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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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Johann Georg Zimmermann letter, Hannover, 1784, June 27

1 item
ALS. Describes the case history of Prince Frederick of England, who suffered from attacks of intermittent fever and convulsive asthma.
1 result in this collection

G. D. Yeats document, 1817, Sept. 3.

1 item
Autograph document, signed. A prescription.
1 result in this collection

Walter Wyman letter, Washington, D.C., to the Secretary of the Cosmos Club, 1909, Nov. 6

1 item
TLS. Asks that the use of the club be extended to J.W. Babcock of Columbia, South Carolina.
1 result in this collection

William Maxwell Wood journal, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1849, Aug. 23

1 item
Autograph manuscript. Part of Wood's journal of a trip accompanying President Zachary Taylor.
1 result in this collection

William Woodville document, [London], 1800, May 10

1 item
Autograph document, signed. A receipt of payment from Wm. Phillips.
1 result in this collection

H. C. Wood, Jr. letter, Philadelphia, undated

1 item
ALS. Refers the addressee to Alfred Stille's and John Shaw Billings' writings on cholera.
1 result in this collection

Dudley Woodbridge letter, Groton, Mass., to Dudley Woodbridge, Norwich, Conn., 1770, Apr.

1 item
ALS. Woodbridge writes to his son concerning a land controversy involving the dower of Mrs. Mumford.
1 result in this collection

Caspar Wistar papers, 1815-1839

2 items
Papers include a receipt of payment for attendance by Wistar upon a Wm. Cohen, and an 1839 invitation card to a Wistar Party.
1 result in this collection

Sir Clifton Wintringham letter, [York], 1793, Jan. 23

1 item
ALS. Writes regarding the publication of the second volume of his work, Commentaries, with the firm of Cadell and Davies of London.
1 result in this collection

Sir Erasmus Wilson letters, to Leigh Hunt, 1847

2 items
2 ALS. Pertains to the exchange of copies of a book by Wilson. Wilson asks for Hunt's marked copy and offers a fresh copy.
1 result in this collection

Westel Woodbury Willoughby letter, [Fairfield, New York], undated

1 item
ALS. Letter of recommendation for Doctor Forester Dexter.
1 result in this collection

David Williams letter, Liverpool, to the editor of the "Annals of Philosophy.", 1823, May 17

1 item
ALS. Inquires after a paper submitted for publication.
1 result in this collection

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

1 item
ANS. Accepts invitation.
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Dorothy Whitlock papers, 1948-1989 and undated

1.5 Linear Feet — Approx. 300 Items
Occupational therapist and medical illustrator active in Utah and North Carolina. The Dorothy Whitlock Papers span the dates 1948-1989 and derive from Whitlock's work as an occupational therapist and medical illustrator. The collection contains visual materials which include image files and loose images of medical illustrations in a variety of media, including but not limited to watercolor, graphite pencil, brushed graphite paint, pen and ink drawings, photographs of etchings, and photographs. The images include but are not limited to portrayals of various medical procedures, conditions, techniques, and tools. The collection also contains papers related to Whitlock's time as an occupational therapist at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Oteen, North Carolina, and papers related to her interest in and work on tuberculosis. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

The Dorothy Whitlock Papers span the dates 1948-1989 and derive from Whitlock's work as an occupational therapist and medical illustrator. The collection contains visual materials which include image files and loose images of medical illustrations in a variety of media, including but not limited to watercolor, graphite pencil, brushed graphite paint, pen and ink drawings, photographs of etchings, and photographs. The images include but are not limited to portrayals of various medical procedures, conditions, techniques, and tools. The collection also contains notebooks created during Whitlock's time at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Oteen, North Carolina, where she practiced as an occupational therapist.

Additional items include professional materials, including professional files and loose professional materials containing undated in-service notes on tuberculosis, notes and papers from the National Tuberculosis Association's conferences in 1948, 1950, 1951, and 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah, planning materials for an occupational therapy convention in Glenwood Spring, Colorado in 1950, including correspondence and papers, and additional loose notes relating to Whitlock's work.

Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

1 result in this collection

Levi Wheaton papers, 1819-1851

3 items
A statement of charges accrued during the last illness of Col. Smith and clippings of obituary notices.
1 result in this collection

Horace Wells papers, 1839-1860

2 items
A copy of The Hartford Times (May 25, 1839), in which Wells advertised his dental practice. A letter from Wells' widow, Elizabeth Wells, regarding her husband's claim to be the discoverer of anesthesia.
1 result in this collection

Cyrus O. Weller physician's ledger, 1880-1886

0.6 Linear Feet — 1 volume
Cyrus O. Weller was a physician in Columbus, Texas. Collection comprises a medical ledger (209 pages, plus 14 pages index), dated 1880-1886, of Texas physician Cyrus O. Weller, whose patients included African Americans. The ledger includes entries for various African-American groups, such as the Union Guiding Star Association, The United Brothers of Friendship, and the Knights of Wise Men. Includes names, dates, prices for treatment, type of visit, and any treatment details, including pulling teeth, excising tumors, treating fractures, vaccinations, and amputations.

