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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the William Beaumont Collection 1821-1938

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Beaumont, William. Collection

Dates:

1821-1938

Size:

24 linear feet (18 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

William Beaumont (1785-1853), surgeon in the United States Army and pioneer in gastroenterology. The William Beaumont Collection contains correspondence, medical documents, legal documents, photographs, artwork, artifacts, and ephemera of William Beaumont and of the Beaumont family. Materials date from 1821 to 1938, with the bulk dating between 1830 and 1889.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Beaumont, William. Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Acquisition Information

This collection was presented to the University of Chicago Library by William Beaumont's grandson, Mr. Ethan Allen Beaumont, and his wife, Mrs. Katherine Rhode Beaumont of DePere, Wisconsin in 1936. For early descriptions of the collection see: Arno B. Luckhardt, "The William Beaumont Collection of the University of Chicago," Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. VII, no. 5, May 1939, pp. 535-563; and "The Beaumont Meeting," The Courier, Number 7, January 1937.

Biographical Note

William Beaumont was born on November 21, 1785 in Lebanon, Connecticut, to Samuel Beaumont and Lucretia Abel, farmers. Samuel Beaumont was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. William Beaumont left home in 1806 and settled in Champlain, New York, where he taught school for three years. In 1810, he moved to St. Albans, Vermont, and was apprenticed to Drs. Benjamin Chandler and Truman Powell for two years. Beaumont was certified to practice medicine by the Third Medical Society of Vermont in 1812.

That same year, Dr. Beaumont joined the United States Army as a surgeon's mate, and served until the conclusion of the War of 1812, at which time he opened a private medical practice in Plattsburgh, New York. It was here that Dr. Beaumont met his future wife, Deborah Greene. He reenlisted in the army as a post surgeon in 1819, and was sent to Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island, Michigan. In 1821, Dr. Beaumont married Deborah Greene; they had four children: Sarah Beaumont, William W. Beaumont, Lucretia Beaumont, and Israel Greene Beaumont.

On June 6, 1822, Dr. Beaumont was summoned to treat a French-Canadian employee of the American Fur Company on Mackinac Island, Alexis St. Martin, who had been accidentally shot in the stomach. St. Martin survived, but with a permanent hole, or gastrocutaneous fistula, in his stomach. Between 1825 and 1833, Dr. Beaumont used St. Martin for hundreds of physiological studies of the digestive system. The experiments demonstrated the importance of gastric juice in digesting food, and proved that the process of digestion is essentially a chemical process. He published his findings in Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice, and the Physiology of Digestion (Plattsburgh, NY: F. P. Allen, 1833). The book cemented Dr. Beaumont's legacy as the father of gastric physiology, and ushered in a new era of experimental physiology.

Dr. Beaumont served as an army medical officer throughout most of his life. He was stationed at Fort Niagara, New York; Fort Howard in Green Bay, Wisconsin; Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; and Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Beaumont spent 19 years in St. Louis, and built a lucrative private practice there. He was also appointed Professor of Surgery at the Medical Department of Saint Louis University in 1837. When a surgeon general ordered him to Florida in 1839, Beaumont resigned from the army. He died on April 25, 1853 from a head injury after slipping on ice-covered steps.

Scope Note

The William Beaumont Collection contains correspondence, medical documents, legal documents, photographs, artwork, artifacts, and ephemera of Dr. William Beaumont (1789-1853), pioneer American physician and physiologist, and of the Beaumont family. Materials date from 1821 to 1938, with the bulk dating between 1830 and 1889.

The collection is divided into seven series: Series I: Personal and Professional Documents; Series II: Correspondence; Series III: Family Papers: Series IV: Photographs and Postcard; Series V: Art; Series VI: Artifacts; and Series VII: Oversize.

Series I, Personal and Professional Documents, contains personal ephemera belonging to Dr. Beaumont (such as his calling card), documents related to Dr. Beaumont's medical practice, legal documents, and copies of letters and documents relating to William Beaumont and Alexis St. Martin obtained from the William L. Clements Library and the Washington University Medical School Library of St. Louis.

