Stella Yates Botelho papers
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Stella Yates Botelho, M.D. (b. 1919) is an alumnus of Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (M.D. 1949) and the University of Pennsylvania (A.B. 1940). She specialized in the field of physiology and had a distinguished career as a researcher and teacher.
Stella Botelho was born in Tokyo, Japan, to parents Francis Martin Botelho (1893-1967) and Emily Yates Evans Botelho (1893-1977). She and her brother Eugene George Evans Botelho (1916-1999) moved to the United States with their mother in 1920; their father followed a year later in 1921. The family settled in Delaware and later Pennsylvania, in close proximity to other members of the Evans family on her mother’s side. Neither Stella nor her brother Gene married.
Stella’s mother Emily descends from several prominent families (Yates, Long, Saylor) of Charleston, South Carolina, who moved north to Wilmington, Delaware before the Civil War. Emily’s grandmother, Joanna Yates married Englishman William Joseph Evans in Delaware. Their son, William Holbeck Evans, was a pharmacist who settled in Japan at the end of the 19th century. He married Joana Duval (d. 1902), also known as Tom Yoh Hee, an American citizen born in Macao, China. William Evans adopted Joana’s son Thomas Hayller Evans (b. 1889), who was born in China, and together they had two additional children, Emily Yates Evans and William Holbeck Evans, Jr. (1895-1951), who were both born in Japan.
Stella’s father’s family also has strong ties to East Asia. Her father Francis Martin Botelho was born in Hong Kong to Eugene Procolo Botelho and Anna da Esperança (dates unknown for both). Francis claimed Portuguese heritage and citizenship. Evidence also suggests the family had Asian roots, possibly tracing to the Portuguese colonial city of Macao, China. Several family members ran the international export and shipping business Botelho Bros. based in Hong Kong, with offices in Shanghai and San Francisco, among others. Francis worked in the machine tool industry in both China and Japan before settling in the United States where he worked primarily as a linguist and language teacher.
Stella Botelho attended Wayne Elementary School, Wayne Grammar School and Radnor High School, in Wayne, Pennsylvania, where she graduated in 1936. She was a Girl Scout, a member of the National Honor Society, and participated in glee club, debate team, school plays, the school newspaper, and was editor-in-chief of her high school yearbook, The Album. She also excelled in athletics, lettering in tennis, swimming, basketball, and hockey.
Botelho began her studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 1936 where she majored in chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts for Women. She was editor of the Freshman Handbook and business manager of the Record Book. Continuing her interest in sports, Stella participated in swimming and was captain of the women’s tennis team. She was a member of the Beta chapter of Zeta Phi medical fraternity and was president of Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity. She was presented with a Senior Leadership award and graduated in 1940.
Botelho was admitted to Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1940 and received her M.D. in 1949. During the course of her medical school studies she contracted tuberculosis and spent over a year at Eagleville Sanatorium (1942-1943). She attended Woman’s Medical College from 1940-1942, 1943-1944, and 1946-1949, making her a member of the classes of 1944, 1946 and 1949. During medical school Botelho was a summer volunteer at Friends Hospital (1940, 1941). She was a research assistant in the Department of Physiology at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine (1945-1946) and was a pre-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Physiology in the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (1946-1948). After graduation, she completed her medical internship at Woman’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1951-1954.
Botelho’s first professional position at the University of Pennsylvania was an appointment as Instructor in Physiology (Graduate School of Medicine) in 1949. She was appointed Associate in Physiology and Pharmacology (Graduate School of Medicine) in 1950, Assistant Professor of Physiology (Graduate School of Medicine) in 1954, Associate Professor of Physiology (School of Medicine) in 1957, and Professor of Physiology (Medical School and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) in 1969. She was named Professor Emeritus in 1981. She also held visiting appointments at Cambridge University (1957-1958), the University of Panama (1976), and Hokkaido University (1977).
At the University of Pennsylvania Botelho taught courses in applied and medical physiology and she maintained an active research lab, studying respiratory physiology, neuromuscular physiology, the spinal cord, and secretion of exocrine glands. In the course of her career she published over 40 scientific articles in the field of physiology and was the principal investigator on numerous scientific grants. She mentored dozens of pre- and post-doctoral students, many of whom she kept in touch with as they went on to have distinguished careers in medicine.
Botelho received many awards over the course of her career, including the Alumni Achievement Award from Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (1962), the Alumni Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania (1968), admission as a Fellow into the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (1974), and the Commonwealth Board Award of the Medical College of Pennsylvania (1982). Upon her retirement from the University of Pennsylvania, her portrait was painted for the Medical School portrait gallery by Edgar Eckfeldt (1915-2012).
