Edward L. Moreland and Robert W. Dickey Correspondence with accompanying photograph of an early X-Ray
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.
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Photograph has darkened due to light or heat exposure, but remains discernible. Letters are in fair condition.
- Miley, Michael, 1841-1918 (Photographer, Person)
- Moreland, Sidney Turner (Person)
- Moreland, Edward Leyburn, 1885 - 1951 (Person)
- Dickey, Robert William (Person)
- Marshall, Elizabeth Carter "Lily" Coles , 1875 - 1927 (Person)
- Washington and Lee University. Department of Physics (Organization)
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