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Benjamin W. Austin autograph collection

Identifier: MSS 2/268

Scope and Contents

This small collection of letters was assembled by Benjamin W. Austin, often functioning as secretary of the Trinity Historical Society in Dallas, Texas, 1885-1894. The letters are from physicians, several of them eclectic or homeopathic, accepting honorary or non resident membership in the society and responding to Austin's request for autographs, photographs, and pamphlets. Some biographical data is included.

Responding physicians are: J. R. Black, Delavan Bloodgood, H. I. Bowditch, Gustav Bruhl, William B. Davis, A. J. De Rosset, W. R. Dunham, George J. Engelmann, A. M. Fauntleroy, Thomas Macomb Flandrau, Corydon L. Ford, Lucius C. Herrick, Henry C. Houghton, Edward W. Jenks, Joseph Jones, Peter Dirck Keyser, Alfred L. Loomis, E. E. Marcy, William F. Norris, F. E. Oliver, Isaac Ott, William Paine, S. Pancoast, Joseph Parrish, C. B. Purvis, C. G. Raue, W. S. W. Ruschenberger, Charles E. de M. Sajous, Edward Shippen, Alexander J. C. Skene, D. D. Slade, Alfred Stille, Joseph M. Toner, Tullio Suzzara Verdi, Alexander Wilder, Leroy Milton Yale, and H. C. Yarrow.


  • 1885 - 1894


Biographical / Historical

Benjamin W. Austin was Secretary of the Northwestern Literary and Historical Society of Sioux City, Iowa, and later of the Trinity Historical Society of Oak Cliff and Dallas, Texas. Note taken from Benjamin W. Austin papers, 1866-1902 and undated., David M. Rubenstein Rare Book &amp Manuscript Library, Duke University.


1 folder

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Physical Location

Small collections

Custodial History

The Benjamin W. Austin autograph collection was purchased for the Historical Collections of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia from David J. Holmes Autographs, of Philadelphia, Pa., on 22 April 1986.

The individual letters were originally catalogued in the Autograph Collection. The collection was reassembled and recatalogued in 1992.
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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