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LMHS.17: Notes and Drawings by Dr. Douglas Macfarlan


Held at: Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]506 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Box 2602, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, 19004

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Dr. Douglas Macfarlan (1887-1966) was a resident of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and a physician. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, he served in the Medical Corp during World War I before he set up a practice specializing in ear, nose, and throat diseases. Macfarlan was also an avid local historian who served as president of the Lower Merion Historical Society, and contributed articles and drawings to Main Line Times in addition to publishing several historical monographs.


"Dr. Macfarlan Dies; Noted Ear Specialist." Main Line Times, Thursday, September 15, 1966.

This collection consists of research notes, newspaper clippings, copies of articles, and original and copied photographs for various historical monographs by Macfarlan. The collection is divided into two binders. The first is titled "Notes and Drawings by Dr. Douglas Macfarlan of The Main Line in the Early Days and The Mills of Mill Creek"; the second is titled "Notes and Drawings of Dr. Douglas Macfarlan of Valley Forge and the Revolutionary War." Additional drawings by Macfarlan are located in the Lower Merion Historical Society vertical files.

Gift of Douglas Macfarlan.

Lower Merion Historical Society
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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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