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Finding Aid to the Walter Reed Memorial Association records1902-1912

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
Re-Processing Completed 2002
Encoded by Jim Labosier


Summary Information
Title: Walter Reed Memorial Association records
Creator: Walter Reed Memorial Association
Dates: 1902-1912
Extent: 0.42 linear feet
Abstract:
Records of an association founded for the purpose of erecting a monument to Walter Reed in Washington, D.C.

Call number: MS C 6
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Access Restrictions:

Donor's copyrights were transferred to 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.

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Preferred Citation:

MS C 6, Walter Reed Memorial Association. Records., [Series Number], Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, USA.

Provenance:

Gift.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Walter Reed Memorial Association records1902-1912

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
Re-Processing Completed 2002
Encoded by Jim Labosier

Descriptive Summary

Walter Reed Memorial AssociationWalter Reed Memorial Association records Dates: 1902-19120.42 linear feetMS C 6 Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine Abstract:Records of an association founded for the purpose of erecting a monument to Walter Reed in Washington, D.C.Collection materials primarily in EnglishProvenance:

Gift.

Access Restrictions:

Donor's copyrights were transferred to 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.

Copyright and Re-use Information

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

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:

MS C 6, Walter Reed Memorial Association. Records., [Series Number], Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, USA.

Historical Note

Incorporated in the District of Columbia in April, 1904, the Walter Reed Memorial Association was formed to raise $25,000 for two purposes. First, interest accrued from the principal sum would be given to Major Reed's widow and daughter for the duration of their lives. After their deaths the Association would devote the funds to creating a permanent memorial to Reed in the District of Columbia. The association reached its $25,000 goal in 1907 and continued to serve Mrs. Reed until her death in 1950 and Blossom Reed until her death in 1964. The Association completed its last task with the dedication of a sculptured memorial at Walter Reed Memorial Hospital on November 21, 1966.


Correspondence concerning donations to the Association (1904-12); printed matter, clippings about the Association and its funding (1903-06); legal papers pertaining to the Association's formation (1902-06), and financial statements of the Walter Reed Memorial Association (1904-12). Pertains to the acquisition of funds for the purpose of erecting a monument to Walter Reed. Correspondents include Charles F. Adams, Frank Billings, S. E. Chaillé, Christopher Childs, Calvin DeWitt, Carlos J. Finlay, Daniel C. Gilman, W. C. Gorgas, L. Emmett Holt, J. R. Kean, W. W. Keen, J. H. Musser, and Leonard Wood. DeWitt was secretary of the Association.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Fund Raising
    Personal Names

    • Reed, Walter, 1851-1902
    • DeWitt, Calvin

    Series Descriptions

    Financial Information, 1904-191211Statement of account, 1906-191212Expense fund, 1904-190613Bills paid, 1904-1909Correspondence, 1903-191214Letter press book, 1904-190915A, 1904-190516B, 1904-191217C, 1904-191218D-F, 1904-191219G, 1903-1912110H-J, 1903-1905111K, 1904-1906112Keen, 1902-1906113L-N, 1904-1906114O-R, 1903-1909115S-W, 1903-1909116Letter relating to memorial tablet in Gloucester, C.H., Va., 1903Printed Material, 1903-1906117Printed material, 1903-1905119-22Clippings, 1904-1906Legal Records, 1902-1906119Legal papers and letters, 1902-1906

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Correspondence concerning donations to the Association (1904-12); printed matter, clippings about the Association and its funding (1903-06); legal papers pertaining to the Association's formation (1902-06), and financial statements of the Walter Reed Memorial Association (1904-12). Pertains to the acquisition of funds for the purpose of erecting a monument to Walter Reed. Correspondents include Charles F. Adams, Frank Billings, S. E. Chaillé, Christopher Childs, Calvin DeWitt, Carlos J. Finlay, Daniel C. Gilman, W. C. Gorgas, L. Emmett Holt, J. R. Kean, W. W. Keen, J. H. Musser, and Leonard Wood. DeWitt was secretary of the Association.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
     
    Financial Information, 1904-1912 [series]:
    1 1
    Statement of account, 1906-1912
    1 2
    Expense fund, 1904-1906
    1 3
    Bills paid, 1904-1909
     
    Correspondence, 1903-1912 [series]:
    1 4
    Letter press book, 1904-1909
    1 5
    A, 1904-1905
    1 6
    B, 1904-1912
    1 7
    C, 1904-1912
    1 8
    D-F, 1904-1912
    1 9
    G, 1903-1912
    1 10
    H-J, 1903-1905
    1 11
    K, 1904-1906
    1 12
    Keen, 1902-1906
    1 13
    L-N, 1904-1906
    1 14
    O-R, 1903-1909
    1 15
    S-W, 1903-1909
    1 16
    Letter relating to memorial tablet in Gloucester, C.H., Va., 1903
     
    Printed Material, 1903-1906 [series]:
    1 17
    Printed material, 1903-1905
    1 19-22
    Clippings, 1904-1906
     
    Legal Records, 1902-1906 [series]:
    1 19
    Legal papers and letters, 1902-1906