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Dr. Earl T. Engle collection
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1708 - 1942 (Creation)
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39 cm of textual records
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Dr. Earl T. Engle was a professor at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University for 29 years and lived in Sanbornton, New Hampshire. His 35-year-long scientific career provided significant contributions to the field of endocrinology. His collaborative work with Dr. Philip E. Smith helped to elucidate the role of the anterior pituitary, especially in the regulation of gonadal function. The hormonal control of menstruation was another of his many scientific interests.
The collection, assembled by Dr. Earl T. Engle, was held by his daughter, Audrey Hawthorn, until it was acquired by the University of British Columbia Archives in 1959. In 2016, the collection was transferred from University Archives to Rare Books and Special Collections.
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This collection includes correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and newspapers which reflect the history of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, and New England as a whole in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. The collection consists of documents related to the activities of local individuals, including the appointment of Justice of the Peace John Tallant; invoices and receipts for Hugh Tallant, Sarah Tallant, William Blake, Samuel Wells, W.W. Sargent, Samuel Sargent, Theodore Cooke, J.W. Blodget, Seth W. Fowle, Lyman Washburn, Fred E. Thorpe, William Wallace, and Edward Farnum, among others, mainly dealing with the sale and purchase of farming equipment, land, and household supplies.
The collection also includes correspondence between siblings Elisabeth, George, Laura, Stephen, and Thomas Wiggin and Susan Wiggin Avery and Joshua Avery; Dorothy, Hannah, James, Laura, Lucy, and Marinda Bean and Betsey Davis; Betsey Osgood and John Osgood; and between Laura Bean and Susan Wiggin.
Finally, the collection includes newspaper clippings from the following newspapers: l'Aurore, l'Aurore des Canadas, Canada Scotsman, The Canadian Ecclesiastical Gazette, Le Canadien, The Colonial Farmer, Colonist, Le Courier du Bas-Canada, Daily News, Des Trois-Rivieres, l'Echo du Pays, The Enquirer, The Evening Star, La Gazette de Quebec, Gazette des Trois-Rivieres, The Globe, Le Journal de Quebec, Montreal Herald, Montreal Transcript, Le Pays, The Pilot, Sinclair's Monthly Circular, Le Spectateur, and Waterloo Advertiser.
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Fonds related to Audrey Hawthorn, and her husband, Harry Hawthorn, can be found at both the Museum of Anthropology Archives and University Archives.
No further accruals are expected.
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Description created by Ashlynn Prasad in October 2017.
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