A Guide to the Otho Clement Wright Collection Wright, Otho Clement Collection 2005/Apr/09

A Guide to the Papers of Otho Clement Wright.

A Collection in
Special Collections and Archives, Tompkins-McCaw Library
Accession Number 2005/Apr/09


Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library

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Processed by: Jody Romero

Special Collections and Archives, Tompkins-McCaw Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.
Accession number
Otho Clement Wright Collection 1896-1905
Physical Characteristics
.5 linear feet, 2 items

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Otho Clement Wright Collection, Accession #2005/Apr/09, Special Collections and Archives, Tompkins-McCaw Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Otho C. W. Fraher

Biographical/Historical Information

A member and president of the Medical Society of Virginia in 1911, a founder and former president of the Southside Virginia Medical Association, and the Seaboard Medical Association, Otho Clement Wright was a well known and active physician in Southside Virginia.

Wright served on the State Board of Medical Examiners as the hygiene, preventative medicine and medical jurisprudence examiner. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, the first hospital in the nation exclusively for mental illness.

Born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on 29 September 1867, Wright attended medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore graduating in 1893, later to become the Medical School of the University of Maryland. He established his practice in Jarratt, Virginia a town along the railroad south of Petersburg. There he was active in community functions and was President of the Bank of Jarratt. He died on 08 July 1915, when his automobile was struck by a train.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the two medical ledgers used in Wright's practice. The collection is missing any personal or other professional information.


The collection is arranged in chronological order.

Contents List

Medical Ledgers: 1896-1905

Medical office ledgers listing business transactions with patients. A typical entry will include a date, a brief description of the service performed, and a dollar amount of the service.

  • Box-folder 1.1
    Ledger: 1896 - 1898
  • Box-folder 1.2
    Ledger: 1900 - 1905