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Finding Aid to the Robert King Stone Papers, 1853-1857

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 2004
Encoded by Jim Labosier


Summary Information
Title: Robert King Stone Papers
Creator: Stone, Robert King, 1822-1872
Dates: 1853-1857
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:
Correspondence and clippings relating to the National Hotel illness along with some records of Dr. Stone's practice.

Call number: MS C 118
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.

Copyright and Re-use Information

NLM does not possess copyright to the collection. 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.

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Preferred Citation:

Stone, Robert King. Robert King Stone papers. 1853-1857. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 118.

Provenance:

Unknown.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Robert King Stone Papers, 1853-1857

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 2004
Encoded by Jim Labosier

Descriptive Summary

Stone, Robert King, 1822-1872Robert King Stone Papers Dates: 1853-18570.21 linear feet (1 box)MS C 118 Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine Collection materials primarily in EnglishAbstract:Correspondence and clippings relating to the National Hotel illness along with some records of Dr. Stone's practice.Provenance:

Unknown.

Access Restrictions:

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

Copyright and Re-use Information

NLM does not possess copyright to the collection. 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:

Stone, Robert King. Robert King Stone papers. 1853-1857. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 118.

Biographical Note

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1845, Robert King Stone practiced general medicine in Washington, D.C. In February 1857 a mysterious intestinal illness struck visitors to the National Hotel in Washington. The Washington, D.C. Board of Health appointed a committee to determine the causes. A member of the board but not of the investigating committee, Stone nevertheless undertook his own inquiry.


Contains letters and clippings from physicians and from occupants of the National Hotel. Correspondents include Paul F. Eve, Augustus G. Gardner, Charles T. Jackson, Charles A. Lee, Valentine Mott, David B. Reid, Edwin M. Snow, Lewis H. Steiner, John Ware, and George B. Wood. Includes a letter from Stone to Dr. Cornelius Boyle (4 p.) reprinted from the National Intelligencer, Apr. 1857.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Disease Outbreaks
    • Sanitation
    Corporate Names

    • National Hotel (Washington, D.C.)
    Geographic Names

    • District of Columbia

    Series Descriptions

    Series 1: Biographical Information, 1853-185711 Bibliography, undated12 Receipts, 185312 Patient records, 1856-185714-5 Notes, undated16 Writings - poetry, undated17 Correspondence - unidentified, 1856-1857 Series 2: National Hotel Incident, 185718 Letter to Cornelius Boyle, 185719-13 Correspondence, 1857114017 Clippings, 1857

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Contains letters and clippings from physicians and from occupants of the National Hotel. Correspondents include Paul F. Eve, Augustus G. Gardner, Charles T. Jackson, Charles A. Lee, Valentine Mott, David B. Reid, Edwin M. Snow, Lewis H. Steiner, John Ware, and George B. Wood. Includes a letter from Stone to Dr. Cornelius Boyle (4 p.) reprinted from the National Intelligencer, Apr. 1857.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
     
    Series 1: Biographical Information, 1853-1857 [series]:
    1 1
    Bibliography, undated
    1 2
    Receipts, 1853
    1 2
    Patient records, 1856-1857
    1 4-5
    Notes, undated
    1 6
    Writings - poetry, undated
    1 7
    Correspondence - unidentified, 1856-1857
     
    Series 2: National Hotel Incident, 1857 [series]:
    1 8
    Letter to Cornelius Boyle, 1857
    1 9-13
    Correspondence, 1857
    1 14017
    Clippings, 1857