Mabel Seagrave papers, 1870-1935 PDF
- Seagrave, Mabel
- Mabel Seagrave papers
- 1870-1935 (inclusive)18701935
- .45 cubic feet (2 boxes) and one vertical file
- Collection Number
- 4551 (Accession No. 4551-001)
- Clippings, photographs, letters and related items of a Seattle physician
- University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
Open to all users.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Mabel Seagrave (January 3, 1882 – November 10, 1935) was an American doctor who directed a hospital in France during World War I, and was decorated by the French government for her service.
She was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and raised in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Arthur Amasa Seagrave and Selina Stone Glass Seagrave. Her father built and operated the Occidental Hotel in Seattle. She was valedictorian at Seattle High School in 1900. She attended Wellesley College, graduating in 1905, and Johns Hopkins University, where she earned her medical degree in 1912.
Immediately after medical school, Seagrave focused on oral surgery at the Municipal Clinic of Seattle. Seagrave joined the staff of Women's Oversea Hospitals (W. O. H.) in 1918, and was first posted to a refugee hospital in the south of France. After the armistice, she worked at a Red Cross hospital at Foug, and headed the Hopital Jeanne D'Arc at Nancy, France. She was presented with a medal from the French government in 1919.
After the war, Seagrave concentrated on obstetric and gynecological surgery. She was elected to the American College of Surgeons in 1928. She was active in the Women's Overseas Service League and the Women's University Club of Seattle. At the time of her death in 1935, she was Chief of Staff at Seattle General Hospital.
More info at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mabel_Seagrave
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Clippings, photographs, letters, 1918; and related items of this Seattle physician; 1918-1935. Also includes character references for her father, A.A. Seagrave; 1882.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Seagrave's rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series 1: Personal papersReturn to Top
Letters of condolence
Album of photographs and ephemera from Seagrave's time in Southern France during WWI with the Overseas Hospital Service.
Series 2: Arthur Amasa SeagraveReturn to Top
Letters of reference
Special Immigration Agent for the State of Nebraska signed by governor David Butler
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Physicians nited States--20th century
- Physicians--Washington (State)--Seattle--20th century
- Women physicians nited States--20th century
- Women physicians--Washington (State)--Seattle--20th century
- Women surgeons--United States--20th century
- Women surgeons--Washington (State)--Seattle--20th century
- Personal Names :
- Seagrave, Arthur Amasa
- Seagrave, Mabel--Archives
- Corporate Names :
- Johns Hopkins University--Alumni and alumnae
- Seattle General Hospital (Seattle, Wash.)--Employees
- Wellesley College--Alumni and alumnae