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At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Arranged by material type.
Letters, manuscripts, printed ephemera and photoreproductions collected by Saffron. The collection reflects Dr. Saffron's two avocations: book collecting and the history of medicine. Of particular importance are three reels of microfilms of Hunterian manuscripts at the University of Glasgow Library. William Hunter (1718-1783) was a Scottish physician. In addition, there is an autograph signed manuscript by John Martyn titled "To the Author of the Grubstreet Journal" 1731-32; letters published in "The Grub-Street Journal" concerning Richard Bentley's edition of Milton; a letter from Stephen Phillips to [Sir Sidney Colvin]; and poetry of Emily Winthrop Miles
Some personal and academic correspondence have been added, as well as an oral history memoir of Morris Saffron and printed materials.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located on-site.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Morris Harold Saffron collection, letters and manuscripts; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Morris H. Saffron, 1980, 1987, 1990& 1992.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Printed ephemera: Source of acquisition--Saffron, Morris Harold. Method of acquisition--Gift.
4 items re. E.W. Miles: Source of acquisition--Saffron, Morris. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--06/03/1992. Accession number--M-92-06-03.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Saffron, M.H. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--08/30/1992. Accession number--M-92-08-30.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Saffron, M.H. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/12/1992. Accession number--M-92-12-12.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Printed ephemera Entered in AMC 11/28/1990.
4 items re. E.W. Miles Processed HR 06/11/1992.
Papers Processed HR 02/08/1993.
Papers Processed HR 02/08/1993.
June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Physician, medical historian, and chairman of the Friends of the Columbia Libraries, 1967-1972. Columbia, A.B. 1925; A.M. 1949; Ph.D. 1968). Dr. Saffron (1905-1993) was an authority on Colonial American medicine, Archivist-historian of the New Jersey Medical Society, and a practicing dermatologist.