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Joseph Alfred Andrews papers, 1880-1899
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Series 1. Professional Papers 1880-1899

Physical Description: 20 folders

Subseries 1. Papers Relating to Publications, Presentations, Discussions by JAA

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 1, Folder 1

Holographic notes intended for publication.

Scope and Content Note

1) "Medical impression of China": notes on a visit to Canton, intended for readers of the "Medical Record", n.d.; 2) a letter to the editor, dated Nov. 20, 1883
Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence relating to publications, presentations, discussions.

Box 1, Folder 3

Typed copy of discussion presented at the American Ophthalmological Society

Scope and Content Note

contains transcript of JAA's and others' remarks

Subseries 2. Hospital and Professional Committee Appointments 1880-1899

Physical Description: 9 folders

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arranged by hospital or committee name
Box 2, Folder 1

City Hospital, New York. 1892-1899

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8 items: resolutions, correspondence, communications


JAA was a multi-year member of the hospital's Medical Board, its president in 1895, sat on and led Board committees, and held various appointments on the hospital's medical staff
Box 2, Folder 2

Charity Hospital, New York. 1880-1899

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6 items: rules and regulations, reports, correspondence
Box 1, Folder 4

Bellevue Hospital, New York. 1883-1896

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4 items: rules and regulations, annual reports, reorganization plans


some items concern charity hospitals in New York in addition to Bellevue
Box 1, Folder 5

New York Hospital. 1892-1894

Scope and Content Note

2 items: rules of the Executive Committe, and amendments to the rules
Box 2, Folder 3

Medical Association of the Charity Hospitals of the City of New York. 1895-1896

Scope and Content Note

4 items: minutes, resolutions, correspondence


JAA was President in 1896
Box 1, Folder 6

An act to abolish the Department of Public Charities and Correction. 1895

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text of the act, and "Statement by the State Charities Aid Association, N. Y."
Box 2, Folder 4

Facilities and equipment, Dept. of Public Charities hospitals. 1892-1895

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correspondence, proposals, and equipment advertisements
Box 1, Folder 7

Medical Society of the County of New York. 1882-1894

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two letters of appointment to the Committee on Hygiene
Box 1, Folder 8

New York Academy of Medicine, Section on Ophthalmology and Otology. 1895-1899

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programs for Nov. 21 and Dec. 4, 1895, Jan. 16, Mar. 19 and Apr., 1896


JAA was Chairman of the Section for 1895/96; see [Box 1 : 17] for correspondence relating to program planning

Subseries 3. Correspondence 1888-1899

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

arranged by correspondent groups
Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence with colleagues. 1888-1899

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence with patients.

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence re. JAA's desire to become a contract surgeon in the Spanish-American War. 1898

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence regarding recommendations for positions. 1896-1897


Subseries 4. Notebooks, Citations, Clippings and Reprints 1888-1899

Physical Description: 4 folders

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arranged by subject
Box 1, Folder 12

Four notebooks.

Physical Description: 9 x 15 cm.

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notes on readings and perhaps lectures, a few in German; Book I bears title: "Ophthalmology in ancient times"
Box 2, Folder 6

Miscellaneous medical notes and clippings.

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for the most part these are handwritten; a few partial pencil sketches are scattered throughout
Box 2, Folder 7

Clinical notes. 1891-1894

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"Glaucoma and affections of the optic nerve," by C. Schweiger, translated by C. A. Wood, "Archives of Ophthalmology", 22(4):475-592, 1891; tied up with the unbound journal were correspondence and notes by JAA concerning the case of W.L.R., and notes for another case report.
Box 2, Folder 8

Newspaper clippings.


Series 2. Social Papers

Physical Description: 8 folders

Subseries 1. Social Correspondence.

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

letters and notes sent to JAA
Box 1, Folder 13

Letters and notes sent to JAA (A-M).

Box 1, Folder 14

Letters and notes sent to JAA (N-Z).

Box 2, Folder 9

Letters, invitations, etc. from Edward (Eduard) Beit and family. 1892-1895


Subseries 2. Invitations.

Physical Description: 2 folders

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formal and informal invitations to parties, dinners, weddings, etc.
Box 1, Folder 15

Printed invitations to weddings, engagement parties, at homes, etc.

Box 1, Folder 16

Written invitations to dinners, dances, etc.


Subseries 3. Miscellany.

Physical Description: 3 folders

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includes some personal papers, pencil sketches, notes
Box 1, Folder 17

Various personal papers. 1889-1896

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includes one 4 x 6" photograph of James Speyer, London
Box 1, Folder 18

Pencil sketches, some illustrations.

Box 1, Folder 19

Miscellaneous notes.

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handwritten; contains some quotations, several from Lord Byron

Series 3. Miscellaneous Papers 1894-1896

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

a few institutional reports
Box 1, Folder 20

Institutional reports. 1894-1896

Scope and Content Note

1) "Nineteenth year book, New York State Reformatory at Elmira, 1894"; 2) State Commission in Lunacy, State of New York, report on results of inquiry into certain charges made by the "New York Herald", 1894; 3) "Rules and regulations concerning medical and surgical supplies and the conduct of business in the drug stores of the Department of Public Charities of the City of New York." Blackwell Island, NY: Bureau of Printing, Penitentiary, 1896