Botelho maintained an active correspondence and close personal friendship with fellow doctor Robert Nims (1917-2009) during the 1950s. She also corresponded with the author Louise E. Dew (1871-1962), who was a friend of the Botelho family.
In addition to her time spent abroad in medical positions, Botelho made several trips for pleasure to western and eastern Europe, the Indian subcontinent, and east Asia. In the United States she traveled to the west coast and to the southwest, where her brother Gene Botelho served as an Episcopal priest to Native American populations. She was involved in nature and zoological causes and enjoyed photography, cooking and entertaining.
(Information from internal evidence and local sources. Also: Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1974 for Joana Evans on Ancestry.com and U.S., Consular Registration Certificates, 1907 – 1918 for William Holbeck Evans on Ancestry.com.)
The papers include materials documenting both the personal life and professional career of Stella Yates Botelho, from her birth in 1919 until she donated her papers to the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1990. Materials created prior to her birth include a small amount of correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia handed down in her family. These materials primarily document and come from her mother's side of the family in South Carolina and the Delaware Valley.
Botelho's childhood and education took place in the Philadelphia area and is represented by family and personal photographs, report cards, clippings, programs, and mementos of her involvement in curricular, extra-curricular, and athletic activities. Her time as a student at the University of Pennsylvania and Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania is documented by captioned photographs of friends and classmates.
Correspondence from her personal life includes letters from, among others, her childhood English pen-pal Vera Meyrick who died unexpectedly at age 16, family friend Louise Dew-Watrous, and her friend and fellow physician Robert Nims. This last material represents the largest cache of personal correspondence in the collection.
Botelho clearly loved to travel and her collection is rich in mementos of her many trips abroad. Included in the collection are postcards she wrote from abroad to her mother, as well as itineraries, programs, and other mementos.
Besides the travel postcards to her mother, there is little correspondence from Botelho in the collection. Her voice comes through most strongly in the small diary she kept while undergoing treatment for tuberculosis in the Eagleville Sanatorium in Eagleville, Pennsylvania.
Botelho's professional correspondence documents her career as both a teacher and researcher. It includes information on her position at the University of Pennsylvania as well as significant events in her career, such as the commissioning and presentation of her painted portrait and her retirement from the University.
Botelho taught courses in physiology at the University of Pennsylvania and materials in support of these courses include administrative and subject-related documents. A small file of student work saved by Botelho has restricted access.
The research activities of Botelho's physiology lab at the University of Pennsylvania are documented in 48 lab notebooks, as well as over 40 articles published during her career. Also included are reviews of her work, conference papers, grant documentation, and other research materials. Over the course of her career, Botelho oversaw the work of many medical and graduate students. Doctoral dissertations from five of her students are in the collection.
Documenting a long life of achievement are her educational diplomas, as well as numerous awards and certificates from professional organizations.
Publications of Stella Yates Botelho may be found in the "Research" subseries. Additionally, a bibliography of "selective representative publications" is included in her 1981 resume, located in box 7, folder 5. That list is duplicated here for ease of reference:
Comroe, J. H. and S. Y. Botelho. The unreliability of cyanosis in the recognition of arterial anoxemia. Am. J. Med. Sci. 214:1, 1947.
Horvath, S.M. and S.Y. Botelho. Orthostatic hypotension following hot or cold baths. J. Appl. Physiol. 1:586, 1949.
Nims, R.G., E.H. Connor, S.Y. Botelho and J.H. Comroe. Comparison of methods for performing manual artificial respiration on apneic patients. J. Appl. Physiol. 4:486, 1951.
Botelho, S.Y., C.F. Deaterly and J.H. Comroe.· The electromyogram from the orbicularis oculi muscle in normal human subjects and in patients with myasthenia gravis. Arch. Neurol. and Psychiatr. 67:348, 1952.
Botelho, S.Y., C.F. Deaterly, S. Austen and J.H. Comroe. Evaluation of the electromyogram of patients with myasthenia gravis. Arch. Neurol. and Psychiatr. 67:441, 1952.
Botelho, S.Y. and L. Cander. Post-tetanic potentiation before and during ischemia in intact human skeletal muscle. J. Appl. Physiol. 6:221, 1953.
Botelho, S.Y., L. Cander and N. Guiti. Passive and active tension-length diagram of intact skeletal muscle in normal women of different ages. J. Appl. Physiol. 7:93, 1954.
Botelho, S.Y. Alterations in muscle tendion without similar changes in electrical activity in patients with myasthenia gravis. J. Clin. Invest. 34:1403, 1955.
Botelho, S.Y. Comparison of simultaneously recorded electrical and mechanical activity in myasthenia graviss patients and in partially curarized normal humans. Am. J. Med. 19:693, 1955.
