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Robert H. Pierson Daybooks

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Pierson, Robert H., fl. 1880-1902.
Title: Robert H. Pierson Daybooks
Inclusive Dates: 1899-1901
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft.
Abstract: Account books for a physician in Syracuse, New York, with records of diagnosis, treatment and payment.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Robert H. Pierson was a graduate of Syracuse University (class of 1898) where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was a physician at the House of the Good Shepherd and later had an office in Syracuse. [Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly, Vol. XVII, 1899.] In 1902, he was one of only 18 young doctors to pass the U.S. Army's examination for Assistant Surgeon. ["Army Surgeons Wanted," New York Times, Jun 23, 1902.]

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Robert H. Pierson Daybooks consists of two volumes containing Dr. Pierson's notes on diagnosis, treatment and payment. In some cases the notes are extremely detailed.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Volumes are in chronological order.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Pierson, Robert H., fl. 1880-1902.


Medicine -- Practice -- Accounting.
Physicians -- New York (State) -- Syracuse.


Syracuse (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Robert H. Pierson Daybooks,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2013.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 13 Aug 2013
Revision history:

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Financial material
Box 1 Daybooks 1899-1901 (2 volumes)

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