Charles Barbour Research Records on the Medical School of Maine M211

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives
Bowdoin College Library

Summary Information

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Barbour, Charles M.
Charles Barbour research records on the Medical School of Maine
Date [inclusive]
0.5 linear feet
Biographical information collected by Charles Barbour on more than 30 graduates and faculty of the Medical School of Maine, including articles in journals and magazines, photographs, memorial tributes, and newspaper clippings.

Preferred Citation

Barbour Research Records on the Medical School of Maine, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1987, Charles M. Barbour (Bowdoin Class of 1933 and Overseer Emeritus) set out to write a history of the Medical School of Maine, an integral part of Bowdoin College from 1820 until it closed in 1921. Under the guidance of Bowdoin's President, LeRoy Greason, Barbour began collecting materials relating to the Medical School and its graduates. Barbour gathered most of the materials for the history through correspondence with alumni and the family of graduates, and through his network of College contacts. In addition, there was a significant response to his newspaper and magazine postings requesting information on the medical school, its faculty, and graduates. Barbour planned to complete the history in time for the College's bicentennial anniversary in 1994, but he never reached this goal due to illness. For further information on the Medical School of Maine in Special Collections & Archives, see: Medical School of Maine: historical records and files, 1820-1921.

Scope and Content

The bulk of the collection is biographical information collected by Barbour on more than 30 graduates and faculty of the Medical School of Maine, including articles in journals and magazines, photographs, memorial tributes, and newspaper clippings. Also included are articles concerning the practice of medicine in Maine and other Maine institutions, such as the Eastern Maine Medical Center. Most of the material consists of paper and photographic copies.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288

Collection Inventory

 M211.1 Biographical Information on Medical School Graduates & Faculty   36.0 folders

Series Description:

Contains biographical materials on graduates and faculty of the Medical School of Maine at Bowdoin College. Materials include obituaries, photographs, newsclippings, magazine and journal articles, memorial tributes, and personal reminiscences. Also included are two essays by Lawrence Sargent Hall on Dr. Fred Fernald. Most of the materials consists of paper and photographic copies.


Arramged alphabetically.

Box Folder
1 1

Dr. Fred Albee--articles and obituary (copies) 

    1 2

    Dr. Fred H. Albee--"Farewell Tribute to Dr. Fred H. Albee," by Dr. Francis Green, 1945 (copy) 

      1 3

      Dr. Abraham Anderson--biographical information (copies) (from Wendell White) 

        1 4

        Dr. Nathaniel Barker--clipping (from Grace Ober) 

          1 5

          Dr. Charles Thomas Bean--obituary 

            1 6

            Dr. Elmer Ellsworth Brown--biographical information, also including Dr. Arthur A. Shaw and Dr. Charles Howard Newcomb (copies) (from Joyce McDonongh) 

              1 7

              Dr. Parker Cleaveland (faculty) - Letter 

                1 8

                Dr. Ansel S. Davis--4 photographs (copies); newspaper clippings and obituaries (copies) (from Ansel S. Davis) 

                  1 9

                  Dr. Oscar R. Emerson--4 photographs 

                    1 10

                    Dr. Fred Fernald--3 photographs (copies); 1 magazine article, 1955; 4 newspaper clippings (copies); (from Lawrence Sargent Hall) 

                      1 11

                      Dr. Fred Fernald--"Country Doctor" by Lawrence Sargent Hall (from Lawrence Sargent Hall) 

                        1 12

                        Dr. Fred Fernald--"Horse and Buggy Doctor" by Lawrence Sargent Hall (from Lawrence Sargent Hall) 

                          1 13

                          Dr. Abraham Flexner--entries regarding Flexner from Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature, 1919, and New York Times Index, 1912 (copies) 

                            1 14

                            Dr. Geroge C. Freeport--obituary 

                              1 15

                              General Files and Clippings 

                                1 16

                                Dr. Frederic Henry Gerrish--biographical information, obituaries (copies) 

                                  1 17

                                  Dr. John Van de Grasse--biographical information, with additional information on Dr. Thomas White (copies) 

                                    1 18

                                    Dr. Everett Higgins--obituary and memorial (copies) (from Joyce McDonongh) 

                                      1 19

                                      Dr. George Higgins--2 newsclippings (copies) (from Joyce McDonongh) 

                                        1 20

                                        Dr. Eugene Holt--biographical information from "Maine: A History," 1919 (from Martha Giles) 

                                          1 21

                                          Osceolla Jackson--letter 

                                            1 22

                                            Dr. Edward Jarvis--"Memorial of Edward Jarvis," by Robert W. Wood, 1885 (copy) 

                                              1 23

                                              Dr. Theodore Herman Jewett--1 photograph (copy) (from Marie Donahue) 

