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Edward L. Moreland and Robert W. Dickey Correspondence with accompanying photograph of an early X-Ray

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0661

Content Description

This collection includes one letter written by Dean Edward L. Moreland of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Dr. Robert W. Dickey of the Physics Dept. at Washington and Lee University dated October 28, 1946. The letter describes an accompanying albumen cabinet photograph of a foot X-Ray. The image, taken by photographer Michael Miley of Lexington, Virginia, shows the foot bones of Elizabeth "Lily" Carter Coles and a needle that had lodged within it. The X-Ray was performed by Washington and Lee Natural Philosophy professor Syndey Turner Moreland in 1896 in the W&L Physical Laboratory. Dr. Dickey responds to Moreland in a letter dated November 6, 1946, in which he commends Syndey T. Moreland for his pioneer work on X-Rays in the South.

Dates

  • Correspondences
  • Photograph

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Language of Materials

The material in this collection is entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Extent

3 Item

Condition Description

Photograph has darkened due to light or heat exposure, but remains discernible. Letters are in fair condition.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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