his residence, 34 North Front Street, 1776. He m. Feb. 16, 1743, Mary Bring-
hurst, who survived him, dying Jan. 22, 1798, aged nearly 77 years; of their four
children, John, Elizabeth, Mary and Deborah, the two eldest daughters d. unm.
and Deborah, though twice m. left no surviving issue;
Dr. John Foulke, only son of Judah and Mary (Bringhurst) Foulke, b. Phila. 1757,
d. 1796, was physician of learning and high repute in his profession; was student
at Col. of Phila., and presented himself for graduation in 1779, but was pre-
vented from receiving his diploma by abrogation of charter, but received his
degree of M. D. 1780. On May 4, 1780, he sailed for Europe, to perfect himself
for practice of his profession, bearing letters to Benjamin Franklin, then Ameri-
can Minister to France, from Joseph Wharton and Thomas Bond. Mr. Whar-
ton's letter is as follows :
Philadelphia, April 27, 1780.
"The bearer, my friend Dr. John Foulke, is a Whig in his principles, has sub-
scribed the Test to this State and tliough from the singularity of the tenets of the
Quakers, he has not been active in the field, yet in the line of his physical profes-
sion, has been useful in the hospitals. His intention in visiting France is to improve
himself in Surgery and Physic; but being a perfect stranger in Paris, will stand in
need of recommendation to the most eminent in the Medical branches, as well as
for favorable introductions into the hospitals. Will you therefore, my good sir, as
my friends is of unimpeached morals, and his relatives long known for good citi-
zens, take him by the hand and recommend him to those gentlemen who can be
most useful to him? I know you will, and in this happy thought
I subscribe myself. Respectfully, etc.,
To his Excellency, DR. FRANKLIN."
While abroad, Dr. Foulke visited also, Germany and Holland, and gathered
much useful knowledge, professional and otherwise. He was elected member of
American Philosophical Society, in 1784, and was one of its secretaries in 1786, when
Franklin was president.
Dr. Foulke m. May 8, 1788, Eleanor, dau. of Richard and Lydia Parker, who
survived him si.xty-four years dying in the summer of i860. Of their three chil-
dren only eldest Richard Parker Foulke, left issue, among whom was William
Parker Foulke, the eminent philanthropist, and scientist, b. May 31, 1816, d. June
Evan Foulke, fourth son of Edward and Eleanor, b. in Wales, received from his
father, a farm of 250 acres in Gwynedd, and lived thereon to his death, 1745.
He m. (first) 1725, Ellen Roberts dau. of Edward of Gwynedd, and had one dau.
Margaret, who m. John Evans of Gwynedd. Evan m. (second) Anne Coulston
and left surviving him one daughter Esther, who m. (first) a Yaxley, and
(second) a Johnson.
Gwen Foulke, b. in Wales, m. Dec. 6, 1703, Alexander Edwards, Jr., son of Alex-
ander Edwards of Montgomery township, and had children Edward, Alexander,
Thomas, Joseph, and Jane;
Grace Foulke, b. in Wales, m. May 6, 1707, John Griffith, eldest son of Griffith John,
of Merion and had children, Griffith, John, Evan and Susannah Griffith;
Jane Foulke, b. in Wales, Jan. 10, 1683-4, m- June 5, 1713, Ellis son of John Hugh
of Gwynedd, and they settled in Oley township, Berks Co., Pa.; she d. Aug. 7,
1766, and her husband Jan. 11, 1764. They had issue, John, William, Rowland,
Samuel, Edward and Margaret;
Catharine Foulke, b. in Wales, m. June 5, 1713, Theophilus Williams, son of John
of Montgomery, and had issue, John, Benjamin, Mary and Eleanor;
Margaret, b. in Wales, m. May 23, 1717, Nicholas Roberts, son of Robert Cadwala-
der, of Gwynedd, and had issue, Jane, Eleanor and Elizabeth.
Thomas Foulke, eldest son of Edward and Eleanor ( Cadwalader) Foulke.
born in Merionethshire, Wales, August 7, 1685, married at Gwynedd Meeting
House, June 27, 1706, Gwen, eldest daughter of David Evans, of Radnor, and set-
tled on a part of his father's lands at Penllyn, erecting the house so long occupied
by his great-grandson, William Foulke, and during the Revolution occupied by the
widow and unmarried children of his son, William Foulke, and the family of
Daniel and Lowry (Jones) Wister, including Sally Wister, whose delightful
"Journal" was written there.
