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Allen Weir Freeman correspondence

 Collection — Container: 1
Identifier: MS-0020

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters exchanged between Freeman and his family between 1904-1907. Included are letters from his father, Walker Burford Freeman, and his brother, Douglas Southall Freeman. Topics discussed include family matters, classroom work, finances, and travel arrangements.


  • Creation: 1904 - 1907


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical Note

Allen Weir Freeman was a physician and Johns Hopkins University of Public Health Administration. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1881 and was brother of the author, Douglas Southall Freeman.

Freeman received his M.D. from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1905. He practiced medicine in Richmond, Virginia, and was appointed Commissioner of Health for the state in 1908. In 1912, he joined the U.S. Public Health Service, and in 1917 he was appointed Commissioner of Health for Ohio.

In 1921, he returned to Hopkins to teach in the School of Hygiene and Public Health. In 1946, he published Five Million Patients, his description of his work and teaching experiences in the field of public health.


1.169 Cubic Feet (7 legal-sized folders)

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Allen Weir Freeman was a physician and Johns Hopkins University of Public Health Administration born in 1881, and was brother of the author, Douglas Southall Freeman. Collection consists of letters to and from Freeman family members (dating 1904 - 1907) while Allen Weir Freeman was a medical student and during the start of his career.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

There is no known acquisition information for this collection.

Related Materials

Related correspondence of the Freeman Family can be found in the Douglas Southall Freeman Collection MS.0019.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Carroll Beecheno.

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Repository Details

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