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Found in Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection circa 1800-circa 1998 bulk 1863-1974

series
Series I. Jesse W. Lazear
inclusive1800/1956 circa 1800-1956
bulk1863/1943 bulk 1863-1943
Digital Repository PIDViU-HUSuva-lib:2221993
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6 boxes

Series I. Jesse W. Lazear consists of materials relating to Lazear that Philip Showalter Hench collected while researching the yellow fever experiments. Items in this series date from around 1800 to 1956 with the bulk of the items dating from 1863 to 1943. Much of the series consists of the correspondence of Jesse W. Lazear and his wife Mabel H. Lazear. Jesse's correspondence dates from his time as a student at Johns Hopkins University to his death in 1900. Researchers can learn a great deal about Jesse from these letters, including his relationships with friends and family, his educational background, and his professional life. Mabel's correspondence dates from the time she met Jesse to her death in 1946. This correspondence primarily concern her husband's historical legacy and a campaign to secure a pension from the U.S. government for herself and her family.

In addition to Jesse and Mabel's correspondence, the series contains other materials relating to them and their families including, but not limited to the following:

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  • the diaries documenting the travels of Jesse and Mabel's mothers in Europe;
  • correspondence of other Lazear family members (e.g. Jesse's parents);
  • genealogical summaries and tables relating to the Lazear family;
  • legal documents (e.g. wills, certificates, deeds);
  • military records relating to Jesse;
  • certificates, reports, and other materials documenting Jesse's educational background and achievements;
  • obituaries;
  • copies of congressional bills and reports concerning the provision of a federal pension for Mabel H. Lazear;
  • newspaper articles;
  • a microscope and sets of microscope slides owned by Jesse;
  • and a medical chart that shows the progression of the yellow fever infection that killed Jesse.
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Family tree of Jesse W. Lazear1831

The family tree was copied from an original by Redmond John Grace that was made in 1831.

Statement by Samuel Pettigrew, Mayor of Pittsburgh April 14, 1835

Pettigrew grants protection to Benjamin Plowden Barney, a free black man from Maryland

Conduct of the War February 28, 1963

This is a copy of a speech that the Honorable Jesse Lazear of Pennsylvania delivered in the House of Representatives. In the speech, Lazear criticizes the conduct of the federal government during the U.S. Civil War.

Letter from William L. Lazear to Charlotte C. Lazear December 22, 1866

William Lazear writes that his mother's health is improving.

Letter from William L. Lazear to Charlotte C. Lazear January 24, 1867

William Lazear announces the death of his mother and the upcoming funeral.

Letter from William L. Lazear to Charlotte C. Lazear August 2, 1871

William Lazear describes family activities.

Letter from William L. Lazear to Charlotte C. Lazear August 17, 1871

William Lazear writes about a heat wave, travel plans, and family news.

Purchase of land from Windsor Company by Jesse W. Lazear 1871

in envelope addressed to Mabel H. Lazear dated October 10, 1900

Envelope addressed to Mrs. W.L. Lazear circa 1871

The envelope at one time contained 2 letters, one dated July 31, 1871 and the other dated May 24, 1872.

Letter from William L. Lazear to Charlotte C. Lazear May 24, 1872

William Lazear arrives safely. He gives news of relatives.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Lazear June 1, 1875

Lazear writes about killing potato bugs, attending church, studying the map of Europe, and memorization.

Letter from William L. Lazear to Jesse W. Lazear September 7, 1876

William Lazear writes about the Centennial Exhibition. He also provides family news.

The Washington County Centennial 1881

Presented to Jesse W. Lazear by Boyd Crumwine on February 4, 1882

Grade report for Jesse W. Lazear June 4, 1887

This is a report of Lazear's grades at Johns Hopkins University.

Letter from Jesse William W. to Charlotte C. Sweitzer May 15, 1890

Lazear writes to his mother that he has finished packing.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer May 18, 1890

Lazear describes his sea voyage, including the passengers, the weather, and icebergs.

Admission certificate for Jesse W. Lazear 1890

Lazear is admitted to the practical anatomy class at the University of Edinburgh.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer May 30, 1890

Lazear writes that he has begun dissection work in his anatomy course. He describes his living arrangements and customs regarding women.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 6, 1890

Lazear gives his mother advice on interpersonal relations. He mentions his living arrangements and the American Opera Company.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 8, 1890

Lazear describes life in Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside.

