Francis Huber papers

Francis Huber, 1854-1934
Date [inclusive]
Physical Description
22 items

Letters, documents, and bookplates largely relating to gifts Huber made to various institutions.

Cite as
Francis Huber Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.
Historical/Biographical Note

Pediatrician, New York City. Huber received his B.S. from City College of New York in 1873 and his medical degree in 1877 from the College of Physicians & Surgeons (P&S), later part of Columbia University.

Huber was among the first generation of American physicians to specialize in pediatrics. At P&S, he was head of the department of the diseases of children at the College’s Vanderbilt Clinic and was named Professor of Clinical Medicine in 1907. He worked closely with Abraham Jacobi, “the father of American pediatrics,” and was one of the organizers of a gala dinner to celebrate Jacobi’s 70th birthday in 1900. Huber died in New York City, Dec. 26, 1934.

Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Box 1, fo. 28.
Scope and Content

Letters, documents, and bookplates largely relating to gifts Huber made to various institutions. Included are letters from Columbia University relating to Huber’s donation establishing the Abraham Jacobi and Joseph and Christina Huber book funds at the University’s medical library; letters from the presidents of City College and Hunter College relating to donations made by Huber to those schools; and a letter to the Board of Trustees of Beth Israel Hospital regarding a proposed donation in the name of Dr. Joseph Huber, his brother.

In addition, there are examples of the Jacobi and Huber bookplates; a letter from Columbia University president Nicholas Murray Butler notifying Huber of his appointment as professor of clinical medicine; and a letter from a grateful patient thanking Huber for successfully removing a nail he had swallowed years earlier when the patient was a child.


Purchase, eBay, 2004 (acc. no. 2004.02.20).