DuBois, A.B., S.Y. Botelho, G.N. Bedell, R. Marshall and J.H. Comroe. A rapid plethysmographic method for measuring thoracic gas volume: A comparison with a nitrogen washout method for measuring functional residual capacity in normal subjects. J. Clin. Invest. 35:322, 1956.
DuBois, A.B., S.Y. Botel~o and J.H. Comroe. A new method for measuring airway resistance in man using a body plethsmography. Values in normal subjects and in patients with respiratory disease. J. Clin. Invest. 35:327, 1956.
Comroe, J.H., S.Y. Botelho and A.B. DuBois. Design of a body plethysmograph for studying cardiopulmonary physiology. J. Appl. Physiol. 14:439, 1959.
Botelho, S.Y., S.B. Beckett and E. Bendler. Mechanical and electrical responses of intact thenar muscles to indirect stimuli: Study of patients with pseudo-hypertrophic muscular dystrophy. Neurology 10:601, 1960.
Botelho, S.Y., E. Bendler and S.B. Beckett. Mechanical properties and temperature of intact skeletal muscle in patients with muscular dystrophy. Arch. Phys. Med. Rehab. 42:226 1 1961,
Steinberg, S. and S.Y. Botelho. Myotonia in a horse. Science 137:979, 1962.
Krishna, N. and S.Y. Botelho. Rhythmic changes in intraocular pressure due to periodic changes in vasomotor tone. Arch. Ophthal. 69:231, 1963.
Krishna, N. and S.Y. Botelho. Consensual intraocular pressure changes resulting from unilateral extraocular muscle contraction. J. Exper. Eye Research 2:173, 1963.
Botelho, S.Y. Tears and the lacrimal gland. Scientific American 211:78-86, 1964.
Botelho, S.Y. M. Hisada and N. Fuenmayor. Functional innervation of the lacrimal gland in cat: origin of secretomotor fibers of lacrimal nerve. Arch. Ophthalmology 76:581-588, 1966.
Botelho, S.Y., S. Steinberg, J.T. McGrath and J. Zislis. Electromography in dogs with congenital spinal cord lesions: comparison with normal adult and fetal dogs. Am. J. Vet. Res. 28:205-212, 1967.
Goldstein, A., A. de Palau and S.Y. Botelho. Inhibition and facilitation of pilocarpine-induced lacrimal flow by norepinephrine. Investig. Ophthal. 6:498-511, 1967.
Hisada, M. and S.Y. Botelho. Membrane potentials of in situ lacrimal gland in cat. Am. J. Physiol. 214:1262-1267, 1968.
Botelho, S. Y., A. Goldstein and M. Hisada. The effects of autonomic impulses and autonomic drugs on secretion by the lacrimal gland. In Exocrine Glands, ed. S.Y. Botelho, F. Brooks and W. Shelley, Univ. of Pa. Press, 1969, pp 227-239.
Fritz, M. and S.Y. Botelho. Membrane potentials in the unstimulated parotid gland of cat. Am. J. Physiol. 216:1180-1183, 1969.
Fritz, M. and S.Y. Botelho. Functional innervation of parotid gland cells in cat. Am. J. Physiol. 216:1392-1397, 1969.
Botelho, S.Y. and S. Steinberg. Mechanical responses of in vivo genetic dystrophic mouse muscle: comparison with human pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy. Neuropädiatrie 1:161-170, 1969.
Botelho, S.Y., A.M. Goldstein and E.V. Martinez. Norepinephrine-responsive beta-adrenergic receptors in rabbit lacrimal gland. Am. J. Physiology, 224:1119-1122, 1973.
Botelho. S.Y., A.M. Goldstein and M.L. Rosenlund. Tear Na+, K+, Cl- and Ca2+ at various flow rates: cystic fibrosis children and noncystic siblings with and without corneal staining. J. Pediatr. 83:601-606, 1973.
Botelho, S.Y. and E.V. Martinez. Electrolytes in lacrimal gland fluid and in tears at various flow rates in the rabbit. Am. T. Physiology, 225:606-609, 1973.
Botelho, S.Y,, E.V. Martinez, C. Pholpramool, H.C. van Prooyan, J. Th. Janssen and A. de Palau. Modification of stimulated lacrimal gland flow by sympathetic nerve impulses in the rabbit. Am. J. Physiol. 230:80-84, 1976.
Pholpramool, C. and S.Y. Botelho. Modification of in vivo lacrimal gland secretion by 2,4 dinitrophenol. Am. J. Physiol. 230:380-384, 1976.
Kreuger, J., N. Sokoloff and S.Y. Botelho. Sialic acid in rabbit lacrimal gland fluid. Investig. Ophthalmology. 15:479-481, 1976.