Letter fragment from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 14, 1890

Lazear compares his classes in medical school with those in New York.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 15, 1890

Lazear describes walks and sightseeing in Edinburgh.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 22, 1890

Lazear discusses the mail service, anatomy examinations, and the Scots.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 24, 1890

Lazear discusses the weather, Edinburgh, the anatomy department, and the Scots.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 28, 1890

Lazear writes that he wants to spend September in Germany to practice German, rather than returning to New York.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 2, 1890

Lazear writes about the weather and his plans to travel once his examinations are finished.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 5, 1890

Lazear has received some U.S. newspapers. He discusses his plans for the next several weeks.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 9, 1890

Lazear writes that he is nearly finished with his courses.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 11, 1890

Lazear writes that he plans to travel elsewhere in Scotland before eventually heading to London.

Letter from David Hepburn to Jesse W. Lazear July 12, 1890

Hepburn requests that Lazear appear for his final examination.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 15, 1890

Lazear describes the examination process and writes that the past seven weeks have been the most profitable of his life. He details his future travel plans.

Certificates of Merit, University of Edinburgh, to Jesse W. Lazear circa July 17, 1890

Two University of Edinburgh certificates of merit, which were awarded to Lazear.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 17, 1890

Lazear has finished at the University of Edinburgh, where he receives recognition for his good work. He visits Glasgow and describes a trip through the Lake Country.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 20, 1890

Lazear gives his impressions of Glasgow. After a brief return to Edinburgh, he travels to London.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 25, 1890

Lazear writes that he will be able to observe surgical operations in London. He discusses the theater, sightseeing, and a band concert.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 27, 1890

Lazear learns that he may observe surgical operations at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. He describes many sights in London.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 1, 1890

Lazear is distressed by his mother's illness. He discusses London and his observations of surgical operations.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 3, 1890

Lazear describes sightseeing in London. He is preparing to depart for Paris.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 9, 1890

Lazear is concerned about his mother's continuing illness. He is very glad to be in Paris.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 11, 1890

Lazear continues his sightseeing in Paris. He plans to sail on September 6.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 15, 1890

Lazear writes about sightseeing in Paris and the opera.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 19, 1890

Lazear writes that he has left Paris after more sightseeing.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 21, 1890

Lazear is in Germany practicing his German.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 24, 1890

Lazear writes about a long hiking trip and the Alsace-Lorraine.

Letter fragment from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer circa August 8, 1890

Lazear writes that he is still in Germany and comments on the German army.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 1, 1890

Lazear writes about visiting Heidelberg, Frankfort, and the Rhine River valley.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 5, 1890

Lazear writes about his hiking and Amsterdam. He is looking forward to resting on the steamer and seeing her again.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 6, 1890

Lazear writes about the beginning of his voyage home.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 18, 1890

Lazear writes about his trans-Atlantic voyage. He arrives safely in New York and will travel to Baltimore soon.

Medical certification for Jesse W. Lazear August 9, 1892

Lazear has been entered in the Register of Physicians and Surgeons for New York County.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 11, 1893

Lazear visits the World's Colombian Exposition in Chicago. He comments on traveling.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 12, 1893

Lazear continues his visit to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. He arranges for his trip to New York.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer circa June 28, 1895

Lazear describes a trip to Fontainebleau, in France. He mistakenly wrote "1894" as the year on the letter.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 30, 1895

Lazear writes about his trip through France.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer circa May 26, 1896

Lazear regrets that he missed his mother's visit, but that he hopes to see her this week. He also discusses financial issues.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 14, 1896

Lazear writes that he has seen his uncle, Thomas Lazear. He also discusses financial issues relating to real estate.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 21, 1896

Lazear writes that he plans to spend time at home, although he will have to make regular trips to the laboratory.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 28, 1896

Lazear writes that he is leaving for California, although he dreads the long journey.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 2, 1896

Lazear describes his cross-country trip. He discusses a proposed real estate deal.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer circa July 16, 1896

Lazear describes life in California. He writes that he will visit his mother in Canada.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 23, 1896

Lazear describes life in California. He discusses the weather and his acquaintances.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 30, 1896

Lazear discusses the upcoming American presidential election.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 1896

Lazear writes about making expeditions into the California mountains. He will leave in two weeks for San Francisco, and plans to meet Sweitzer in Canada.

Letter fragment from Jesse W. Lazear to Mabel Houston August 16, 1896

Lazear writes about working in Baltimore and his devotion to Mabel Houston.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 25, 1896

Lazear writes that he has cancelled his rendezvous with Sweitzer in Canada. His marriage to Mabel Houston is planned for September.

