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Ransom, Eliza Taylor, 1867-1955. Papers of Eliza Taylor Ransom, 1888-1955: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.

© 2002 President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: A-82
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Eliza Taylor Ransom, 1867-1955
Title: Papers of Eliza Taylor Ransom, 1888-1955
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box) plus 2 folio photograph folder, 1 folio+ photograph folder
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, articles, etc., of Eliza T. Ransom, physician and founder of the first Twilight Sleep Hospital in America.

Acquisition Information:

Accession numbers: 110, 76-214
Gift of Mrs. Benjamin C. Mayhew. Received March 1960.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted, with the exception of folders 11 and 12, which are closed; use microfilm M-61.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Eliza Taylor Ransom as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred citation for publication:

Eliza Taylor Ransom Papers, 1888-1955; item description, dates. A-82, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Boston physician, Eliza Taylor Ransom founded the first Twilight Sleep Hospital in America. From 1900 she was associated with Boston University, between 1917 and 1918 with the French Baby Fund, and from 1936 with the Boston Evening Clinic.


Papers consist of letters, photographs, articles, and clippings showing the education and work of one of Boston's outstanding women physicians for 40 years, and founder of the first Twilight Sleep Hospital in America.

Additional catalog entries

The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated bibliographic databases. THIS IS NOT AN INDEX.
Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922
Twilight Sleep
Women in medicine