Horowitz, G., J.W. Lammers, S. Sussman and S.Y. Botelho. Calcium in tears, lacrimal gland fluid, and fluid from the other orbital glands. Investig. Opthalmology. 15: 994-996, 1976.
Botelho, S.Y., N. Fuenmayor and M. Hisada. Flow and potentials during perfusion of lacrimal gland with electrolyte solutions. Am. J. Physiology. 235(1):C8-C12, 1978.
Dartt, D. and S.Y. Botelho. Protein in Lacrimal gland fluid. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 18:1207-1209, 1979.
Dartt. D., I. Knox; A. de Palau and S.Y. Botelho. Proteins in tears and in fluids from individual orbital glands. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 19:1342-1350, 1980.
Botelho, S .Y. and D.A. Dartt. Effect of calcium antagonism or chelation on rabbit lacrimal gland secretion and membrane potentials. J. Physiology. (London) 304:397-403, 1980.
Botelho, S.Y. and N. Fuenmayor. Lacrimal gland flow and potentials during DNP, ouabain and ethacrynic acid perfusion. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Sci. 20: 515-521, 1981.
Gift of Stella Yates Botelho, 1990.
- Eagleville sanatorium (Eagleville, Pa.).
- Friends Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
- Radnor High School (Wayne, Pa.).
- University of Pennsylvania. College of Liberal Arts for Women.
- University of Pennsylvania. College of Medicine.
- Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
- Drexel University: College of Medicine Legacy Center
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In The Japan Advertiser, Tokyo, Japan, January 15, 1919, page 4. Photocopy of announcement included.
Includes information on Emily Yates Evans Botelho, Eugene George Evans Botelho, Francis Martin Botelho, Stella Yates Botelho, Jeremiah Dennison Yates, Joseph H. Evans, William Holbeck Evans, Mary Amaranthia Yates, and Mary Long Yates, as well as family friend Judge Henry Clay Conrad. Included in this file are photocopies of genealogical information from two family bibles in the collection (boxes 20 and 21) and photocopies of genealogical information completed in the course of processing these papers.
Titles: "Mother's naughty girl," "Why are you angry?", "A manly plea," "The root of misery," "Live and let live," "Thanksgiving," "Unchangeable," "This new day," "A fresh calendar," "1943 for you and me," "Joys are close by," "Christine wants to know," "Envy seed," "Not bygone days," "What's behind your smile?", "Shopping crowds," "We and to-morrow."
Includes his Radnor High School yearbook, 1934; an invitation to his ordination, 1944; a second premium ribbon, San Juan County Fair, McGee Park, New Mexico, for Landscape oil painting, undated; a copy of article on socially engaged alumni of Haverford College, undated; a copy of resolution by State Senate of California commending Eugene Botelho, 1986; program booklet of the Greater San Diego Reading Association recognition and installation dinner, "A Celebration of Stars," 1987; a newspaper clipping from the Coast Dispatch, June 12, 1987; and a copy of certificate of appreciation and attached letter by Supervisor Brian P. Bilbray, County of San Diego, 1987.
Death notice in the Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 29, 1967; and funeral program which includes names of relatives and those in attendance.
Funeral program and letter from Stella Yates Botelho and Eugene Evans George Botelho to friends of Emily Yates Evans Botelho on her death.
Book of Common Prayer, published New York, E. Bliss & E. White, 1823. Inscribed in front and in back (twice), "Miss Joanna Yates. Her Book." Includes attached leather bookmark with cross. Feather pressed in back. Drawing of a man in back. Holy Bible (thumb bible), published New York, Miniature Dictionaries Publishers, Inc., 1927.
Leather bound Bible, published Philadelphia, John B. Perry, 1853. Inscribed JDY [Jeremiah Dennison Yates] 24 Oct 1856 on first page. Fern pressed within first signature. Genealogical information in the back has been duplicated and may be found in box 1, folder 2.
Leather bound Bible, published New York, American Bible Society, 1858. Genealogical information on Family Records page between old and new testaments has been duplicated and may be found in box 1, folder 2.
Birthday book of Emily Yates Evans Botelho passed down to Stella Yates Botelho, ca. 1900-1932. Inscribed by both women. Autograph book given to Stella Yates Botelho from Emily Yates Evans Botelho, 1930. Entries dated December 26, 1930 to August 26, 1935. Includes newspaper clipping obituaries added at a later date.
Includes clippings on Radnorite staff, Senior law and order, color guard, and Radnor at conference; Radnor High School athletics scores; Girl Scout Field Day (picturing Stella Yates Botelho playing the trumpet) and Radnor High School students visiting the Evening Ledger plant; and autographed program of Radnor High School senior class play, The Big Pond, 1936.
Includes newspaper clipping about Stella Yates Botelho's essay, "Crime--A Challenge to American Youth," winner of the Bateman-Gallagher Post, No. 668, American Legion essay content, undated. Also see oversized photograph of class trip participants in Box 22.