Here Thomas and Gwen Foulke lived their quiet and uneventful life, she
dying in 1760, and he in 1762. His sister, Gwen Edwards, was evidently living
in a house on the same premises, as Thomas Foulke's will devises her "the use of
the house she now lives in." His second son, William, is devised the home
plantation of two hundred and thirteen acres, unless his eldest son chooses to
accept twenty-five acres in lieu of a legacy of one hundred pounds.
Issue of Thomas and Gwen (Evans) Foulke:â€” -
Edward, b. 1707, d. 1770; m. (first) Gainor Roberts, dau. of Edward of Gwynedd,
who d. Sept. 14, 1741; and (second) on Oct. 25, 1750, Margaret Griffith, daughter
of Hugh of Gwynedd, who survived him. Edward Foulke was man of ability
and prominence and served for some years as clerk of Board of Trustees of the
Pa. Loan Office, of which board his brother-in-law, Rowland Evans, was one of
Edward and Gainor (Roberts) Foulke, had
Joshua, b. 1731, m. (first) Catharine, dau. of John and Eleanor (Ellis)
Evans, of Gwynedd; and (second) Hannah Jones, daughter of John of
Gwynedd. His descendants are widely scattered through the west and
Ann, b. Aug. 22, 1732, m. John Ambler, and had issue :
Joseph Ambler, m. Elizabeth Forman; no issue.
Edward Ambler, m. Ann Mather, and had issue.
John Ambler, Jr. m. (first) Priscilla Naylor; (second) Mary Thomas.
Issue by first marriage :
Jesse Ambler, m. Ruth Roberts; no issue.
Gainor Ambler, m. Isaac Jones, of Montgomery township, where he d. 1840,
aged 93 years, and Gainor on June 20, 1847, in 92d year; Isaac Jones was
son of Isaac Jones, who came to Montgomery, when a young man, from
Merion, being son of David and Katharine Jones, who came from Wales
in 1698, and settled in Merion. Isaac was b. Sept. 5, 1708, and m. 1728,
Elizabeth, dau. of George Lewis, then eighteen years of age, with whom he
lived for seventy years, both dying in Montgomery he in 1798, and she in
1800, both 90 years of age.
Tacy, dau. of Isaac and Gainor (Ambler) Jones, m. Dec. II, 1810, Edward,
son of Amos and Hannah (Jones) Foulke, of whom later;
Tacy Ambler, m. Joseph Shoemaker, and I. ad issue six children;
Susanna Ambler, m. Jesse Lukens of Towamencin, and had issue, nine
Eleanor, b. Sept. 15, 1735, m. May 14, 1767, Edward Ambler, son of Joseph
Ambler of Montgomery.
Issue of Edward and Margaret (Griffith) Foulke (2d wife): â€”
Hugh, b. Feb. 21, 1752, d. Feb. 23, 1831; lived all his life at Gw\Tiedd, and
was earnest and consistent member of Gywnedd Meeting; m. Ann Roberts,
and had issue:
Cadwalader, of White Marsh, m. Ann Shoemaker;
Hannah, for many years teacher at Westtown School;
Sarah, m. Alexander Forman, Jr.. of Montgomery;
Joseph, of Gwynedd, minister of Society of Friends, for many years con-
ducted private school for boys at Gwynedd;
Hugh, of Gwvnedd, (1788-1864) m. Martha Shoemaker, and was father of
Thomas Foulke (1829-84), for fourteen years Supt. of Swarthmore Col-
lege, m. Phehe Shoemaker; and of Hugh Foulke, prominent educator,
first at Gwynedd, later in N. Y.
Alice, b. July 15, 1754, d. inf.;
Hannah, b. Sept. 20, 1735, d. June 24, 1781; m. Edward Stroud and had
issue, Edward, Margaret and Tacy.
