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William Gilman Thompson autograph collection

Call Number: MS 484

Scope and Contents

Collection of autograph letters and photographs accumulated by Thompson, a physician.


  • 1771-1924


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the William G. Thompson estate, 1939.


3 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 folio)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Collection of autograph letters and photographs accumulated by Thompson, a physician.

Biographical / Historical

Physician; Ph.B., Yale, 1877; received his M.D. degree from Columbia in 1881; in 1885 won the Joseph Mather Smith prize for an essay on the valves of the heart; in 1887 became visiting physician of the New York Hospital until 1894, and of the Presbyterian Hospital until 1912; in 1887 became professor of physiology at the University of the City of New York, remaining until 1898; 1898-1916, professor of medicine at Cornell University Medical College.

Guide to the William Gilman Thompson Autograph Collection
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
August 1981
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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