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Benjamin Woolsey Dwight and Francis E. Dwight Papers
1801-1882

UPT 50 D992

0.3 Cubic feet

Prepared by Karen D. Stevens

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PROVENANCE

Gift of Charles W. Cole to the School of Medicine. Transferred to the University Archives, 1979. Accession No: 1979:1. 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The Collection is arranged alphabetically. 

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Benjamin Woolsey Dwight was born on February 10, 1780 in Northampton, MA. The son of Timothy Dwight, Benjamin entered Yale College after his father was elected president of the school in 1795 and graduated in 1799 with his AB. Between 1801 and 1803 he studied medicine first at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia - where he also practiced at Pennsylvania Hospital, and next at Columbia College in New York. In 1803 he started a practice in Catskill, N.Y., but was forced to abandon it two years later due to his health. Dwight next turned to business, first in crockery and later in hardware. In 1831 he moved to an eighty acre farm in Clinton, N.Y. The following year he was appointed treasurer of Hamilton College. Dwight died in Clinton on May 18, 1850. 

Francis Edwin Dwight was born on December 11, 1856 in Clinton, NY, the son of Rev. Dr. Benjamin Woolsey Dwight, Jr., a Presbyterian minister, and grandson of Benjamin Woolsey, Sr. In 1882 he took medical instructions at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York, N.Y. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Benjamin Woolsey Dwight and Francis E. Dwight Papers contain mateiral relate to their medical education - mainly notebooks for lectures attended, and admission cards for Benjamin Woolsey. 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine.

Family Name(s)

  • Dwight Family.

Genre(s)

  • Lecture notes.
  • Tickets.

Occupation(s)

  • Physicians.

Subject(s)

  • Medicine--Study and teaching--18th century

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INVENTORY

 

Benjamin Woolsey Dwight 

Box

Folder

Admission Tickets 

University of Pennsylvania, Lectures on Anatomy, Surgery and Midwifery, 1801 November 1 

1

1

Pennsylvania Hospital, 1801 

1

1

Columbia College, Lectures on Midwifery, 1802 November 

1

1

Notebooks 

Dr. Samuel Post's Lectures on Surgery, 1803 

1

2

Dr. Smith's Lectures, 1815 

1

3

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Francis E. Dwight 

Box

Folder

Notebook College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, 1882 

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4

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