                                                1 24

                                                Dr. Charles J. Lincoln--obituary 

                                                  1 25

                                                  Dr. Phineas Leland--Letters 

                                                    1 26

                                                    Dr. John J. Linscott--obituary 

                                                      1 27

                                                      Dr. and Mrs. James G. Littlefield--news articles 

                                                        1 28

                                                        Dr. Ivory Lowe--2 news clippings 

                                                          1 29

                                                          Dr. James W. Lowell--obituary 

                                                            1 30

                                                            Dr. Lyman Horace Luce--obituary 

                                                              1 31

                                                              Dr. William H. Luce--obituary 

                                                                1 32

                                                                Dr. James O. MacCorison--obituary 

                                                                  1 33

                                                                  Dr. John B. MacDonald--obituary 

                                                                    1 34

                                                                    Dr. Martin Crowell Maddan--2 clippings (copies) (from Lawrence Maddan) 

                                                                      1 35

                                                                      Dr. M. H. Manson--Letters 

                                                                        1 36

                                                                        Dr. Martin Meyer H. Marke--Letters 

                                                                          1 37

                                                                          Dr. Homer Hopkinson Marks--article and obituary 

                                                                            1 38

                                                                            Dr. Myron Lawrence Marr--obituary 

                                                                              1 39

                                                                              Dr. Nathaniel M. Marshall--article and obituary 

                                                                                1 40

                                                                                Dr. Daniel W. Marston--obituary 

                                                                                  1 41

                                                                                  Dr. G. W. Martin--obituary 

                                                                                    1 42

                                                                                    Dr. Maxim--letter from wife 

                                                                                      1 43

                                                                                      Dr. Eugene M. McCarty--2 obituaries 

                                                                                        1 44

                                                                                        Alexander McCollum--letter (non-graduate) 

                                                                                          1 45

                                                                                          Dr. David McLellan--record and letter 

                                                                                            1 46

                                                                                            Dr. T. C. McLellan--obituaries and news clippings 

                                                                                              1 47

                                                                                              Dr. Harry D. McNeil--obituary from the Bangor Daily News, 1963 and 12 clippings 

                                                                                                1 48

                                                                                                Dr. Wm. Meigs--obituary 

                                                                                                  1 49

                                                                                                  Col. Samuel Henry Melcher--obituary and news clippings 

                                                                                                    1 50

                                                                                                    Dr. J. N. Merill--obituary 

                                                                                                      1 51

                                                                                                      Dr. William T. Merill--obituary 

                                                                                                        1 52

                                                                                                        Dr. Samuel Merritt--articles (copies) 

                                                                                                          1 53

                                                                                                          Dr. Albion Keith Meserve--obituary 

                                                                                                            1 54

                                                                                                            Miscellaneous lists of graduates (from Cloyd Small) 

                                                                                                              1 55

                                                                                                              Miscellaneous Students--3 photographs (copies) (from Charles Gamache) 

                                                                                                                1 56

                                                                                                                Dr. James W. Mitchell--obituary and letter 

                                                                                                                  1 57

                                                                                                                  Dr. John Wesley Mitchell--Letters 

                                                                                                                    1 58

                                                                                                                    Dr. William J. Nickerson--obituary 

                                                                                                                      1 59

                                                                                                                      Noyes Family--biographical information; photographs (copies) of Bowdoin Campus (from Victor Welcome), and 17 clippings 

                                                                                                                        1 60

                                                                                                                        Dr. Charles F. Nutter--obituary 

                                                                                                                          1 61

                                                                                                                          Dr. Dennis J. O'Brien--obituary, news clippings 

                                                                                                                            1 62

                                                                                                                            Dr. Charles A. Palmer--obituary 

                                                                                                                              1 63

                                                                                                                              Dr. Nathaniel T. Palmer--news article 

                                                                                                                                1 64

                                                                                                                                Dr. John Selden Parker--obituary 

                                                                                                                                  1 65

                                                                                                                                  Dr. David Elkins Parsons--"In Memorium" 

                                                                                                                                    1 66

                                                                                                                                    Dr. Andrew M. Peables--obituary, news article 

                                                                                                                                      1 67

                                                                                                                                      Pendexter Family--"Chronicles of a Huguenot Family" 

                                                                                                                                        1 68

                                                                                                                                        Dr. Nahum Pillsbury--obituary 

                                                                                                                                          1 69

                                                                                                                                          Dr. Peter Pineo--"Cape Cod Surgeon" (short biography) 

                                                                                                                                            1 70

                                                                                                                                            Dr. Harold Pingree--letter, obituary, news article 

                                                                                                                                              1 71

                                                                                                                                              Dr. Albert W. Plummer--news article 

                                                                                                                                                1 72

                                                                                                                                                Dr. Bryon Porter--obituary, news articles 

                                                                                                                                                  1 73

                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Charles W. Price--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                    1 74

                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Fred J. Pritham--selected excerpts from "North Country Doctor," pamphlet from "Dr. Fred J. Pritham Recognition Day" 

                                                                                                                                                      1 75

                                                                                                                                                      Dr. George Randall--biographical information 

                                                                                                                                                        1 76

                                                                                                                                                        Dr. William P. Randel--biographical information (from William Peirce Randel) 

                                                                                                                                                          1 77

                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Charles A. Ring--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                            1 78

                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Edward R. Roberts--correspondences about college during WWII 

                                                                                                                                                              1 79

                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Walter J. Roberts--obituary and biographical information 

