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Dr. Malcolm Andrews Bliss Family Papers, 1865-1964 (bulk 1917-1934)

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Identifier: A0137

Title: Dr. Malcolm Andrews Bliss Family Papers, 1865-1964 (bulk 1917-1934)


Dr. Malcolm Andrews Bliss was born July 2, 1863, in Warsaw, Illinois, the son of Uriah Wright Bliss and Amanda Andrews Bliss. Malcolm Bliss spent his youth in Kingston Terrace, Missouri. He graduated from the Missouri Dental School in 1884, and practiced dentistry for several years in Farmington, Missouri. He then returned to school, graduating from Chicago Medical College. He practiced medicine at Bonne Terre, Missouri, before moving to St. Louis in 1892. He was a nationally known specialist in mental and nervous diseases. In 1891, he married Clementine Carter in Farmington. They had two sons, Wyllys and Carter Bliss. Malcolm Bliss died September 4, 1934, at his summer home, "Blisshaven," near Manchester, St. Louis County.

Collection consists primarily of the correspondence of Dr. Malcolm Bliss and family, and papers and publications of Malcolm Bliss regarding his research on mental and nervous diseases. Collection also includes an 1875 composition book; newsclippings and groundbreaking ceremony program for the Malcolm Bliss Mental Health Center; Soldan High School graduation program, 1912; papers relating to Malcolm Bliss' service in World War I; one issue of The Lutesville Banner, September 22, 1921; a newspaper article on General Jesse McIlwaine Carter; and a Bliss family genealogy taken from Aaron Tyler Bliss' The Bliss Family in America.

2 boxes

Cite as: Dr. Malcolm Andrews Bliss Family Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1865-1964

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts


Subjects: Physicians
Mental illness
World War, 1914-1918


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