Title: Margaret Reed Lewis microscope
Call Number: Coll087
Creator: Carl Zeiss (Firm : 1846)
Dates: circa 1906-1909
Size: 1 item (.5 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: This microscope was produced by Carl Zeiss and belonged to American physiologist Margaret Adaline Reed Lewis (1881-1970). The microscope is housed in a custom storage box and is accompanied by oculars, objectives, a haemocytometer, a hencycytometer, and other accessories. A Zeiss key is in the box's lock and features a stylized "Z" bow. An engraved plate on the storage box reads, "Margaret Reed, Columbia University N.Y."
Citation: Margaret Lewis Reed microscope, Center for Biological Sciences Archives, Collection 87, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Margaret Adaline Reed Lewis (1881-1970) was an American physiologist, teacher, collaborator, and research associate. She worked at the Carnegie Institute of Washington, Johns Hopkins University and the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology. She also taught at several colleges in New York City. Lewis acquired the Carl Zeiss microscope while lecturing at Barnard College (1905-10).

Scope & Content


Single item.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

The microscope was donated in January 2011 by Dr. Leonard Hayflick, University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Hayflick loaned the microscope to the American Society for Cell Biology for their 50th anniversary conference in Phildelphia, Pennsylvania. At the conclusion of the conference, the microscope was transported to UMBC by ASCB staff.

Processing Note

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

Access & Use

Finding Aids

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll087.php

Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Copyright does not protect "useful articles," as outlined in Factsheet 103, "Useful Articles," by the U.S. Copyright Office. Any use of this item should display that the microscope is a gift of Dr. Leonard Hayflick, University of California, San Francisco, January, 2011.

Subject Headings


Carl Zeiss (Firm : 1846)

Lewis, Margaret Reed, 1881-1970


Lewis, Warren H. (Warren Harmon), 1870-1964

American Society for Cell Biology


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