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Morris Harold Saffron collection letters and manuscripts, 1700-1992 

Creator: 
Saffron, Morris Harold. collector
Phys. Desc: 
1 linear feet (1 linear feet 2 box)
Call Number: 
MS#1098
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Physician, medical historian, and chairman of the Friends of the Columbia Libraries, 1967-1972. Columbia, A.B. 1925; A.M. 1949; Ph.D. 1968). Dr. Saffron (1905-1993) was an authority on Colonial American medicine, Archivist-historian of the New Jersey Medical Society, and a practicing dermatologist.

Scope and Contents

Letters, manuscripts, printed ephemera and photoreproductions collected by Saffron. The collection reflects Dr. Saffron's two avocations: book collecting and the history of medicine. Of particular importance are three reels of microfilms of Hunterian manuscripts at the University of Glasgow Library. William Hunter (1718-1783) was a Scottish physician. In addition, there is an autograph signed manuscript by John Martyn titled "To the Author of the Grubstreet Journal" 1731-32; letters published in "The Grub-Street Journal" concerning Richard Bentley's edition of Milton; a letter from Stephen Phillips to [Sir Sidney Colvin]; and poetry of Emily Winthrop Miles Some personal and academic correspondence have been added, as well as an oral history memoir of Morris Saffron and printed materials.