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Benjamin Waterhouse papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c16
Overview: The Benjamin Waterhouse papers, 1738-1955 (inclusive), 1778-1837 (bulk), contain correspondence to Waterhouse from Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Edward Jenner, Sylvanus Fansher, Peter Oliver, and others, frequently about smallpox vaccination; copies of Waterhouse's outgoing correspondence; manuscripts containing notes for lectures he delivered at Harvard Medical School and other places; his writings on medicine and botany; and some correspondence and manuscripts...

Benjamin Waterhouse papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c10
Overview:

The Benjamin Waterhouse papers, 1797-1829 (inclusive), consist of Waterhouse's (1754-1846) letters to colleagues, including Lyman Spalding (1775-1821), concerning smallpox inoculation and other medical topics. There are also copies of manuscript letters to the Harvard Corporation in which Waterhouse defends himself against allegations he was working against the interests of Harvard Medical School.

Business instruments collection

Collection Identifier: Mss:1406 1600-1969 B979
Overview:

A collection of seventeenth century to twentieth century business instruments such as accounts receivable, bills, checks, notes, stock certificates, warranties, and samples of business letterhead.

Jacob Bigelow papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c25
Overview:

The Jacob Bigelow papers, 1770-1879 (inclusive), 1800-1879 (bulk), contain correspondence with Jacob Bigelow's (1786-1879) colleagues concerning botanical specimens, publication of the Pharmacopoeia of the United States from 1820 to 1831, and general medical matters. There is also correspondence with his family, including his parents, siblings, and his son, physician Henry Jacob Bigelow (1818-1890).

John Denison Hartshorn papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c50
Overview:

The John Denison Hartshorn papers, 1754-1786 (inclusive), undated, contain medical notes and patient cases recorded by John Denison Hartshorn (1736-1756) while he was apprenticed to Boston physician and apothecary shop owner Silvester Gardiner (1708-1786), in addition to poetry written by Hartshorn. There is also some correspondence and papers of other physicians and associates of Hartshorn and Gardiner.

Samuel Bancroft Barlow papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c85
Overview:

The Samuel Bancroft Barlow papers, 1798-1876, consist of letters from other Barlows concerning the family's genealogy, research notes and manuscript family histories by Barlow, and printed circulars and certificates from medical institutions and societies and the Massachusetts Militia. There are also letters from colleagues and associates including physicians Eli Ives (1779-1861), Joseph F. Jewett (1788-1859), and Vincent Holcombe, and a small amount of legal documents.