Collection comprises a medical ledger (209 pages, plus 14 pages index), dated 1880-1886, of Texas physician Cyrus O. Weller, whose patients included African Americans. The ledger includes entries for various African-American groups, such as the Union Guiding Star Association, The United Brothers of Friendship, and the Knights of Wise Men. Includes names, dates, prices for treatment, type of visit, and any treatment details, including pulling teeth, excising tumors, treating fractures, vaccinations, and amputations. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections and the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.

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William Henry Welch correspondence, 1887-1933

24 items
A group of letters spanning Welch's career, chiefly written to him, but including one early 1887 letter returning a revised manuscript to Dr. Canfield. One notable letter introducing Welch, then at Johns Hopdkins, to Congressman Robert Bremner, is signed by Woodrow Wilson from the White House in 1913. Includes many pieces of correspondence to and from Wilburt C. Davison of the Duke University School of Medicine, including a 1933 telegram to Welch on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary.
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John Weitzel document, South Carolina, 1779, Jan.

1 item
Holograph document, signed by Weitzel. Statement of amount due to physician John Weitzel for attendance and medicine to two wounded men at prison district 96 in South Carolina.
1 result in this collection

Carl Weigert postcard, Frankfurt am Main, to Paul Ehrlich, Berlin, 1897, Feb. 9

1 item
Postcard, signed. Writes regarding a recently published article by Ehrlich.
1 result in this collection

John White Webster letter, Cambridge, MA, 1845, Sept. 24

1 item
ALS. Instructions for the forwarding of some books and for the purchase of a map of the Hudson River.
1 result in this collection

Benjamin Webster papers, 1867, Apr. 14-Oct. 20

3 items
ANS. A note and a prescription from surgeon Edwin Canton. A note for physician William Bell.
1 result in this collection

Charles Watts papers, New Orleans, 1813-1833

6 items
ALS to his sister, Helen, and her husband, Henry F. Jones, in which he describes his legal career and life in New Orleans. He refers to epidemics of yellow fever and cholera and notes that the climate is considered to be beneficial to tuberculosis patients.
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Benjamin Waterhouse papers, 1782-1841 and undated

0.5 Linear Feet — Approx. 250 Items
U.S. physician; pioneer of vaccination in the U.S. Collection chiefly consists of photostatic copies of correspondence written to Waterhouse, and brings together material from various U. S. collections. Includes some original letters acquired by Duke University. The bulk of the material, correspondence and minutes of meetings of the Corporation of Harvard College, relates to vaccination and Waterhouse's removal from his Harvard professorship. Correspondents include: J. Warren, J.C. Warren, J. Jackson, J. Gorham, W. Jenks, J.R. Coxe, B. Lincoln, S. Williams, J. Sullivan, B. Silliman, J. Redman, W. Cogswell, J. Lathrop, J. Monroe, J. T. Kirkland, H. Dearborn, H.A.S. Dearborn, J. Tilton, J. Winthrop, T. Jefferson, D. Webster, J. Sparks, L. Cass, and R. Elton. Collection also includes photostatic copy of Waterhouse's 1794 journal describing a trip to Saratoga Springs. Forms part of the Trent Manuscripts Collection and was acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

Collection chiefly consists of photostatic copies of correspondence written by and to Benjamin Waterhouse, and brings together material from various U. S. collections. The copies seem to have been made in the 1940s. Includes some original letters acquired by Duke University. The bulk of the material, correspondence by and to Waterhouse, and minutes of meetings of the Corporation of Harvard College, relates to vaccination and other medical practice, and Waterhouse's removal from his Harvard professorship. Correspondents include: John Warren, J.C. Warren, James Jackson, John Gorham, William Jenks, John Redman Coxe, Benjamin Lincoln, Samuel Williams, James Sullivan, Benjamin Silliman, John Redman, William Cogswell, John Lathrop, James Monroe, J. T. Kirkland, Henry Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, James Winthrop, Thomas Jefferson, Daniel Webster, Jared Sparks, Lewis Cass, and Romeo Elton. Collection also includes photostatic copy of Waterhouse's 1794 journal describing a trip to Saratoga Springs. Materials arranged chronologically.