Physician's and Surgeon's Certificate of Registration, State of Maryland, City of Baltimore October 12, 1896

Physician's and Surgeon's Certificate of Registration, State of Maryland, City of Baltimore.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer December 1896

Lazear writes that he has introduced Mabel Houston to his friends in Baltimore.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer February 9, 1897

Lazear expresses concern about Sweitzer's health and offers treatment.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer February 15, 1897

Lazear discusses his mother's planned visit to Baltimore.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer February 22, 1897

Lazear discusses Sweitzer's upcoming visit to Baltimore.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer April 30, 1897

Lazear thanks his mother for the birthday gifts she sent.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer May 9, 1897

Lazear discusses his work and notes that he is teaching Clinical Microscopy to post-graduate students. He inquires about family members.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer May 27, 1897

Sweitzer cancels her visit to Baltimore, but Lazear is anxious to meet her in New York before she leaves for Canada.

Letter fragment from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer January 10, 1897

Lazear gives Sweitzer medical advice and makes vacation plans.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 27, 1897

Lazear writes that he is leaving Baltimore for a vacation.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 8, 1897

Lazear writes that he is attempting to gain access to a medical library, even though he is on vacation in Massachusetts.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 14, 1897

Lazear writes that he has moved to a boarding house.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 16, 1897

Lazear writes about financial issues and invites Sweitzer to join him in Massachusetts.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 23, 1897

Lazear writes that he plans to return to Baltimore at the end of August.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 10, 1897

Lazear writes that he is returning to Baltimore. Mabel Lazear's mother wishes to meet Sweitzer, so Lazear suggests that she stay in the Boston area next season.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 12, 1897

Lazear describes his return trip to Baltimore and provides family news.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 1, 1897

Lazear comments on life in Massachusetts. He provides family news and hopes that Sweitzer enjoys her time in Boston.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer circa September 5, 1897

Lazear discusses Sweitzer's visit to the Boston area and her visit with Mabel Lazear's mother, Martha Houston.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 9, 1897

Lazear writes about settling into a new house, in Baltimore. He also reports that Martha Houston is disappointed that Sweitzer will not be visiting her.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 16, 1897

Lazear writes that he is glad Sweitzer has decided to go to Beverly, Massachusetts.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. SweitzerSeptember 21, 1897

Lazear discusses Sweitzer's upcoming trip to Massachusetts.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer circa October 8, 1897

Lazear discusses Sweitzer's upcoming visit to Baltimore.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer November 2, 1897

Lazear fears that rain will prevent him from visiting Sweitzer. He invites her to come to town to hear a concert and spend the night.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer May 9, 1898

Lazear writes that he has not found time to visit Sweitzer. He thanks her for a birthday present, and invites her for a visit.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 12, 1898

Lazear writes that he will continue to work next year at the hospital with the same appointment.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 26, 1898

Lazear regrets to hear that Johnson is dead. Mabel Lazear is delighted with her present.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 21, 1898

Lazear expresses his hopes that Sweitzer will visit him.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 27, 1898

Lazear wishes Sweitzer a nice trip to New York, and informs her they haven't found a house yet.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 3, 1898

Lazear writes that he may see Sweitzer tomorrow. He has vacation time and so may visit South Yarmouth.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer circa September 5, 1898

Lazear writes that many of his old friends are connected with the Army.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 8, 1898

Lazear writes about his vacation on Nantucket Island.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer circa September 13, 1898

Lazear discusses his travel plans. He reports that Martha Houston is sorry Sweitzer didn't visit.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 18, 1898

Lazear writes about searching for a new house.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer October 15, 1898

Lazear acknowledges receiving Sweitzer's check.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer November 11, 1898

Lazear writes that he will try to see her soon.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer February 5, 1899

Lazear is glad to hear that his mother and Martha Houston are enjoying each other. He informs Sweitzer that Mabel Lazear has gone into labor.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer February 6, 1899

Lazear informs Sweitzer that Mabel Lazear has given birth to a son, William Houston Lazear.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer February 8, 1899

Lazear reports that Mabel Lazear is recovering nicely.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer February 17, 1899

Lazear regrets that Sweitzer's trunk has not yet been sent.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer May 2, 1899

Lazear writes that he will try to see her, and that he is planning a trip to Washington to show specimens to the medical association.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 25, 1899 and June 26, 1899

Lazear thanks Sweitzer for providing so much help. He discusses his lodgings and his work at the hospital.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 9, 1899

Lazear reports on the health of Mabel Lazear and their child.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 6, 1899

Lazear relates family news and his living situation.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 30, 1899

Lazear discusses his new lodgings and provides family news.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer October 8, 1899

Lazear reports that he has been busy since the start of medical school. He discusses the growth of his child.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer October 22, 1899

Lazear provides family news and inquires when to expect Sweitzer.

