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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Correspondence Sent by Dr. Kober
Datespan of correspondence: 3/18/1897 to 10/9/1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence sent by GMK to the following:

- Buel, David H., S.J., president of Georgetown University (1905-1908). ALS, 7/16/1907. Addressed to "My dear Father Rector," probably Fr. Buel. Re. golden jubilee for James A. Doonan, S.J., president of Georgetown University (1882-1888).

- District of Columbia, Commissioners of. TL carbon, 4pp., 6/2/1900. Re. GMK's support of the city dog tax and muzzle laws. Includes typed copy of supporting statements from Samuel C. Busey, W.W. Johnston, E.L. Magruder, Z.T. Sowers, and Samuel Adams. Also includes TL from the commissioners in reply, 6/9/1900.

- Lyons, Charles W., S.J. (president of Georgetown University, 1924-1928). ALS, 5/2/1927. Re. university business.

- McMillan, James, chairman of senate committee of District of Columbia. ALS, 2pp., 3/18/1900. Re. GMK's "respectful protest" against the passage of the amended Senate Bill #34 regulating vivisection in D.C. "for the reason that it is unnecessary legislation." Written by GMK on letterhead of the Civic Center of Washington, D.C., a nonpartisan organization for the promotion of the public good.

- Nevils, W. Coleman, S.J. (president of Georgetown University, 1928-1935). ALS, 4/4/1929. Re. recommendation of Emile Berliner for honorary degree. Includes TL carbon reply from Fr. Nevils, 4/5/1929. Also includes newsclipping on award of the Franklin Medal to Emile Berliner by the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, n.d.

- Nevils, W. Coleman, S.J. ALS, 10/9/1930, addressed to "Dear Father Rector." GMK accepts dinner invitation. Refers to Nevils' article, "The Perennial Geographer" (Geographic Magazine).

- to Richards, J. Havens, S.J., president of Georgetown University (1888-1889). ALS, 3/18/1897. Re. miscellaneous college business, address by Fr. Richards, etc.

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Box: 1 Fold: 2 Acknowledgements sent by Dr. Kober
Datespan: Feb. 1912 to 11/12/1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains acknowledgements to invitations sent to GMK.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Invitations Received by Dr. Kober
Invitations dated 11/6/1898 and 8/28/1899

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 printed invitations (in German). One concerns a memorial service for Otto von Bismarck given by the Germans of Washington. Includes 1 ACS invitation to lunch from Lewis J. Davis, and 1 wedding invitation from Mary Hilkemeier.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Correspondence Received by Dr. Kober (A-B)
Correspondence datespan: 1/28-1899 - 3/19/1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence received by GMK. Arranged by signee surnames (A-B). Includes:

Agar, John G. - TL carbon, 3/19/1920. Birthday greetings.

Agar, John G. - TNS to John B. Creeden (Georgetown University president, 1918-1924).

Baker, Frank (secretary pro tempore, American Anthropologist magazine). TLS, 1/28/1899. Re. GMK's election to vice-president of Section E, Sociology for the magazine.

Bogman, C.H. - ALS, 2 pp., 2/14/1900. Personal letter. Includes clipping re one Georgia Kober.



Box: 1 Fold: 5 Correspondence Received by Dr. Kober (C)
Correspondence datespan: 3/17/1900-10/11/1900

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence received by GMK. Arranged by signee surnames (C). Includes:

Chappell, J.N. (?) - ALS, 4/4/1900.

Cook, G. Wythe, M.D. (chairman, Pharmacopoeial Convention) - form letter re. convention held May 2-4, 1900.

Cox, W.O. (secretary, National Capital Centennial) - TLS, 10/11/1900. Re. appointment of GMK to member of Committee on Exercises on the Capitol.

Cross, Whitman (secretary, Building Committee, Washington Academy of Sciences). TLS, 5/25/1900. Re. appointment of GMK to the subcommittee on plan, cost, and site of buildings.



Box: 1 Fold: 6 Correspondence Received by Dr. Kober (D-E)
Correspondence datespan: 3/19/1900-6/12/1900

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence received by GMK. Arranged by signee surnames (D-E). Includes:

Diesez(?), Paul J. - ALS, 2 pp., 3/19/1900.

Egan, J.A. (State Board of Health, Illinois). TLS, 6/12/1900.



Box: 1 Fold: 7 Correspondence Received by Dr. Kober (G-H)
Correspondence datespan:1/19/1898-1/13/1900

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence received by GMK. Arranged by signee surnames (G-H). Includes:

- Gaillard, David Du Bose (head of the excavation of the Panama Canal under General George Washington Goethals, 1907; captain of the Corps of Engineers, Office of the Washington Aqueduct). TLS, 1/19/1898. Re. thanks GMK for sending him pamphlets on water purification in D.C.

