Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
- Existence: 1829-02-15 - 1914-01-04
S. Weir Mitchell (1829-1914), American physician, scientist, novelist, and poet.
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
The papers consist of correspondence, financial material, book orders, memorabilia, writings, and printed matter of Clements Collard Fry. Also included is a collection of S. Weir Mitchell material, 1771-1929, including writings, notebooks, photographs, correspondence, announcements, appointments, clippings, and printed matter.
Letter : 1332 Walnut, to John E. Norcross, Care of Jn. Penington & Son, No. 127 South 7th St.,  Nov 12
ALS, with envelope, consisting of thanks and compliments for verses sent by Norcross. Accompanied by two bust-length portrait photographs of John E. Norcross, with note on verso of both photographs: "Marion Gardner grandfather John E. Norcross."
Letter : 1524 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa., to Mary Creel, Browns Mills-in-the-Pines, 92 Mar 10
TLS to a patient regarding her health, with a postscript in Mitchell's hand, "at need Dr. J.K. can reach you."
Accompanied by seven clippings, five of them portraits of Mitchell, one a poem, "The Birth and Death of Pain," and one part of a book catalog.
ALS requesting a dozen copies of the issue of Harper's Weekly containing "the prayer I read," and commenting on the reception it has enjoyed.
TLS concerning the treatment and wellbeing of Mrs. Beers.
TLS commenting critically on an unspecified book.
ALS thanking Bamburgh for a copy of Giacomo: a Venetian Tale.
Accompanied by a reproduction of a 1907 photograph of Mitchell at Mount Desert, engraved for The Century.
ALS replying to a request for, presumably, a written piece, informing the recipient that he is "too loaded to respond."
ALS thanking Allibone for remembering him at Christmas.
ALS asserting that the characters in an unidentified work are not based on real individuals.
One ALS and one LS, in an unidentified hand, to Howard Pyle, and two ANS to unidentified recipients.
Eight ALS, with six envelopes; one AL, with signature cut away, with envelope; and one AL, fragment, with envelope.
The letters concern his friendship with Minot and include discussion of his writing and travels.
Miscellaneous Letters Collection is a collection of hundreds of individual letters or small groups of letters, mostly by physicians and scientists, either donated to the Historical Library or purchased.
APcS in reply to a question concerning "the science of weak fiction," the answer to which, Mitchell states, would "demand a half acre of postcards".
The Edith Wharton Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and personal papers relating to the life and career of American author Edith Wharton, as well as letters and research material gathered by Gaillard Lapsley, Percy Lubbock, Oscar Lichtenberg, Georges Markow-Totevy, and Louis Auchincloss.