Item Details

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

series
Series VIII. Miscellany
inclusive1849/1982circa 1849-1982
bulk1885/1974bulk 1885-1974
Digital Repository PIDViU-HUSuva-lib:2230196
Boxbox66-75, 154
11 boxes

Series VIII. Miscellany consists of oversize and miscellaneous materials in the Philip S. Hench Walter Reed yellow fever collection that were, for various reasons, not included in any of the other series in the collection. Items in this series date from around 1849 to 1982 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1885 to 1974. These materials include, but are not limited to the following:

    simple
  • informed consent agreements for volunteers in the yellow fever experiments;
  • diplomas and certificates for Walter Reed and Jesse W. Lazear;
  • copies and sketches of Dean Cornwell's painting, Conquerors of Yellow Fever;
  • artifacts, including a wooden board from Camp Lazear and a U.S. flag;
  • copies of correspondence, reports, medical records, and military orders from the U.S. National Archives relating to the yellow fever experiments;
  • manuscripts and related notes for published works and research relating to Walter Reed and the yellow fever experiments;
  • correspondence of Philip Showalter Hench from circa 1940 to 1966;
  • articles and clippings relating to the yellow fever experiments, the experiments' participants, and the Philip S. Hench Walter Reed yellow fever collection;
  • correspondence of Atcheson Laughlin Hench and members of the University of Virginia community relating to the Philip S. Hench Walter Reed yellow fever collection;
  • items that document the provenance and custodial history of some materials in the Philip S. Hench Walter Reed yellow fever collection;
  • photographs relating to Cuba and the yellow fever experiments;
  • notes for photographs and photographic negatives housed in Series IX. and Series X. of this collection.

The materials in this series do not appear to be ordered in any kind of formal arrangement scheme.

655aatadvertisements
655aatagreements
655aatarticles
655aataudiocassettes
655aatbills (legislative records)
655aatbiographies (documents)
655aatblack-and-white prints (prints on paper)
655aatboards (flat objects)
655aatbooks
655aatbusiness cards
655aatcalendars
655aatcertificates
655aatcharts (graphic documents)
655aatclippings (information artifacts)
655aatcolor prints (prints)
655aatconveyances
655aatdeeds
655aatdiplomas
655aateditorial cartoons
655aatenvelopes
655aateulogies
655aatfinancial records
655aatfinding aids
655aatflags
655aatgenealogical tables
655aatgreeting cards
655aatinvitations
655aatjournals (periodicals)
655aatletters (correspondence)
655aatlists (document genres)
655aatloose-leaf binders
655aatmagazines (periodicals)
655aatmanuscripts (document genre)
655aatmaps (documents)
655aatmedals
655aatmedical records
655aatmilitary records
655aatminutes (administrative records)
655aatnegatives (photographic)
655aatnewsletters
655aatnewspapers
655aatnotes
655aatobituaries
655aatoil paintings (visual works)
655aatpamphlets
655aatphotographs
655aatpostcards
655aatprescriptions
655aatpress releases
655aatprice lists
655aatprograms (documents)
655aatreceipts (financial records)
655aatregisters (lists)
655aatreports
655aatrosters
655aatscrapbooks
655aatstovepipes
655aattelegrams
655aatvisas
655aatvisiting cards
655aatwatercolors (paintings)
655aatwills

Confidential Memorandum of Trip to Cuba, March 2-11, 1948, by Philip Showalter Hench March 2, 1948-March 11, 1948

In this document, Philip Showalter Hench describes in detail the circumstances of his March 1948 trip to Cuba and events during the trip relating to his research about the yellow fever experiments and the erection of the Camp Lazear National Monument in Cuba.

Correspondence between Philip Showalter Hench and Ralph Nading Hill February 3, 1957

The correspondence concerns Hench's corrections for Hill's book, The Doctors Who Conquered Yellow Fever.

Correspondence between Philip Showalter Hench and W.P. Shephard March 11, 1957-March 12, 1957

The correspondence relates to Philip Showalter Hench's notes on a health heroes film.

Letter from Blossom [Emilie M.] Reed to Philip Showalter Hench December 27, 1957

Photograph of Mabel Houston Lazear removed from the file and refiled in Series IX. Photographs.

Greeting card from Blossom [Emilie M.] Reed to Mary Hench and Philip Showalter Hench April 5, 1960

Photographs of Walter Reed and Emilie L. Reed were removed from the file and refiled in Series IX. Photographs.

