Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Griffith mss., 1831-1881, are the papers of Thomas J. Griffith, 1837- , physician, and his wife, Mrs. Martha E. (Hutchings) Griffith, 1842- , physician. Among the papers are an account and commonplace book of Thornton Griffith, 1799-1869, farmer, containing accounts of farming and contracting business in Clinton and Montgomery Counties, Indiana, recipes, and miscellaneous notes, 1831-1869; a journal of John Work Hutchings, Indiana legislator, of accounts as timber cutter, farmer, and contractor for the construction of the Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad Company, 1847-1862; three diaries of Thomas J. Griffith, 1858, 1859, 1865; journal of Mrs. Martha E. (Hutchings) Griffith containing diaries, 1863-1881, obstetrical case histories, medical office accounts, 1871, and correspondence, 1866-1868; letters from Solon Tilford, physician, to Mrs. Martha E. (Hutchings) Griffith and medical lecture notes, 1865-1866; lecture notes of Thomas J. Giffith, department of medicine and surgery at the University of Michigan, 1865-1866; lecture notes of Thomas J. Griffith at the Miami Medical College, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1866, 1867; medical account book of Thomas J. Griffith, Darlington, Indiana, 1867-1874; notes of Mrs. Martha E. (Hutchings) Griffith on a course of lectures delivered by Dr. Benjamin Joy Jeffries on diseases of the skin, 1867; clinical notes of Mrs. Martha E. (Hutchings) Griffith at Pennsylvania hospital medical clinic, Dr. Jacob Mendez Da Costa, surgical clinic, Dr. William Hunt and Dr. David Hayes Agnew, 1869-1870; and an account on Early Indiana by Mrs. Martha E. (Hutchings) Griffith.

For biographical information see H.A. Kelly and W.L. Burrage, American Medical Biographies. Baltimore, 1820, pp. 580-81; R.F. Stone, Biography of Eminent American Physicians and Surgeons. Indianapolis, 1894, pp. 3-9; Joseph Claybaugh, History of Clinton County, Indiana ... Indianapolis, 1913, pp. 849-851; History of Montgomery County, Indiana ... Indianapolis, [1913], I:343-345.

Collection size: 28 items

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