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Register of the Henry Gibbons Papers, 1833-1880
MSS 73-5  
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  • 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


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

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


    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.