Cage 744

Francis Bridge

Papers, 1879-1888

Acquisition And Processing Information

The Washington State University Libraries purchased this collection in 1993 from Carmen D. Valentino (MS 1993-47). It was processed in 2009 by Cheryl Gunselman, Manuscripts Librarian.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of Containers: 1

Linear Feet of Shelf Space: .25

Biography/Organizational History

Dr. Francis Bridge was a veterinary surgeon in Philadelphia, PA.

Collection Description

The collection includes a bound manuscript account book with records of sick cows and herds in and around the county of Philadelphia that Francis Bridge treated, quarantined, or ordered killed for suppression of disease in the course of his veterinary practice and his work as first assistant state veterinary surgeon. It also includes several related manuscript items. Most of the documents are about contagious pleuro-pneumonia in cattle.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged in a single series.


Bridge, Francis -- Archives
Veterinary medicine
Cows -- Diseases
Cows -- Health


This collection is open and available for research use.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Francis Bridge papers, 1879-1888
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA


Documents are in English.

Container List:

Box Folder Description
1 1 Bound manuscript account book, 1879-1887
  2 Related manuscript items, including disease data for cattle and other animals, 1880-1888