Theodore G. (Theodore George) Wormley correspondence, 1853-1896

Mss.B.W895

Date: 1853-1896 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet, Ca. 75 items

Abstract

These are letters, chiefly concerning professional appointments and honors, from Samuel D. Gross, Charles F. Himes, S. Weir Mitchell, and Benjamin Silliman. Also included are drafts of Wormley's replies.

Background note

Theodore George Wormley was a physician, microchemist, and toxicologist born on April 1, 1826, in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Philadelphia Medical College in 1849 and started to practice in Columbus, Ohio, before being appointed as the professor of chemistry and natural sciences at Capitol University in 1852. Wormley concurrently held the role of professor of chemistry and toxicology at Starling Medical College starting in 1854, and he shifted his professional focus from medical practive to toxicology and chemistry.

Also while in Ohio, he was appointed as the state gas commissioner of Ohio in 1867, and in 1869 he became the state chemist of the Ohio Geological Survey. As state chemist, Wormley developed chemical methods to analyze coal, iron ores, clays, soils , slags, and limestone.

Wormley left Starling in 1877 to take the position of professor of chemistry and toxicology at the University of Pennsylvania. Wormley held this position until his death in 1897. He was appointed to the American Philosophical Society in 1878.

Wormley's best-known work, The Micro Chemistry of Poisons (1867), was the first American book dedicated to poisons and established his reputation as a leading microchemist and poisons expert. The book is dedicated to his wife, Anne, who did the fifteen pages of steel engravings. Their daughter contributed additional steel engravings for the second edition.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 75 items.

Provenance

Presented by Mrs. Hiram B. Eliason and accessioned, 1965 (1965 714ms).

Indexing Terms


Family Name(s)

  • Himes, Charles F.

Personal Name(s)

  • Gross, Samuel D. (Samuel David), 1805-1884
  • Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
  • Silliman, Benjamin, 1816-1885
  • Wormley, Theodore G. (Theodore George), 1826-1897

Subject(s)

  • Medicine.
  • Physicians
  • Toxicology.


Detailed Inventory

Biddle, Thomas M. to Theodore G. Wormley
1853 December 3 
Himes, Charles L. to Theodore G. Wormley
1870 June 13 
Putnam, Duglas to Theodore G. Wormley
1870 June 29 
Graham, Duncan to Theodore G. Wormley
1871 May 14 
Williamson, John to Theodore G. Wormley
1874 April 26 
Lyceum of Natural History of New York to Theodore G. Wormley
1874 May 5 
Andrews, E.B. to Theodore G. Wormley
1875 May 30 
Wormley, Theodore G. to S.D. Gross
1875 July 5 
Wormley, Theodore G. to S.D. Gross
1875 July 28 
Maryland Academy of Sciences to Theodore G. Wormley
1875 October 5 
Tiffany, L. McLane to Theodore G. Wormley
1875 October 
Bailey, G.E. toTheodore G. Wormley
1876 January 1 
Silliman, B. to Theodore G. Wormley
1876 January 14 
Wood, Edward S. to Theodore G. Wormley
1876 March 7 
Gulliver, George to Theodore G. Wormley
1876 March 16 
Wormley, Theodore G. to William Reinecke
1876 March 26 
Weber, H.A. to Theodore G. Wormley
1876 April 26 
Hanman, Henry M. to Theodore G. Wormley
1876 April 28 
Smyth, Christopher to Theodore G. Wormley
1876 May 21 
Mitchell, Weir to Theodore G. Wormley
1876 June 11 
Gross, S.D. to Theodore G. Wormley
1876 July 2 
Taylor, John O. to Theodore G. Wormley
1876 August 8 
Campbell, Henry F. to Theodore G. Wormley
1876 October 10 
Gardner, W. to Theodore G. Wormley
1877 February 1 
Hurd, A. to Theodore G. Wormley
1877 February 16 
Eliason, Helen Marshall to George W. Corner
1865 April 23 
Wormley, Theodore G. to S.D. Gross
1877 April 30 
Gross, S.D. to Theodore G. Wormley
1877 May 2 
Wormley, Theodore G. to S.D. Gross
1877 May 6 
Reinecke, William to Theodore G. Wormley
1877 May 9 
Gross, S.D. to Theodore G. Wormley
1877 May 13 
Wood, H.C. to Theodore G. Wormley
1877 June 5 
Biddle, Cadwalader to Theodore G. Wormley
1877 June 6 
Gross, S.D. to Theodore G. Wormley
1877 June 6 
American Association for the Advancement of Science: Receipt and Member's Ticket to Theodore G. Wormley
1877 June 11 
Wormley, Theodore G. to S.D. Gross
1877 
College of Physicians of Philadelphia to Theodore G. Wormley
1878 January 2 
Lesley, J.P. to Theodore G. Wormley
1878 January 18 
American Association for the Advancement of Science to Theodore G. Wormley
1878 August 26 
Egleston, Thomas to Theodore G. Wormley
1879 May 26 
Wormley, Theodore G. to Thomas Egleston
1879 May 31 
Biddle, Cadwalade to Theodore G. Wormley
1882 January 3 
Extract from "Medical News" pertaining to Drs. Theodore G. Wormley and William Goodell
1882 February 11 
University of Pennsylvania to Theodore G. Wormley
1882 October 10 
American Chemical Society to Theodore G. Wormley
1884 December 6 
Medico - Legal Society to Theodore G. Wormley
1884 December 12 
Wormley, Theodore G. to J.E. McIntyre
1884 December 
Chemical Society to Theodore G. Wormley
1885 November 19 
Wormley, Theodore G. to John M. Thompson
1885 
Neilson, Thomas R. to Theodore G. Wormley
1887 May 5 
University of Pennsylvania to Theodore G. Wormley
1888 February 7 
Bromley, J.L. to Theodore G. Wormley
1890 February 21 
American Chemical Society to Theodore G. Wormley
1891 January 7 
Trinity Historical Society to Theodore George Wormley
1891 March 22 
John Guitéras Medical Society toTheodore George Wormley.
1892 February 9 
Bailey, E.H.S. to Theodore G. Wormley
1892 May 28 
Barton Cooke First Obstetrical Society to Theodore G. Wormley
1894 February 27 
General Union Philosophical Literary Society to Theodore G. Wormley
1895 June 15 
Judson Daland Medical Society to Theodore G. Wormley
1896 February 13 
Mitchell, S. Weir to Theodore G. Wormley
1896 May 11 
Mitchell, S. Weir to Theodore G. Wormley
1896 May 22 
Wormley, Theodore G. to S. Weir Mitchell
1896 May 22 
Dana, James D. to Professor Andrews
undated 
F. Rosenthal Autograph
undated 
Wormley, Theodore G. to S.D. Gross.
undated