Letter from W.A. Herron & sons to Jesse W. Lazear December 8, 1899

Herron offers Lazear advice on the sale of a lot adjacent to Lazear's Denniston Avenue property.

Military orders for Jesse W. Lazear February 5, 1900

Lazear is ordered to report to Tampa, Florida, for transfer to Columbia Barracks, Cuba.

Letter from A.E. Bates to Jesse W. Lazear February 6, 1900

Lazear's army contract has been received.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer February 8, 1900

Lazear provides travel details and reports that his son is well.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer February 15, 1900

Lazear describes his domestic arrangements in Cuba.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer February 21, 1900

Lazear describes his domestic arrangements and gives his opinion on the Cuban political situation.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer March 6, 1900

Lazear reports that the Secretary of War, Elihu Root, will visit the camp. He discusses his laboratory work.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer March 13, 1900

Lazear describes the camp location and commanders. He offers his opinion of Cubans and reports that Mabel Lazear will leave for the United States before the fever season quarantine begins.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer March 15, 1900

Lazear, writing as William Lazear, describes his son's daily life.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer March 23, 1900

Lazear writes that he will assist Reed in an investigation of a disinfectant. He offers his opinion on the political situation in Cuba.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer March 31, 1900

Lazear writes that his workload will be lighter after Reed leaves. He reports that his son is well.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer April 6, 1900

Lazear writes about Mabel Lazear's trip home. He has finished a paper on malaria but will still do more research. He is currently doing bacteriological work.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer April 13, 1900

Lazear writes about Mabel Lazear's trip home and his son's health.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer April 20, 1900

Lazear reports that there is little chance of getting leave.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer April 28, 1900

Lazear writes about his living arrangements and his laboratory. He discusses the political situation in Cuba.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer May 6 1900

Lazear writes that he misses watching his son grow and the comforts of home.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer May 29, 1900

Lazear writes about family plans for the summer. He is pleased to be named a member of a board to study infectious diseases, headed by Walter Reed.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 7, 1900

Lazear writes about family plans. He explains the work of the investigative board and is glad that Reed will be its leader.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 12, 1900

Lazear plans for Sweitzer to visit him next winter.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 18, 1900

Lazear reports that his real estate agent has rented his house in Baltimore. He has been running the officers' mess.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 28, 1900

Lazear reports that the yellow fever epidemic is waning. Reed, Carroll and he will study malaria.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 8, 1900

Lazear reports that the yellow fever epidemic seems to be over, and that the board is hard at work studying Cuban infectious diseases.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 15, 1900

Lazear reports that his wife has been hospitalized.

Letter fragment from Jesse W. Lazear to Mabel H. Lazear July 15, 1900

Lazear reports that Reed has them working on Sanarelli's bacillus, but he wants to discover the real organism. He offers his opinion of Carroll.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 24, 1900

Lazear writes that Mabel Lazear's doctor will telegraph him when her situation changes.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 29, 1900

Lazear writes about his travels to other posts to gather statistics.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 5, 1900

Lazear describes a trip to Pinar del Rio. Mabel Lazear has had a long hospital stay.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 13, 1900

Lazear reports that United States Army troops have been withdrawn from Guanajay and Pinar del Rio, although the United States will remain in Cuba for several years until a stable government is established. Lazear hopes to have work in Washington after the Cuban research is finished.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 20, 1900

Lazear writes about family plans. He is now working on malaria, and says yellow fever is decreasing in Havana.

Letter fragment from [Jesse W. Lazear] to Mabel H. Lazear August 23, 1900

[Lazear] disagrees with Reed and Carroll's concentration on Sanarelli's work. He believes that the true cause of yellow fever lies elsewhere.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 27, 1900

Lazear writes that he received a telegram announcing his daughter's birth. He hopes for a vacation in the United States in October.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 3, 1900

Lazear reports that Mabel Lazear and the baby are well.

Letter fragment from Jesse W. Lazear to Mabel H. Lazear September 8, 1900

Lazear believes he is on the track of the yellow fever germ but this news must be kept secret for now.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 10, 1900

Lazear details his plan to return to the United States for a visit. He also discusses improvements to his quarters.

Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer September 18, 1900

Lazear thanks her for the magazines she sent. He describes his average day.

Telegram from George Miller Sternberg to Jefferson Randolph Kean September 24, 1900

a request for report on Jesse W. Lazear's daily condition

Telegram from George Miller Sternberg to H.M. Hurd September 24, 1900

George Miller Sternberg requests Hurd to inform Mrs. Jesse W. Lazear about her husband's condition.