Cadwalader, b. 1758, d. Feb. 27, 1808; m. (first) Phoebe Ellis, and lived in
Phila. until death of his wife of yellow fever in 1802; went to Wheeling,
West Va. in 1806, where he m. (second) Ann Chirington; later went on
trading voyage down Ohio river, and is supposed to have been robbed
and murdered by river pirates;
His only dau. by first wife, Sarah Foulke, went west with her father and
m. there Dec., iSog, William Farquhar, d. Nov. 8, 1810, and she returned to
Pa. and was teacher at Westtown Boarding School, 1811-16; m. (second)
Jan. II, 1816, James Emiem of Phila., and had by him seven children;
William Foulke, b. 1708, d. 1775, m. Hannah Jones, of whom presently;
Ellen, b. Aug. 18, 1710, m. William Williams, and had eight children;
Evan, b. Aug. 27, 1712, d. Feb. 11, 1748-g;
Margaret, b. May 22, 1715, d. Nov. 23, 1734, unm. ;
Susanna, b. March 17, 1720-1, d. Phila., March I, 1787; m. at Gwynedd Meeting
House, Nov. 15, 1748, Rowland Evans, born 1718, died August 8, 1789; son of
John Evans of Gwynedd, b. in Denbighshire, Wales, 1689, by his wife, Eleanor
Ellis, b. near Dolgelly, Merionethshire, Wales, dau. of Rowland Ellis, distin-
guished Welsh preacher among Friends, who is referred to elsewhere in these
volumes. John Evans was son of Cadwalader Evans, b. 1664, d. at Gwynedd
1745. youngest of four sons of Evan ap Evan, who came to Pa., 1698, with
Edward Foulke, by his wife Ellen, dau. of John Morris, of Bryn Gwyn, Den-
bighshire, Wales, whom he m. in Wales. Cadwalader was eminent preacher
among Friends, at Gwynedd.
Rowland Evans, b. at Gwynedd and resided there, on father's lands, until 1766,
when he removed to Providence township, and in June, 1784, in to Phila, that
he has "lately removed from his former residence in Providence township,
Phila. Co., and is prepared to draw Deeds, Mortgages, Articles of Agreement,
and other Instruments of Writing at his house on the East side of Fourth St.,
a few doors above Race Street." He was appointed justice of peace of Phila.
Co., 1749, 52, 57, 61, and was member of Provincial Assembly, 1761-71. On
Sept. 14, 1785, appointed one of Commissioners of General Loan Office of Pa.,
and held that position to his death, Aug. 8, 1789. He was elected member of
American Society for Promotion of Useful Knowledge, prior to its coalition
with American Philosophical Society in 1769, and took deep interest in scien-
tific research. An obituary notice of him in Gazette at time of his death, says
among other things, "previous to the Revolution he was for many years a
member of the Legislature and a Justice of the Peace, both of which he filled
with great ability, dignity, and applause." All of his six children died without
Sarah, b. March 17, 1720, (twin to Susanna), m. William Jones, and left issue, a
dau. Sarah, who m. David Green.
Caleb, b. Aug. 13, 1722, d. July 7, 1736.
William Foulke, second son of Thomas and Gwen (Evans) Foulke, born at
the old homestead at Penllyn, Philadelphia, now Montgomery county, in 1708,
and spent his whole life there, having inherited from his father nearly two hun-
dred acres of the land taken up by his grandfather, Edward Foulke, in 1&98.
He was for many years an Elder and Overseer of Gwynedd Meeting, and a
memorial of him was adopted by the Monthly Meeting at his death in 1775. By
his will probated November 6, 1775, the home plantation was devised to his son,
Jesse, and to his son, Levi, "the plantation where he dwells," while his sons,
Caleb and Amos, and his three daughters receive bequests in money.
William Foulke married at Gwynedd Meeting House, October 15, 1734, Han-
nah, daughter of John Jones, "Carpenter." son of Rees John William, and Han-
nah Price, some account of whom and their emigration from Wales, is given in
our sketch of Robert Lloyd, who married his daughter Lowry.
John Jones, "Carpenter," as he was known, to distinguish him from others
of the name, came to Gwynedd township from Merion, about 1710, and became
a large land owner there and was a prominent, active and valuable citizen.
He was born in Merion, June 6, 1688, and was married at Gwynedd Meeting
House, June 9, 1713, to Jane Edwards, daughter of Edward Griffith. She died
May 14, 1757. John Jones died December 30, 1774; Gwynedd Monthly Meeting
adopted memorials of both him and his wife. They were parents of ten children
of whom but four married and left issue, viz: Hannah, above mentioned, who
married William Fouike ; Priscilla, who married Evan Jones, of Merion ; Evan
and Jesse, the latter settling in Bucks county.
