Letter from the Massachusetts Colonization Society to the Medical Faculty of Harvard College

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Title

Letter from the Massachusetts Colonization Society to the Medical Faculty of Harvard College

Subject

Correspondence
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Massachusetts Colonization Society (author)
Laing, Daniel, Jr.
Snowden, Isaac H.

Description

This letter from Holmes’ tenure as dean of Harvard Medical School relates to the education of two African-American students, Daniel Laing, Jr., and Isaac H. Snowden. The Massachusetts Colonization Society promoted the education of Laing and Snowden, planning to send them out to practice in the Republic of Liberia.

Laing, Snowden and a third student, Martin Robison Delany, enrolled during the winter term in 1850 but were forced to withdraw following a protest by some of the Medical School students. Both Laing and Snowden went on to pursue medical studies at Dartmouth.

Abstract

Letter from the Massachusetts Colonization Society requesting the admission of African-American students Daniel Laing, Jr. and Isaac H. Snowden

Creator

Massachusetts Colonization Society

Date Created

1850 November 01

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Is Part Of

Harvard Medical School. Office of the Dean. Records, 1828-1904 (inclusive), 1869-1874 (bulk). RG M-DE01 Series 00266 (AA1), box 4, f. 9

Format

text

Extent

1 manuscript letter (1 page)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002162

Provenance

From the Archives of Harvard Medical School

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Citation

Massachusetts Colonization Society, “Letter from the Massachusetts Colonization Society to the Medical Faculty of Harvard College,” OnView, accessed March 5, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6297.

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