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COLLECTION Identifier: A-82

Papers of Eliza Taylor Ransom, 1888-1955


Correspondence, photographs, articles, etc., of Eliza T. Ransom, physician and founder of the first Twilight Sleep Hospital in America.


  • 1888-1955

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Access. Unrestricted, with the exception of folders 11 and 13, which are closed; use microfilm M-61.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Eliza Taylor Ransom as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 1 photograph folder, 2 folio photograph folders, 1 folio+ photograph folder)
Papers consist of letters, photographs, articles, and clippings showing the education and work of one of Boston's outstanding women physicians for 40 years, and founder of the first Twilight Sleep Hospital in America.


Boston physician, Eliza Taylor Ransom founded the first Twilight Sleep Hospital in America. From 1900 she was associated with Boston University, between 1917 and 1918 with the French Baby Fund, and from 1936 with the Boston Evening Clinic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 110, 76-214

Gift of Mrs. Benjamin C. Mayhew. Received March 1960.
Ransom, Eliza Taylor, 1867-1955. Papers of Eliza Taylor Ransom, 1888-1955: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women

Repository Details

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