Letter from Philip Showalter Hench to Ralph Nading Hill circa 1957

The letter contains Philip Showalter Hench's comments about Ralph Nading Hill's manuscript.

Materials relating to House of Representatives Bill H.R. 7544 1956-1957

H.R. 7544, if passed, would formally acknowledge the service of Roger Post Ames to the United States.

3 blank postcards circa 1930-1960

The postcards illustrate various medallions.

Records of the Army Medical School October 2, 1893-April 10, 1905

The records were photocopied and compiled by William Bennett Bean.

Correspondence of Atcheson Laughlin Hench 1946, 1964-1965

The correspondence relates to the Philip S. Hench Walter Reed yellow fever collection.

Correspondence of Atcheson Laughlin Hench 1966-1969

The correspondence relates to the Philip S. Hench Walter Reed yellow fever collection.

Correspondence of Atcheson Laughlin Hench 1970-1971

The correspondence relates to the Philip S. Hench Walter Reed yellow fever collection and the development of a Walter Reed biography by William Bennett Bean.

Correspondence of Atcheson Laughlin Hench 1972-1974

The correspondence relates to the Philip S. Hench Walter Reed yellow fever collection and the development of a Walter Reed biography by William Bennett Bean.

Articles written by Philip Showalter Hench relating to Walter Reed and the yellow fever experiments 1941, 1948

The file contains the articles, Walter Reed and the Conquest of Yellow Fever and Conquerors of Yellow Fever

Informed consent agreement between Antonio Benigno and Walter Reed November 26, 1900

This consent form includes the minimum age requirements, the limited liability of the Yellow Fever Commission, and the amount of money volunteers shall receive.

English translation [from Spanish] of informed consent agreement between Antonio Benigno and Walter Reed November 26, 1900

This consent form includes the minimum age requirements, the limited liability of the Yellow Fever Commission, and the amount of money volunteers will receive.

Genealogy charts for Walter Reed and Emily Lawrence Reed 1973

Emily Lawrence Reed's chart goes back to Daniel Rea I who died in 1662 and his wife Bertha. Hannah Peck Rea married John Vaughan Lawrence in 1836 and had 10 children, one of whom was Emilie Blackwell Lawrence who married Walter Reed. Walter Reed's chart goes back to Governor William Reed who died in 1738. The charts include descendants of the extended families through 1973. This was part of the William Bennett Bean papers.

Issues of Harper's Weekly 1898-1899

Issues contain articles on the U.S. and Spanish peace commissioners.

Scrapbook of clippings that was probably compiled by Blossom Reed 1900-1901

The scrapbook contains photographs from newspapers and magazines of stage and film actresses as well as opera and concert singers. Several men are included. People represented are Viola Allen, Julia Arthur (Cheney), Anna Held, Madge Lessing (autograph and envelope addressed to Miss Emilie Lawrence Reed), Julia Marlowe (autograph), Maude Adams (autograph), Marguerite Lemon, Otis Skinner (autograph), Virginia Earl, Mary Mannering (autograph), Virginia Harned, Jessie Bartlett Davis, Caroline Miskel, William Gillett, Alice Nielsen (autograph), Edward Willard (autograph) and a note by Atcheson Hench.

Postcards and prints showing scenes from Havana circa 1849-1901

It appears that around 52 photographs were removed from this file and included in Series IX. of the collection.

Correspondence relating to Philip Showalter Hench's acquisition of still photographs from the movie, Jezebel November 21, 1947-December 6, 1947

It appears that around 18 photographs were removed from this file and included in Series IX. of the collection.

Letter from Gregory A. Johnson to Nancy A. Tramontin September 30, 1982

The letter concerns the return of photographs in the collection from the University Press of Virginia to the University of Virginia Health Sciences Library.

Folder containing a note relating to two photographs circa 1942-1980

It appears that 43 photographs and photographic negatives relating to Emilie Lawrence Reed's birthday party, meetings of the Board of Visitors of the Walter Reed Memorial Association, and other subjects were removed from this file and included in Series IX. and Series X. of the collection.

Envelope from Philip Showalter Hench addressed to Blossom Reed November 1960

It appears that the envelope at one time contained 8 photographs.

Walter Reed Hospital August 11, 1951

The file at one time included up to 7 additional photographs of the hospital and a party celebrating Walter Reed with their photographic negatives.

