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Robert H. Nones papers

Ms. Coll. 1156

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Nones, Robert H., 1864-1936
Title:
Robert H. Nones papers
Date [inclusive]:
1885-1940
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1156
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Language:
English
Abstract:
Robert H. Nones (1864-1936) was professor of prosthetic dentistry, dental metallurgy, crown and bridge work, and clinical dentistry at the Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia and served as the dean of the Department of Dentistry at the college from 1898 to 1906. His papers include lecture notes, his thesis, and a scrapbook documenting the Stomatological Club of Philadelphia.
Cite as:
Robert H. Nones papers, 1885-1940, Ms. Coll. 1156, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Robert H. Nones was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1864 and remained in Philadelphia until his death in 1936. After graduating from the Philadelphia Dental College in 1885, Nones went on to be a professor of prosthetic dentistry, dental metallurgy, crown and bridge work, and clinical dentistry at the Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia. He was the dean of the Department of Dentistry at the college from 1898 to 1906. His father, Samuel Smith Nones, and his son, Robert H. Nones Jr. were also dentists.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Nones’ thesis, "Nones, Robert H. [Orthodontia] Thesis:…to the faculty of the Phila Dental College 1885. Manuscript," consists of fifteen handwritten pages. Two volumes of Nones' lecture notes date from October 5, 1897 to April 14, 1898 and from October 4, 1898 to April 17, 1899. The first volume relates to prosthetic dentistry and the second volume relates to crown and bridge work. These notes contain Nones' plans for his lectures to be given at the Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia, Department of Dentistry (eventually absorbed by Penn Medicine). Lectures varied from technical to more philosophical; examples of lecture include the "Mechanic Preparation of Roots" lecture and the "Furnishing the Laboratory." Also included is a photograph album from the Stomatological Club of Philadelphia. This album lists the founding members, and contains portraits and group photographs of members. Photographs in the album date from 1898 to 1906 and some contain captions identifying the person or event, the date, or the location. Founding members include Isaac Norman Broomell, Albert P. Brubaker, Artemus W. Deane, John M. Fogg, Frank V. Gardiner, Leo Greenbaum, Henry B. McFadden, John V. Mershon, Robert H. Nones, Henry C. Register, Howard S. Roberts, George F. Root, and Charles P. Shoemaker.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015 November 23

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kelin Baldridge

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

At the University of Pennsylvania, University Archives and Records Center, Robert Hodgson Nones Papers, 1898-1970, UPT 50 N799

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia.
  • Stomatological Club of Philadelphia.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Lecture notes
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
  • Theses
Subject(s)
  • Dentistry--History
  • Dentistry--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History
  • Dentistry--Study and teaching
  • Oral medicine

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Thesis on orthodontia, 1885.

1 1

Lectures on prosthetic dentistry, 1897-1898.

1 2

Lectures on crown and bridge work, 1898-1899.

1 3

Stomatological Club of Philadelphia photo album, 1902-1940.

2