The Papers of Jacob Wright Magelssen, 1875-1928 | Luther College Archives

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of Jacob Wright Magelssen, 1875-1928Add to your cart.

ID: LCA/RG15/Magelssen, J

Primary Creator: Magelssen, Jacob Wright (1843-1931)

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1966

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documentation consists of physicians diaries, 1875-1928 (54 pieces).

Biographical Note

Magelssen studied medicine for three years at Rush Medical College in Chicago.  He established his practice in Koshkonong, Wisconsin, where he bought Doctor Hanson's home and twenty acres of land, and practiced there until 1873.  At that time he moved to Rushford, Minnesota. He married twice and had ten children. His second wife was Thora Larsen, daughter of Laur. Larsen. Magelssen died in 1931.


Magelssen studerte medisin i tre år ved Rush Medical College i Chicago. Han etablerte sin egen praksis i Koshkonong, Wisconsin og ble der til 1873, da han flyttet til Rushford, Minnesota. Han var gift to ganger og hadde i alt ti barn. Magelssen døde i 1931.

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box

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Acquisition Source: J.W. Magelssen Estate

Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Jacob Wright Magelssen Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History:

11/18/19: AH updated the date

11/22/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: Magelssen, Jacob Wright],

Box 1: Magelssen, Jacob WrightAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Physician Notebook, 1875Add to your cart.
Cartoon drawn on back page of notebook, Receipt from John Iverson Drug Store in Rushford, MN
Item 2: Physician Notebook, 1876Add to your cart.
Humorous Newspaper Clipping
Item 3: Physician Notebook, 1877Add to your cart.
Small Nail in back compartment (may be thrown away due to rust)
Item 4: Physician Notebook, 1878Add to your cart.
Lock of Henrette's hair - She died Dec. 15 1879, Reciets, Note from Sheriff
Item 5: Physician Notebook, 1879Add to your cart.
Postcard from Kristofer Janson, Blank Check, Accunting Paper, Tax Reciet, Letter, Subscription to Minnesota Homestead
Item 6: Physician Notebook, 1880Add to your cart.
Optical Illusions (II) Tax Reciets (II) Reciet from Shoe Store, Reciet from Drug Store, Clerk Certificate Relating to Schools
Item 7: Physician Notebook, 1881Add to your cart.
Kierland Drug Store form, Bank Reciet, Sale Notes, Dog Licence
Item 8: Physician Notebook, 1882Add to your cart.
Paper 10 Cent Note, Paper 25 Cent Note, Pressed Flower
Item 9: Physician Notebook, 1883Add to your cart.
Item 10: Physician Notebook, 1884Add to your cart.
Rushford Public Health Announcement
Item 11: Physician Notebook, 1885Add to your cart.
Item 12: Physician Notebook, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 13: Physician Notebook, 1887Add to your cart.
Old Pills
Item 14: Physician Notebook, 1888Add to your cart.
Item 15: Physician Notebook, 1889Add to your cart.
Item 16: Physician Notebook, 1890Add to your cart.
Old Pills
Item 17: Physician Notebook, 1891Add to your cart.
Item 18: Physician Notebook, 1892Add to your cart.
Confederate Dollar BIll Advirtisement
Item 19: Physician Notebook, 1893Add to your cart.
Subscription to Decorah Posten
Item 20: Physician Notebook, 1894Add to your cart.
Item 21: Physician Notebook, 1895Add to your cart.
Item 22: Physician Notebook, 1896Add to your cart.
Ammonol Powder
Item 23: Physician Notebook, 1897Add to your cart.
Item 24: Physician Notebook, 1898Add to your cart.
Item 25: Physician Notebook, 1899Add to your cart.
Item 26: Physician Notebook, 1900Add to your cart.
Item 27: Physician Notebook, 1901Add to your cart.
Item 28: Physician Notebook, 1902Add to your cart.
Dr. Babcock MIlk Tester Ad.
Item 29: Physician Notebook, 1903Add to your cart.
Item 30: Physician Notebook, 1904Add to your cart.
Item 31: Physician Notebook, 1905Add to your cart.
Rushford Poems (II) Letter from Laur. Larsen, Minneapolis Postcard from son
Item 32: Physician Notebook, 1906Add to your cart.
Check to wagon company, Postcard, Stamp
Item 33: Physician Notebook, 1907Add to your cart.
Free Pass to Mud and Lithia Water Baths, Funny Poem, Shirt Bill
Item 34: Physician Notebook, 1908Add to your cart.
Bill from LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital, Ole Landsvirk mother on March 25
Item 35: Physician Notebook, 1909Add to your cart.
Item 36: Physician Notebook, 1910Add to your cart.
Item 37: Physician Notebook, 1911Add to your cart.
History Book Set Bill, Coal Bill, Business Card
Item 38: Physician Notebook, 1912Add to your cart.
Item 39: Physician Notebook, 1913Add to your cart.
Item 40: Physician Notebook, 1914Add to your cart.
Newspaper Clipping, Post Crad, Capt. Orders
Item 41: Physician Notebook, 1915Add to your cart.
Norwegian Association Card
Item 42: Physician Notebook, 1916Add to your cart.
Item 43: Physician Notebook, 1917Add to your cart.
Item 44: Physician Notebook, 1918Add to your cart.
Item 45: Physician Notebook, 1919Add to your cart.
Item 46: Physician Notebook, 1920Add to your cart.
Item 47: Physician Notebook, 1921Add to your cart.
Item 48: Physician Notebook, 1922Add to your cart.
Item 49: Physician Notebook, 1923Add to your cart.
Doctors Newsletter, Newspaper Clipping
Item 50: Physician Notebook, 1924Add to your cart.
Item 51: Physician Notebook, 1925Add to your cart.
Item 52: Physician Notebook, 1926Add to your cart.
Item 53: Physician Notebook, 1927Add to your cart.
Item 54: Physician Notebook, 1928Add to your cart.
Corn Newspaper Article

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