Papers, circa 1932-1956

Swett, Francis Huntington
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Contains the professional and personal papers of Francis Huntington Swett and Mary Elizabeth Swett. The professional papers document Francis Swett's research while he was a professor in Duke University's Department of Anatomy. Correspondence primarily pertains to Mrs. Swett's death on November 6, 1955, which occurred while she was attending a service honoring deceased members of the early Duke Medical and Hospital staff, including her husband. Types of materials include research drawings and figures, notes, charts, correspondence, reports, and photographs. The photographs include Francis Huntington Swett; his wife, Mary Elizabeth Glenn Swett; and unidentified groups. Materials range in date from 1932 to 1956.


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