Lawrence D. Longo Invoices and Subject Files mssLongo

Gina C Giang
The Huntington Library
February 2020
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
Title: Lawrence D. Longo invoices and subject files
Identifier/Call Number: mssLongo
Physical Description: 2.9 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1878-2014
Date (bulk): 1970-2000
Abstract: Invoices and printed materials related to Lawrence D. Longo's collection of antiquarian and rare books in reproductive biology from 1878-2012.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Lawrence D. Longo invoices and subject files, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Biographical / Historical

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).

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of invoices and subject files related to Lawrence D. Longo's collection of antiquarian and rare books in reproductive biology and dates from 1878-2014. One of Longo's first book purchases was in 1962 and his last purchase appears to have been in 2014. Accompanying the invoices is correspondence between Longo and the book dealers regarding his purchases and reimbursement forms submitted to Loma Linda University by Longo. Subject files relate to various physicians, institutions, and topics in the health sciences and include clippings, lists, photocopies, printed portraits, obituaries, and offprints. The earliest clipping is from June 29, 1878 from The British Medical Journal about the Harveian Oration. Most of the printed material relates to the Canadian physician William Osler and the writings of medical historian William Bennett Bean.

Processing Information

Processed by Gina C Giang in February 2020. The original arrangement of the invoices was maintained during processing. The subject files were artificially created by Huntington Staff during accessioning and maintained during processing.


During processing in February 2020, Gina C Giang removed and shredded 0.08 linear feet of financial documents.

Related Materials

Forms part of Lawrence D. Longo and Betty Jeanne Longo Collection in Reproductive Biology.


Arranged in two series: 1. Invoices; 2. Subject files. Files are alphabetically arranged within series.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Antiquarian booksellers -- United States
Book collectors -- United States
Medicine -- California
Medicine -- History
Clippings (information artifacts)
Printed materials (object genre)
Bean, William B. (William Bennett), 1909-1989
Johns Hopkins University
Loma Linda University
Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919


Invoices 1962-2014


Longo arranged the files alphabetically by the company's name and seller's last name.
Box 1

A-F 1969-2014

Box 2

G-M 1963-2013

Box 3

Mc-P 1964-2013

Box 4

P-T 1962-2009

Box 5

W-Z 1970-2011


Subject files 1878-2010

Box 5

Andrews-Bean 1963-1994

Scope and Contents

Included: Billy F. Andrews; and William Bennett Bean.
Box 6

Bean-Keswani 1950-1992

Scope and Contents

Included: William Bennett Bean; William Beaumont; John Shaw Billings; Harvey Cushing; Girolamo Fracastoro; Frontiers of Pharmacology; Johns Hopkins Hospital; Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation; and N.H. Keswani.
Box 7

Leonardo-Sigerist 1878-2010

Scope and Contents

Included: Leonardo da Vinci; Loma Linda University; lists; medicine -- California; miscellaneous; William Osler; printed portraits; and Henry Ernest Sigerist.