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John Van Rensslaer Hoff Correspondence

Identifier: MS C 102


Contains personal letters chiefly from Army medical officers.


  • 1879-1904


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)



Contains personal letters chiefly from Army medical officers.

Physical Location

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


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Biographical Note

Considered a leader in forming the Army Medical Department into a staff corps, John Van Rensslaer Hoff was born in Mt. Morris, NY and received his medical education at Albany Medical College of Union University in 1871 and College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York in 1874. He joined the army as a general surgeon in 1874. Hoff remained in the Army Medical Service until his retirement in 1912 as a colonel. He was an active member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and, after his retirement, was editor of Military Surgeon.

Collection Summary

Contains personal letters chiefly from Army medical officers. Correspondents include Bailey K. Ashford, Dallas Bache, John S. Billings, William H. Forwood, Charles R. Greenleaf, Valery Havard, Bernard J.D. Irwine, Jefferson R. Kean, Robert Murray,Charles Page, Elihu Root, Joseph R. Smith, and A.A. Woodhull.




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HMD Staff
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Jim Labosier

Language of Materials

Collection materials primarily in English

Finding Aid to the John Van Rensslaer Hoff Correspondence 1879-1904
Unverified Partial Draft
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Finding aid is written in English
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Collecting Area Details

Part of the Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection Collecting Area

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