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1874-07-18  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, July 18, 1874
Reed plans to enter the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and gives his rationale. He describes his experiences in the city. He explains his later plans for marriage and his philosophy of life.
1874-08-12  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, August 12, 1874
Reed informs Lawrence that he is studying for the Medical Corps exam. He describes the exam, and offers his opinion of social engagements.
1874-09-17  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, September 17, 1874
Reed is exhausted from work. He plans a trip home. His step-mother is curious about his relationship with Emilie Lawrence. He critiques contemporary novels.
1874-10-28  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, October 28, 1874
Reed offers many compliments to Emilie Lawrence. He claims in verse that he is not a poet and assures her his feelings for her are genuine.
1874-11-23  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, November 23, 1874
Reed is worried that he may be writing Emilie Lawrence too frequently. He is sick but will persevere to take his medical exam.
1875-01-09  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, January 9, 1875
Reed expresses his love for his dispersed family, and notes that it has been one year since he met her. Reed will delay taking his medical exam.
1875-03-04  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, March 4, 1875
Reed professes his love to Emilie Lawrence, and looks forward to seeing her again.
1875-03-24  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, March 24, 1875
Reed discusses his future life in the Army and asks Emilie Lawrence to marry him.
1875-06-17  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, June 17, 1875
Reed expresses his devotion to Emilie Lawrence. News spreads of their engagement.
1875-07-01  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, July 1, 1875
Reed expresses his devotion to Emilie Lawrence. He admires her forgiving spirit, and writes her poetry. He writes to her mother to confirm their engagement, and reports that the photograph he had made of himself in uniform will be ready soon.
1875-07-25  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, July 25, 1875
Reed describes to Emilie Lawrence his trip to New York City on a steamer from Portsmouth, Virginia. He relates a story containing a lesson of married life.
1875-08-12  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, August 12, 1875
Reed responds to Emilie Lawrence's teasing. He alludes to their wedding planned for the fall of 1876. He is beginning study of French and German.
1875-08-16  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, August 16, 1875
Reed reassures Emilie Lawrence of his devotion. He learns she is unhappy, but does not know why.
1875-08-19  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, August 19, 1875
Reed reassures Emilie Lawrence of his devotion. He admits that she has great influence over him.
1875-08-30  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, August 30, 1875
Reed remains devoted to Emilie Lawrence. He comments on a caricature she has drawn, which includes mosquitos.
1875-09-06  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, September 6, 1875
Reed reiterates his devotion to Emilie Lawrence. He describes errands in New York City and his responsibilities at Willet's Point Army Base.
1875-09-09  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, September 9, 1875
Reed reiterates his devotion to her. He describes a view of the planets by telescope.
1875-12-20  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, December 20, 1875
Reed learns of the death of Emilie Lawrence's nephew. He meditates on Christian duty and on life's purpose for him.
1876-01-17  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie B. Lawrence, January 17, 1876
Reed has received no letter from her, but offers a meditation on patience.
1878-10-05 [N1732001] :
Newspaper clipping, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, October 5, 1878
The Lessons of Calamity
1889-12-14  :
Letter from Henry Rose Carter to Emma Coleman Carter, December 14, 1889
Carter discusses his plans for next year. He does not know if he will stay, but wants his family in Virginia.
1892-02-28  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe, February 28, 1892
Reed provides details of his personal finances. He relates news of his family, and he makes comments about her children. He offers his opinion regarding the religious revival at his son's school
19**-00-00  :
Letter from Henry Rose Carter to Laura Armistead Carter, [19--]
Henry Carter informs Laura Carter that he has been working on manuscripts. Henry Carter invites her to visit him.
19**-00-00  :
Letter from Nannie Mason Barret to Laura Armistead Carter, [19--]
Barret offers Laura Carter condolences on the death of Henry Carter and reminisces about him.
19**-00-00 [C0305005] :
Letter fragment from [Henry Rose Carter] to Mary Clayborne Carter, [19--]
[Carter] writes Mary Clayborne Carter about Gorgas, the Finlay controversy, and how the discovery of the mosquito as the vector of transmission for yellow fever relied on the work of many contributors.
1900-03-31  :
Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer, March 31, 1900
Lazear writes that his workload will be lighter after Reed leaves. He reports that his son is well.
1900-04-15  :
Letter from Henry Rose Carter to Laura Eugenia Hook Carter, April 15, 1900
Carter offers his observations of Havana.
1900-04-26  :
Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer, April 26, 1900
Lazear offers his opinions on Cuba.
