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James Tyson diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-019

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of four volumes of diaries which detail James Tyson's time at Haverford College, from daily activities to information on the courses Tyson was taking at the time. The entries range from 1859 to 1861.

Dates

  • 1859-1861

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

James Tyson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 26, 1841, to Henry Tyson and Gertrude Haviland. He entered the sophomore class at Haverford College in 1857, and graduated, receiving his bachelor's, in 1860. He enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania after graduating from Haverford in 1860, and obtained his M.D. in 1863. He came back to Haverford College as an alumni orator in 1884, and spoke on "The Requirements of a Modern College Education." He received a master's from Haverford in 1865. During his life, Tyson was a member of the American Philosophical Society, fellow at the College of Physicians, member of the American Medical Association, member of the Association of American Physicians, and professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He became Dean of the Medical School in 1888. He was the author of many medical and academic texts, including "The Cell Doctrine; its History and Present Status", "Practical Examination of Urine", and "Handbook of Physical Diagnosis". He also served in the United States Army from 1861 to 1865. James Tyson married Frances Bosdevex on December 5, 1865. He died on February 21, 1919, in Philadelphia.

Extent

0.38 Linear Feet (4 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

The collection consists of four volumes of diaries which detail James Tyson's time at Haverford College, from daily activities to information on the courses Tyson was taking at the time. The entries range from 1859 to 1861.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged chronologically by date of creation.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The James Tyson diaries were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1934 by Henry W. Stokes.

Processing Information

Processed by Addison Conn; completed February, 2018. Revised by Anna Neuheardt; completed September, 2018.
Title
James Tyson diaries, 1859-1861
Author
Addison Conn and Anna Neuheardt
Date
February 2018, September 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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