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MS Am 2875

Prince, Morton, 1854-1929. Morton Prince collection of medals, 1817-1921: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: z [Z-Closet Collection]
Call No.: MS Am 2875
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Prince, Morton, 1854-1929.
Title: Morton Prince collection of medals,
Date(s): 1817-1921 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, Latin, French, and Greek.
Abstract: Medals collected by and presented to Harvard professor Morton Prince.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

53Z-3. Gift of Mrs. Stedman Shumway Hanks; received: 1945 May 3.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Morton Prince Collection of Medals, 1817-1921 (MS Am 2875). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Morton Henry Prince (Harvard College AB 1875; Harvard MD 1879) was clinical instructor in diseases of the nervous system at Harvard Medical School from 1895 to 1898 and associate professor of abnormal and dynamic psychology at Harvard College from 1926 to 1928. He studied in Vienna and Strasbourg following graduation from medical school and on beginning practice in Boston was first associated with the Boston Dispensary (1882-1886), then with Boston City Hospital's Neurological Department (1885-1913). He was professor of nervous diseases at Tufts College Medical School from 1902 to 1912. He established the Harvard Psychological Laboratory and wrote extensively on psychopathology; his book, The Dissociation of Personality (published 1906) was one of the first studies of multiple personality and was based on his own clinical work.


Arranged in order as received in the repository.

Scope and Contents

Primarily medals commemorating events and people related to World War I, but also some medals belonging to Morton Prince and his family. Includes: a medal of Morton Prince's father, Frederick Octavius Prince (1818-1899), from the Boston Latin School in 1831; Delta Kappa Epsilon (Harvard chapter) medal belonging to Morton Prince; medal from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904, medal for the ceremony honoring the arrival in Boston of the Japanese Commission to the United States of 1917; an 1817 medal honoring G. L. Leclerc de Buffon; and many others.

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