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Edward Andrew Weir Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 687

Scope and Contents

The Edward Andrew Weir papers consist of letters, diaries, account books and case books. The letters are from 1878-1893, and 1917-1948, with a concentration of 14 letters written from England in 1918. There is also a series from Mrs. Andrew N. Wier, mother of Edward A., written from Nebraska, Indiana, and Massachusetts, 1883-1898. The diaries are intermittent for 1886-1890 and 1936-1944. The account books consist of daybooks, 1894-1914, 1919-1923, and ledgers, 1913-1917. The casebooks describe the "most interesting cases" 1912-1914 and 1916-1919. There is also a notebook for the class in obstetrics, Harvard 1892 as taught by William Lambert Richardson. With the papers are two diaries of Andrew N. Weir, father of Edward A. for 1864 and 1878-1881. The 1864 diary is by Andrew when he served as surgeon of the 6th Indiana Cavalry during the Civil War.


  • circa 1867-1946


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Andrew Weir was born in Graysville, Indiana and educated at Harvard Medical School. Before attending medical school he worked at the Ranch Supply House (Weir and Company) in Harrison, Nebraska primarily as a railroad doctor. From l894-1906 he practiced medicine in Chadron, Nebraska, from 1906-1913 in Hastings, Nebraska, from 1913-1917 in Terre Haute, Indiana, and from 1919-1928 in Portland, Oregon. During the First World War, he was a Medical Reserve Corps lieutenant, attached to the 374th Aero Squadron in England.


1 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 manuscript boxes

2.45 gigabyte(s) (131 digital file(s))

Language of Materials



Edward Andrew Weir was a Harvard educated, Midwestern railroad doctor who served with the Medical Reserve Corps lieutenant, attached to the 374th Aero Squadron in England during the First World War before settling in Portland, Oregon in 1919. His papers consist of letters, diaries, account books and case books.


This collection is in its original order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Andrew N. Weir, son of Edward A. Weir, 1962.

Guide to the Edward Andrew Weir Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA