Finding Aid

William James Campbell Papers

UPT 50 C189

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Summary Information

Prepared by
Theresa R. Snyder
Preparation date
1991
Date [inclusive]
1863-1878
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

Scrapbook and diplomas gift of William M. Campbell (son of William James Campbell), 1971; lecture notes gift of Willman Spawn, 1985, 1991.

ARRANGEMENT

The William James Campbell Papers are organized in three series: Scrapbooks, Lectures and Certificates.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

William James Campbell was born on March 25, 1850 the son of John and Margaret Hughes Campbell. Campbell was educated in the Philadelphia public school system, first at the Locust Street Grammar School and then at Central High School. His ambition was to become a doctor, and he studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania under Joseph Leidy. Campbell took his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in 1871 from the University after serving a residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. His career was diverted by the failing health of his father who owned and operated a flourishing book usiness. William James put aside his own medical career to carrying on his father’s enterprise. He continued the family business with such success that Campbell was able to collect American first editions, Jeffersonia, and lithographic prints by Albert Newsam. He married Elizabeth Martin in 1882; they had four children, Elizabeth M., Frances M., John J., and William M. Campbell.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Papers contain a scrapbook, 1863-1872, filled with ephemera relating to his academic career at Central High School and at the University of Pennsylvania. Schedules, student lists, commencement notices and programs, lecture notices, matriculation tickets, letters of recommendation, ribbons, and clippings cover the pages. Lecture notes, 1869-1872, for courses and lectures attended as Campbell was graduating from Central through his course work at the University, represent the bulk of the collection. The lecture notes address a variety of medical subjects including hygiene, obstetrics, surgery, practical medicine, physiology, clinics, anatomy, botany, geology, and chemistry. Professors include Harrison Allen, D. Hays Agnew, Robert Bolling, Joseph Carson, Henry Hartshorne, F.V. Hayden, H. Lenox Hodge, James E. Hutchinson, Joseph Leidy, R.A.F. Penrose, George Pepper, William Pepper, J.G. Reese, Edward Rhoads, R.E. Rogers, Francis G. Smith, Henry H. Smith, Alfred Stille, James Tyson, and Horatio Wood.

Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
United States–Portraits.–Biography
Personal Name(s)
Campbell, William James, 1850-1931
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 — Form subdivision–Portraits.;
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de, 1770-1852
Subject(s)
Portrait painting, French–United States.

Inventory

 

Scrapbooks 

Box

Folder

1863-1872 

1

1

loose materials, 1868-1872, 1878 

1

2

 

Lectures 

Box

Folder

Lectures on Hygiene Delivered in the Central High School to the Graduating Class Winter 1867, by Prof. Henry Hartshorne, M.D., Feb. 1866-Dec. 1866, v. I 

1

3

Lectures on Hygiene Delivered in the Central High School to the Graduating Class Winter 1867, by Prof. Henry Hartshorne, M.D., Feb. 1866-Dec. 1866, v. II 

1

3

Lectures on Obstetrics Delivered in the University of Pennsylvania by R.A.F. Penrose, 1869-1870 

1

4

Lectures delivered in the University of Pennsylvania during the Autumn, Winter, and Spring 1868-1869 (Subjects include Surgery, Practice of Medicine, and Physiology; Lecturers include Dr. Pepper, Dr. Tyson, Dr. Agnew, and Dr. Rhoads) 

1

5

Also Clinical Lectures at the Pennsylvania Hospital 

1

5

Lectures delivered in the University of Pennsylvania during the Autumn, Winter, and Spring 1868-1869 (Subjects include Surgery, Practice of Medicine, and Physiology; Lecturers include Dr. Pepper, Dr. Tyson, Dr. Agnew, and Dr. Rhoads) 

1

6

Also Clinical Lectures at the Pennsylvania Hospital 

1

6

Lectures delivered in the University of Pennsylvania during the Autumn, Winter, and Spring 1868-1869 (Subjects include Surgery, Practice of Medicine, Physiology, and Clinics; Lecturers include Dr. Pepper, Dr. Tyson, Dr. Agnew, and Dr. Rhoads) 

2

1

Lectures on Chemistry delivered in the University of Pennsylvania, by R.E. Rogers, M.D., 1867-1868 and 1869-1870 

2

2

Lectures on Materia Medica delivered in the University of Pennsylvania, by Joseph Carson, M.D., 1869-1870 

2

2

Lectures delivered at U. of P. by the Auxiliary Faculty of Medicine, April through June, 1869: Medical Jurisprudence, by J.J. Reese; Hygiene, by Henry Hartshorne; Comparative Anatomy, by Harrison Allen; Botany, by Horatio Wood Jr.; Geology, by F.V. Hayden 

2

3

Lectures delivered in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania Oct. 1867 to 1871 (recopied 1871-1872): Practice of Medicine, by Dr. Alfred Stille 

2

4

Lectures delivered in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania Oct. 1867 to July 1871 (recopied 1873-1876): Practice of Medicine, by Dr. Alfred Stille, v. II 

2

5

Lectures delivered in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania Oct. 1867 to July 1871 (recopied 1878): Practice of Medicine, by Dr. Alfred Stille, v. III 

2

6

 

Certificates 

Box

Folder

Locust Street Grammar School, 1863 

 OS 1

 

Pennsylvania Hospital (residency), 1870 

 OS 1

 

University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1871 

 OS 1

 

University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1871 

 OS 1

 

Central High School, M.A., 1872 

 OS 1