Postcards illustrating a portrait of Carlos J. Finlay with notes circa 1940-1960

The file at one time included up to 36 photographs of Finlay with their photographic negatives and copies of some of his articles.

Envelopes for photographs and photographic negatives circa 1940-1960

The file at one time included photographs of Albert E. Truby, the Hench family, Jesse W. and Mabel Lazear, and the Walter Reed Memorial Association.

Envelopes for aerial photographs of Mariano, Cuba circa 1940-1960

The envelopes at one time contained aerial photographs of Marianao.

Prints and photocopies illustrating a panoramic view of the Hospital Nacional General Calixto Garcia in Cuba circa 1940-1960

The file at one time contained 19 photographs of the 1st military hospital, 2 portrait photographs of John J. Moran, and up to 7 aerial photographs of the Hospital Nacional.

Envelopes, letters, and receipts relating to Philip Showalter Hench's acquisition of aerial photographs of Havana, Cuba from the United States Air Force circa 1940-1960

The file at one time contained 46 aerial photographs and photographic negatives of Havana, Cuba and its environs.

Envelopes that once contained photographs of Las Animas Hospital circa 1940-1960

The file at one time contained 72 photographs and photographic negatives showing Las Animas Hospital in Cuba.

An annotated map of part of Marianao, Cuba with an envelope that once contained photographs circa 1899-1950

The envelope once contained around 6 annotated photographs and maps of Camp Columbia in Cuba.

Print of an aerial photograph of La Ciudad Militar in Cuba and envelopes for photographs 1940-1941

The envelopes once contained up to 22 photographs of La Ciudad Militar.

Envelopes for photographs and photographic negatives showing Camp Lazear with related notes circa 1900-1960

The envelopes at one time contained 151 photographs and 67 photographic negatives.

Envelopes for photographs that show the dedication of the Camp Lazear National Monument circa 1952

The envelopes at one time contained photographs of the Camp Lazear National Monument dedication.

Postcards showing the Inglaterra Hotel and the Centro Gallego in Havana, Cuba circa 1900-1960

The file at one time contained 7 photographs of the Inglaterra Hotel and Delmonicos Restaurant in Havana, Cuba.

Envelopes for photographs and photographic negatives circa 1900-1936

The envelopes at one time contained 23 photographs and 4 photographic negatives showing the headquarters of Fitzhugh Lee in Cuba.

Miscellaneous notes circa 1900-1960

The file at one time contained photographs and photographic negatives showing the Army Medical Museum and Library Building.

Pamphlets relating to Dean Cornwell's painting, Conquerors of Yellow Fever circa 1941

The file at one time contained 40 photographs relating to Cornwell's painting.

Correspondence relating to the Columbia Barracks and a model of the barracksConquerors of Yellow Fever circa 1941

The file at one time contained 67 photographs and negatives relating to the Columbia Barracks an the barracks model.

Notes and envelopes for photographs relating to Camp Lazear and Camp Washington circa 1900-1940

The file at one time contained 44 photographs and negatives relating to Camps Lazear and Washington.

Correspondence from Walter Reed to the family of Walter Reed Weaver 1885-1944

Weaver was named for Walter Reed. A photograph of Blossom Reed as a child was sent to him in Reed's correspondence. An obituary for Weaver and transcriptions of the letters are included.

Deeds for real estate in Marin County, Florida April 9, 1886-March 20, 1889

Walter Reed and Emilie L. Reed conveyed land back and forth with E. and A. Wartman.

Report of the Surgeon General of the Army to the Secretary of War June 30, 1888-June 30, 1893

Includes reports from Walter Reed at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.

Program for the Annual commencement of Columbia College in the City of New York June 8, 1892

The program lists Jesse William Lazear as receiving the degree of doctor of medicine.

Excerpts from the Medical Society of the District of Columbia minute book November 1895-December 1895

Includes speeches or summaries by Walter reed on subacute bacterial endocarditis, diphtheria, and rabies.

Letter from Walter Reed to Adjutant General January 31, 1899

The letter relates to Reed's duty as curator of the Army Medical Museum.

Special Orders No. 91 April 19, 1899

Reed is to travel to Cuba to determine causes of typhoid fever, return, and report.

Letter from Walter Reed to [James Carroll] circa August 16, 1899

Reed questions whether a test has been done as requested and gives further instructions for experiments.