Series II, Correspondence, contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of Dr. Beaumont from 1826 to 1853. Letters are arranged chronologically. This series includes one letter from Alexis St. Martin, as well as several letters from Ethan Allen Hitchcock pertaining to events of the Mexican and Civil Wars. Dr. Beaumont met Ethan Allen Hitchcock while serving in the United States Army at Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Also included is a letter from Amos Lewes Shoemaker to Zachary Taylor, requesting that Shoemaker be appointed minister to England.

Series III, Family Papers, is divided into two subseries: 1) General Documents, and 2) Correspondence. Subseries 1 contains legal documents and a few personal papers of Deborah Greene Beaumont, Israel Greene Beaumont, Sarah Beaumont Keim, and other members of the Beaumont family. Subseries 2 includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Beaumont family from 1846 to 1887, arranged chronologically. Of note are letters two letters from Alexis St. Martin to Israel Greene Beaumont, and correspondence with Ethan Allen Hitchcock. The letters for the most part are concerned with family matters.

Series IV, Photographs, Postcard, Art, and Artifacts contains photographs of Dr. Beaumont, of his family and friends, and of various places associated with him, as well as one postcard of Fort Howard Hospital, Green Bay, Wisconsin where Dr. Beaumont was stationed from 1826 to 1828. Of note are autographed carte-de-visites of Robert E. Lee and his wife, Mary Custis Lee. The Beaumonts became close friends of Robert E. Lee and his family when Dr. Beaumont was stationed at Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis, Missouri between 1834 and 1839.

The artwork in this series consists of paintings of Dr. Beaumont and his family, as well as a reproduction of a sketch of the United States Hotel at Plattsburg, New York owned by Israel Green.

This series also holds numerous personal effects of Dr. Beaumont and his family. Included are Dr. Beaumont's surgical instruments, mortar and pestle, watch, knife, razor, and leather change purse. The series also contains Ethan Allen Hitchcock's dress sword, and a cast iron key to Fort Mackinac, Michigan where Dr. Beaumont served from 1819 to 1826.

Series V, Genealogical Chart and Surveyor's Plats, contains a genealogical chart of the Beaumont family complied by Arno B. Luckhardt (a professor of physiology at the University of Chicago), and three surveyor's plats for land owned by William Beaumont.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Arno B. Luckhardt Papers

Three books were transferred to the rare book collection:

Beaumont, William. Experiments and observations on the gastric juice, and the physiology of digestion (Plattsburgh, NY: F. P. Allen, 1833)

Dickinson, Samuel N. The Boston almanac and business directory. 1843

Sacred exercises: in four books, compiled for the use of places of education (Boston: Greenough and Stebbins ..., 1810)

William Beaumont's papers are also held in the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Copies are held at the National Library of Medicine.

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Personal and Professional Documents

Box 1   Folder 1

Four prescription blanks, undated

Box 1   Folder 2

Two admittance cards to Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis issued to William Beaumont and Deborah Beaumont, undated

Box 1   Folder 3

Case history of an unknown woman patient of William Beaumont - transcription by Arno B. Luckhardt, undated

Box 1   Folder 4

Medical instructions and recipes written for Israel Greene Beaumont by William Beaumont "in case of sickness by the way," A.D. 4 p., undated

Box 1   Folder 5

Calling card, "Wm. Beaumont, M.D. Surgn U.S. Army," undated

Box 1   Folder 6

Taylor, Zachary, Fort Crawford, Prairie du Chien - Certificate concerning the medical movement of the wounded American militia and Indian prisoners of the Battle of Bad Axe - November 13, 1833 - A.D.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 7

Beaumont, William - Receipt - April 1, 1837 - A.D.S. (signature torn out) 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 8

Surveyor's plat for land owned by William Beaumont in Green Bay, Wisconsin, undated

Box 1   Folder 9

Legal Documents (17), 1830-1870

Box 1   Folder 10

Photostats of letters and documents relating to William Beaumont and Alexis St. Martin obtained from the William L. Clements Library and the Washington University Medical School Library of St. Louis, undated

Series II: Correspondence

Box 1   Folder 11

Beaumont, William, Fort Howard, to Robert Stuart, ESQ., Mackinau - November 18, 1826 - A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 12

St. Martin, Alexis, Berthier, to William Beaumont, Plattsburg - December 19, 1834 - A.L.S. 3 p.

