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COLLECTION — Folder: 1 Identifier: H MS c603

Collected correspondence regarding the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology

Scope and Contents

Scope and content: Consists of correspondence regarding a possible transfer of funds from Howe Eye Hospital of New York to the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Letters are chiefly from law firm Ropes, Gray, Boyden, & Perkins to Elizabeth M. Howe, along with correspondence with Harvard Medical School Dean David Linn Edsall and Bowdoin College President Kenneth Charles Morton Sills.


  • 1929

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

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0.01 cubic feet (3 folders)

Biographical / Historical

The Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology was established in 1926 by a gift of Dr. Lucien Howe of Buffalo, New York, to Harvard Medical School.

Collected correspondence regarding the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, 1929: Finding Aid
Jessica Sedgwick
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