Issue of William and Hannah (Jones) Fouike: â€”
Jane, b. Aug. 22, 1735, m. 1757, George Maris of Gwynedd, son of George Maris of
Springfield, Chester Co., and had issue ten children of whom five d. unm. ;
Caleb, b. Feb. 5, 1736, d. in Phila., Jan. 25, 181 1 ; went to Phila. in early life and
became prominent merchant there, first with his younger brother, Amos, and
later with his son Owen, under the firm name Caleb and Owen Fouike; doing a
large business in foreign trade; he was signer of Non-importalion Agreement
Oct., 1765. He purchased farm on Swedes Ford road in Montgomery Co., 1776,
and made his home there during the British occupation of Phila, He m. in Phila.,
Jan. 21, 1762, Jane, eldest daughter of Owen Jones, Provincial Treas., by his wife
Susanna Evans; Jane d. in Germantown, 1815.
Caleb and Jane (Jones) Fouike had issue: â€”
Owen, b. Phila. June 27, 1763, bur. at Gwynedd, Aug. 30, 1808; for time
partner with his father in Phila., later practicing attorney-at-law, at Sun-
bury, Pa. He was member of First City Troop, Phila., 1798.
Caleb, Jr., b. Phila. .^ug. 8, 1770, d. Oct. 15, 1823; merchant; m. (first) Nov.
26, 179s, Margaret Cullen, and (second). 1814, Sarah Hodgkiss, widow, of
Germantown; five children of first marriage survived infancy;
Charles, m. Eliza Lowery, but left no issue;
Jane, d. unm.;
Hannah, d. unm.;
Lowry, m. (first) Samuel Miles and (second) her cousin Evan Jones of
Gwynedd, son of Evan and Hannah.
Levi, b. May 20, 1739, d. June 27, 1815; lived and d. on part of old Fouike home-
stead; m. Ann, dau. of Thomas Evans, of Gwynedd, by his second wife, Hannah
Morris. They had issue, one son, William, b. 1767, d. 1833, m. Margaret
Mcllvaine, and had issue.
Amos, b. Jan. s, 1740-1, m. Hannah Jones, of whom presently;
Jesse, b. Jan. 9, 1742-3, d. unm. March 16, 1821; lived with his unm. sister, Priscilla,
in old house at Penllyn;
Priscilla, b. Dec. 3, 1744, d. Jan. 25, 1821, unm.;
Margaret, Sarah and Judah, all d. inf.
Lydia, b. Apr. 9, 1756, m. John, (1756-99) son of Jacob and Hannah (Jarrett)
Spencer, of Moreland; grandson of Samuel and Mary (Dawes) Spencer; and
great-grandson of Samuel Spencer, who came from Barbadoes and was merchant
in Phila., at his death in Dec, 1705, by his wife, a dau. of Robert Whitton. John
and Lydia (Fouike) Spencer had nine children.
Amos Foulke, third son of William and Hannah (Jones) Fouike, born at
the old homestead at Penllyn, Philadelphia, now Montgomery county. January 5,
1740-1, came to Philadelphia when a young man and engaged in the mercantile
business with his elder brother Caleb, under the firm name of Caleb and Amos
Fouike. He died in Philadelphia, and was buried as shown by Jacob Hiltz-
heimer's diary, August 7, 1791. He married, May 20, 1779, Hannah, daughter
of Owen Jones, Provincial Treasurer, by his wife, Susanna Evans. Hannah
(Jones) Fouike was born in Philadelphia, December 28, 1749, and is said to have
died of the yellow fever in Philadelphia in 1793.
Issue of Amos and Hannah (Jones) Foulke: â€”
Susan, b. Oct. il, 1781, d. Feb. i, 1842, unm.;
Edward, b. Nov. 17, 1784, d. July 17, 1851; m. Tacy Jones, of whom presently;
George, July 23, 1786, July. 1848, unm.
Edward Foulke, eldest son of Amos and Hannah (Jones) Foulke, born in
Philadelphia, November 17, 1784, was reared from childhood by his uncle and
aunt, Jesse and Priscilla Foulke, at the old family homestead at Penllyn, where
his great-great-grandfather, Edward Foulke, had settled in 1699. The house
in which his childhood was spent being the scene of "Sally Wister's Journal," in
which the home life of Jesse Foulke and his unmarried sister, Priscilla, in the old
family mansion, is beautifully portrayed.
