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Silas Weir Mitchell collection

Identifier: MSS 2/241-04
Scope and Contents note The Silas Weir Mitchell collection contains material related to the personal and professional activities of Philadelphia-area physician and author Silas Weir Mitchell, as well as members of his family. This collection consists of selected manuscripts, photographs, and published material that have been separated from a larger collection by Norman Kane (A.B.A.A., Emeritus), and acquired by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.This collection is arranged into five series; “Letters...
Dates: 1888-1930

Silas Weir Mitchell correspondence

Identifier: MSS 436
Overview Silas Weir Mitchell was born in Philadelphia in 1829. He earned his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1850. During the American Civil War (1861-1865), Mitchell worked as a contract surgeon in Turner's Lane Hospital in Philadelphia, an army hospital for nervous diseases. was actively involved in numerous local and national medical societies. He was founder and first president of the American Neurological Society and first president of the Philadelphia Neurological Society. In later...
Dates: 1865-1938; Majority of material found in 1883-1887; 1910-1911

Silas Weir Mitchell letter to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Identifier: MSS 2/241-02
Scope and Contents Letter, 1911 Mar. 26, naming John Shaw Billings as custodian of Benjamin Rush watch (later part of Abbe Cabinet of College of Physicians of Philadelphia), following Mitchell’s death. Note from College Secretary John H. Girvin indicating, since Billings’ death preceded Mitchell’s, Simon Flexner appointed next custodian.
Dates: 1911-03-26

Silas Weir Mitchell papers

Identifier: MSS 2/241-03
Scope and Contents note The S. Weir Mitchell Papers, spanning 1788 to 1949, contain Mitchell's correspondence, travel journals, diaries, literary notebooks, and manuscripts of his speeches, poems, and unpublished autobiography. The bulk of the collection concerns Mitchell's family life and literary career, but also present is material pertaining to Mitchell as a physician, such as correspondence with his British and American colleagues and records of his studies of patients with nerve injuries. The collection also...
Dates: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1850-1928; Bulk, 1850-1928 1788-1949

[Silas Weir Mitchell] typescript on François Villon

Identifier: MSS 2/241-01
Scope and Contents Typescript address before unknown audience with contemporary and later holograph emendations, attributed to S. Weir Mitchell, circa 1897. Mitchell describes life of poet François Villon. Includes remarks on Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac.
Dates: circa 1897

Silas Weir Mitchell typescripts

Identifier: MSS 424
Overview 1) A case of uncomplicated hysteria in the male, 1904; 2) Two letters to Dr. Osler concerning his book on science and immortality, 1904; and 3) Address to the American Neurological Association by the President, S. Weir Mitchell, 1909.

Previously catalogued as 10a 195.
Dates: 1904; 1909