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David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The holdings of the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library range from ancient papyri to records of modern advertising. There are over 10,000 manuscript collections containing more than 20 million individual manuscript items. Only a portion of these collections and items are discoverable on this site. Others may be found in the library catalog.

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W. W. Rainey letter, New Orleans, to Mrs. Ann P. Holstead, North Carolina, 1842, Feb. 9

1 item
ALS. Writes to his mother of the his crowded daily schedule as a medical student and of his longing to return home to his family.
1 result in this collection

W. W. Oxley letter, London, 1880, Feb. 10

1 item
ALS. Informs a Miss Buck that he must leave early and that she should postpone her visit.
1 result in this collection

W. (William) Derham papers, to Ralph Palmer Esq., 1729-1732

6 items
ALS discussing minerals, coins and astronomy. He mentions the Royal Society, Sir Hans Sloane, Robert Hooke and Edmund Halley, among others. Some letters bear explanatory manuscript notes, probably in Palmer's hand.
1 result in this collection

W. Turner papers, 1827 and undated.

2 items
ALS. Turner appeals to Major Milo Mason and to William Hunter for help in unspecified matters.
1 result in this collection

W. T. G. Morton papers, 1853 and undated.

2 items
ALS to Benjamin Perley Poore and James Mandeville Carlisle.
1 result in this collection

W. Stump Forwood papers, 1857-1863

71 items
ALS. This body of correspondence, almost exclusively letters to Forwood and written immediately before and during the early part of the Civil War, relates to questions of race, e.g. "the Negro problem", intermarriage and consanguinity. The mechanics of editing and publishing a medical journal also form a topic of discussion. Principal correspondents are Samuel Worcester Butler and Washington Chew Van Bibber. Other correspondents are Sylvester David Willard, John H. Van Evrie, J.P. Evans, Joseph Leidy, S.M. Bemiss, James A. Bayard, and Samuel A. Cartwright.
1 result in this collection

W. Somerset Maugham letters, to W.R. Bett, 1956

3 items
2 TLS from Maugham, 1 TLS from A.F. Searle, Maugham's secretary. Correspondence relates to Bett's biography, "Sir John Bland-Sutton."
1 result in this collection

W. R. Wilde note, [Dublin], to Mrs. Simpkinson, undated

1 item
ANS. Accepts invitation.
1 result in this collection

Wright Post papers, 1791 and undated.

2 items
In his letter to Mason Fitch Cogswell, Post writes of the controversy among New York medical professionals over the establishment of a dispensary and a college of surgeons; refers to an attack upon William Dunlap; and comments upon Cogswell's ambitions to write an anatomy. A portrait of Post is attached.
1 result in this collection

W. O. Priestley note, [London], 1894, Nov. 7

1 item
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1 result in this collection