  • Includes typescript transcript
Box 1   Folder 13

Dousman, Hercules L., Prairie du Chien, to William Beaumont, St. Louis - May 26, 1838 - A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 14

Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, Washington City, to William Beaumont, St. Louis - February 4, 1839 - A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 15

Carr, William C. Carr, n.p., to William Beaumont, St. Louis - February 23, 1839 - A.L.S. 1 p.

Box 1   Folder 16

Hitchcock, Ethan Allen Hitchcock, St. Louis, to William Beaumont, St. Louis - March 27, 1839 - A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 17

Dousman, Hercules L., Prairie du Chien, to William Beaumont, St. Louis - May 22, 1839 - A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 18

Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, Mobile, to William Beaumont, St. Louis - June 29, 1839 - A.L.S. 8 p.

Box 1   Folder 19

Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, Mobile, to William Beaumont, St. Louis - January 31, 1840 - A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 20

Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, Tampa Bay, to William Beaumont, St. Louis - December 6, 1840 - A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 21

Johnson, George, Philadelphia, to William Beaumont, St. Louis - May 27, 1841 - A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 22

[Beaumont, William], St. Louis, to Samuel Beaumont, [Plattsburg] - August 12, 1844 - A.L. 3 p. (incomplete)

Box 1   Folder 23

Beaumont, William, St. Louis, to Beaumont Parks, Springfield, Illinois - December 13, 1844 - A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 24

Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, Corpus Christi, to William Beaumont, St. Louis - August 18, 1845 - A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 25

Beaumont, William, [St. Louis], to [Thomas Hart] Benton, [Washington, D.C.] - circa 1846 - A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 26

Beaumont, William, [St. Louis], to William B. Marcy, [Washington, D.C.] - circa 1846 - A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 27

Irwin, Douglas S., Camp near Matamoras, to Ethan Allen Hitchcock, St. Louis - April 21, 1846 - A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 28

Beaumont, Samuel, Plattsburg, to William Beaumont, St. Louis - April 24, 1846 - ALS 3pp. Mary Beaumont, Plattsburg, to William Beaumont, St. Louis, A.L.S. 1p. (written on p.3 of letter of Samuel Beaumont of same date)

Box 1   Folder 29

Beaumont, William, St. Louis, to Samuel Beaumont, [Plattsburg] - May 29, 1846 - A.L.S. copy 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 30

Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, Brazos Island, to William Beaumont, St. Louis - December 28, 1846 - A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 31

Dousman, Hercules L., Prairie du Chien, to William Beaumont, [St. Louis] - December 28, 1847 - A.L.S. 1 p.

Box 1   Folder 32

Beaumont, William, St. Louis, to Israel Greene Beaumont, Herman, Missouri - January 27, 1848 - A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 33

Beaumont, William, St. Louis, to Israel Greene Beaumont, n.p. - February 18, 1848 - T.L.S. copy 1 p.

Box 1   Folder 34

Shoemaker, Amos Lewes, Fuite Hill, Louisiana, to Zachary Taylor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana - December 9, 1848 - A.L.S. 3 p.

Box 1   Folder 35

Beaumont, William, St. Louis, to Israel Greene Beaumont, [Green Bay] - December 24, 1849 - A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 36

Beaumont, William, St. Louis, to I. H. Freligh, n.p. - January 20, 1850 - A.L.S. 1 p.