1900-04-28  :
Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer, April 28, 1900
Lazear writes about his living arrangements and his laboratory. He discusses the political situation in Cuba.
1900-05-06  :
Letter from Jesse W. Lazear to Charlotte C. Sweitzer, May 6 1900
Lazear writes that he misses watching his son grow and the comforts of home.
1900-06-03  :
Letter from Henry Rose Carter to Emma Coleman Carter, June 3, 1900
Carter writes about his life and being homesick.
1900-09-25  :
Letter from Jefferson Randolph Kean to George Miller Sternberg, September 25, 1900
Kean describes the contributions and sacrifices that Lazear has made for science, and asks Sternberg to make a public statement about Lazear's death and his courage in life. [Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration]
1900-12-04  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie Lawrence Reed, December 4, 1900
Reed gives an assessment of the criticism directed at the experimental project. He believes that it is unfounded.
1900-12-09  :
Letter fragment to from Walter Reed to Emilie Lawrence Reed, December 9, 1900
Reed announces the first proven case of yellow fever from a mosquito bite. The diagnosis of the case will be tested by experts.
1900-12-31  :
Letter from Walter Reed to Emilie Lawrence Reed, December 31, 1900
This is the famous New Year's Eve letter. Reed's toothache requires cocaine treatment. Reed comments on La Roche's
Yellow Fever (1853), and his own role in the historic discovery. He hears taps sound for the old year, and celebrations for New Year's Day. He requests orders to return to the United States in six weeks.
1901-03-26 [LVAF0010] :
Letter from Walter Reed to Laura Reed Blincoe, March 26, 1901
Reed writes just after his return from Cuba. He informs Blincoe of the results of the yellow fever experiments and the reception of the work by the scientific community. He quickly relates family news. [Courtesy of the Library of Virginia]
1903-00-00  :
Biography of Walter Reed, by Christopher Reed, [1903?]
Christopher Reed provides a biographical sketch of Walter Reed written.
1906-00-00 [KelBiog] :
Walter Reed and Yellow Fever
This copy of Kelly's Reed biography is a 1906 first edition published by McClure, Phillips & Co. of New York. It was owned by Philip Hench, and contains autograph notes by him and others, mostly commenting on information believed to be in error. In addition to presenting a detailed biography of Reed, Kelly discusses at length the history of yellow fever, research on the disease, and the work of the Reed Yellow Fever Commission and its members. The book features several photographs of Reed, other members of the commission, and Cuban experimental sites.
1906-11-21  :
Program from the Fourteenth Annual Dinner of the Kings County Hospital Alumni Association, November 21, 1906
This is the program for an evening in honor of Walter Reed, who was once an intern at the hospital. The cover is autographed.
1907-10-14  :
Text of speech by A.F.A King in honor of James Carroll, October 14, 1907
King honors Carroll and others. He lays emphasis on his contribution to national health. He supports a pension.
1907-10-21  :
Letter from A.F.A. King to Howard A. Kelly, October 21, 1907
King responds to questions regarding publications of the Philosophical Society. He makes reference to a Smithsonian Institution report.
1910-10-12  :
Letter from Henry Rose Carter to Laura Eugenia Hook Carter, October 12, 1910
Carter describes his travels in Belgium and his impressions of the Exposition.
1919-04-16  :
Letter from Henry Rose Carter to [Laura Armistead Carter], April 16, 1919
Carter writes about his current work and comments on scarlet fever and hysteria.
1919-05-05  :
Letter from Henry Rose Carter to Laura Armistead Carter, May 5, 1919
Carter reflects, at length, on his career in public medicine and his accomplishments.
1919-05-13  :
Letter from Henry Rose Carter to the Surgeon General, May 13, 1919
Carter suggests changes in the administrative policy of the US Public Health Service. He discusses regulations, examining boards, education of newly accepted candidates, examinations, specialization, rank, and compulsory waiting orders.
1919-05-22  :
Letter from Henry Rose Carter to Claude H. Lavinder, May 22, 1919
Carter sends Lavinder recommendations for revising regulations.
1920-01-29  :
Letter from Louis L. Williams, Jr., to Henry Rose Carter, January 29, 1920
Williams discusses the value of money in relation to the work in the Public Health Service.
1923-00-00 [C0312028] :
Essay: The Seven Greatest Americans, by Roy K. Flannagan,  [Enclosed in C0312026]
Flannagan submits a paper to The American Magazine's essay contest on the seven greatest Americans and names Carter as the fifth great American for his contributions to public health.
