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ITEM — Box: Small Manuscript Collections 01 Identifier: H MS c430

Letter from John Warren to William Eustis regarding an opening at the Boston Marine Hospital Digital

Scope and Contents

Two page letter from John Warren (1753-1815) to Secretary of War William Eustis (1753-1825) regarding an opening at the Navy's Boston Marine Hospital. Warren remarks that he hopes that the new appointee would employ favorable teaching conditions for the faculty and students of the Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts and writes to support his son, John Collins Warren (1778-1856), as a possible candidate.


  • 10 May 1809


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Public domain.


0.01 cubic feet (1 file folder)

Biographical Note

John Warren (1753-1815), A.B., 1771, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Hon. M.D., 1786, Harvard, studied medicine with his brother Joseph Warren (1741-1775) and with Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728-1829) in Salem, Massachusetts. He then served as medical surgeon during the Revolutionary War. He was appointed Professor of Anatomy and Surgery from 1782 to 1791 and Hersey Professor of Anatomy and Surgery from 1791 to 1815 at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts and through his career was associated with the school and with Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Warren had a large private practice and was at his death recognized as the leading surgeon in the Boston area. He was one of the founders of the Massachusetts Medical Society and belonged to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Humane Society of Massachusetts (established 1785).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Judge Marcus Morton to R. A. Coffin for the Warren Anatomical Museum, February 13, 1929 (M1781). Transferred from the Warren Anatomical Museum to the Harvard Medical Library, December 10, 2013 (Accession #2014-062).

Related Materials

Letter by John Warren (1753-1815). Typed copy of letter, 1812, n.d. H MS c032.01. Harvard Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.

Processing Information

Processed by Charlotte Lellman in June 2021. Collection was processed according to Level 1 protocol.

Warren, John, 1753-1815. Letter to William Eustis, 10 May 1809: A Finding Aid
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