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George Miller Sternberg Papers 1861-1917
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Correspondence, documents, certificates, and printed matter. Correspondence consists chiefly of congratulatory letters on becoming Surgeon General, acknowledgments for reprints, and letters from senators and congressmen pertaining to promotion to grade of major general. Printed matter consists of book reviews and information relating to inventions of Sternberg.

Correspondents include A. C. Abbott, Aristides Agramonte, C. H. Alden, Spencer Baird, John Barrett, J. L. Bartlett, P. Baumgarten, A. N. Bell, John S. Billings, Rupert Blue, Henry L. Bowditch, J. C. Breckinridge, Herman J. Briggs, James B. Bullett, James McKeen Cattell, Sanford E. Chaillé, W. T. Councilman, C. H. Crane, Samuel H. Durgin, Harold C. Ernest, Charles B. Ewing, Livingston Farrand, Austin Flint, C. Fraenkel, Jacob C. Gallinger, H. M. Goodman, Charles R. Greenleaf, John Guitéras, Joseph Henry, J. O. Hirschfelder, Joseph Holt, William Hunt, Robert Koch, Horace Lathrop, Emilio Martinez, S. Weir Mitchell, James D. Morgan, J. S. Newberry, Isaac Norris, Thomas Opie, Sir William Osler, George A. Otis, O. B. Parker, Theophilus Parvin, John C. Peters, Henry Phipps, Enoch Pratt, J. H. Raymond, James E. Reeves, W. J. Reid, Henry A. L. Rohlfing, E. H. Sargent, J. M. Schofield, George F. Shrady, Charles S. Shultz, Charles Smith, A. K. Stone, John S. Thacher, Thomas Ward, William H. Welch, James T. Whittaker.

Signatures on documents and certificates include names of Grover Cleveland, James Garfield, Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley, Benjamin Harrison, John Hay, Andrew Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Edwin M. Stanton, and William Howard Taft.

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