This list gives the collection name, date range and number of items in a collection followed by a very brief description of the contents of the collection. All of these collections are related to medicine.ASHTON MSS.
- DATE RANGE: 1818-1876
- ITEM COUNT: 566 items
- The Ashton mss. are the papers of William Adolphus Ashton, textile designer. Included are papers relating to the Eclectic College of Medicine at Cincinnati, 1858-1860, and medical notes and drawings.
- DATE RANGE: 1813-1962
- ITEM COUNT: 706 items
- The Barnhart mss. are the papers of John Donald Barnhart, professor of history at Indiana University. The only item of medical interest in this collection is a World War I diary by Georgia Elizabeth Finley, a dietitian, who served with the American Red Cross in France from December 1917 to February 1919.
- DATE RANGE: 1849-1863
- ITEM COUNT: 14 items
- The Bryan mss. are chiefly letters of George Washington Bryan, physician, exchanged with his wife, Alice Bryan during his service with the Union forces along the Mississippi River on various steamers. He served as assistant surgeon with the 67th Infantry, Indiana Volunteers, from December 1862 to May 1863.
- DATE RANGE: 1835-1937
- ITEM COUNT: 10,597 items
- The Butler mss. include papers of Amos William Butler, zoologist, anthropologist and sociologist. From 1889 on the bulk of the papers relate to charities and corrections, including material on insanity, feeble-mindedness, mental hygiene, the blind, and meetings of the Indiana Society for Mental Hygiene.
- DATE RANGE: 1794-1881
- ITEM COUNT: 235 items
- The Byrd mss. are papers of Charles Willing Byrd, a member of the prominent Virginia family of that name. Some light on medical practices of the day is given in letters, 1826-1828, to Byrd from his physicians, prescribing treatment for him.
- DATE RANGE: 1836-1931
- ITEM COUNT: 134 items
- The Champ mss. are papers of George W. Champ, Indiana physician, businessman, and postmaster. Included is an undated memorandum book containing medical notes.
- DATE RANGE: 1660-19th century
- The Cookery mss. consist of items related to cookery which have been acquired from various sources. Many of the items contain recipes for medicines, other home-made remedies, formulae and prescriptions.
- DATE RANGE: 1848-1849
- ITEM COUNT: 2 items
- The Drake mss. are reminiscential letters of Daniel Drake, physician, to his children copied by Charles Daniel Drake.
- DATE RANGE: 1833-1873
- ITEM COUNT: 120 items
- The Evans mss. consist of papers of Henry B. Evans, physician and surgeon, of Marion County, Indiana and his heirs.
- DATE RANGE: 1831-1881
- ITEM COUNT: 28 items
- The Griffith mss. are the papers of Thomas J. Griffith, physician, and his wife, Martha E. Griffith, physician. Included are obstetrical case histories, medical office accounts, a medical account book, and various medical lecture notes.
- DATE RANGE: 1848-1851
- ITEM COUNT: 13 items
- The Harris mss. are letters to Jonathan Newton Harris, merchant and banker. Some of the letters relate to the sale of a painkiller.
- DATE RANGE: 1781-1953
- ITEM COUNT: 2,164 items The Holland mss. consist of letters and papers of physicians of three generations of the Holland family in Bloomington, Indiana.
- DATE RANGE: 1774-1799
- ITEM COUNT: 10 items
- The Houston mss. consist of correspondence of Alexander Houston, physician. Some of the letters are concerned with the rigors of travel.
- DATE RANGE: 1725-1983
- The Indiana History mss. consist of papers which were acquired from various sources. Of particular interest are: 1860, Sept. 12-1897, May 27. Ledger listing charges for medical services of Edwin W. Magann, physician. 1861, Apr. 6-1896, Feb. 23. Daybook listing charges for medical service of Edwin W. Magann, physician. 1864, Mar. 18-1865, July 16. Letter-book of circulars, general orders and special orders to the medical section of the 9th Indiana cavalry.
- 1865, Apr. 17. Letter from Will H. Morgan to his mother. Morgan comments on his success as a medicine salesman.
- DATE RANGE: 1828-1908
- ITEM COUNT: 510 items
- The Kimball mss. are letters and papers of Nathan Kimball, physician and soldier. Kimball served in the Mexican and Civil Wars.
- The Latin American mss. is a large group of material which
has been arranged by country. There are a great many items
pertaining to medicine, a selection of particularly
interesting material follows:
- Mexico II. A description of the practice of medicine in the 15th-18th centuries . Three 18th century works in the collection concern medical topics. El Promotor de la salud de los Hombres sin dispendio el menor de sus caudales ... discusses the practice of hydrotherapy . 1778, Dysertacyon Medyca Que contiene el Examen del muy usado Proverbio La Medicina es una doctrina mala o vergonzosa. Also a 1764 treatise on the bad effects of masturbation. Included also is a compendium of remedies for various illnesses and afflictions [n.d.] There also are a number of items dealing with the inoculation/prevention of smallpox. [consult index heading: smallpox].
- Peru. A letter from the Viceroy Fernando de Torres y Portugal, conde de Villar don Pardo, to Diego Garcia de Paredes y Ulloa in 1589 discusses the epidemic of smallpox and measles, with measures to be taken to prevent the disastrous results already experienced elsewhere in the New World.