1923-04-12  :
Letter from Henry Hanson to Henry Rose Carter, April 12, 1923
Hanson writes that he doubts there is yellow fever in Colombia. He discusses the differences between his private practice and working for the public health service.
1923-07-14 [C0302004] :
Letter fragment from J. Martinez Hernandez to [Henry Rose Carter], July 14, 1923
The letter fragment referencing “Maya Chronicles,” is written in both Mayan and English.
1924-12-26  :
Letter from Louise Fontaine to Henry Rose Carter, December 26, 1924
Fontaine thanks Carter for his gift.
1925-05-10  :
Letter from Laura Armistead Carter to Frederick F. Russell, May 10, 1925
Laura Carter says that she is withholding Russell's letter about possible yellow fever cases because of Henry Carter's poor health.
1925-08-28 [C0312001] :
Letter from Paul V. Collins to Laura Armistead Carter, August 28, 1925
Collins thanks Carter for her assistance on an article he has written about mosquitoes and encloses a copy of the article.
1925-10-15 [C0312020] :
Memorandum from Laura Armistead Carter to Hugh S. Cumming, [October 15, 1925] [Enclosed in C0312017]
Cater supplies information suggesting that Henry Rose Carter had speculated about the mosquito transmission theory when he was sick with yellow fever in .
1926-09-09 [C0311001] :
Letter from Wade Hampton Frost to Laura Armistead Carter, September 9, 1926
Frost offers comments on the inadequacy of the International Health Board Bulletin's published memorial to Henry Rose Carter, and encloses a letter from Frederick F. Russell in which Frost is asked to make additions and corrections to the printed memorial.
1927-00-00  :
Carter, Henry Rose (August 25, 1852 - September 14, 1925), Sanitarian and epidemiologist, by James M. Phalen, 
Phalen's biographical sketch describes H.R. Carter's family, education, career, appearance, and personality.
1927-03-29  :
Types of Heroes, by Anna Mahon, March 29, 1927
A student paper defines heroism.
1927-04-11  :
A Hero, by Margaret E. Grody, April 11, 1927
A student paper defines heroism.
1927-08-07  :
Letter from Laura Armistead Carter to James M. Phalen, August 7, 1927
Laura Carter provides Phalen with biographical information on Henry Carter and describes his temperament.
1928-12-12 [C0323038] :
Letter from Laura Armistead Carter to Sylvanus Griswold Morley, December 12, 1928
Carter thanks Morley for meeting with her in Washington to provide assistance with Mayan references for the History of Yellow Fever and asks him to send her more information when he gets to Mexico.
1929-00-00  :
Why Walter Reed General Hospital Was Named and Located as It Is, by P.M. Ashburn, 
Ashburn's speech to an audience of student nurses is an overview of Reed's life and work. The piece includes an excerpt from the Surgeon General's report, 1900.
1930-09-26  :
Letter from Laura Armistead Carter to William S. Thayer, September 26, 1930
Laura Carter writes that she is thankful the work on her father's book is complete. She comments on her financial situation and her health.
1931-04-09  :
Biographic sketch of Henry Rose Carter for the National Cyclopedia of American Biography, April 9, 1931
A biographical sketch, with corrections [by Laura Armistead Carter?], describes H.R. Carter's family, education, career, and character.
1940-10-26  :
Text of Speech: Dr. Jesse Lazear and his Contribution to the Conquest of Yellow Fever, by Philip Showalter Hench, October 26, 1940
This is the text of Hench's speech, which was given at the dedication of the Lazear Memorial Building at Washington and Jefferson College.
1941-02-02  :
Letter from Estela Agramonte Rodriguez Leon to Philip Showalter Hench, February 2, 1941
Rodriguez Leon criticizes the sketches for the Cornwell painting. She believes that they are neither historically nor culturally accurate.
1941-03-14  :
Excerpt of letter from Estela Agramonte Rodriguez Leon to Philip Showalter Hench, March 14, 1941
Rodriguez Leon criticizes the sketches for the Cornwell painting, writing that they do not accurately depict Cuban settings and personalities.
1941-08-19  :
Letter from Jefferson Randolph Kean to Albert E. Truby, August 19, 1941
Kean informs Truby that the inscription on the Reed bust has been removed due to objections by the Cubans. Kean offers his opinion of Dominguez' biography of Finlay.
1942-00-00  :
“The Tale of a Guinea Pig,” 2
nd draft, by John H. Andrus, 
In a second draft of his manuscript, Andrus describes the yellow fever experiments and discusses his participation as a volunteer.
