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Letters acknowledging associate fellowship from the Office of the Secretary of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

 Collection
Identifier: CPP 1/007-02
This small collection of acknowledgments of election to associate fellowship in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1839-1850, contains autograph letters from distinguished American and English physicians, including Richard D. Arnold, John L. Atlee, Theodric Romeyn Beck, Benjamin W. Dudley, Samuel D. Gross, John Hubbard, James McNaughton, Peter Parker, Jonathan Pereira, John Revere, Thomas Sewall, George Cheyne Shattuck, Thomas Stewardson, Amos Twitchell, John Ware, John Collins Warren, and Beverley R. Wellford. The letters, addressed to Henry Bond or D. Francis Condie, as secretaries of the College, express the physicians' thanks and appreciation of the work of the institution.

Dates

  • 1839 - 1850

Creator

Extent

1 folder

Biographical / Historical

The office of the Secretary of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia was created during the organization of the College in 1787. The Secretary is the appointed officer of record. His original duties were to record the minutes and transactions of the College and preserve its documents and correspondence. In 1834, the Secretary was also empowered to keep lists of the fellows and provide them with certificates of membership. In 1863, the responsibility for notifying officers and committee members of election or appointaent devolved upon the Secretary. An annual report on the fellowship became part of the Secretary's responsibilities in 1870. At this time, a related office, the Recorder, was created to keep the minutes of all scientific sessions. The office of Recorder was abolished in 1914, and a salaried position, the Clerk, was created under the Secretary; the Secretary devoted himself to matters of fellowship while the Clerk preserved the minutes and papers of the College. The position of Clerk was abolished in 1925, and his duties were returned to the Secretary. In 1990, the Secretary was empowered to perform "all the duties appropriate to his or her post as the elected recording officer of the College and assure the duties and powers of the President in the absence or temporary incapacity of both the President and President-Elect".

Custodial History

The source of this collection is unknown. It was processed and catalogued in 1992.

Inventory

1. Shattuck, Geo[rge] C[heyne], 1783-1854. Autograph letter signed: Boston, [Mass.], to Henry Bond, Philadelphia, [Pa,), 1839 June 15. 1 item.

2. Beck, T[heodric] Romeyn, 1791-1855. Autograph letter signed: Albany, [N,Y.], to Henry Bond, Philadelphia, [Pa.], 1839 July 6. 1 item.

3. Revere, John, 1787-1847. Autograph letter signed: New York, [N.Y.], to Henry Bond, Philadelphia, [Pa.], 1841 June 25. 1 item.

4. Parker, Peter, 1804-1888. Autograph letter signed: Philadelphia, [Pa.], to Henry Bond, Philadelphia, [Pa.], 1842 Feb. 9. 1 item.

5. Sewall, Tho[mas], 1786 or 7-1845. Autograph letter signed: Washington City, [D.C.], to Henry Bond, Philadelphia, [Pa.], 1842 June 14. 1 item.

6. Dudley, B[enjamin] W. (Benjamin Winslow), 1785-1870. Autograph letter signed: Lex[ington], K[y.], to H[enry] Bond, Philadelphia, Pa., 1842 July 6. 1 item.

7. Hubbard, John, 1794-1869. Autograph letter signed: Hallowell, [Me.], to [Henry Bond, Philadelphia, Pa.?], 1842 Sept. 26. 1 item.

8. Ware, John, 1745-1864. Autograph letter signed: Boston, [Mass.], to Henry Bond, [Philadelphia, Pa.], 1842 Nov. 23. 1 item.

9. Twitchell, Amos, 1781-1850. Autograph letter signed [Philadelphia, Pa.], 1843 Jan. 1 item. Keene, [N.H.], to Henry Bond,

10. Gross, S[amuel] D. (Samuel David), 1805-1884. Autograph letter signed: Louisville, [Ky.], to [D. Francis Condie, Philadelphia, Pa.], 1846 Aug. 15. 1 item.

11. Warren, John C[ollins], 1778-1856. Autograph letter signed: Boston, [Mass.], to D. Francis Condie, [Philadelphia, Pa.], 1846 Aug. 29. 1 item.

12. Stewardson, Tho[ma]s, 1807-1878. Autograph letter signed: Savannah, [Ga.], to D. F[rancis] Condie, Philadelphia, [Pa.], 1847 Feb. 10. 1 item.

13. Arnold, Richard D. (Richard Dennis), 1808-1876. · Autograph letter signed: Savannah, [Ga.], to D. Francis Condie, Philadelphia, [Pa.], 1847 Apr. 10. 1 item.

14. Atlee, John L. (John Light), 1799-1885. Autograph letter signed: Lancaster, [Pa.], to D, Francis Condie, [Philadelphia, Pa.], 1847 July 20. 1 item.

15. McNaughton, James, 1796-1874. Autograph letter signed: Albany, [N.Y.], to D. F[rancis] Condie, [Philadelphia, Pa.], 1827 [i.e., 1847] July 28. 1 item.

16. Pereira, Jonathan, 1804-1853. Autograph letter signed: London, [England], to [D. Francis] Condie, Philadelphia, [Pa.], 1849 Feb. 9. 1 item

17. Wellford, B[everley] R. (Beverley Randolph), 1797-1870. Autograph letter signed: Fred[ericksbur]g, Va., to D. Francis Condie, Philadelphia, [Pa.], 1850 Feb. 15. 1 item.
Title
Letters acknowledging associate fellowship from the Office of the Secretary of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Repository Details

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

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