Item Details

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

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Series XIII. Reed family additions
inclusive1850/1967 circa 1850-1967
bulk1868/1949 bulk 1868-1949
Digital Repository PIDViU-HUSuva-lib:2231527
Boxbox139-140
2 boxes

Series XIII. Reed family additions consists of materials relating to the yellow fever experiments that several different donors gave to the University of Virginia. Items in the series date from around 1850 to 1967 with the bulk of the items dating from 1868 to 1949. The largest portion of the series is comprised of correspondence written by Walter Reed and his family between 1877 and 1902 that provide insights into their relationships and personal lives.

In addition to the Reed family's correspondence, the series also contains other materials relating to the Reed family and the yellow fever experiments including, but not limited to the following:

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  • a flag that was flown over Camp Lazear;
  • newspaper clippings and articles relating to the yellow fever experiments;
  • a chemistry notebook that was owned by Walter Reed;
  • correspondence of and works by Philip Showalter Hench;
  • an inventory of materials in Series XIII. and information about their accession into the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library;
  • and materials from an exhibit on the yellow fever experiments that was hosted in Alderman Library at the University of Virginia.
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William H. McGuffey's class of moral philosophy at the University of Virginia 1868

Christopher and James Clayton Reed are depicted in the photograph.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe June 6, 1877

Reed describes his family life, his reunion with Emilie Lawrence Reed, and their journey to Camp Lowell.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe September 21, 1882

Reed discusses finances, and offers advice on female health and education. He advocates against too much emphasis on academic excellence.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe April 2, 1883

Reed teases Blincoe and her husband. He gives news of his wife and son and their life on the post, and he relates the progress of his Florida orange grove.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe  September 22, 1889

Reed consoles Blincoe after her husband's death.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe November 4, 1889

Reed praises Blincoe's bravery after the loss of her husband. He sends money and promises to send more in the future.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe February 28, 1892

Reed provides details of his personal finances. He relates news of his family, and he makes comments about her children. He offers his opinion regarding the religious revival at his son's school

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe November 28, 1892

Reed offers advice for Blincoe's daughter, Laura. He discusses his personal finances, and regrets that he cannot send her money.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe April 7, 1893

Reed writes that he will send money to Blincoe. He asks about her family.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe September 27, 1895

Reed is sorry Blincoe's son, Lemuel, has left home. He gives advice on raising violets.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe November 2, 1895

Reed writes to offer his house to the newlywed couple.

Letter from Walter Reed to Lemuel S. Reed January 18, 1896

Reed provides details of the Reed family genealogy.

Letter from Walter Reed to Lemuel S. Reed February 23, 1896

Reed provides genealogical information on the Reed family. Emilie Lawrence Reed has been with her mother, Hanna Rea Lawrence, after the death of Emilie's youngest brother, Edward F. Lawrence. Reed also comments on the war spirit in Washington.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe September 19, 1896

Reed describes his vacation and bicycling. He comments on the upcoming presidential election.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe February 2, 1899

Reed comments on family members. Lawrence Reed is in Cuba.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe May 23, 1899

Reed discusses personal finances. He will send her money.

Letter from Walter Reed to Christopher Reed circa August 30, 1900

Reed writes that Christopher Reed's son does not have tuberculosis. Reed has been in Cuba studying yellow fever but has returned to finish the typhoid fever report.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe April 4, 1902

Reed writes about Blincoe's daughter, Laura.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe April 22, 1902

Reed writes that he is glad to hear that his monthly contribution helps.

Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe September 8, 1902

Reed discusses finances. He mentions honorary degrees he has been awarded.

Telegram from Lemuel Soule Blincoe to Anita Clayton Blincoe November 24, 1902

Lemuel Blincoe requests information on Walter Reed's funeral so he can attend.

Letter from [Christopher Reed] to Lila Reed January 1903

Includes invitation to a memorial meeting of the medical society of the district of Columbia honoring Walter reed.

"Doctors, the Envoys Latin Americans Like", New York Herald Tribune July 5, 1942

Review of "Ambassadors in white the story of American tropical medicine", by Charles Morrow Wilson.