Box 1   Folder 37

Beaumont, William, St. Louis, to Israel Greene Beaumont, [Green Bay] - January 26, 1850 - A.L.S. 4 p.

Box 1   Folder 38

Beaumont, William, St. Louis, to Israel Greene Beaumont, [Green Bay] - September 8, 1850 - A.L.S. 4 p.

  • Lilly Beaumont Irwin, St. Louis, to Israel Greene Beaumont, Green Bay - September 8, 1850 - A.L.S. 1 p. (written on p.3 of letter of William Beaumont of same date)
Box 1   Folder 39

Beaumont, William, St. Louis, to Hercules L. Dousman, [Prairie du Chien] - October 25, 1850 - A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 40

Beaumont, William, St. Louis, to Israel Greene Beaumont, [Green Bay] - November 6, 1850 - A.L.S. 3 p.

Box 1   Folder 41

Beaumont, William, St. Louis, to Israel Greene Beaumont, Green Bay - March 4, 1851 - A.L.S. 3 p.

Box 1   Folder 42

Dousman, Hercules L., Prairie du Chien, to William Beaumont, St. Louis - June 26, 1852 - A.L.S. 3 p.

Box 1   Folder 43

Beaumont, William, St. Louis, to Alonzo Pelton, Prairie du Chien - January 7, 1853 - A.L.S. 2 p.

Box 1   Folder 44

Dousman, Hercules L., Prairie du Chien, to William Beaumont, [St. Louis] - January 26, 1853 - A.L.S. 1 p.

Box 1   Folder 45

Skisskes, Susan M., n.p., to William Beaumont, n.p. - February 14 - A.L.S. 2 p. and an envelope

Series III: Family Papers

Subseries 1: General Documents

Box 1   Folder 46

Legal documents (24), 1842-1885

Box 1   Folder 47

Wills for Deborah Beaumont, Julia Pelton Beaumont, Lucretia Beaumont Irwin, 1870-1918

Box 1   Folder 48

Course certificates, Green Bay High School - William Beaumont, 1874 and 1877

Box 1   Folder 49

Essay by Deborah Beaumont Martin - "Jottings along the Shenandoah Valley" - Manuscript, undated. Poem by Mary Mrskosh for Lily Beaumont Irwin, circa 1914

Box 1   Folder 50

Genealogical record - Sarah Beaumont Keim, Lucretia Beaumont Irwin, undated

Subseries 2: Correspondence

Box 1   Folder 51

Correspondence, 1846-1858

  • Beaumont, Lucretia, St. Louis, to Madam Whitney, Green Bay - November 26, 1846 - A.L.S. 4 p.
  • Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, St. Louis, to Israel Greene Beaumont, Green Bay - June 21, 1856 - A.L.S. 4 p.
  • Beaumont, Deborah, n.p., to Israel Greene Beaumont, n.p. - February 21 - A.L.S. 3 p.
  • Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, St. Louis, to Deborah Beaumont, n.p. - June 3, 1858 - A.L.S. 3 p.
  • Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, n.p., to Israel Greene Beaumont, Green Bay - December 8, 1858 - A.L.S. 1 p. (American Express receipt on reverse, 1 p.)
  • Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, Washington City, to Sarah Beaumont, n.p. - December 2, 1862 - A.L.S. 4 p.
  • Beaumont, Deborah, n.p., to Israel Greene Beaumont, Julia Pelton Beaumont, n.p. - April 10 - A.L.S. 2 p.
  • Beaumont, Deborah, n.p., to Israel Greene Beaumont, Julia Pelton Beaumont, n.p. - December 25 - A.L.S. 3 p.
Box 1   Folder 52

