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Myles Synnott papers

Identifier: MSS 2/011

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Myles Synnott's diploma from Jefferson Medical College, 1831, and financial records, 1834-1866, from his Glassboro practice. These financial records consist of a daybook, 1854-1861, with a chronological listing of patients and a summary of the transaction, and four ledgers, numbered B through E, 18341866. The ledgers are organized by name of patient with the date and reason for transaction. Each volume contains an index to the patients' names. There are occasional personal financial accounts; the bulk of these are in the daybook.

Each volume has a corresponding folder of miscellaneous financial material: accounts, bills, correspondence, receipts, and some printed material, 1841-1870 and undated.


  • 1831 - 1870


Biographical / Historical

Myles Synnott was a New Jersey physician. He was born in 1806 and received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1831. Synnott practiced in the Glassboro area. He was married to Harriet Whitney Synnott and had four children, Abigail Whitney, Thomas Whitney, Frances, and Martin. Myles Synnott died in February, 1867.


7 items (5 volumes, 1 box, and 1 oversize item)

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Custodial History

The Synnott Papers were donated to the Historical Collections of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia by Marcia G. Synnott and Thomas W. Synnott III, descendants of Myles Synnott, in 1987 and 1988. The collection was processed in April, 1989.

Separated materials - oversize

Flat file no. 1, drawer 1

Contents: 1 diploma
Myles Synnott 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