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Finding Aid to the H.C. Yarrow Correspondence1863-1906

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by Jim Labosier
Processing Completed 2007
Encoded by Jim Labosier


Summary Information
Title: H.C. Yarrow Correspondence
Creator: Yarrow, H. C. (Henry Crecy), 1840-1929
Dates: 1863-1906
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:
Personal letters chiefly from Army medical officers received largely during Yarrow's tenure at the Army Medical Museum and Surgeon-General's Library. Correspondents include J.H. Baxter, John S. Billings, James Carroll, C.H. Crane, J.M. Cuyler, John Eagen, Robert Fletcher, Charles R. Greenleaf, Charles L. Heizmann, Bernard J. D. Irwin, George A. Otis, J. Simpson, George M. Sternberg, and J.J. Woodward.

Call number: MS C 103
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Access Restrictions:

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

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Preferred Citation:

Yarrow, H. C. H.C. Yarrow correspondence. 1863-1906. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 103.

Provenance:

Gift from Harry Friedenwald.


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Finding Aid to the H.C. Yarrow Correspondence1863-1906

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by Jim Labosier
Processing Completed 2007
Encoded by Jim Labosier

Descriptive Summary

Yarrow, H. C. (Henry Crecy), 1840-1929H.C. Yarrow Correspondence Dates: 1863-19060.21 linear feet (1 box)MS C 103 Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine Collection materials primarily in EnglishAbstract:Personal letters chiefly from Army medical officers received largely during Yarrow's tenure at the Army Medical Museum and Surgeon-General's Library. Correspondents include J.H. Baxter, John S. Billings, James Carroll, C.H. Crane, J.M. Cuyler, John Eagen, Robert Fletcher, Charles R. Greenleaf, Charles L. Heizmann, Bernard J. D. Irwin, George A. Otis, J. Simpson, George M. Sternberg, and J.J. Woodward.Provenance:

Gift from Harry Friedenwald.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

The National Library of Medicine believes these materials to be in the public domain. Archival collections often contain mixed copyrights; while NLM is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. It is the user's responsibility to research and understand any applicable copyright and re-publication rights not allowed by fair use. NLM does not grant permissions to publish.

Privacy Information

Archives and manuscript collections may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in any collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which the National Library of Medicine assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation:

Yarrow, H. C. H.C. Yarrow correspondence. 1863-1906. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 103.

Biographical Note

Born in Philadelphia, Yarrow completed his medical education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1861. He joined the 5th Pennsylvania cavalry as an assistant surgeon during the Civil War. After the war he accompanied Lt. Wheeler's expedition exploring territory west of the 100th meridian. Yarrow became an instructor at the Columbian University's school of medicine and curator of the Department of Reptiles at the United States National Museum in Washington, D.C. In 1879, Henry Yarrow reported to Surgeon John Shaw Billings as an assistant on the Medical Index Catalogue project. He remained at this post nearly ten years, reading proof and preparing manuscript for the monumental catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office.

He wrote Study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians (1881).


Personal letters chiefly from Army medical officers received largely during Yarrow's tenure at the Army Medical Museum and Surgeon-General's Library. Correspondents include J.H. Baxter, John S. Billings, James Carroll, C.H. Crane, J.M. Cuyler, John Eagen, Robert Fletcher, Charles R. Greenleaf, Charles L. Heizmann, Bernard J. D. Irwin, George A. Otis, J. Simpson, George M. Sternberg, and J.J. Woodward.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Military Medicine
    • Military Personnel
    Corporate Names

    • Army Medical Museum (U.S.)

    Series Descriptions

    11 B, 1871-18892933103RX1

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    12 Ca - Cr, 1871-19042933103RX2

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    13 Cu, 1870-18772933103RX3

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    14 E - H, 1871-19062933103RX4

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    15 I - O, 1878-18902933103RX5

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    16 S - W, 1870-18892933103RX6

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    17 Names unknown, 1863-19052933103RX7

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    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Personal letters chiefly from Army medical officers received largely during Yarrow's tenure at the Army Medical Museum and Surgeon-General's Library. Correspondents include J.H. Baxter, John S. Billings, James Carroll, C.H. Crane, J.M. Cuyler, John Eagen, Robert Fletcher, Charles R. Greenleaf, Charles L. Heizmann, Bernard J. D. Irwin, George A. Otis, J. Simpson, George M. Sternberg, and J.J. Woodward.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
    1 1
    B, 1871-1889 [view online]
    1 2
    Ca - Cr, 1871-1904 [view online]
    1 3
    Cu, 1870-1877 [view online]
    1 4
    E - H, 1871-1906 [view online]
    1 5
    I - O, 1878-1890 [view online]
    1 6
    S - W, 1870-1889 [view online]
    1 7
    Names unknown, 1863-1905 [view online]