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Guide to the Edgar P. Jeffries Letters, 1886

Summary

Edgar P. Jeffries was a physician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Collection comprises two letters written to and from Edgar P. Jeffries. On 7 June 1886, F. B. Sanborn wrote to Jeffries regarding the state of prison reform in the country, and discussing the implementation of reformatory discipline, the "separate or cellular system," and the use of labor in prisons. In the second letter in the collection, dated 9 June 1886, Jeffries forwards Sanborn's letter to D. O. Kellogg, editor of the American edition of the Encylopaedia Britannica.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11465
Title
Edgar P. Jeffries letters
Date
1886
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 2 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises two letters written to and from Edgar P. Jeffries. On 7 June 1886, F. B. Sanborn wrote to Jeffries regarding the state of prison reform in the country, and discussing the implementation of reformatory discipline, the "separate or cellular system," and the use of labor in prisons. In the second letter in the collection, dated 9 June 1886, Jeffries forwards Sanborn's letter to D. O. Kellogg, editor of the American edition of the Encylopaedia Britannica.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Edgar P. Jeffries Letters, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Letters
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Edgar P. Jeffries was a physician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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Provenance

The Edgar P. Jeffries Letters were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice L. Poffinberger, May, 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0195