Telegram from Jefferson Randolph Kean to the War Department September 24, 1900

Jefferson Randolph Kean acknowledges that Jesse W. Lazear has yellow fever.

Letter from T.B. Futcher to George Miller Sternberg September 24, 1900

T.B. Futcher discusses Jesse W. Lazear's illness.

Telegram from Jefferson Randolph Kean to the War Department September 25, 1900

Jefferson Randolph Kean comments on the seriousness of Jesse W. Lazear's condition.

Letter from Jefferson Randolph Kean to George Miller Sternberg September 25, 1900

Kean describes the contributions and sacrifices that Lazear has made for science, and asks Sternberg to make a public statement about Lazear's death and his courage in life. [Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration]

Telegram from Jefferson Randolph Kean to the War Department September 25, 1900

Kean informs the War Department of Jesse W. Lazear's death.

Telegram from William Osler to George Miller Sternberg September 26, 1900

William Osler requests news about Jesse W. Lazear's condition.

Telegram from George Miller Sternberg to William Osler September 26, 1900

George Miller Sternberg informs William Osler about Jesse W. Lazear's death.

Telegram from T.B. Futcher to George Miller Sternberg September 26, 1900

T.B. Futcher tells George Miller Sternberg that Mrs. Jesse W. Lazear has been informed of her husband's death.

Telegram from Thomas A. Baldwin to the War Department September 26, 1900

Thomas A. Baldwin reports Jesse W. Lazear's death.

"The Mosquito as a Carrier of Yellow Fever Infection", St. Louis Medical Review November 3, 1900

This article, which appeared in the St. Louis Medical Review, discusses the transmission of yellow fever via mosquitoes.

Letter from Leonard Wood to Mabel H. Lazear November 4, 1900

Wood lauds the work that Lazear did and praises him as a martyr. Wood includes a copy of another letter he sent to the United States Army in which he advocates for a pension for Mabel H. Lazear.

Letter from Mabel Houston Lazear to James Carroll November 10, 1900

Mabel H. Lazear asks Carroll for information on the circumstances of Jesse Lazear's death.

Letter from F.H. Morris to Mabel H. Lazear November 26, 1900

Morris reports that he will investigate what money may be due Mabel Lazear for Lazear's army services.

Obituary for Jesse W. Lazear November 1900

This obituary, which appeared in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin, honors Jesse Lazear.

Fragment of the Twenty-fifth Annual Report of the President of the Johns Hopkins University 1900

A short acknowledgement of Jesse W. Lazear's death and service to medical science.

Obituary for Jesse W. Lazear, by William Osler, Stewart Paton and William S. Thayer circa 1900

This obituary encourages friends and admirers of the late Jesse Lazear to contribute to a fund for a Memorial in his name.

House of Representatives Bill No. 13639 January 17, 1901

This bill would award a pension to Mabel Lazear.

Letter from L.O. Howard to Mabel H. Lazear February 7, 1901

Howard reports that he has lobbied Congress to acknowledge Lazear's service. He believes Lazear was a martyr.

Letter from the Adjutant General to the Comissioner of Pensions September 5, 1901

Letter concerns the award of a pension to Mabel H. Lazear.

Letter from Jesse T. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer August 25, 1901

Jesse T. Lazear provides family news. He reports that two noted physicians spoke to him about Jesse W. Lazear's death.

Letter from Mabel H. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer December 9, 1901

Mabel Lazear writes about family news. She reports that she has been lobbying for her pension.

Letter from Leonard Wood to John Dalzell December 31, 1901

Wood lobbies for a pension for Lazear's widow.

Letter from William Osler to Mabel H. Lazear December 31, 1901

Osler writes that he will help secure Mabel Lazear's pension.

Letter from Martha P. Houston to Charlotte C. Sweitzer January 6, 1902

Houston provides news of Mabel Lazear and her children, as well as the effort to secure a pension for her.

Letter from Julius Kahn to John M. Williamson January 7, 1902

Kahn writes that he will assist with Mabel Lazear's pension.

Letter from Martha P. Houston to Charlotte C. Sweitzer January 11, 1902

Houston provides news of Mabel Lazear and the children, as well as the pension efforts.

Letter from Mabel H. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer January 13, 1902

Mabel Lazear provides news of the children. She has received supportive letters and is still campaigning for her pension.

Statement by Walter Reed concerning Jesse W. Lazear January 11, 1902

Reed praises the service of Lazear and insists he died in the line of duty.

Letter from Martha P. Houston to Charlotte C. Sweitzer January 18, 1902

Houston provides family news and mentions an article on Lazear's life.

