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   Cornelius Rea Agnew Papers, 1851-1924

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Cornelius Rea Agnew Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078774 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Agnew, Cornelius Rea, 1830-1888.
Title:Cornelius Rea Agnew Papers, 1851-1924
Physical description:6 linear ft (ca. 6,000 items in 13 boxes and 2 flats).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 3-14. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 9 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, notes, and manuscripts including items that relate to most of Agnew's professional activities, are especially rich in materials that deal with the treatment of eye diseases during the latter half of the 19th century. An interesting sidelight of the collection is a group of finely detailed woodblocks and steel plates that Agnew used to illustrate his published articles.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Seties II: Arranged Correspondence

Series III: Manuscripts, Lectures & Speeches

Series IV: Subject Files

Series V: Patients' Records

Series VI: Diaries, Journals & Photographs

Series VII: Awards & Degrees

Series VIII: Memorabilia

Series IX: Printed

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 3-14. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Cornelius Rea Agnew Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 03/21/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-03-25 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Engravings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Printing plates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Woodblocks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Barnard, Frederick A. P. (Frederick Augustus Porter), 1809-1889.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Burgess, John William, 1844-1931.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Educators.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Egleston, Thomas, 1832-1900.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eye--Diseases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hospitals--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ophthalmologists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ophthalmology--Research.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ophthalmology--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Strong, George Templeton, 1820-1875.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Professor of diseases of the eye and ear at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Agnew, a prominent New York ophthalmologist, also helped organize the eye and ear hospital in Manhattan. (Columbia B.A., 1849; M.D., 1852)

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