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Scope and Contents Autograph collections were popular during the 19th century. Individual collectors and libraries sought autographs, manuscripts, letters, and signatures of well-known people. The Historical Medical Library maintains its own collection of autographs, likely compiled by previous librarians. The collection consists mainly of correspondence; however, a good number are facsimiles of the original held at other institutions. Please visit the link below for an inventory of the autographs...
Dates: circa 1800-1900
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....
Dates: 1885 - 1894
Identifier: MSS 2/018
Scope and Contents The Pillsbury Collection consists of correspondence received, filed alphabetically by author from national and international figures working in dermatology. A comprehensive list with name of correspondent, date of letter, and origin of letter is included. The correspondence is, in general, brief and concerns the abstracts and papers delivered by the correspondents. Presumably Donald M. Pillsbury retained these letters for their autograph value. Although the dates of the collection...
Dates: 1958 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1962
Identifier: MSS 2/024
Scope and Contents The first extensive autograph collection of Fellows of the American Surgical Association was donated to the Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia by John B. Roberts in 1903. Roberts had been working on this project for some years. The collection, viewed as an adjunct to a similar photograph collection, was sorted alphabetically and housed in a post binder. An envelope containing a few additions made on 17 January 1917 was filed with this binder. On 16 April 1925, Astley P....
Dates: 1868 - 1930
Identifier: MSS 2/203
Scope and Contents Autographs of Philadelphia physicians, formerly in the possession of Samuel W. Gross, contains circa 900 death or interment certificates written by Philadelphia area physicians from 1806 to 1835. The certificates, arranged in a rough chronological order, indicate the common causes and ages of mortality in the city during the early 19th century.Each certificate attests to the cause and date of death, giving the name and age of the deceased. Many of the certificates concern...
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;...
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