Testimonial: The Self-Sacrifice of Dr. Lazear January 1902

This testimonial supports a petition to Congress for a pension for Mabel Lazear.

Testimonial: The Self-Sacrifice of Dr. Lazear January 1902

This testimonial supports a petition to Congress for a pension for Mabel Lazear.

Letter from [Mabel H. Lazear] to Charlotte C. Sweitzer February 11, 1902

Mabel Lazear writes with news of the children. She also discusses her efforts regarding the pension as well as Lazear Memorial efforts.

Letter from Mabel H. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer March 8, 1902

Mabel Lazear provides family news. Her pension bill needs only the president's signature to become official.

Letter from Mabel H. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer March 19, 1902

Mabel Lazear thanks Sweitzer for corsets she had sent. She provides news of her children, and says her pension bill has passed the House and the Senate.

Letter from Martha P. Houston to Charlotte C. Sweitzer March 24, 1902

Houston provides family news. She discusses letters of congratulation for the passage of the pension bill.

Letter from Mabel H. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer July 6, 1902

Mabel Lazear thanks Sweitzer for a check. She writes about the children, but has not yet begun to receive her pension.

Letter from Mabel H. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer October 28, 1902

Mabel Lazear empathizes with Sweitzer regarding her financial losses. She asks for dates from Lazear's life to send to Paton.

Postcard from Gilman, Son & Co. to Charlotte C. Sweitzer March 11, 1903

The company will send Sweitzer a check for her transfer of claim.

Letter from William C. Gorgas to Mabel H. Lazear April 4, 1903

Gorgas requests Mabel Lazear's opinion on raising a subscription for her benefit. He reports that Emilie Lawrence Reed was just granted a pension. He expresses his admiration for Lazear.

Letter from C.S. Gray to Thomas C. Lazear and Charles P. Orr February 29, 1904

Gray requests Mabel Lazear's opinion regarding an offer to purchase Lazear property in Pittsburgh.

Letter from Henry M. Hurd to Charlotte C. Sweitzer April 14, 1904

Hurd discusses the support of Johns Hopkins Hospital by Rockefeller. The Lazear memorial tablet is finished and the balance of the funds will go to Mabel Lazear.

Letter from William S. Thayer to Mabel H. Lazear June 29, 1904

Thayer believes that Lazear should receive credit for being the first to advocate the mosquito theory to the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission.

Letter from Caroline Latimer to Charlotte C. Sweitzer November 20, 1905

Latimer writes that Kelly would like to know the location of Lazear's grave.

Letter from William S. Thayer to Charlotte C. Sweitzer June 13, 1906

Thayer requests the names and ages of the two Lazear children for further pension efforts.

Letter from Mabel H. Lazear to James Carroll February 20, 1907

Mabel Lazear sympathizes with Carroll over his lack of pension, noting how difficult it was for her to receive support. She comments on Mansfelde's effort regarding credit due Lazear.

Letter from R.A. Watson to Mabel H. Lazear April 4, 1907

Watson writes that the New York Merchants' Association wants to work for a pension increase for her. He believes Lazear's work has been slighted.

Letter from R.A. Watson to Mabel H. Lazear May 1, 1907

Watson writes that he is trying to increase Mabel Lazear's pension.

Senate Bill No. 1168 December 5, 1907

This is a bill for Mabel Lazear's pension. It credits Lazear with discovering the theory of mosquito transmission of yellow fever.

Letter from S.C. Mead to Mabel H. Lazear December 13, 1907

The Merchants' Association of New York will work to increase Mabel Lazear's pension.

Letter from S.C. Mead to Robert M. O'Reilly December 23, 1907

Mead writes about work to increase the pensions for the families of Lazear and Carroll.

Letters endeavoring to increase Mabel H. Lazear's pension 1907

Letter from A.S. von Mansfelde to Mabel H. Lazear February 26, 1907

Von Mansfelde comments on the work of Lazear and Carroll regarding the Yellow Fever Commission. He believes that Mabel Lazear and James Carroll should receive the same pension as Emilie Lawrence Reed.

Letter from S.C. Mead to Mabel H. Lazear April 9, 1907

Mead requests a financial statement so that he can continue working to increase her pension.

Letter from R.A. Watson to Mabel H. Lazear April 24, 1907

Watson writes about work to increase Mabel Lazear's pension.

Letter from William Houston Lazear and Mabel H. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer circa March 24, 1908

William Lazear writes about buying skates, and Mabel Lazear informs Sweitzer that she is awaiting news on a possible increase in her pension.