Correspondence, 1859-1887

  • Beaumont, Israel Greene, Green Bay, to Deborah Beaumont, n.p. - April 18, 1861 - A.L.S. 3 p.
  • Beaumont, Deborah, n.p., to Israel Greene Beaumont and Julia Pelton Beaumont, n.p. - April [1865] - A.L.S. 2 p.
  • St. Martin, Alexis, Cavendish, Vermont, to Israel Greene Beaumont, n.p. - April 25 [1867] - A.L.S. 4 p. (and typescript transcript 1 p.)
  • Beaumont, Israel Greene, Green Bay, to Deborah Beaumont, n.p. - May 26, 1868 - A.L.S. 3 p.
  • Beaumont, Deborah, n.p., to Israel Greene Beaumont, Julia Pelton Beaumont, n.p. - October 10, 1869 - A.L.S. 2 p.
  • Beaumont, Israel Greene, Green Bay, to Sarah Irwin Keim, n.p. - April 4, 1870 - A.L.S. 4 p.
  • Beaumont, Israel Greene, Green Bay, to Sarah Irwin Keim, n.p. - April 18, 1870 - A.L.S. 2 p.
  • Keim, Sarah Irwin, St. Louis, to Israel Greene Beaumont, Green Bay - May 23, 1872 - A.L.S. 4 p.
  • St. Martin, Alexis, St. Thomas de Joliette, to [Israel Greene Beaumont], n.p. - April 28, 1889 [possibly 1879] - A.L.S. 4 p. (and typescript transcript 1 p.)
  • Beaumont, Sophie, St. Louis, to [Beanny?] Beaumont, Marinette, Wisconsin - January 23, 1882 - A.L.S. 4 p. (and envelope)
  • Alt, Adolf, St. Louis, to [Lucretia Beaumont Irwin], n.p. - November 18, 1886 - A.L.S. 1 p.
  • Alt, Adolf, St. Louis, to [Lucretia Beaumont Irwin], n.p. - January 8, 1887 - A.L.S. 1 p.
  • Alt, Adolf, St. Louis, to [Lucretia Beaumont Irwin], n.p. - February 7, 1887 - A.L.S. 1 p.

Series IV: Photographs, Postcard, Art, and Artifacts

Box 2   Folder 1

Carte-de-visite - Deborah Greene Beaumont, undated

Box 2   Folder 2

Photograph (oval) - Deborah Greene Beaumont, undated

Box 2   Folder 3

Photographs - Ethan Allen Beaumont and Katherine Rhode Beaumont, circa 1930s

Box 2   Folder 4

Photograph (reproduction) - Israel Greene Beaumont and Ethan Allen Hitchcock, undated

Box 2   Folder 5

Photograph - Israel Greene Beaumont as a young man, standing, undated

Box 2   Folder 6

Photograph - Sophie Beaumont, undated

Box 2   Folder 7

Carte-de-visite (hand colored and inscribed) - Mary Custis Lee, undated

Box 2   Folder 8

Carte-de-visites - Robert E. Lee - Two as a young man and one as an elderly man with his signature, undated

Box 2   Folder 9

Photographs (reproduction) - Robert E. Lee in profile, undated

Box 2   Folder 10

Carte-de-visite - Unidentified young girl, Green Bay, Wisconsin, undated

Box 2   Folder 11

Photo Album - Birthday Pilgrimage to W.B.'s Grave, November 21, 1936

Box 2   Folder 12

Photographs - Beaumont Emergency Operating Room, Fort Mackinac, 1938

Box 2   Folder 13

Photograph - Fort Howard, Green Bay, Wisconsin - Surgeon's Quarters, undated

Box 2   Folder 14

Photograph - Home of William Beaumont, St. Louis, undated

Box 2   Folder 15

Postcard - Old Fort Howard Hospital, Green Bay, Wisconsin, circa 1931

Box 2   Folder 16

Small reproduction of a sketch of the United States Hotel at Plattsburg, New York owned by Israel Green, undated

Box 3   Folder 1

Photograph of William Beaumont's birthplace - Lebanon Hill, Lebanon, Connecticut, undated

Box 4

Framed photograph and reproduction - Sarah Beaumont Keim wearing riding habit, undated

