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Cornelius Rea Agnew papers, 1851-1924

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0012
Bib ID 4078774 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Agnew, Cornelius Rea, 1830-1888
Title Cornelius Rea Agnew papers, 1851-1924
Physical Description 6 linear feet (13 boxes 2 flats)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 3-14. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, notes, and manuscripts including items that relate to most of Agnew's professional activities, are especially rich in materials that deal with the treatment of eye diseases during the latter half of the 19th century. An interesting sidelight of the collection is a group of finely detailed woodblocks and steel plates that Agnew used to illustrate his published articles.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 3-14. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Cornelius Rea Agnew Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 03/21/89.

Revision Description

2010-03-25 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engravings (prints) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Printing plates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woodblocks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Barnard, Frederick A. P (Frederick Augustus Porter), 1809-1889 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burgess, John William, 1844-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chandler, Charles Frederick, 1836-1925 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Educators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Egleston, Thomas, 1832-1900 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eye -- Diseases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hospitals -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ophthalmologists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ophthalmology -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ophthalmology -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Strong, George Templeton, 1820-1875 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Amringe, J. Howard (John Howard), 1835-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of diseases of the eye and ear at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Agnew, a prominent New York ophthalmologist, also helped organize the eye and ear hospital in Manhattan. (Columbia B.A., 1849; M.D., 1852).