- Hawkes, William H. (acting secretary, Central Dispensary and Emergency Hospital, Washington, D.C.). ALS, 1/13/1900. Re. electing GMK to member of the board.

- Hawley, Joseph R. (Republican senator, Connecticut). TLS, 1/18/1899. Re the Medical Corps in the new army bill.

- Holmes, Bayard (secretary, Association of American Medical Colleges). TLS form letter re. ordinance and bylaws of the association. 11/1/1898.

- Johnson, Loren B. (?) - ALS, n.d. Personal letter.



Box: 1 Fold: 8 Correspondence Received by Dr. Kober (L)
Correspondence datespan: 3/8/1899-6/12/1900

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence received by GMK. Arranged by signee surnames (L). Includes:

- Langley, G.P. (Smithsonian Institution). TLS, 6/12/1900. Re. investing in the Washington Sanitary Improvement Company, of which GMK was secretary.

- Lucas, Frederic Augustus (1852-1929. Curator of U.S. National Museum, 1893-1904; director of American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1911-1923). 2 ALS, 3/8/1899, 3/13/1899. Re. lectures.



Box: 1 Fold: 9 Correspondence Received by Dr. Kober (M-O)
Correspondence datespan: 12/4/1897-6-2/1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence received by GMK. Arranged by signee surnames (M-O). Includes:

- Mahmke, Henry F. - 3 ALS + 1 ACS, 9/28/1899, 10/20/1899, 11/6/1899, 1/1/1900. In German formal script (Fraktur-schrift).

- McGee, W.J. (1853-1912. American anthropologist, geologist, hydrologist. Ethnologist-in-charge at the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, 1893-1903). 7 TLS, datespan 1/30/1898 to 4/5/1899. Re. Washington Academy of Sciences.

- Miller, A.M. (probably Alexander Macomb Miller, lieutenant colonel in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in charge of the office of the Washington Aqueduct) - ALS, 6/11/1900.

- Nevils, W. Coleman, S.J. - TL carbon, 6/2/1930. Re. university business.

- Ober, George, M.D. (secretary, Board of Medical Supervisors, D.C.). 2 TNS, 12/4/1897, 12/5/1897.



Box: 1 Fold: 10 Correspondence Received by Dr. Kober (R-S)
Correspondence datespan: 6/20/1892-5/29/1900

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence received by GMK. Arranged by signee surnames (R-S). Includes:

- Rutter, Frank R. (Civic Center, D.C.). ALS, 10/6/1899. Re. GMK's election to various positions in the organization.

- Simpson, Henry K. (secretary, Eastern Dispensary and Casualty Hospital, D.C.). ALS, 8/9/1899. Re. GMK's election to board of directors.

- Smart, Charles (1841-1905. Scottish physician; U.S. assistant surgeon general). ALS, 8/11/1899. Re. death of his wife.

- Smith, Thomas C. (Medical Society of the District of Columbia). Announcement appointing GMK to a committee. 2/9/1900.

- Stamberg, B. (?) - ALS, 6/20/1892.

- Sternberg, George M. (1838-1908. U.S. surgeon general, 1893-1902). 3 TLS, 5/7/1900, 5/29/1900, n.d. Re. Citizens Relief Association, and hygiene for troops in the field.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Correspondence Received by Dr. Kober (T)
Correspondence datespan: 4/17/1899-5/27/1900

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence received by GMK. Arranged by signee surnames (T). Includes:

- Taggart, Grant (U.S. Department of the Interior). ALS, 4 pp., 5/27/ 1900. Re. a report on the "Proposed Warner Mountains and Goose Lake Forest Reservation."

- Thaler, Charles (Ordnance Office, War Department). ALS, 4/17/1899.



Box: 1 Fold: 12 Correspondence Received by Dr. Kober (W)
Correspondence datespan: 1/17/1898-6/9/1900

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence received by GMK. Arranged by signee surnames (W). Includes:

- Welch, William H. (1850-1934. American pathologist) ANS, 4/24/1900. Re news article (not included in this collection).

- Woodward, Samuel Walter (1848-1917. Merchant who, in 1880, founded the well-known Washington area department store of Woodward & Lothrop, with Alvin Lothrop). 2 ALS, 6/12/1900, n.d.

- Woodward, William C. (chairman of State Medicine, American Medical Association; future president, American Public Health Association, 1914). 2 TLS, 1 telegram, 1/17/1898, 3/16/1900. Re. inviting GMK to lecture on purification of water supplies.

- Whelpley, J.W. (president, Board of School Trustees of D.C.). TLS, 5/3/1900. Re. inviting GMK to a conference on adult education.

- Whitney, John D., S.J. (president, Georgetown University, 1898-1901). 2 TLS, 9/29/1899, 6/9/1900. Re. obtaining a photograph of Dr. Samuel C. Busey.