Senate Report No. 431 March 27, 1908

The Committee on Pensions reports on a possible increase in the pensions of Jennie Carroll and Mabel Lazear.

Letter from William H. Welch to Mabel H. Lazear April 4, 1908

Welch sends Mabel Lazear a check from Phipps. Welch hopes that the pension increase will pass the House.

Letter from Mabel H. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer April 7, 1908

Mabel Lazear writes that the pension bill has passed the Senate. She also relates family news.

House of Representatives Bill 21884 May 12, 1908

The bill proposes to increase the pensions for Mabel H. Lazear and Jennie Carroll.

Letter fragment from Thomas C. Lazear to Mabel H. Lazear circa May 26, 1908

Thomas Lazear writes that Representative Dalzell guided the pension bill through the House.

Letters and documents relating to a pension for Mabel H. Lazear 1908

Senate Bill No. 1168 December 5, 1907

This bill grants a pension to Mabel Lazear.

Letter from S.C. Mead to Mabel H. Lazear January 3, 1908

Mead provides an update on the bill in the House of Representatives and the Senate to grant a pension to Mabel Lazear.

Letter from S.C. Mead to Mabel H. Lazear January 13, 1908

Mead discusses a memorandum for President Roosevelt concerning support for the beneficiaries of the Yellow Fever Commission.

Letter from J.N. Armstrong to Charlotte C. Sweitzer May 26, 1913

Armstrong requests biographical material on her son, Jesse Lazear, for a college reunion event.

Correspondence relating to Jesse W. Lazear 1915

Letter from Mabel H. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer October 30, 1915

Mabel Lazear writes that the National Cyclopedia of American Biography plans a biography on Jesse Lazear.

Letter from George Derby to Charlotte C. Sweitzer October 26, 1915

Derby requests information on Jesse Lazear for the National Cyclopedia of American Biography.

Letter from Alexander L. Seth to William Houston Lazear August 27, 1920

Seth informs William Lazear that Windsor Mansion is being sold and its contents divided among family members.

Materials pertaining to the family of Jesse W. Lazear 1921

Letter from Jesse T. Lazear to Mabel H. Lazear October 21, 1921

Jesse T. Lazear discusses financial affairs concerning Mabel Lazear and her children.

Correspondence relating Jesse W. Lazear's family 1922

Letter from C.R. Darnall to Mabel H. Lazear June 3, 1922

Darnall requests information concerning Mabel Lazear's age, health, and finances.

Letter from C.R. Darnall to Mabel H. Lazear June 6, 1922

Darnall requests that Mabel Lazear send information related to the annuity directly to the Surgeon General.

Letter from Daniel R. Anthony, Jr., to Mabel H. Lazear June 19, 1922

Anthony informs Mabel Lazear that the item covering her annuity has passed the House and the Senate.

Letter from J.O. Gawne to William Houston Lazear and notes relating to Jesse W. Lazear and his family April 13, 1926

Letter from J.O. Gawne to William Houston Lazear April 13, 1926

Gawne offers to send copies of letters to William Lazear that pay tribute to his father.

Lazear family genealogy, by Jeannette Dean-Throckmorton circa 1926

This is a Lazear family genealogy prepared by Jeannette Dean-Throckmorton, a member of the Lazear family.

Biographical notes on Jesse W. Lazear circa 1926

These notes concern the life of Lazear.

Letters from W.S. Thayer to Mabel H. Lazear April 19, 1926-May 31, 1926

Letter from William S. Thayer to Mabel H. Lazear April 19, 1926

Thayer makes reference to Carter's experiments and their influence on Lazear. Thayer inquires if Lazear discussed his theories with her.

Letter from William S. Thayer to Mabel H. Lazear May 31, 1926

Thayer thanks her for the extracts of letters she sent, which confirmed that the Yellow Fever Commission initially pursued the Sanarelli hypothesis.

Letter from Alexander M. Templeton to Mabel H. Lazear January 31, 1927

Templeton informs her that reference material on Jesse Lazear is being filed at the [Washington and Jefferson College] library.

Letter from Jedediah Tingle to Mabel H. Lazear June 4, 1927

"Tingle" decries the lack of recognition of Lazear's heroism and sends some money to Mabel Lazear. The stationery is imprinted with the story of Tingle, a pseudonym used by philanthropists who wish to remain anonymous.

Letter fragment to Mabel H. Lazear January 10, 1928

The writer reports that an effort is underway to increase the annuities of the yellow fever investigators, volunteers, and their relatives.