Includes Daniel Webster poem "Men hang out their sign," inscribed "from Mrs. J. Prentice Murphy, 1934"; also commercial photographs of Eva le Gallienne as "Camille," and Richard Waring and Eva Gallienne in "Camille," Forrest Theater, week of Dec. 16, .
Includes signatures of Stella Yates Botelho's classmates on first page. Also includes newspaper clippings about the game.
Issues: April 28, 1936 (2 copies) and May 27, 1936 (2 copies).
Issues: Thanksgiving 1932, October 1935, December 1935, January 1936, and March 1936 (2 copies).
Includes classmate signatures throughout. Also hand-written copy of the poem featured on the final page of yearbook, "Since we are called the Guinea pigs." Stella Yates Botelho was editor-in-chief of the yearbook.
Includes commencement invitation, graduation exercises program, Baccalaureate program, and newspaper clippings.
Includes constitution and by-laws booklet, 1925-1927; pledge invitation, undated; and initiation invitation, 1941.
Includes constitution, by-laws and standing rules booklets, 1933 and 1937.
Includes Freshman Handbook, 1938-1939; newspaper clippings on athletic events featuring Stella Yates Botelho, 1938 and 1939; letter from dean of the College of Liberal Arts for Women, warning Stella Yates Botelho of her unsatisfactory grades, February 28, 1939; instructions for commencement candidates, June 2, 1940; commencement programs, June 2, 1940 (2 copies); and newspaper clipping on Penn Hey Day, includes Stella Yates Botelho among list of women awardees, Philadelphia Record, undated.
Titles: "It happens to everyone," by Betty Bold, dedicated to Stella Yates Botelho, Christmas 1936; "On writing a letter," by Stella Yates Botelho, 1938; "Credo," author unknown, undated; and "Madonna: A poem to Stella," signature illegible, undated.
Includes provisional program and announcement, 1940; and issue of the Bicentennial Celebrator, newspaper, June 12, 1940.
Includes provisional program and announcement, 1940; and issue of the Bicentennial Celebrator, newspaper, June 12, 1940.
Titles: "An anamalous inferior vena cava," by Stella Yates Botelho and Margaret Warner, February 20, 1941 (2 copies); "An anamalous inferior vena cava," by Stella Yates Botelho and Margaret Warner, undated draft; "Persisting left supracardial vein (left inferior vena cava)," by Stella Yates Botelho and Margaret Warner, undated; and "The adrenal medula in various diseases: A cytological study," by Stella Yates Botelho, January 2, 1945.
Includes admissions letter accepting Stella Yates Botelho into Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, January 22, 1940 ("While your record in scientific courses does not give assurances that you will be able to handle satisfactorily the difficult program in the medical school, nevertheless, your reputation for industry and high character has influenced the Committee to include you in a small group of students who will be admitted on a definitely probationary basis. This will give you an opportunity to demonstrate any latent ability."); Recommendation card to receive MD at Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1949; Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania Commencement invitation, 1949; Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania Commencement program, 1949 (3 copies); award of subscription to the American Journal of Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Venereal Diseases, from Dean of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1949; and newspaper clippings regarding graduation from Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1949.
Includes Friends Hospital annual reports, 1940 and 1941; letter of appreciation to Stella Yates Botelho for her work as an intern at Friends Hospital, November 4, 1941; letters to Stella Yates Botelho and a Miss Kirwin from patients, 1939-1940.
Evidently a home-made newspaper made for or by the patients of Friends Hospital. Issues include vol. 3, no. 1 to vol. 3, no. 10; vol. 2 , no. 1 to vol. 2 . no. 3, 1939-1940.
While a student at Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Stella Yates Botelho contracted Tuberculosis. She spent nearly one year at the Eagleville Sanatorium, in Eagleville, Pennsylvania. Includes poetry, drawings, and mock publications created by Stella Yates Botelho while a patient at Eagleville, including draft of a newsletter called The Eagleville Chronic, May 17, 1942; also newspaper article about Eagleville Sanatorium, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 16, 1946.
Covers the period while Stella Yates Botelho was at Eagleville Sanatorium being treated for Tuberculosis. According to Stella Yates Botelho in an oral history from 1990, 30% of her entering class at Woman's Medical College was infected with Tuberculosis and two classmates died. (From the diary: "What calamities befell the WMC class of '44 = 11 t.b.'ers - God only knows how many failures.") Stella Yates Botelho was apparently the only one of those infected to return to the College to complete her medical degree.
