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Morris Harold Saffron collection letters and manuscripts, circa 1700-1992

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1098
Bib ID 4079589 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Saffron, Morris Harold
Title Morris Harold Saffron collection letters and manuscripts, circa 1700-1992
Physical Description 1 linear feet (2 box (253 items))
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



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

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.

Preferred Citation

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.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Morris H. Saffron, 1980, 1987, 1990& 1992.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

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.

Revision Description

June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Microforms Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Personal letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reminiscences Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Authors, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bentley, Richard, 1662-1742 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book collectors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Colvin, Sidney, 1845-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eccles, Mary Hyde Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Friends of the Columbia Libraries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hunter, William, 1718-1783 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hunterian Museum (University of Glasgow). Library Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kristeller, Paul Oskar, 1905-1999 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leinsdorf, Erich, 1912-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Malone, Dumas, 1892-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Martyn, John, 1699-1768 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Medical historians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Medicine -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Medicine -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Phillips, Stephen, 1864-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physicians -- Biography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physicians -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physicians -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Westwood, T (Thomas), 1814?-1888 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.