Edward Foulke succeeded to the old homestead and spent the remainder of
his life there, dying July 17, 1851. He married, December 11, 1810, Tacy, daugh-
ter of Isaac and Gainor (Ambler) Jones, of Gwynedd, Montgomery county,
grandson of Isaac Jones, born in Merion, Philadelphia county, in 1708. who re-
moved to Gwynedd when a young man, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of George
Lewis, a native of Wales. Isaac Jones Sr. was a son of David and Katharine
Jones, who came from Wales in 1699, and settled in Merion. Gainor Ambler,
the wife of Isaac Jones Jr., and mother of Tacy (Jones) Foulke, was daughter
of John Ambler by his wife, Ann, daughter of Edward and Gainor (Roberts)
Foulke, of Gwynedd, and great-granddaughter of Edward Foulke, the founder
of the family in America.
Issue of Edward and Tacy (Jones) Foulke: â€”
Ann Jones FoutKE, b. Sept. 15, 1811, d. June 25, 1883; m. Dr. Hiram Corson; of
Jesse Foulke, b. June 23, 1813, d. Feb. 15, 1892, unm.;
Charles Foulke, b. Dec. 14, 1815; studied medicine, and on graduation located at
G\v}'nedd, removing to New Hope, Bucks Co., 1842, where he succeeded to prac-
tice of Dr. Richard Corson, whose daughter, Harriet Mathews, he had married;
a sketch of Dr. Corson and his ancestry follows; Dr. Charles and Harriet M.
(Corson) Foulke had issue:
Dr. Richard Corson Foulke of New Hope; m. Louisa Vansant;
Edward Foulke of Washington, D. C, m. Eliza Van Horn;
Susan Foulke, b. July 18, 1818, d. Nov. 2, 1886, unm.;
Owen Foulke, b. 1820, d. inf.;
Priscilla Foulke, b. Oct. 10, 1821, d. Dec. 28, 1882; m. Thomas Wistar, son of
Thomas, and had issue:
Susan Foulke Wistar;
Edward Foulke Wistar;
Jonathan Foulke, b. 1825, d. inf.;
Lydia S. Foulke, b. Feb. 18, 1827, d. Aug. 27, 1861 ; m. Charles Bacon, son of John,
and had issue :
Anna Bacon, m. Robert Neff, Jr.
Rebecca Jones Foulke, b. May 18, 1829; m. 1857, Col. Robert Rodgers, son of Dr.
Richard Corson, of New Hope; of whom presently;
Hannah Jones Foulke, b. Sept. 18, 1831 ; m. May 20, 1862, Francis, brother of
Charles W. Bacon, who m. her sister Lydia; they had issue:
Lydia Foulke Bacon, b. Dec. 27, 1863; m. Apr. 1890, Thomas H. Miles, who
d. Nov. 18, 1893;
Francis LlewwUyn Bacon, b. March i6, 1868;
Albert Edward Bacon, b. Sept. 27, 1869; m. Oct. 15, 1902, Ella G. Kitchin, and
had issue :
Margaret Webb Bacon, b. Apr. 29, 1904;
Francis Bacon, Jr., b. Jan. 20, 1907;
Emily Foulke, b. Dec. 2, 1834; d. Aug. 23, 1892; m. Charles Lawton Bacon, son of
Charles W. Bacon; he d. in 1862;
Owen Foulke, b. 1838, d. inf.
Ann Jones Foulke, eldest daughter of Edward and Tacy (Jones) Foulke,
born September 15, 181 1, married, December 26, 1833, Dr. Hiram Corson, of
Maple Hill, Plymouth township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, one of the
most prominent physicians of his time. He was born at Hickorytown, Plymouth
township, Montgomery county, October 8, 1804, and was seventh child and fifth
son of Joseph and Hannah (Dickinson) Corson, and of prominent and influential
family, early settled in Bucks county.
Benjamin Corson, came to Bucks county from Staten Island in 1726, and
purchased a farm in Northampton township, where he died in 1741, survived by
his wife, Eleanor, and two sons, Cornelius and Benjamin.
Benjamin Corson, second son of Benjamin and Eleanor, was born on Staten
Island in 1718, and came with his parents to Bucks county at the age of eight
years. He married, January 2, 1741-2, Maria Suydam, of a prominent Holland
family, long settled on Long Island, from whence several representatives had mi-
grated to Bucks county prior to the arrival of the Corson family in that county.
In the same year as his marriage, Benjamin Corson, second, purchased a farm in
Northampton township, on which he lived until his death on March 19, 1774.
