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J.W. Porter papers

Identifier: MSS 2/156

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains 31 bills, receipts, and account statements sent by five homeopathic physicians in the Champaign and Urbana area to J. W. Porter, 1877-1897. The physicians are: T. J. Merryman, J. E. Morrison, George R. Spooner, F. O'Dee Springer, and C. D. Tufford. Many of the bills and accounts concern treatments with electricity.


  • 1877 - 1897


Biographical / Historical

Nothing is known of J. W. Porter except that he lived in Champaign or Urbana, Illinois, circa 1877-1897, was married, and had children.


1 folder (31 items)

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Physical Location

Small collections

Custodial History

The J. W. Porter Collection was donated to the Historical Collections of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia as part of a larger gift by Samuel X Radbill, circa April 1984.

The collection was processed and catalogued in 1990.


1. T. J. Merryman (8 items) 1877-1881 2. J. E. Morrison (18 items) 1880-1897 3. George R. Spooner (2 items) 1879,1880 4. F. O'Dee Springer (1 item) 1879 5. C. D. Tufford (2 items) 1879,1880
J.W. Porter papers
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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