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Gibbon family papers

Identifier: MSS 2/287

Scope and Contents

This bulk of this small collection of personal material from members of the Gibbon family of Philadelphia, 1901-1929, is comprised of letters of Marjorie Young Gibbon and surgeon John H. Gibbon concerning their engagement, daughter Marjorie, and Gibbon's 1905 transatlantic voyages. The collection also includes letters of the young John Heysham Gibbon, physician and inventor of the heart lung machine.


  • 1901 - 1929


Biographical / Historical

Marjorie Young (1872-1956), daughter of General Samuel B. M. Young, married Philadelphia surgeon John H. Gibbon (18711956) in 1901. They had four children: Marjorie Young Gibbon Battles (b. 1902), John Heysham Gibbon (1903-1973), Samuel Young Gibbon (b. 1905), and Robert Gibbon (b. 1908).


.4 Linear feet

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Custodial History

The Gibbon family letters were donated to the Historical Collections of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia by Mrs. Winthrop H. (Marjorie Young Gibbon) Battles on 9 December 1992.

The collection was processed and catalogued in 1993.
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States