Mabel Seagrave papers, 1870-1935  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seagrave, Mabel
Title
Mabel Seagrave papers
Dates
1870-1935 (inclusive)
Quantity
.45 cubic feet (1 box and one vertical file)
Collection Number
4551 (Accession No. 4551-001)
Summary
Clippings, photographs, letters and related items of a Seattle physician
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


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.

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Restrictions on Use

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Personal papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Biographical features
1/2
Outgoing letters
1918
1/3-4
Photographs
1/5
Passport
1928
1/6
Letters of condolence
1935
1/7
Clippings
circa 1935
Box
2
Photograph album
Album of photographs and ephemera from Seagrave's time in Southern France during WWI with the Overseas Hospital Service.
circa 1918-1919

Series 2:  Arthur Amasa SeagraveReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/8
Letters of reference
1882
1/9
Clippings
circa 1927
VF:oversize
VF
Certificate
Special Immigration Agent for the State of Nebraska signed by governor David Butler
circa 1870

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

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)