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SERIES Identifier: B MS c30

Series I. Correspondence, 1757-1805., 1757-1805.

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence from Cotton Tufts (1732-1815) to his brother, Simon Tufts (1727-1786), and Joseph Warren (1741-1775), mainly regarding treatment of patients and illnesses; correspondence from Tufts to Thomas Boylston Adams about financial matters and Edward Jenner's treatise on smallpox vaccination; and correspondence in 1765 to his colleagues Joseph Wilson and Josiah Converse, regarding the potential formation of a state medical society. Several letters, including one regarding the health and care of his patient, judge and legislator Richard Cranch (1726-1811), A.B., Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, are addressed to unidentified individuals. There is also correspondence to Tufts from his nephews, physicians Simon and Turell Tufts, reporting on their medical activities and requesting his advice.


  • 1757-1805.

Language of Materials

Papers are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access requires advance notice. Contact Public Services for further information.


0.18 cubic feet (1 flat storage box)


Series I is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.


Repository Details

Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

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