Papers regarding Arthur B. Haskins September 1899-June 1900

Includes Haskins request to be assigned to Cuba and his court-martial proceedings. Walter L. Reed was a member of the court.

Editorial comment concerning Arthur B. Haskins circa 1950-1980

Walter Lawrence Reed was a member of the court-martial proceedings against Haskins. Haskins died in prison, possibly of yellow fever, and provided circumstantial evidence for the mosquito vector for yellow fever.

Letter from Walter Reed to Adjutant General April 4, 1900

Letter relates to Reed's duty as curator of the Army Medical Museum.

Last will and testament of Walter Reed with certificate to verify June 13, 1900

Reed bequeaths everything to his wife, Emily Lawrence Reed.

Roster of the detachment of the hospital corps, Camp Columbia, Cuba September 1900

Most of the volunteers for Walter Reed's experiments on yellow fever came from this detachment.

Letter from Walter Reed to James Carroll July 6, 1901

Reed mentions Steward [John S.] Neate and Steward Williamson.

Transcription of consent form for Jeremiah Tomlinson September 5, 1901

Tomlinson consents to be bitten by mosquitoes carrying yellow fever. Also included is a comment about men already immune to yellow fever volunteering for the experiments to get the money.

Letter from John L. Clem to Mrs. James Carroll March 3, 1913

The letter relates to the inscription of James Carroll's monument (tombstone) in Arlington National Cemetery, includes an extract from regulations regarding monuments and markers in national cemeteries.

Letters from James C. Reed to Sister Wright and a letter from Lila Reed to Atcheson L. Hench January 4, 1919-April 26, 1951

James C. Reed's letters concern the grave of Jesse V. Reed in France (died October 12, 1918) and of his reburial in Blackstone, Virginia in 1921. Lila Reed thanks A[tcheson] Hench for sending copies of the letters concerning the burial of her cousin.

John J. Moran's certificate of recognition as a veteran April 5, 1935

Certificate card is in both English and Spanish. Donated by Philip Ulzurrun.

Letters to and from Francis L. Berkeley, Curator of Manuscripts, University of Virginia Library 1941-1951

The letters relate to Walter Reed and Reed family members including Nellie Reed Elliot, Mrs. Douglas T. Elam, Lila Reed, and Alice Reed.

Notes by [Atcheson Laughlin Hench] December 1, 1947-June 26, 1951

The notes relate to the relatives of Walter Reed including James Reed, Lila Reed, Lily Blackford, and Alice Reed.

Letters from John Cook Wyllie, Curator of Rare Books, University of Virginia Library to Atcheson L. Hench November 14, 1947-January 22, 1952

Wyllie writes about Reed family members including Mrs. William E. Graves, Alice Reed, Elizabeth Reed, Mary Blincoe, Jack Dooley Reed, Texie P. Watts, and Mrs. Bowman.

Correspondence between Roscoe M. White and Atcheson Hench March 1948

The correspondence relates to Lemuel S. Reed and J.C. Reed and the Methodist Church.

Letter to Mrs. John J. Moran from Harry Clemons October 3, 1951

Clemons informs Mrs. Moran that her husband's Medal of Honor arrived safely to the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia.

Letter from Philip Showalter Hench to Atcheson L. Hench January 22, 1952

Hench encloses an article from the Winter 1951 issue of Virginia Cavalcade entitled How a Reed was Bent.

Correspondence of Duncan Groner with a copy of a memorial article relating to Emilie (Blossom) Reed October 1966

Groner, a cousin of Blossom, recounts Blossom's life in the memorial article.

Volume 7, No. 129 of the weekend edition of the Medical Tribune October 29, 1966-October 30, 1966

Includes the article, The Story of an Archive: Conquest of Yellow Fever and a photograph of the yellow fever volunteers.

Letter from Elizabeth Reed to Philip S. Hench June 5, 1967

Elizabeth is the daughter of James C. Reed, a brother of Walter Reed.

"Carlos Finlay and the Carrier of Death", Americas, by J.A. del Regato May 1968

The article is signed by del Regato to Miss Ane Freudenberg

Interview of James L. Hanberry by Philip Showalter Hench 1951

Hanberry was one of the yellow fever volunteers and a Congressional Gold Medal recipient.

Conquerors of Yellow Fever, by Dean Cornwell circa 1941

1 of 10 autographed engraver's proofs.