Scope and arrangement
Collection consists of correspondence, financial papers, writings, by-laws and minutes, and related papers of Francis and others. Incoming correspondence, 1809-1861, from colleagues, friends and family members; outgoing correspondence, 1808-1860, contains letters of recommendation, petitions and accounts of medical cases. Correspondence of others include letters to Francis's associates and family members. Financial documents, 1798-1851, are accounts, receipts, receipt books, checks, and collection notices. Writings are speeches, lectures and notes of Francis and others. Also, minutes and by-laws, 1807-1810, of the Medical and Surgical Society of the University of New York State; and printed material. Note: some letters to Francis are in French.
Six series: I. Incoming Correspondence; II. Outgoing Correspondence; III. Correspondence of Others and Assorted Letters; IV. Financial Documents; V. Writings; VI. By-Laws and Minutes