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E. A. Santee daybooks and ledgers

Identifier: MSS 2/223-01

Scope and Contents

The collection, 1856-1888, contains five daybooks and four ledgers, documenting the medical practice and career of E. A. Santee at Lehman, Shickshinny, Hollenback, Hobbie, and Wapwallopen, in Luzerne County, Pa. Included are some notes and recipes from Jefferson Medical College. Also included are some cash accounts and a ledger of farming accounts of John Santee.


  • 1856 - 1911


Biographical / Historical

Ephraim A. Santee was born in Luzerne County, Pa., in 1838. In 1862, he began to study medicine with A. L. Custer, a Conyngham, Pa., practitioner. Santee attended the 18631864, 1864-1865, and 1868-1869 sessions of Jefferson Medical College; he received his M.D. from Jefferson in 1869.

Santee practiced medicine in several towns in Luzerne County. From 1865 to May 1866, he practiced in Lehman, then moved to Shickshinny. In October 1870, he began to practice in Hollenback and, in May 1872, Hobbie. Santee entered into a partnership with a Dr. Price in 1878. In 1886, he moved his practice to Wapwallopen. E. A. Santee died of senile debility at Wapwallopen on 16 September 1915.


14 items (13 volumes and 1 oversize folder)

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Custodial History

The collection of E. A. Santee's daybooks and ledgers appears to have once been in the possession of John H. Schreiner of Philadelphia. The collection was purchased through funds donated by the Samuel Lewis Circle by the Historical Collections of the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia from Carmen D. Valentino Rare Books Manuscripts on 20 September 1991. The collection was processed and catalogued in October 1991.
E. A. Santee daybooks and ledgers
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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