A Guide to the Dr. John M. Williams Ledger, 1878-1882 Williams, Dr. John M. Ms2011-071

A Guide to the Dr. John M. Williams Ledger, 1878-1882

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-071


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Processed by: Jennifer Mitchell, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-071
Title
Dr. John M. Williams Ledger, 1878-1882
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
Ledger contains the accounting records of Dr. John M. Williams, a physician practicing in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Entries date from 1878 to 1882.

Adminstrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Dr. John M. Williams Ledger must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Dr. John M. Williams Ledger, Ms2011-071, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Dr. John M. Williams Ledger was completed in August 2011.


Biographical note

Dr. John Mettauer "Taw" Williams was born at Union Hall, Virginia on February 20, 1851. He was educated at Roanoke College and studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1874. Following in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Benjamin Williams, Dr. J.M. Williams practiced medicine in Franklin County for 53 years and in Roanoke for ten years. Dr. J.M. Williams married his first wife, Loulie Scott of Rocky Mount in December 1874. After her death in 1918, he married Bessie Tompkins of Salem. Dr. J.M. Williams died December 24, 1936. He was buried with his first wife in Rocky Mount, Virginia.

Scope and Content

Ledger contains the accounting records of Dr. John M. Williams, a physician in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Ledger includes a listing of patients, procedures performed, and the cost of each procedure. Entries date from 1878 to 1882.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by material type.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Folk, historical, and patent medicine
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Medicine

Contents List

Folder 1
Ledger, 1878-1882