Transcriptions of some of the original correspondence are present. Forms part of the Trent Manuscripts Collection and was acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

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Samuel Warren letter, Durham, England, to J.D. Brown, Esq., 1840, July 27

1 item
ALS. Declines an invitation and relates personal news.
1 result in this collection

John Collins Warren papers, 1825-1856

12 items
ALS, including a description of the Siamese twins Chang and Eng, prescriptions and a letter of recommendation, and newspaper clippings of obituary notices.
1 result in this collection

Mr. Warner receipt, [1861].

1 item
A receipt written out by a Mr. Warner, recording the amount owed to a Dr. Thomas Miner for services rendered "to himself" during Oct. and Nov., 1861. Acquired by the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.
1 result in this collection

John Ware letter, Hingham, Mass., to Doctor Fiske, 1835, June 9

1 item
ALS. Reports no great change in the condition of a Miss Andrews and prescribes various medicines.
1 result in this collection

James Wardrop letter, [London], 1813, Nov. 5

1 item
ALS. Writes to his publisher concerning the second volume of his work, Morbid anatomy of the human eye.
1 result in this collection

Mrs. Humphry Ward letter, Stocks, Tring, England, 1915, Dec. 7

1 item
ALS. A social letter.
1 result in this collection

Mary Edwards Walker papers, [Washington, D.C.], 1885-1898

2 items
ALS. Walker writes to a Daniel P. Farrington, regarding her actions to secure voting rights for women, and to a Ralph Greenbaum, expressing her desire to build a hospital, home and school for tuberculosis patients.
1 result in this collection

William Wadd letter, [London], 1823, Feb. 15

1 item
ALS. Inquires whether addressee possesses the proof impression of a portrait.
1 result in this collection

A. Vulpian letter, undated.

1 item
ALS. Writes regarding the editing of a publication on Parkinson's disease.
1 result in this collection

Friedrich Voelcker letter, Halle, 1924, Oct. 18

1 item
TLS. Reports that a manuscript will be ready on April 1, 1925.
1 result in this collection

Rudolf Virchow papers, 1865-1874

2 items
ALS. Writes a note of thanks and sends instructions to his publisher.
1 result in this collection

Swale Vincent signature, 1919 October 17

1 item
Card signed by Swale Vincent, 17-10-1919.
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Max Verworn letter, Bonn, Germany, 1912, Jan. 8

1 item
ALS. Sends copies of a lecture to a colleague in Baltimore.
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Charles Verral letter, [London], to Dr. Hodgkin, undated (19th century?)

1 item
ALS. Sends a copy of his latest work.
1 result in this collection

Pierre Verney manuscript, Montpellier, 1723, Jan. 13

1 item
AMS. Prescribes course for treatment, including purging and a milk diet, for a case involving respiratory and disgestive disorders.
1 result in this collection

Aristide Verneuil letters, Paris, 1884, undated

4 items
ALS. Correspondents include: M. Letulle and M. Palla. Discusses patients and a conference presided over by V. Cornil.
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Louis Nicolas Vauquelin letter, Paris, to M. Frochot, 1805, Sept. 25 or 26

1 item
ALS. Recommends a M. Gallet for a position of copy clerk.
1 result in this collection

Benjamin Vaughan letter, Stroudwater [Maine], to Judge Bowen, Portland, 1807, Oct. 3

1 item
Autograph letter, unsigned. Invites Judge Bowen to dine at his house during his stay in Stroudwater.
1 result in this collection

Federal Vanderburgh letter, New York, New York, 1850, Sept. 8

1 item
ALS. Prescribes a course of treatment for a child patient.
1 result in this collection

Antonio Vallisnieri letters, 1724-1729

15 items
Material appears to consist largely of ALS to and from Vallisnieri.
1 result in this collection

Hans Vaihinger postcard, Halle, to Al. Alexander, Leipzig, 1884, Nov. 16

1 item
Autograph postcard, signed. A biographical note accompanies card.
1 result in this collection

John Tyndall letter, London, undated

1 item
ALS. Tyndall inquires after "the character of the instruction" received by the two sons of a deceased acquaintance.
1 result in this collection

John Tweedale letter, Lyme, Norfolk, to Joseph Hume, Esq., M.P, 1834, Nov. 16 and 18

1 item
ALS. Proposal to erect a monument in honor of the passage of the Reform Bill.
1 result in this collection

William Turner letter, Washington, D.C, 1802, Sept. 18

1 item
ALS. A copy of his letter to Miss "Fanny" Clifton, written hours before his departure to the Mediterranean for Naval service, in which he passionately bids her farewell.
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

Peter Turner papers, 1773-1792

4 items
Holograph document, signed by Fre. Smythe, is a New Jersey medical license. ANS documents his finding that a William Young is fit for mustering, an IOU, and the receipt of dividends from shares in the Ohio Company.
1 result in this collection