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Longo Manuscripts Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Longo Manuscripts Collection
    Dates: Approximately 1575-1931
    Collection Number: mssHM 83505-83529
    Extent: 25 items in two boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: A collection of volumes, manuscripts, documents, and correspondence dealing with the history of medicine, midwifery, gynecology, obstetrics and childbirth.
    Language of Material: The records are in English, French, Italian and Latin.

    Administration Information


    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Longo Manuscripts Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of The Longo Family Trust, Lawrence D. and Betty Jeanne Longo, Trustees, 2015.

    Biographical Note

    Lawrence D. Longo (1926-2016) was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Pacific Union College and then the College of Medical Evangelists (now Loma Linda University School of Medicine) in 1954. Dr. Longo established the Center for Perinatal Biology at Loma Linda University and served as its founding director from 1973-2012; he was president of both the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (1982-1983) and the American Osler Society (2002-2003).


    The collection is arranged chronologically.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of two boxes. Box 1: Volumes and Documents, approx. 1575-1822, HM 83505-83510 ; Box 2: Volumes, Documents, Manuscripts and Correspondence, 1843-1931, HM 83511-83529. The material deals with the history of medicine, midwifery, gynecology, obstetrics and childbirth; this collection forms part of the Lawrence D. Longo and Betty Jeanne Longo Collection in Reproductive Biology.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Ballantyne, J.W. (John William), 1861-1923
    Butler, Samuel Worcester, 1823-1874
    Day, Thomas, 1749 or 1750-1818
    Dolce, Francesco, 1724-1809
    Harris, Robert P. (Robert Patterson), 1822-1899
    Horne, R.H. (Richard H.), 1802-1884
    Howard, William Travis, 1821-1907
    Jeannin, Viviane, Madame
    Longo, Betty Jeanne
    Longo, Lawrence D.
    MacCallum, W.G. (William George), 1874-1944
    Mackenzie, Colin, -1775
    Mackenzie, Edward E., 1858-
    Mackenzie, Edward E., 1858-
    Mandigo, James William, 1819-1887
    Muzio, Giovam Batista
    Owen, Richard, 1804-1892
    Packard, Francis R. (Francis Randolph), 1870-1950
    Peachey, George Charles, 1862-1935
    Playfair, W.S. (William Smoult), 1836-1903>
    Williams, J. Whitridge (John Whitridge), 1866-1931
    Yale, Leroy Milton, 1802-1847

    Corporate Names

    Johns Hopkins University. School of Medicine


    Childbirth – France – History
    Childbirth – Great Britain – History
    Childbirth – Italy – History
    Childbirth – United States – History
    Gynecology – France – History
    Gynecology – Great Britain – History
    Gynecology – Italy – History
    Gynecology – United States – History
    History of Medicine
    Midwifery – France – History
    Midwifery – Great Britain – History
    Midwifery – Italy – History
    Midwifery – United States – History
    Obstetrics – France – History
    Obstetrics – Great Britain – History
    Obstetrics – Italy – History
    Obstetrics – United States – History
    Prohibition – Pennsylvania
    Reproductive health


    Account books – Great Britain – 19th century
    Account books – United States – 19th century
    Documents – Great Britain – 19th century
    Documents – United States – 20th century
    Lecture notes – Great Britain – 18th century
    Lecture notes – United States – 19th century
    Letters (correspondence) – Great Britain – 19th century
    Letters (correspondence) – Great Britain – 20th century
    Letters (correspondence) – United States – 19th century
    Manuscripts – Great Britain – 18th century
    Manuscripts – Italy – 16th century
    Manuscripts – United States – 20th century
    Notebooks – France – 19th century>
    Notebooks – Great Britain – 19th century>
    Notebooks – United States – 19th century