Longo Manuscripts Collection

Finding aid prepared by Gayle M. Richardson.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Manuscripts Department
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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

Access

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).

Arrangement

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

Subjects

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

Genre

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


Container List

Box 1

Volumes and Documents (Approx. 1575-1822)

 

 HM 83505  Muzio, Giovam Batista. Trattato del Nascimento et Generatione dell Huomo ([approx. 1575])

Bound volume, (236 p.). In Italian, with three Zodiacal diagrams on p. 74-75.
 

 HM 83506  [Unknown author]. Des Accouchements ([approx. 1750])

Bound volume, (80 p.). In French.
 

 HM 83507  [Dolce, Francesco, 1724-1809]. De Morbis Mulierum (1757)

Bound volume, (104 p.). In Latin, in the hand of Saverio de' Savi da Matera, a student of Dolce's. With a note in Greek on first page.
 

 HM 83508  Day, Thomas, 1749 or 1750-1818. Abstracts of Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Midwifery from Collin Mackenzie M.D. (1772)

Bound volume, (123 p.). With some damage to leather spine. Subject: Mackenzie, Colin, -1775.
 

 HM 83509  [Unknown author]. Midwife's Account Book (1803, Jan. 5-1813, Nov. 26)

Volume, (57 p.). This small vol. is made up of pages sewn together between two sets of marbled covers, with some damage. The midwife was based in Towcester, a market town in southern Northamptonshire, England)
 

 HM 83510  Fraser, Alex. Certificate in favour of Mrs. Janet Henderson Midwife (1822, Feb. 12)

(2 p.) A.D.S., (Aberdeen, Scotland); signed by the Regimental Surgeon. Please note: fragile, handle carefully.
Box 2

Volumes, Documents, Manuscripts and Correspondence (1843-1931)

 

 HM 83511  Butler, Samuel Worcester, 1823-1874. Letter to Leroy Milton Yale, 1802-1847 (1843, Mar. 2)

(4 p.) A.L.S., (Boston, Mass.)
 

 HM 83512  Mandigo, James William, 1819-1887. Notes on lectures, anatomy, obstetrics and surgery, with a collection of medical recipes (1844, Sep. 9)

Paper bound volume, (95 p.), (White Pigeon, Mich.). With damage to covers and some pages, Fragile. With a typewritten biography pasted down to inside front cover, prepared by W.R. Mandigo, son of J.W. Mandigo.
 

 HM 83513  Jeannin, [Viviane]. Quelques Notes sur Les Accouchements ([approx. 1860])

Bound volume, (154 p.), (Paris, France). In French, notebook kept by Madame Jeannin, Sage-Femme.
 

 HM 83514  Spaulding, Joseph. Doctor's Account Book (1868-1870)

Bound pocket account book, (198 p.), (La Fayette, Indiana). In leatherette case, with printed pages in front and back of volume; descriptions of childbirth on pages 167-188.
 

 HM 83515  Owen, Richard, 1804-1892. Letter to R.H. (Richard H.) Horne, 1802-1884 (1873, Feb. 18)

(4 p.) A.L.S., (London, Eng.), with envelope; fragile, please do not remove from mylar. A letter replying to various questions relative to human anomalies.
 

 HM 83516  Playfair, W.S. (William Smoult), 1836-1903. Letter to Robert P. (Robert Patterson) Harris, 1822-1899 (1879, Nov. 29)

(3 p.) A.L.S., (London, Eng.), with envelope.
 

 HM 83517  Playfair, W.S. (William Smoult), 1836-1903. Letter to Robert P. (Robert Patterson) Harris, 1822-1899 ([approx. 1880], July 18)

(2 p.) A.L.S., (London, Eng.)
 

 HM 83518  Playfair, W.S. (William Smoult), 1836-1903. Letter to Robert P. (Robert Patterson) Harris, 1822-1899 (1881, Apr. 21)

(1 p.) A.L.S., (London, Eng.)
 

 HM 83519  [Howard, William Travis, 1821-1907]. Notes of Lectures on Diseases of Women (1882, May 23)

Bound notebook (58 p.), (Baltimore, Maryland). With very loose marbled boards, pages very brittle, with a large section numbered but blank. In the hand of Edward E. Mackenzie, 1858-.
 

 HM 83520  Playfair, W.S. (William Smoult), 1836-1903. Card to Robert P. (Robert Patterson) Harris, 1822-1899 (1885, July 31)

(2 p.) A.N.S. on a card, (London, Eng.), with envelope.
 

 HM 83521  Ballantyne, J.W. (John William), 1861-1923. Letter to Robert P. (Robert Patterson) Harris, 1822-1899 (1891, Oct. 26)

(3 p.) A.L.S., (Edinburgh, Scot.), with envelope.
 

 HM 83522  Ballantyne, J.W. (John William), 1861-1923. Letter to Robert P. (Robert Patterson) Harris, 1822-1899 (1892, May 2)

(2 p.) A.L.S., (Edinburgh, Scot.), with envelope.
 

 HM 83523  Playfair, W.S. (William Smoult), 1836-1903. Letter to Robert P. (Robert Patterson) Harris, 1822-1899 (1898, Jan. 15)

(3 p.) A.L.S., (London, Eng.), with envelope.
 

 HM 83524  Williams, J. Whitridge (John Whitridge), 1866-1931. (1922, Dec. 26)

(1 p.). Signature pasted down on a notecard.
 

 HM 83525  Peachey, George Charles, 1862-1935. Letter to Francis R. (Francis Randolph) Packard, 1870-1950 (1925, Apr. 27)

(1 p.) A.L.S., (London, Eng.). Fragile, please handle carefully.
 

 HM 83526  [Unknown author]. Duplicate Prescription Form for Medical Liquor (1928, Nov. 11)

(1 p.) Printed form, filled in. Form issued under the authority of the National Prohibition Act for a patient living in Pennsylvania. Originally laid into RB 649507, "Annual of the Universal Medical Sciences," v. 4.
 

 HM 83527  Peachey, George Charles, 1862-1935. Letter to Francis R. (Francis Randolph) Packard, 1870-1950 (1930, Jan. 28)

(1 p.) A.L.S., (London, Eng.), with pencil notations on verso. Fragile, please handle carefully.
 

 HM 83528  Peachey, George Charles, 1862-1935. Letter to Francis R. (Francis Randolph) Packard, 1870-1950 (1930, Nov. 8)

(1 p.) A.L.S., (London, Eng.). Fragile, please handle carefully.
 

 HM 83529  [MacCullum, W.G. (William George), 1874-1944]. Johns Hopkins University Obituary of John Whitridge Williams (1931)

(2 p.) A.MS., also enclosed: typewritten copy (2 p.). Subjects: Williams, J. Whitridge (John Whitridge), 1866-1931 ; Johns Hopkins University. School of Medicine.