Register of the Henry Gibbons Papers, 1833-1880

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Register of the Henry Gibbons Papers, 1833-1880

Collection number: MSS 73-5

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information:

  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
May 1993
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry Gibbons Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1833-1880
Collection number: MSS 73-5
Creator: Gibbons, Henry, 1808-1884
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Henry Gibbons Papers, MSS 73-5, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Biography

Gibbons was born in Wilmington, Delaware, into an English emigre family who had followed William Penn to Pennsylvania. He received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1829, and practiced with his father, William Gibbons, in Wilmington until 1844. He taught at the Philadelphia College of Medicine from that date until he went to San Francisco in 1850.
He was a founding member of the California State Medical Society, and served as its president in 1857 and 1871. Gibbons was a member of the faculty of the Cooper Medical College, and member of the California State Board of Health. He died in Wilmington, Delaware, November 5, 1884.

Scope and Content

Includes transcriptions of original correspondence; pamphlets. Gift of Dr. Morton Gibbons, January 13, 1931.

Container List

 

Series I: Correspondence, 1850-56

Box 1, Folder 1

Contents

Folder 2

Henry Gibbons, outgoing letters, 1850-56

Folder 3

Rodmond Gibbons [brother], outgoing letters, 1850-51

Folder 4

List of plant specimens sent from San Francisco by Henry Gibbons, 1852. (Document signed Wm. Darlington).

 

Series II: Pamphlets

 

17 pamphlets by Henry Gibbons, 1833-80: announcements of University of Pacific Medical Department, lectures and addresses to the California State Medical Society and the San Francisco Medical Society; subject pamphlets: tobacco, camping out, midwifery, feticide, etc. (see Contents list for titles).