Edwin George Munn Papers

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Edwin George Munn papers
Creator: Munn, Edwin George
Call Number: D.100
Dates: 1822-1899
Physical Description: 4 boxes, 18 Volumes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Medical office materials
Subseries I: Financial materials
Subseries II: Ledgers
Subseries III: Daybooks
Subseries IV: Additional materials
Series III: Land materials
Series IV: Family materials
Collection Overview
Title: Edwin George Munn papers
Creator: Munn, Edwin George
Call Number: D.100
Dates: 1822-1899
Physical Description: 4 boxes, 18 Volumes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Edwin George Munn was born in Munson, Massachusetts in 1804. The family moved to LeRoy, N.Y. while he was a child. He had at least one brother, John S. Munn (d. 1831), and two sisters Emily Munn (d. 184-) and Fanny (Munn) Pixley (1811-1893).

E.G. Munn studied medicine under Stephen O. Almy in LeRoy, N.Y. and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Fairchild N.Y. and at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1833-1834. He practiced in Scottsville, N.Y. from 1828 to 1837, and then moved to Rochester where he practiced until his death in 1847. While in Scottsville, he began to specialize in the treatment of diseases of the eyes, and his reputation spread throughout the state of New York and into the neighboring states. Dr. Munn treated cases of inflammation and glaucoma and operated to remove cataracts.

He married Aristeen Pixley (1817-1918) in 1834. Their first son died as an infant. The surviving children were Frances Emily (Munn) Field (1844-1873) and John Pixley Munn (1846-1931). Edwin George Munn died December 12, 1847, after a sudden illness, and was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester. His family continued to reside at the Munn farm, Paradise Hill, in Gates, N.Y.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of correspondence from patients and other doctors; bills for drugs, medical books and periodicals; receipts and patients' bills; correspondence relating to land speculations in Illinois and Michigan; day books and ledgers; and the sign from his office in Rochester.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Medicine--Study and teaching
Ophthalmology
Land titles
Correspondence
Financial records
Deeds
Munn, Edwin George
Physicians
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Dr. John Munn Recht, August 1978.Access
The Edwin George Munn papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Edwin George Munn papers, D.100, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
See also D.101- Munn-Pixley Family Papers .


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1827-1829
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1830-1834
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, 1835-1836
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, 1837
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, January-February 1838
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, March-December 1838
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, 1839
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, January-June 1840
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence, July-December 1840
Box 1, Folder 10Correspondence, January-July 1841
Box 1, Folder 11Correspondence, August-December 1841
Box 1, Folder 12Correspondence, January-July 1842
Box 1, Folder 13Correspondence, August-December 1842
Box 1, Folder 14Correspondence, 1843
Box 1, Folder 15Correspondence, 1844
Box 1, Folder 16Correspondence, 1845
Box 1, Folder 17Correspondence, 1846
Box 1, Folder 18Correspondence, January-August 1847
Box 1, Folder 19Correspondence, September-December 1847
Box 1, Folder 20Correspondence, 1848-1849
Box 1, Folder 21Correspondence, undated
Series II: Medical office materials
Subseries I: Financial materials
Box 2, Folder 1Bills for drugs and medical books
Box 2, Folder 2Bills and receipts from Hawks (druggist)
Box 2, Folder 3Receipts for periodical subscription
Box 2, Folder 4Receipts, 1828-1829
Box 2, Folder 5Receipts, 1830-1831
Box 2, Folder 6Receipts, 1832
Box 2, Folder 7Receipts, 1835
Box 2, Folder 8Receipts, 1839
Box 2, Folder 9-12;
Box 3, Folder 1
Receipts
Box 2, Folder 13Receipts, E.G. Munn estate
Box 2, Folder 14Orders to pay
Box 2, Folder 15-19, 24Bills to patients
Box 2, Folder 20-21, 23Unpaid bills to patients
Box 2, Folder 22Bills to patients (uncollected?)
Box 3, Folder 2Bills
Box 3, Folder 3Bankrupt notices
Box 3, Folder 4Promissory notes
Box 4, Folder 1Cash book
Volume 17Account book, 1839
Subseries II: Ledgers
Volume 11827-1834
Volume 21834-1835
Volume 31836-1847
Volume 4Index to ledger volume 1
Volume 5Index to ledger volume 2
Volume 6Index to ledger volume 3
Volume 7Index to missing ledger
Subseries III: Daybooks
Volume 8January-May 1827
Volume 9June 1827-September 1828
Volume 10September 1828-August 1830
Volume 11August 1830- August 1832
Volume 12August 1832-March 1834
Volume 13April 1835-June 1835
Volume 14June 1835-September 1845
Volume 15May 1837-October 1838
Volume 16June 1841-July 1846
Subseries IV: Additional materials
Box 4, Folder 8Buffalo Medical Journal; vol. 68 #5, December 1912
Volume 18Notes on medical conditions, 1833
Package 1E.G. Munn sign from office
Series III: Land materials
Box 3, Folder 5Legal documents and notices
Box 3, Folder 6Scottsville Canal, 1836
Box 3, Folder 7Insurance policies
Box 3, Folder 8John S. Munn estate
Box 3, Folder 9Illinois lands correspondence
Box 3, Folder 10Illinois lands tax receipts
Box 3, Folder 11Illinois lands maps
Box 3, Folder 12Illinois lands, deed and quit claim
Box 3, Folder 13Michigan lands, Anthony Cooley to E.G. Munn
Box 3, Folder 14Michigan Lands, J. Palmer Sill to E.G. Munn
Box 3, Folder 15Michigan lands correspondence
Box 3, Folder 16Michigan lands, E.G. Munn estate and executors
Box 3, Folder 17Michigan lands, deed, 1839
Box 3, Folder 18Exercise in blind writing
Box 4, Folder 3E.G. Munn estate inventory
Box 4, Folder 4Lease of office, 1838
Series IV: Family materials
Box 4, Folder 2Marriage certificate, E.G. Munn and Aristeen Pixley
Box 4, Folder 5Rochester Democrat, December 23, 1847
Box 4, Folder 6Biographical material
Box 4, Folder 7Biographical material, C.W. Henington article, 1912
Box 4, Folder 9Munn family history
Box 4, Folder 10Munn family grave plot, Mt. Hope Cemetery
Box 4, Folder 11Munn-Pixley House, Gates, N.Y.


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