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MS Am 2564

Howe, Lucien, 1848-1928. Lucien Howe additional papers, 1907-1929: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2564
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Howe, Lucien, 1848-1928.
Title: Lucien Howe additional papers,
Date(s): 1907-1929.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Materials in English, German, and French.
Abstract: Reviews of Lucien Howe's Muscles of the eye and other papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-307. Deposited by the Lucien Howe Library of Ophthalmology of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1940.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Lucien Howe Additional Papers, 1907-1929 (MS Am 2564). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also: Lucien Howe Papers (MS Am 1756). Houghton Library.

Biographical / Historical

Howe, an ophthalmologist, was founder of the Buffalo Eye and Ear Infirmary (1876), author of the New York State Howe Law that first made prophylaxis of the eyes of the newborn compulsory, author of a standard text on ocular muscles, and donor-in-chief and first director of the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes transcript and printed reviews of Lucien Howe's 1907 Muscles of the eye. Also includes obituaries on Howe, clippings on his 1926 donation to found the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, biographical information on Howe, and a 1929 letter and autograph notes from his wife, Elizabeth Mehaffey Howe.


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