Diary mentions friends and classmates from Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania; contains observations of nurses and workmen; includes the names of a few other patients; discusses Stella Yates Botelho's romantic interest in Oscar N. Rambo, a medical student at Hahnemann University; brief discussions of World War II; includes two poems on the topic of Tuberculosis, one by Stella Yates Botelho and one by Johanna Lund, Woman's Medical College '41; New Year's resolutions for 1943; also discusses assisting with autopsies at Bryn Mawr Hospital after discharged from Eagleville.
Includes letter in support of Stella Yates Botelho for internship at Bryn Mawr Hospital from Robert P. Elmer (family physician of the Botelhos), October 29, 1944. Discusses the pronunciation of Botelho, background of father and mother. Also a second letter in support of Stella Yates Botelho for internship at Bryn Mawr Hospital from Theo. L. Dehne, M.D. from Friends Hospital, November 1, 1944.
Stella Yates Botelho corresponded with a pen-pal from England, Vera Meyrick, who died unexpectedly, in 1934 at the age of 16. A letter from Vera Meyrick tells of her illness and is completed by her mother following her daughter's death. With a second letter from the mother, she included two of Vera's "unwashed handkerchiefs." Also in this file is a handmade birthday message to Stella Yates Botelho from her father Francis Martin Botelho, dated January 14, 1936; and other letters, poems, and sketches.
Contains letters and a poem to Stella Yates Botelho from the author Louise E. Dew-Watrous, who was friends with the Botelho family. Dew-Watrous signs as "Tante Louise."
During the 1950s Stella Yates Botelho maintained a friendship with Dr. Robert G. Nims (1917-2009) of New Haven, CT. Botelho and Nims met at the University of Pennsylvania, where Nims had a fellowship in Pulmonary Physiology. They also collaborated on grant research during this time period. Letters from Nims to Botelho discuss work and research occasionally, but are mostly about their friendship, mutual friends, visits to see one another, and trips to Vermont, where Nims had a vacation home. Many of Nims letters are playful and affectionate (he often addressed her as "Stelho" and signed off as "Nimbo"), though their unequal feelings for one another is honestly and frequently addressed. Their relationship deteriorated in the late 1950s and by the end of 1960 they had stopped their regular communication.
Includes letters from childhood family friend Daisy Smith, which mentions Smith's possession of a Yates family chair, small framed picture, and vase, which she hopes to return to Botelho. Also correspondence from other friends and colleagues.
Places visited include London, Brussels, Cologne, Hamburg, Lucerne, Lac Leman, Paris, Cambridge, Galashiels (Scotland), The Hague, Geneva. Includes postcards sent to Stella Yates Botelho's mother Emily Yates Evans Botelho; itinerary; ship passenger list and dinner menu; programs.
Places visited include Lisbon, Stratfordshire, northern Wales, Brussels, Oostende, Madrid, Venice, Ravenna, San Marino, Florence, Geneva, Monaco, Nice, Avignon, Versailles. Includes postcards sent from Stella Yates Botelho to her mother Emily Yates Evans Botelho.
Includes ship passenger list; itinerary; materials from the Eighth Congress of the Medical Women's International Association held in London in 1958; material concerning Botelho's medical license while in Cambridge; Lloyds of London statement of accounts from September 13, 1957 to August 13, 1958.
Places visited include London, Athens, Rhodes, Patmos, Mykonos, Istanbul, Lebanon, Jaipur, Bombay, Hokkaido, Sapporo, Kyoto, Tokyo. Includes postcards sent from Stella Yates Botelho to her mother Emily Yates Evans Botelho.
Includes itinerary; programs, tickets and brochures from sites visited.
Places visited include Munich, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Rome, London. Includes postcards from Stella Yates Botelho to her mother Emily Yates Evans Botelho.
Places visited include Bergen, Ulvik, Laerdal, Balestrand, Loen, Aalestrund, Trondheim, Bodo, Tromso, Lakselv, Repvaag, Honingsvag, North Cape, Hammerfest, Alta, Oslo, Copenhagen. Includes postcards sent from Stella Yates Botelho to her mother Emily Yates Evans Botelho.
Places visited include Milan, Bergamo, Verona, Padova, Venice, Trieste, Ljubljana, Bled (Slovenia), Kaernten (Austria), Ortisei, Lake Como. Includes postcards sent from Stella Yates Botelho to her mother Emily Yates Evans Botelho.
Includes postcards sent from Stella Yates Botelho to her mother Emily Yates Evans Botelho.
Concerns the fundraising among friends and colleagues for a commissioned portrait of Stella Yates Botelho by artist Edgar Eckfeldt. Botelho was the first alumna of the University of Pennsylvania to become a professor in the School of Medicine and the commission marked her 30th year on the faculty of the University as well as her 60th birthday. The portrait was presented in a ceremony held at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and was installed in the Portrait Gallery of the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania. It may be seen online at http://www.upenn.edu/curator/p5171107.html.