1942-08-16  :
Letter from Philip Showalter Hench to Jefferson Randolph Kean, August 16, 1942
Hench discusses the location of the original fever charts. He also comments on life in the army.
1943-03-26  :
Letter from A.S. Pinto to Philip Showalter Hench, March 26, 1943
Pinto has read Hemmeter's article on Carroll and is distressed by the developing disagreement over the recognition of Carroll's yellow fever work.
1944-01-06  :
Interview of Jefferson Randolph Kean, by Philip Showalter Hench, January 6, 1944
Hench questions Kean about the yellow fever experiments at Camp Lazear.
1946-11-00  :
Notes on Gustaf E. Lambert, by Jefferson Randolph Kean, [November 1946]
Kean comments on Lambert's possible inclusion on the Yellow Fever Roll of Honor.
1948-01-20  :
Letter from Philip Showalter Hench to H. Carter Redd, January 20, 1948
Hench thanks Redd for seeking permission from Carter's son for Hench to borrow the Carter correspondence. Hench offers to examine all the material himself and to treat it with respect. He is especially interested in correspondence between Carter and Reed, Lazear, Welch, or Sternberg.
1949-09-29  :
Letter from Philip Showalter Hench to J.F. Siler, September 29, 1949
Hench doubts that he will be able to attend the Reed Memorial Association meeting, but sends suggestions regarding Association business for his colleagues to consider. He recommends that Blossom Reed continue to receive Emilie Lawrence Reed's monthly pension after the latter's death. Hench informs Siler that the Cuban government has abandoned plans to preserve Camp Lazear and refused Hench's funds to temporarily protect Building No. 1. He suggests that the Association approach contacts in the U.S. War or Defense Departments to see if diplomatic or military channels might open the way for temporary preservation of the building.
1949-10-13  :
Letter from J.F. Siler to Philip Showalter Hench, October 13, 1949
Siler agrees with Hench that Emilie Lawrence Reed's pension should be transferred to Blossom Reed. Siler requests Hench's opinion regarding the wording of the plaque to be placed on the building where Reed died. Siler regrets that the plans for the Camp Lazear preservation have fallen through, but suggests that General Bliss may be able to help with the matter.
1951-01-27  :
Letter from Philip Showalter Hench to Mrs. Arthur S. Griswold, January 27, 1951
Hench thanks Mrs. Griswold for her contribution to the Reed Memorial Association and informs her that most of the association's funds are used to support Reed's daughter.
1952-12-03  :
Draft of speech and background notes for the dedication of the Camp Lazear Memorial, by Philip Showalter Hench, December 3, 1952
In this draft, Hench discusses the Cuban-American cooperation underlying the conquest of yellow fever. He mentions the Havana Yellow Fever Commission of 1879 and the choice of the Finca San Jose as an experimental site because of its yellow fever immunity. He describes Finlay's mosquito hypothesis and experiments, and the initial lack of support for his theory. Finally, Hench outlines the work of Lazear and the Reed Commission, quotes Reed and Finlay, and concludes with praise for both the Cubans and Americans. [See 04435001 and 04435013 for a shorter draft, in Spanish and English, of the speech.]
1952-12-03  :
Spanish translation [from English] of Text of Speech: The Historic Role of the Finca San Jose and Camp Lazear (Quemados de Marianao) in the Conquest of Yellow Fever by Carlos Finlay, Walter Reed and their Associates, by Philip Showalter Hench, December 3, 1952
1952-12-03  :
Text of Speech: The Historic Role of the Finca San Jose and Camp Lazear (Quemados de Marianao) in the Conquest of Yellow Fever by Carlos Finlay, Walter Reed and their Associates, by Philip Showalter Hench, December 3, 1952
In this speech, delivered at the dedication of Camp Lazear, Hench stresses the Cuban-American cooperation underlying the conquest of yellow fever. He discusses the Havana Yellow Fever Commission of 1879 and the choice of the Finca San Jose as an experimental site because of its yellow fever immunity. He describes Finlay's mosquito hypothesis and experiments, and the lack of support for his theory. Hench then outlines the work of Lazear and the Reed Commission, quotes Reed and Finlay, and concludes with praise for both the Cubans and Americans. See Spanish translation.
1955-01-20  :
Speech: X Marks the Spot, by [Philip Showalter Hench], January 20, 1955
[Hench] discusses his experiences in visiting sites where outstanding medical developments took place or where famous individuals lived or are buried. He includes an account of the yellow fever experiments. The speech was given at the New Fellows Banquet at the Mayo Foundation House.
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