Dr. Mark Ranney Papers
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Scope and Contents
The Dr. Mark Ranney Papers consists of bank account record books (1901-1909), correspondence (1876-1907), miscellaneous (1873-1889), notebook (art notes), obituaries (Dr. Mark Ranney, 1882), photographs, receipts (1854-1905), and speech (1881).
- Creation: 1854-1909
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1870-1909
- Ranney, Dr. Mark (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
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Biographical or Historical Information
Dr. Ranney was born in West Westminster, Vermont, July 7, 1827. His father was of Norman parentage. After taking his degree in medicine at Vermont Medical College in 1849, Dr. Ranney served for several years at Butler Hospital for the Insane, Providence, Rhode Island. In 1854 he was elected assistant physician of the McClean Hospital for the Insane, near Boston. He came to Iowa in 1865 as superintendent of the state hospital for the insane at Mt. Pleasant, a position he held except for a two-year period, 1873-75, when he was superintendent of the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane, until his death in 1882. In 1870 he was appointed lecturer on insanity in the newly established College of Medicine of The University of Iowa.
He married, October 2, 1865, Martha Wright, daughter of Thomas Sawyer, Esq. of Sterling, Mass.Note written by Margaret Schindler Bryant.
0.25 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Physician and book collector. Photographs, financial records, clippings and memorabilia.
Method of Acquisition
This collection was left to the University of Iowa Libraries under the terms of Martha (Mrs. Mark) Ranney's will of 1916.
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