Collection VC105 - William Beaumont Photographs and Artifacts

William Beaumont memorial plaque. View of the Beaumont Family cemetary, Lebanon, Connecticut. Exterior view of the home where William Beaumont was born, Lebanon, Connecticut. Etching depicting an exterior view of the home where William Beaumont was born, Lebanon, Connecti... Etching depicting an exterior view of the home where William Beaumont was born, Lebanon, Connecti... Oscar F. Gidionsen standing next to the gravestone of Dr. Wislezenus, Kimmswick, Missouri. Group of men standing behind William Beaumont's grave, Bellefontaine Cemetary, St. Louis, Missouri. Two seated women reading in a living room. Woman seated at a desk. Interior view of a sitting or dining room. Interior view of a sideboard with a framed portrait of a woman hanging above it. Exterior view of William Beaumont's quarters at Fort Mackinac, Mackinaw City, Michigan. Exterior view of a wheeled cannon at Fort Mackinac, Mackinaw City, Michigan. Exterior view of Fort Mackinac, Mackinaw City, Michigan. Exterior view of Fort Mackinac, Mackinaw City, Michigan. Exterior view of Fort Mackinac, Mackinaw City, Michigan. Exterior view of the fur trading post where Alexis St. Martin was accidentally shot, Mackinac Isl... Exterior view of The John Jacob Astor House, Original Headquarters of The American Fur Company, F... Exterior view of the Fort Mackinac Hospital, Mackinaw City, Michigan. Stone monument honoring William Beaumont, Fort Mackinac, Michigan.
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VC105

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William Beaumont Photographs and Artifacts

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2.50 Linear Feet

Scope and content

This collection consists of 327 photographs and artifacts related to William Beaumont. The majority of the photographs depict scenes from annual pilgrimages to Beaumont's grave conducted by the St. Louis Medical Society and related organizations. Other depicted subjects include views of sites where William Beaumont was born, lived, and worked, views of the site where Alexis St. Martin was accidentally shot, and several copy negatives of letters and certificates related to Beaumont. See also PC001 for original copies of the letters and certificates. Artifacts in the collection include two XIII International Physiological Congress medallions featuring the profile of William Beaumont, and a miniature painted plaster bust of Beaumont.

System of arrangement

Some items have been previously removed from this collection, which has led to an incomplete sequence of numbered items.

Conditions governing access

The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

Users of the collection who wish to cite items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication must request, sign, and return a Statement of Use form to the Archives.

For detailed information regarding use of this collection, contact the Archives and Rare Book Department of the Becker Library (arb@wusm.wustl.edu).

Preferred Citation:

Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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PC001 William Beaumont Papers.

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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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