- DATE RANGE: 1846-1849
- ITEM COUNT: 9 items
- The Leavitt mss. consist of six letters from George C. Leavitt, teacher and surveyor, to his parents in New Hampshire, and one letter from his wife Elizabeth to his parents, Topics included in the letters are disease and epidemics in the region.
- DATE RANGE: 1873-1974
- ITEM COUNT: 2,315 items
- The Mrs. F.T. McWhirter mss. are papers of Luella Frances McWhirter, clubwoman. Of interest are Committee minutes and newspaper clippings of the Jacob E. Wile Memorial Nurses' Home of the Indianapolis Methodist Hospital, papers of the White Cross Guild of the Indianapolis Methodist Hospital and one folder of 1925-1939 material related to the Missionary Medical College for Women, Vellore, India.
- DATE RANGE: 1811-1852
- ITEM COUNT: 340 items
- The Maxwell mss. are papers of David Hervey Maxwell, physician. Some papers relate to James Darwin Maxwell, physician, including a memorandum book of accounts, prescriptions and attendance at Jefferson Medical College, 1836-1844.
- DATE RANGE: 700-1600
- The Medieval and Renaissance mss. consist of individual items acquired from various sources. Of particular interest: 1570, Feb. 13-1580, Mar. 3. First Clinical Records Hospital (Battuti Bianch), Ferrara, Italy.
- DATE RANGE: 2100 B.C.-1970
- The Miscellaneous mss. consist of individual items acquired
from various sources. Of particular interest are the
- 1652, Mar. 8. al-Qanun fi al-Tibb (The canon of medicine) by Avicenna, physician.
- 1730?. Extract from the Pen-ts'ao chang-mu by Li Chi Tsin [written by Jacques Francois Vandermonde, physician.] This item discusses the practice of Chinese medicine.
- 1780-1829. Compendium of Physic and Surgery, attributed to Joseph Flowerden, published London, 1769.
- n.d. Manafai ' al-nas written by Nida'i, head medicine man of Sultan Salim II. It deals with medicine in Turkey during the 16th century.
- DATE RANGE: 1812-1959
- The Monroe County Indiana History mss. consist of materials
which relate to the history of the county. Of particular
- 1897, Oct. 19-1925, Dec. 18. Minutes of meetings of the Monroe County Medical Society, Bloomington, Indiana.
- DATE RANGE: 1957-1958
- ITEM COUNT: 5 items
- The Noble, T.B., mss. consist of papers of Dr. Thomas Benjamin Noble, surgeon, of Indianapolis, Indiana.
- DATE RANGE: 1851-1878
- ITEM COUNT: 6 items
- The Rogers mss. consist of papers of Joseph Goodwin Rogers, Indiana physician. Included is a 1862 diary when Rogers was a student in the Medical College of Ohio, medical college lecture notes, a case book, 1864-1878, containing a record of medical cases of Civil War soldiers and private patients, and reports on ague and yellow fever.
- DATE RANGE: 1817-1987
- ITEM COUNT: ca. 30,500 items
- The Smith, H.W. mss. consist primarily of the letters of Hannah (Whitall) Smith, her two daughters and two grand- daughters. Of particular interest are the papers of grand- daughter Karin (Costelloe) Stephen, a pioneer in Freudian psychoanalysis and one of Britain's first psychoanalysts. Present is a lecture, speeches, printed articles, and other material pertaining to Stephen's work.
- DATE RANGE: 1804-1848
- ITEM COUNT: 8 items
- The R. Taylor mss. are typescripts of letters and papers of the Taylor family of Mason County, Kentucky. Of particular interest is a letter to James Taylor from George W.M. Millen, November 10, 1844, describing his experiences at the Louisville Medical Institute, where he was a student.
- DATE RANGE: 1838-1912
- ITEM COUNT: 119 items
- The Tuttle mss. are papers of Elizabeth A. Tuttle, nurse and teacher and of Ira Norris Noland, physician. Elizabeth Tuttle volunteered as an army nurse in the Civil War for three years and the collection holds a few letters from her years of service. Also present are letters to Ira Norris Noland, his license to practice medicine in Ohio, dated 1896, his diary for Feb.-June, 1865; and other items.
- The U.S. History mss. is a collection of miscellaneous items
which have been acquired from various sources. Of interest
- 1790, July 4. Letter from Samuel Adams to Dr. James Paine in which he mentions outbreaks of influenza and measles.
- 1846, Aug. 14. Letter from Thomas Wait to Martha Jane Weed in which he discusses the recent smallpox outbreak. 1866, Apr. 18. Letter from Matthew Vassar to William Hague in which he expresses the opinion that dancing is necessary for moral and physical health.
- 1952, Aug. 19. Letter from Upton Sinclair to Bruce Baton, refers to fasting.
- DATE RANGE: 1860-1868
- ITEM COUNT: 39 items
- The Wilder mss. consist of letters to Edson Adelman Wilder, hardware merchant of Orland, Indiana, from his friends and relatives serving in the 100th regiment, Co. B., of the Indiana Infantry. Of particular interest are four letters to Wilder from Otis Humphrey who served as an army physician.