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The Origin and Early Years of Wesley Memorial Hospital Manuscript

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Identifier: ghsl-8

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Typescript manuscript volume documenting the history of the Wesley Hospital by I.N. Danforth and Marcus P. Hatfield. The first half of the volume contains a narrative account of the history of the hospital as recorded by Danforth and Hatfield. The second half includes various transcribed documents related to the hospital, including pamphlets, records, reports, and a newspaper clipping.

Dates

  • 1909 - 1910

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Extent

1 Volumes : 1 manuscript volume (unpaged) ; 29 cm

Overview

Typescript manuscript volume documenting the history of the Wesley Hospital by I.N. Danforth and Marcus P. Hatfield.

Biographical / Historical

Wesley Hospital was first chartered as a Methodist hospital on October 26, 1888, commencing operations on December 25th of the same year. Its first temporary address was shared with the Chicago Training School for City Home and Foreign Missions at Dearborn Ave. and Ohio St. It moved to a rented building at 355 Ohio Street and began operations there on February 1, 1889, though the space quickly proved inadequate for long-term operations. William Deering and N.S. Davis played a role in advocating for a new location closer to the Northwestern Medical School, and in 1892 Deering purchased land at 25th and Dearborn Streets. An initial building was erected, which was followed by a larger building that was completed in 1901. The hospital was renamed to "Wesley Memorial Hospital" in 1914 following a $1 million gift from James Deering.

Physical Location

Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Special Collections, Chicago, Ill., Call number: 362.9773 D290 1909-10

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Irving S. Cutter, January 1943 (Accession #99398).
Title
Guide to The Origin and Early Years of Wesley Memorial Hospital Manuscript
Author
Joelen Pastva
Date
2019-08-12
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center Repository

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