The Emily and Francis Botelho Prize for Excellence in Physiology at the University of Pennsylvania was established by Stella Yates Botelho in memory of her parents. It is awarded to first year medical students who excelled in Physiology.
Includes draft of a speech on the "field of medicine" and 1981 resume of Stella Yates Botelho.
Includes Barron, et al., and Comroe.
Includes Kugelberg, Lammers, Robinson, and Schreiner, et al.
Includes Valbuena, Van Prooijen, and Wolf et al.
Includes program and proceedings for the "Sixth annual conference on graduate medical education," 1964; article in Medical Affairs about the conference "The exocrine gland," 1968; program, abstracts and biographies of participants of the "International tear film symposium," 1984.
Includes awards and certificates from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (for perfect attendance), Radnor High School (for athletic excellence), as well as Stella Yates Botelho's diploma from Radnor High School, her induction into medical fraternities, awards for research grants, an alumni achievement award from Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Board Award of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and induction into the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Young Great Society, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Also includes a certificate for visiting the northern most point in Norway and a Certificate of Orbit for dining at the Top of the Tower in London. Oversized awards and certificates are included in a separate file and commemorative coins and ribbons are found within the series of memorabilia.
Includes Auxilliary Medal certificate from the American Legion; University of Pennsylvania diploma; Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia Rotating Internship certificate; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania license to practice medicine and surgery; College of Medicine of Pennsylvania membership certificate; College of Physicians of Philadelphia fellowship certificate; University of Pennsylvania Alumni Award of Merit; and Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania Alumni Achievement award.
Backing of one photograph includes the sticker of Haderer Co. Art Shop: Picture Framing, Artist Materials, 209 W. 9th Street, Wilmington, Del. Mary Amaranthia Yates is the sister of Johanna Yates, Stella Yates Botelho's grandmother.
Hand painted photograph under curved oval glass window with rectangular gold board matte. Inscribed on back: “Mr. Evans, 1 [Frame?], [Gilt mat?], 4835.”
Oval albumen print with hand-drawn and painted detail on rectangular board with gold trim. C.T. Willard, Photographer, S.W. Cor. Eighth and Parrish, [Philadelphia, PA]. Inscribed on back: “Elizabeth Ann Saylor m. Joseph Yates mother of Jeremiah Dennison Yates Charleston S.C.” Elizabeth Ann Saylor Yates is the great-great-great grandmother of Stella Yates Botelho.
Oval albumen print with hand drawn detail, on rectangular board with gold trim. M. & W. Garrett, Wilmington, Del. Jeremiah Dennison Yates is the great-great grandfather of Stella Yates Botelho.
Oval albumen print with hand drawn and painted detail, on oval board with dark trim. J. E. Torbert, Del. Ave., Wilmington, Del. William Joseph Evans is the great grandfather of Stella Yates Botelho.
Oval albumen print with hand-drawn and painted detail, on oval board with dark trim. J. E. Torbert, Del. Ave., Wilmington, Del. Inscribed on back: “This is a picture of my mother Joanna Yates Evans Born in Charleston SC Nov 13 1828 Joseph Hogarth Evans.” Joanna Yates Evans is the great grandmother of Stella Yates Botelho.
William Holbeck Evans and Joana Duval Evans are the grandparents of Stella Yates Botelho.
Photographs depict Joseph H. Evans, Mary A. Yates, Emily Botelho, Stella Botelho, Evie Gray, Sallie B. Smith, Daisy Smith, and the Linden family.
Three large oval convex portraits of Francis Martin Botelho and Emily Yates Evans Botelho (unframed), Francis Martin Botelho, Emily Yates Evans Botelho, and Eugene George Evans Botelho (unframed), and Stella Yates Botelho (framed under glass).
Candid photographs depict, among others, English businessmen Birtles and Mellalien in Kobe, Japan, as well as two women, Mrs. Poulson and Mrs. Abremova. Also scenes on board ship and from Japan and other locales. Some photographs are hand painted.
Includes portraits of Francis Martin Botelho, his office in the "Translation Bureau" of the Commercial Museum in Philadelphia, and some candid photographs of he and his family.
Includes several portraits and candid photographs of Emily Yates Evans Botelho, Joseph H. Evans, and family pets.
Includes photographs of Stella Yates Botelho and family and friends, school pictures, and photographs of houses and a car.
Includes informal portraits Stella Yates Botelho, candid shots of Botelho and her friends, and several of Botelho playing tennis.
Photographs sent to Stella Yates Botelho from her English pen-pal Vera Meyrick, who died unexpectedly at age 16.
Candid shots of classmates and contemporaries, photographs from Girl Scouts at Camp Tall Tree, Radnor High School group portraits and two photographs of Botelho that have been marked up for cropping and adjustment for publishing.
