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Francis Julius Le Moyne lecture and matriculation tickets

Identifier: MSS 2/237

Scope and Contents

This small collection of Francis Julius LeMoyne's matriculation and lecture admission tickets, 1820-1822, document his education in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. Faculty members whose lectures LeMoyne attended include: John Redman Coxe on materia medica and pharmacy; William Gibson on surgery; Robert Hare on chemistry; Thomas C. James on midwifery; and Philip Syng Physick and William E. Horner on anatomy.


  • 1820 - 1823


Biographical / Historical

Francis Julius LeMoyne, physician and abolitionist, was born on 4 September 1798. He was the son of physician John Julius LeMoyne de Villiers. LeMoyne married Madeleine Romaine Bureau in 1823; they had eight children. LeMoyne died on 14 October 1879.

LeMoyne graduated from Washington College in 1815, studied medicine with his father, and then received an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1823. He practiced medicine in Washington, Pa., until his retirement in 1853. During the 1830s, he was active in the abolitionist movement. LeMoyne became the first American to promote cremation and built the first crematorium in the country in 1876.


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Small collections

Custodial History

The Francis Julius LeMoyne matriculation and lecture admission tickets were donated as part of a larger gift of LeMoyne manuscript material to the Historical Collections of the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia by LeMoyne's great grandson, V. L. Ellicott of Baltimore, Md., on 1 June 1977.

The collection was processed and catalogued in 1991.
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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