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Hartshorne Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1030

Scope and Contents

Papers include correspondence of thirty-two members and relatives of the Hartshorne family. Of special interest are the medical notes, articles, and correspondence, 1819-1845, of Joseph Hartshorne, M.D. These are noteworthy because of his many innovations in surgery, such as the use of animal ligatures, plus his detailed descriptions of treatments for various ailments; also, the correspondence of Anna C. Hartshorne covering her missionary work in Japan, and Henry Hartshorne's "Letters from Japan, " printed in the Friends Review, l893-1894, plus sermons, etc., given by him while in Japan with Anna, 1893-1897. The bulk of the Collection consists of the correspondence, medical papers, literary works, etc., of Henry Hartshorne, M.D., son of Joseph and father of Anna. Papers also include genealogical material on the Bonsall, Hartshorne, Saunders, Yarnall, and Cope families as well as photographs.

Dates

  • 1797-1957

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

Collection consists largely of material collected by immediate family of Henry Hartshorne, and by Hartshorne himself. Hartshorne, 1823-­1897, was the son of Dr. Joseph Hartshorne and Anna Bonsall Hartshorne, and was a physician. A graduate of Haverford College, he subsequently taught at Haverford, the University of Pennsylvania, Women's Medical College, was editor of the Friends' Review and active in Friends work in Philadelphia. He was a member of The American Philosophical Society, The Athenaeum, University Archaeological Association and other learned and civic organizations. His wife was Mary Elizabeth Brown, 1823­-1887.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Papers include correspondence of thirty-two members and relatives of the Hartshorne family. Of special interest are the medical notes, articles, and correspondence, 1819-1845, of Joseph Hartshorne, M.D. These are noteworthy because of his many innovation in surgery, such as the use of animal ligatures, plus his detailed descriptions of treatments for various ailments; also, the correspondence of Anna C. Hartshorne covering her missionary work in Japan, and Henry Hartshorne's "Letters from Japan," printed in the Friend Review, 1893-1894, plus sermons, etc., given by him while in Japan with Anna, 1893-1897. The bulk of the collection consists of the correspondence, medical papers, literary works, etc., of Henry Hartshorne, M.D., son of Joseph and father of Anna. papers also include genealogical material on the Bonsall, Hartshorne, Saunders, Yarnall, and Cope families as well as photographs.

Related Materials

Related collections include: MC.975.07.055 "The Friends Mission in Japan," 1981 MC.975.03.019 Hartshorne, Haines & Rodman family commonplace book, undated MC.975.07.118 Henry Hartshorne manuscript, 1845-1847 MC.975.01.034 Sara Hartshorne diary, 1845-1856

Processing Information

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Title
Hartshorne Family papers, 1797-1957
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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