Includes photographs of Stella Yates Botehlo as captain of the tennis team (with Dorothy Hutton, captain of Drexel University tennis team), friend Margaret McCausland, and group portrait of Alpha Omicron Pi, 1939.
Photos include Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania students and faculty: Fae Adams, Dolores Amar, Jeanne Beach, Margaret Boyer, Caroline Butchko, Minerva Buerk, Celeste Castro, Donna Chun, Dr. Elizabeth Conforth, Jean Crawford, Marguerite Devine, Celeste Donnelly, Eva Fernandez, Naomi Fortgang, Eleanor Gangloff, Dr. Mollie Geiss, Mary Gulbranson, Miriam Heller, Virginia Hermanson, Selma Kramer, Dr. and Mrs. Hartwig Kuhlenbeck, Dr. Jane Liebfried, Johanna Lund, Dorothy Lyons, Dorothy McConnell, Marjorie Meyer, Dr. Ruth Miller, Elsie Nihart, Barbara O'Neil, Anna Patton, Anne Pike, Rita Marie Raybin, Margaret Reed, Mildred Rorabaugh, Nina Scarito, Florence Slater, Esther Snyderman, Dr. Margaret and Mr. Sturgis, Florence Takacy, Edna Toovey, Eleanor Triboletti, Marian Wikingsson.
Includes photos of campus, patients and staff, including Margaret Fitzpatrick (nurse), Helen Metz, and others. Also photos "on leave from WMC, after Eagleville, Home" which seem to be of Tom O'Conner, plus professional portraits of Margaret Fitzpatrick and Tom O'Connor.
Buildings and landscapes.
Includes bridges in Fairmount Park, City Hall, Ben Franklin Bridge, Inquirer building, and other buildings and street scenes of Philadelphia.
Depicts an unknown friend of Stella Yates Botelho and her husband, taken at a lake, perhaps on their honeymoon.
Includes Stella Yates Botelho portraits, in her lab, at home, and receiving Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania Alumni Achievement Award, June 1962.
Includes Stella Yates Botelho, Eugene George Evans Botelho, Emily Yates Evans Botelho, Cobbie the dog, and pictures of Botelho family homes.
Includes commemorative medal, 1928: "The First Woman to Cross The Atlantic By Airplane, Amelia Earhart / Newfoundland, June 17, South Wales, June 18 - 1928, Seaplane Friendship";
Girl scout pins, 1920s-1930s: Girl Scout membership pins (3), six-pointed Girl Scout membership star pins (2), Girl Scout Eagle/Fleur-de-lis pin, Girl Guide membership pin (possibly from Vera Meyrick);
Swimming prize ribbons, 1934: Two second prize ribbons, Martins Dam Swim Meet, July 4, 1934: 100 Yard Race, Freestyle, Girls; 200 Yard Race, Freestyle, Girls;
Medal, "American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Penna, School Award / Honor, Scholarship, Service, Americanism, Leadership," inscribed "Stella Yates Botelho";
National Honor Society pin, 1930s;
Nurses Lamp with Cross pin, 1930s;
RHS [Radnor High School] with Harp, 1930s, inscribed "SYB" on back;
Pin, 1936: "Knowledge, Wisdom, Increaseth" with three owls and an oil lamp, attached by chain to a second pin of "'36";
University of Pennsylvania medals, 1938=1939: tennis racquet pin, basketball charm with "U. of P. '38", swimming charm with "U of P '39," B.N. pin with quill and inkwell, inscribed on back "SYB, '38," N.N.C. [Navy Nurse Corps] pin;
University of Pennsylvania Senior Award medal, 1938: Inscribed "SYB";
Medal and poem to SYB, 1953: "Medal to our mademoiselle";
"XXIII International Congress of Physiological Sciences / Tokyo, Japan, 1965" medal;
"27eme Congres International Des Sciences Physiologiques, Paris, 1977, E.J. Marey";
"Andreas Vesalius, Bruxelensis, mdxiv - mdlxiv / Congressus Universus Physiologiae Vicesimus, Bruxelles anno MDCCCCLVI Actus, 1956."
Pennant ("Radnor") in maroon and white felt.
Includes Radnor High School patch ("R") in maroon and white felt; four Radnor High School varsity letters ("R") in maroon and white chenille; Radnor High School lyre patch ("HRS") in maroon and white felt; American Red Cross ("A.R.C. Life Saving Service") patch, embroidered in red and navy.
Includes second lens attachment. Engraved: Presented to / Joanna & Mary A. Yates, / Daughters of JDYates. / BY / Danl. Horlbeck, Esq. / C.G.S. & C.P. [Court of General Sessions and Common Pleas] / Charleston, So. Ca.