Letter from Jefferson Randolph Kean to Mabel H. Lazear April 19, 1929

Kean requests supplemental information on Jesse Lazear's life, as well as information on Mabel Lazear and her children.

Letter from C.H. Bridges to Mabel H. Lazear March 6, 1930

Bridges informs Mabel Lazear that Jesse Lazear's name is now on the Roll of Honor.

Letters from Aristides Agramonte to Mabel H. LazearJuly 15, 1930-August 23, 1930

Letter from Aristides Agramonte to Mabel H. Lazear July 15, 1930

Agramonte reports that Columbia University plans an unveiling of a memorial plaque in honor of Lazear.

Letter from Aristides Agramonte to Mabel H. Lazear August 23, 1930

Agramonte writes that he believes Lazear deserves more credit for his work with the Yellow Fever Commission.

Letters from Frederick T. Van Buren to Mabel H. Lazear November 15, 1930-December 13, 1930

Letter from Frederick T. van Beuren, Jr., to Mabel H. Lazear November 15, 1930

Van Beuren requests a photograph of Lazear to use in creating a bas-relief portrait for a memorial.

Letter from Frederick T. van Beuren, Jr., to Mabel H. Lazear December 13, 1930

Van Beuren thanks Mabel Lazear for trying to find photograph of Lazear.

Letter from J.B. Harper to Mabel H. Lazear December 1, 1930

Harper informs Mabel Lazear that her annuity will now be paid by the Veterans' Bureau.

Letter from A. W. Mellon to Mabel H. Lazear September 25, 1931

Congress authorizes presentation of gold medal to widow in recognition of high public service of late husband.

Letter from Clarissa [s.n.] to Mabel H. Lazear circa 1930-1940

Clarissa provides news about family and friends. She comments on the movie “Yellow Jack.”

Letter from Sidney Howard to Mabel H. Lazear May 28, 1934

Howard writes that Agramonte has published a pamphlet on the yellow fever experiments and that a play on the subject is planned.

Letters from T.H. Dougherty, Jr., and Harper Peddicord to Mabel H. Lazear December 14, 1935-December 20, 1935

Letter from T.H. Dougherty, Jr., to Mabel H. Lazear December 14, 1935

The Franklin Institute requests permission to broadcast a drama based on the yellow fever experiments.

Letter from Harper Peddicord to Mabel H. Lazear December 20, 1935

Peddicord requests information to write an article about the life of Jesse Lazear.

Letter from Mabel H. Lazear to Harper Peddicord circa 1935

Mabel Lazear apologizes for not being able to send any of her papers to Peddicord.

Letters from Amory Hare Hutchinson to Mabel H. Lazear January 6, 1936-February 9, 1936

Letter from Amory H. Hutchinson to Mabel H. Lazear January 6, 1936

Hutchinson describes the play she has written, based upon the work of the Yellow Fever Commission.

Letter from Amory H. Hutchinson to Mabel H. Lazear February 9, 1936

Hutchinson reports that her script for the play appears to be rejected. She asks for cooperation in writing a book about Lazear.

Translation [from Spanish] of speech by Antonio D. Albertini September 28, 1936

Albertini memorializes Jesse W. Lazear and Clara Maass.

Letter from H.V. Stirling to Mabel H. Lazear July 29, 1937

Stirling informs Mabel Lazear that her pension identification number has been changed.

Materials relating to the speech: "Dr. Jesse W. Lazear and His Contribution to the Conquest of Yellow Fever" October 1940

Philip Showalter Hench gave this speech at Washington and Jefferson College on October 26, 1940.

Correspondence between Philip Showalter Hench and Wilbur A. Sawyer and a copy of a speech given by Sawyer October 1940

This file contains a copy of the speech:Jesse Lazear: His Significance to the Science Student given by Wilbur A. Sawyer on October 26, 1940 at Washington and Jefferson College.

Wooden box containing 25 microscope slides that belonged to Jesse W. Lazear circa 1866-1900

The box and slides are labelled with the name, Jesse W. Lazear. The box is also labelled with the initials, "J.H.[U?]".

Wooden box containing 18 microscope slides that belonged to Jesse W. Lazear circa 1866-1900

The box is labelled: "P.S. Normal Histology". Some of the slides are labelled with the name Jesse W. Lazear.

Wooden box containing 22 microscope slides that belonged to Jesse W. Lazear circa 1866-1900

Some of the slides are labelled with the name Jesse W. Lazear.

Wooden box containing 20 microscope slides that belonged to Jesse W. Lazear circa 1866-1900

The box is labelled with the following text: "J.W. Lazear P.S. N.Y." Some of the slides are labelled with the name Jesse W. Lazear.