Morris Harold Saffron collection letters and manuscripts, 1700-1992
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.