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ITEM — Box: 01 Identifier: H MS c573

H.H. Hay & Sons record book

Scope and Contents

Consists of one bound record book kept by H.H. Hay & Sons of Portland, Maine, containing physicians' order slips for orthopedic devices manufactured by that company. Order slips contain information supplied by physicians related to product selection, material to be used, measurement specifications, and patient names and addresses; some slips include sketches, and most are stamped with date of receipt by H.H. Hay & Sons. Also includes index of patients.


  • 1909-1911


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0.3 cubic feet (1 flat box)

Biographical / Historical

H.H. Hays & Sons of Portland, Maine, was established by Henry H. Hay (1820-1895) in 1841 as the H.H. Hay Company. After Hay's death, his sons Charles and Edward took over the business. H. H. Hay & Sons sold drugs, chemicals, flavored syrups, orthopedic devices, and medical supplies, as well as paints, oils, and dyes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Carmen D. Valentino Rare Books & Manuscripts, 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Charlotte Lellman in March 2023. Collection was processed according to Level 1 protocol.

H.H. Hay & Sons. Record book, 1909-1911 (inclusive): Finding Aid
Charlotte Lellman
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Repository Details

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

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