                                                                                                                                                                1 80

                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Daniel Arthur Robinson--biography by daughter Fannie Harlow Robinson, 1968 (from Harrison Bell) 

                                                                                                                                                                  1 81

                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Frank J. Robinson--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                    1 82

                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Olivier Robitaille--obituary (in English), biographical information (in French) 

                                                                                                                                                                      1 83

                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Frank Ross--obituary clipping (copy) (from Marie Donahue) 

                                                                                                                                                                        1 84

                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Harold Danforth Ross--poem, information from "Community Appreciation Day" 

                                                                                                                                                                          1 85

                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Isaac Rowell--biographical letter 

                                                                                                                                                                            1 86

                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Daniel Russell--biographical article, 1975 (copy) (from Marguerite Kenney), and one clipping 

                                                                                                                                                                              1 87

                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Ernest Wesley Russell--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                1 88

                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Victor Safford--"Military Effectivenss," biography 

                                                                                                                                                                                  1 89

                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Bigelow T. Sanborn--journal concerning the Class of 1866 (from Margaret Hodgon), and one newspaper clipping 

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 90

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. David B. Sawyer--news clipping, obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 91

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Samuel G. Sawyer--news clipping 

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 92

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Alfred H. Schriver--2 obituaries 

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 93

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. R. A. Severance--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 94

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Edward E. Shapleigh--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                              1 95

                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Edward B. Silsby--2 obituaries 

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 96

                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Ralph D. Simons--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 97

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Simonton--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 98

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. William Langdon Simpson--4 obituaries, news articles 

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 99

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Henry A. Small--Letter, death certificate 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 100

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Harry A. Small--Bowdoin Orient article, obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 101

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Charles M. Sleeper--news clipping 

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 102

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Frank C. Sleeper--news clipping 

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 103

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. John Sloan--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 104

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Edwin P. Snow--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 105

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. F. N. Staples--news articles 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 106

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Delbert M. Stewart--photo/news clipping 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 107

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Alexander Stone (non-graduate)--obituary and letter 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 108

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sturgis Family--2 newspaper clippings (copies), 3 obituaries (copies), and 2 photographs (from Margaret White) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 109

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. John A. Sweat--news article 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 110

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Charles Sylvester--biographical information (from Lawrence Sargent Hall) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 111

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Thomas Henry Taber--Letter 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 112

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Charles Wesley Taggart--news articles 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 113

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Eugene D. Tapley--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 114

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Addison S. Thayer--obituary, news articles 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 115

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Augustus S. Thayer--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 116

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Thayer--news clipping 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 117a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. John F. Thompson--obituary (copy); 5 newspaper clipping (copy) (from Ann Monahan) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 117b

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. John B. Thompson 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 118

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Philip P. Thompson--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 119

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Johnathon Thorne--letters 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 120

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. George B. Tibbetts--news clipping, obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 121

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Christopher Columbus Tobie--Letter 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 122

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Elmer M. Tower--letters 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 123

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Leander Smith Tripp--Document 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 124

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Joseph B. Twaddelle--news clippings and articles 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 125

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Gard W. Twaddle--news clipping, obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 126

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Almon Twitchell--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 127

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Herbert F. Twitchell--news articles 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 128

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. James Utley--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 129

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. John Carlos Wheet--biographical information 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 130

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Horace Carr White--obituaries 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 131

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Elisha M. Whitten--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 132

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Frank Whittier--journal article, 1955 (copy) (from Lawrence Sargent Hall) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 133

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Frank Whittier--biography by Eugene H. Drake; newspaper clipping (copy); brouchures concerning the Skofield- Whitter House (from the Pejepscot Historical Society) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 134

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Nahum Wight--biographical information 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 135

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. R. G. Wiley--biographical information 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 136

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Charles E. Wilson--news article 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 137

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Allen Woodcock--obituary from the Bangor Daily News, 1974 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 138

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. George Woodman--1 photograph [ca. 1917] (from Mrs. E. Barton Chapin) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 139

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Frank Bertelle Worthing--news article 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 140

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Charles Arnold Wyndham--obituary 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             M211.2 Other Materials, 1921-1987   5.0 folders

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Series Description:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Contains all materials in the collection not directly relating to an individual graduate or faculty member of the Medical School of Maine. Most of the materials pertain to the practice of medicine in Maine. Also included are excerpts from the Maine State Senate legislative record from 1921 regarding the closing of the Medical School.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Arranged chronologically.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Box Folder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 141

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Excerpts from the Maine Senate Records regarding the closing of the Medical School of Maine, 1921 (copies) (from Cloyd Small) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 142

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Maine Medical Center--articles on its founding, 1975 (from Peter Barnard) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 143

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Eastern Maine Medical Center--"Annals of Medical Education at Eastern Maine Medical Center, 1892-1980," 1984 (from Eastern Maine Healthcare) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 144

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Miscellaneous articles regarding general practices, 1984-1987 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 145

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Fifty Years of Portland Medicine," by Richard J. Kahn, 1986 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Biographical Notecards on Graduates