Box 4

Framed photograph - William Beaumont, undated

Box 4

Framed photograph - Israel Greene Beaumont as an elderly man, seated with hat, undated

Box 4

Framed portrait miniature in brown leather case - William Beaumont, Deborah Greene Beaumont, Israel Greene Beaumont, Sarah Beaumont, Lucretia Beaumont, circa 1833

Box 4

Framed portrait (reproduction?) of William Beaumont, circa 1821

Box 5

Framed photograph - Unidentified woman, undated

Box 5

Framed portrait miniature of William Beaumont in small frame with oval matting, undated

Box 5

Framed portrait miniature of Douglas Simms Irwin, undated

Box 5

Bronze bust of William Beaumont; approximately 5" tall

Box 5

Gold watch; open face; stem winding; belonged to William Beaumont

Box 5

Gold watch; open face; belonged to Deborah Greene Beaumont

Box 5

Gold watch; closed face; belonged to Israel Greene Beaumont

Box 5

Masonic emblem; elliptical; gold plated; engraved; belonged to William Beaumont

Box 5

Medallion issued in commemoration of the opening of the Erie Canal, 1826

Box 5

Medallion issued at the XIII International Physiological Congress, Boston, 1929; profile of William Beaumont on obverse

Box 5

Silver napkin ring; engraved with flower and leaf design; inscribed "To W.B. from E.S.W," [Beaumont's cousin, E.S. Wallace]

Box 5

Leather change purse; belonged to William Beaumont

Box 5

Brass candle wick trimmer; belonged to William Beaumont

Box 5

Straight razor, bone handle; used by William Beaumont, Israel Greene Beaumont, and Ethan Allen Beaumont

Box 5

Spectacles and metal case; belonged to Deborah Greene Beaumont

Box 5

Brass name plate from army trunk, engraved "Wm. Beaumont. Surgn U.S. Ay"

Box 5

Keys to metal trunk and tin safe

Box 6

Surgical instruments in leather kit; includes thirteen surgical instruments: five differently bladed surgical "jack knives," spatula, file, dissecting forceps, two directors (one round and the other cutting and grooved with white bone handle), spud and aneurism needle without handles, one bullet forceps; belonged to William Beaumont

Box 6

Fur trade-era knife in leather sheath used by William Beaumont and Israel Greene Beaumont

Box 6

Candle mold; belonged to William Beaumont

Box 6

Steelyard; belonged to William Beaumont

Box 7

Iron mortar and pestle; belonged to William Beaumont

Box 8

Table knives; thirteen in leather kit; bone handles; belonged to William Beaumont

Box 9

Mahogany revolver (derringer) case including accessories; Bullet mold, ramrod, bullets, gun powder container; belonged to William Beaumont

Box 10

Cast iron key to Fort Mackinac; 12.65 kg; 32 cm x 14 cm x 3 cm

Box 11

Linen kerchief with lace trim; "Sarah Beaumont" printed in center

Box 12

Cup; "I. G. Beaumont" in gold lettering on side

Box 13

Valise; "weekend bag-a-box; wooden box covered with leather; leather handle; black; 11"x 8" x 11"; belonged to William Beaumont

Box 14

Wood box with leather handle; black; 11"x 8" x 5"; "Sirius" on front; belonged to Israel Greene Beaumont; held personal effects as part of the equipment of his yacht, Sirius

Box 15

Tin safe; painted black with floral design and "Mrs. S. B. Keim, St. Louis Mo"; 1'x 1' x 2'

Box 16

Metal trunk

Box 17

Dress sword in animal skin sheath; belonged to Ethan Allen Hitchcock

On Display

Cane seat chair; given to William Beaumont by Robert E. Lee

Series V: Genealogical Chart and Surveyor's Plats

Box 18   Folder 1

Genealogical chart of the Beaumont family, complied by Arno B. Luckhardt (copy), undated

Box 18   Folder 2

Two surveyor's plats for land owned by William Beaumont in St. Louis