- Wilson, Harold (?) (geographer with U.S. Geological Survey). TLS, 2/9/1899.

- Wilson, Thomas (1832-1902. American anthropologist, curator for prehistoric archaeology at U.S. National Museum). TLS, 3/31/1900. Re Wilson's proposed lecture for the Washington Anthropological Society on Puerto Rico.

- Wissner, Frank J. (The Evening Star, D.C.) - TLS, 11/17/1899. Re. news article on GMK's lecture entitled, "The Housing of the Laboring Classes in the City of Washington."



Box: 1 Fold: 13 Awards
Datespan: 1899-1923

DESCRIPTION: Contains the following awards and citations presented to GMK:

- Acknowledgement certificate from the Smithsonian Institution for receipt of specimens donated by GMK, 1/21/1899.

- Certificate of election as delegate to the Convention of the American Medical Association by the Medical Association of the District of Columbia, 5/13/1897.

- Citation for presentation by Georgetown University of honorary doctor of laws, 1906.

- Citation for presentation by Georgetown University of honorary doctor of literature, 1923.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Biographical Information
Datespan of articles: 1964-1975

DESCRIPTION: Contains biographical articles on GMK:

- by William J. Fitzgerald, M.D., "The Life of George Kober, M.D" (New York State Journal of Medicine, July 1, 1964). Includes 2 reprints.

- by George Rosen, M.D., "From Frontier Surgeon to Industrial Hygienist: the Strange Career of George M. Kober" (American Journal of Public Health, June 1975).

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Anniversaries
Datespan: March 1923 - March 1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains commemorative programs for celebrations of GMK's 70th, and 80th birthdays. Includes:

- Biographical booklets by Francis A. Tondorf, S.J. (Georgetown University School of Medicine), "Fifitieth Anniversary of the Graduation in Medicine of George Martin Kober, M.D., LL.D." (3/6/1923); and "Biography and Bibliography of George M. Kober, M.D., LL.D...." (3/28/1920).

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Death of Dr. Kober - Correspondence
Correspondence datespan: 4/26/1931-7/11/1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence about GMK's death from friends and associates:

- Archibald, Albert to W. Coleman Nevils, S.J. (president of Georgetown University, 1928-1935) - ALS, 4/26/31.

- Ashford, Bailey K. to Fr. Nevils - TL, n.d.

- Colwell, N.P., M.D. (American Medical Association) to Fr. Nevils - telegram, 4/27/31.

- Creeden, John B., S.J. to Fr. Nevils - telegram 4/24/31.

- Farrell, J.A. to Fr. Nevils - telegram 5/2/31.

- Gannon, James A., M.D. to Fr. Nevils - TL 5/4/31. Includes TMs eulogy + poem.

- Gipprich, John L., S.J. to Fr. Nevils - Typed list of doctors present at GMK's memorial exercises on 5/3/31. Letter dated 5/7/31.

- Kober, Mary J. (GMK's sister) to Fr. Nevils - ACS, 5/2/31.

- Lyons, Charles W., S.J. to Fr. Nevils - telegram, 5/1/31.

- Nevils, W. Coleman - handwritten lists of telegrams to be sent announcing death of GMK.

- [John G. Bowen for] Fr. Coleman to Mary Kober - Latin eulogy with English translation.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Death of Dr. Kober - Eulogies
May 3, 1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon of eulogy delivered at memorial service for GMK at Gaston Hall, Georgetown Unviersity, May 3, 1931. Includes 2 other typed eulogies, n.d.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Memorial Dinners - Correspondence
Correspondence datespan: 2/27/1929-1/8/1932

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence and programs for dinners given in honor of GMK:

- Goerge M. Kober Society - re. annual banquet, 12/8/1930. Correspondence to W. Coleman Nevils.

- Georgetown Clinical Society - re. annual dinner in honor of GMK, 2/7/1929. 2 programs.

- Medical Society of the District of Columbia - re. memorial dinner, 1/13/1932. Includes correspondence to W. Coleman Nevils.

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Box: 1 Fold: 19 Printed Matter Related to Dr. Kober's Work
c.1899

DESCRIPTION: Contains copy of program for meeting of the Potomac Literary Club, Washington, D.C., 12/12/1899. GMK opens program with a reading of his paper, "The Housing of the Poor in Washington."

Also includes a fragment of a printed chart by GMK showing number of deaths from typhoid in D.C. from 1879-1898.



Box: 1 Fold: 20 Review of "Reminiscences of George M. Kober"
No date

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed review of GMK's autobiograhpy, "Reminiscences of George Martin Kober" (1930).

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Newsclippings on Dr. Kober
Datespan: 1929-1963

DESCRIPTION: Contains newsclippings about GMK. Includes articles on GMK's death; members of his family such as his sister Lizzie LeClerq and niece Lizzie H. Bryant; and on the Kober family estate.

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