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Edmund Abbott Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0685-sc

The papers of a student studying to become a physician. Included are 3 class notebooks (1872, 1874, 1876), an autograph book (1876) which includes autographs of college professors, a sketch book (1875), an account book of college expenses and a typescript copy (1874-1877), 1876 photograph of Edmund Abbott, 1875 junior thesis titled Insanity, student paper on human parasitic animals, and 1876 graduating thesis titled "The East or the West?"

Dates

  • 1872-1877

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Extent

1 folder (11 items)

Overview

The papers of a student from Winterport, Maine, studying to become a physician at Maine State College in Orono and the University Medical College of New York.

Biographical Note

Dr. Edmund Abbott was born on March 12, 1857, at Winterport, Maine, son of Dr. Charles and Harriet Newell (Chick) Abbott. He was graduated from Maine State College in 1876 at the age of 19, the youngest member of his class, and from the University Medical College of New York on March 12, 1879, that date being his 22nd birthday. He passed an examination to become a surgeon in the United States Army, but when his father died he decided to take up his father's practice in Winterport. After practicing in Winterport for 10 years he went to Providence, Rhode Island, becoming a licensed physician in Rhode Island in 1899. He was a member of the Rhode Island Medical Society. He practiced in Providence for nearly 30 years. He was married in 1893 to Amy Charlotte Moore of Providence. He died in Rhode Island in 1933.

Other Finding Aids

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.

General

The National Library of Medicine also has a collection of Edmund Abbott's papers which include a diary.

Title
Guide to the Edmund Abbott Papers
Status
No additional box or folder list for this small collection
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686