain citations to descriptions in medical literature. The accession information was compiled by Guy Hinsdale and Ward Brinton, curators of the museum. Many items...
Dates: 1886 - 1906
Identifier: CPP 7/004-01
Overview The Mütter Museum was founded in 1856 when Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter bequeathed his personal medical museum to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. From Thomas Mütter’s collection, the museum grew as a noted repository for unique collections of medical specimens across the world. The Mütter Museum records document the history of this noted institution from 1887 until 2006. Included in the collection are catalogs of item acquisitions, visitor records, event records, and the papers of several...
Dates: 1887 - 2006