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Samuel R. McDowell Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2995

This ledger belonged to Dr. Samuel R. McDowell, who practiced medicine in Sullivan County during the first half of the 20th century. It records customers' payments for his services between 1916 and 1921.

Dates

  • 1916-1921

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This ledger belonged to Dr. Samuel R. McDowell, who practiced medicine in Sullivan County during the first half of the 20th century. It records customers' payments for his services between 1916 and 1921.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Robert McDowell was born to Robert Thomas and Nannie Ella (Summers) McDowell on October 21, 1884. He decided to become a doctor after riding with a country doctor near Strawberry Plains, Tennessee as a child. McDowell completed his undergraduate education at Lincoln Memorial University and earned his M. D. from the Medical College of Virginia in 1909. After graduation, he went into private practice in Tazewell, Virginia. He married Mary Pierce (d. 1964) on June 9, 1910 and the couple had two children: Mary Eleanor and Chambliss P. McDowell joined the Holston Institute near Blountville, Tennessee in 1912 and continued practicing medicine in Sullivan County for 50 years. He retired to great acclaim December of 1964 due to poor health and died on December 16, 1965.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one box.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this collection on February 19, 2007.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480