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Identifier: MSS 2/076-01-06
Scope and Contents The William W. Keen papers are comprised of six separate collections, including correspondence, photographs, diaries, and newsclippings. Much of the correspondence deals with eithr family matters or the controversy vivisection. For more detail on the materials contained the Keen papers, please see the "Scope and Content" note for each series.
Identifier: MSS 2/076-07
Overview This collection documents William Williams Keen’s role in President Grover Cleveland’s 1893 then-secret surgery through Keen’s correspondence and reflections. Given the tumultuous financial markets at the time, President Cleveland’s health was kept secret, with Keen being entrusted to perform a quick yet safe surgery on the President while aboard the yacht Oneida. The collection primarily covers developments surrounding two events: the surgery on July 1st, 1893, and the publication of Keen’s...