His widow survived him and died February 15, 1792, aged seventy-one years,
three weeks, and four days. They were the parents of eight children, six sons
and two daughters; the second son, Richard Corson, being the father of Dr.
Richard D. Corson, of New Hope, before referred to.
Benjamin Corson, third, eldest son of Benjamin and Maria (Suydam) Corson,
was born in Northampton township, Bucks county, March 6, 1743, and married
there, in 1761, Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Ohl) Dungan, a descendant
of the Rev. Thomas Dungan, the founder of the first Baptist church in Pennsyl-
vania, coming from New York to Bucks county in 1684. Benjamin and Sarah
(Dungan) Corson lived for a time in Lower Dublin township, Philadelphia
county, where most of their children were born, later residing in Makefield town-
ship, and finally in Wrightstown township, Bucks county, where they both died
in 181 1, he on October 2, and she on July 2. They had eleven children, six sons
and five daughters, all of whom lived to mature age and married.
Joseph Corson, the father of Dr. Hiram Corson, was second son of Benjamin
Corson, third, by his wife, Sarah Dungan, and was born in Dublin township,
Philadelphia county, March 15, 1764. He was reared on a farm and received a
common school education. In 1785 he removed with his friend Samuel Maulsby
(son of Hannah Maulsby, who became the second wife of Richard Corson, uncle
to Joseph, of whom hereafter) to Plymouth village, Montgomery county, and in
the following year married Hannah, daughter of Joseph Dickinson, of White
Marsh township, Montgomery cornty, and great-granddaughter of William Dick-
inson, of Maryland, who had come to White Marsh from Maryland about a cen-
tury earlier. They followed farming in Plymouth township, locating at Hickory-
town in 1800, where Joseph Corson engaged in store-keeping in connection with
the conduct of his farm until his death, April 4, 1834. His wife died December
17, 1810, and he married (second), m 1812, Eleanor Coulston, niece and name-
sake of the second wife of David Rittenhouse, the astronomer. She survived her
husband and died in Norristown, November 21, 1846.
Joseph and Hannah (Dickinson) Corson were the parents of eleven children
of whom Dr. Hiram Corson was the ninth; Hiram Corson, LL. D.j the distin-
guished scholar and author, was his nephew.
Dr. Hiram Corson received his early education in the Friends' School at
Plymouth Meeting, under Joseph Foulke, and later under his eldest brother Alan
W. Corson, an eminent scholar and mathematician. He later attended the
Friends' Select School in Philadelphia. After leaving school he assisted his
father in the store at Hickorytown until May 9, 1826, when he began the study
of medicine in the office of his cousin, Richard Davis Corson, in New Hope,
Bucks county, and the following year attended lectures in the Medical Depart-
ment of the University of Pennsylvania, from which he received his medical
degree in the Spring of 1828. He at once began to practice in his native neighbor-
hood, and soon built up a large practice, becoming one of the best known physi-
cians of eastern Pennsylvania. He founded the Montgomery County Medical
Society in 1847, and was its president in 1849, snd during his whole life one of
its most active and prominent members. He became a member of the Medical
Society of Pennsylvania in 1848, and was elected its president in 1853; became a
member of the American Medical Association in 1862 ; became a member of the
Philadelphia Obstetrical Society in 1874; elected Associate Fellow of the College
of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1876, an honor conferred upon but very few phy-
sicians outside of the city; life member of Alumni Association of University of
Pennsylvania, 1879, vice-president, 1849; elected honorary member of Harris-
burg Pathological Society, 1881 ; and of the National Association of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists in 1894. He was one of the trustees of the Hospital for Insane
at Harrisburg, 1877-82. He became a member of the Historical Society of Penn-
sylvania in 1884, and contributed a number of papers to its archives. He con-
tributed a large number of papers to the "Transactions of the Pennsylvania
Medical Society" and the "Transactions of the Ninth International Medical Con-
gress." The great work, however, to which he devoted years of effort, was the
recognition of the Women's College and its graduates by the medical fraternity
p.nd its associations, and securing the passage of laws to have only women physi-
cians to have medical care of the insane of their own sex in the State Hospitals.
When in 1858 the Board of Censors of the Philadelphia County Medical Society
reported their disapproval of any member of the Society holding professional
intercourse with the professors or alumni of the Women's Medical College, Dr.
Corson took the question before the Medical Society of Montgomery county and,
securing the adoption of strong resolutions against the action of the Philadel-