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John Shaw Billings Correspondence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 449

Abstract

Copies of correspondence held by the American Library Association Archives at the University of Illinois, Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, University of Rochester Library, Army Medical Museum.

Dates

  • 1862-1912

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Creator

Abstract

Copies of correspondence held by the American Library Association Archives at the University of Illinois, Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, University of Rochester Library, Army Medical Museum.

Physical Location

Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Restrictions

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

NLM does not possess copyright to the collection. May not be reproduced or published without permission of the library possessing the originals. Archival collections often contain mixed copyrights; while NLM is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. It is the user's responsibility to research and understand any applicable copyright and re-publication rights not allowed by fair use. NLM does not grant permissions to publish.

Privacy Information

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Collection Summary

In the 1980s the National Library of Medicine began a program of acquiring copies of the correspondence of John Shaw Billings located in other repositories. Correspondence (6 items) from the American Library Association Archives at the University of Illinois dates from 1898-1912. Letters in the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia (17 items) date from 1862 to 1899; most are with Joseph Leidy and concern the identification of parasites, fungi, and entozoa. Correspondence from 1884 to 1887 with Henry A. Ward was copied from the University of Rochester Library, and concerns primarily the acquisition of specimens for the Army Medical Museum.

Provenance

Photocopies purchased from owning repositories.

Language of Materials

Collection materials primarily in English

Title
Finding Aid to the John Shaw Billings Correspondence Collection 1862-1912
Status
Unverified Partial Draft
Author
HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
Date
1980s; 2003
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English
Edition statement
1.0

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection Collecting Area

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