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John B. Calhoun Papers 1909-1996
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Correspondence with Dr. John Ashhurst, 1874-1885 [subseries]:
LS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 1 p., March 9, 1874
Enclosing a copy of his latest periodical list.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 4pp., March 11, 1874
Preparing subject catalog for library, detailed plans for including important works in libraries other than his and to collaborate with others (including Ashhurst), also speaks of his card catalog and treatment of foreign medical journals, asks for Ashhurst's suggestions.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 1 p., October 12, 1875
Wants to meet with him in Philadelphia about the card catalog.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 3pp., February 16, 1876
More plans for grand medical bibliography (planned to print other libraries' items in different type, but the U.S. Government printing office did not have good selection), hopes that College of Physicians will not reduce money (funding?), again asks for Ashhurst's comments.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 1 p., June [18 or 19], 1877
Congratulates Ashhurst on new position.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 1p., June [18 or 19], 1877
Congratulates Ashhurst on new position.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 3 pp., February 26, 1881
Other doctor (Dr. Otis?) had done nothing on his article, apologizes for not being able to prepare an article himself because he has too much other work, cannot recommend anyone else for the work (Army Medical Officers all stationed away from libraries), speculates on Otis's successor.
ALS, Billings to Dr. John Ashhurst, Washington DC, 4 pp. (marked "Private"), November 16, 1882
Cannot answer question, says that the people he mentions are all unqualified for what Ashhurst wants (writing an article on hospital construction), says that the article is generally a bad idea anyway and suggests article on hospital management and/or on relations with the medical staff, gives his own ideas on hospital management, says he cannot help Ashhurst because he is too tied up in other things.
LS, Billings to Dr. William Goodell of Philadelphia, Washington DC, (in his capacity as Secretary-General of International Medical Congress), 1 p., March 27, 1885
Certificate congratulating Goodell on his election to membership in the section of gynecology.