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S. E. McCollum Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3512

Dr. S. E. McCollum used this ledger to document the treatments he administered and the payment he received while working as a physician in Mount Vernon, Tennessee between 1875 and 1892. The book's pages have come unbound and the paper is brittle, but most of the information is quite legible. It begins with most of an alphabetical index and goes on to approximately 200 pages of family accounts, including a page for the poor house. Payments were made in food (including molasses, potatoes, and oats), labor (including chopping corn and shoe repair), or money.

Dates

  • 1875-1892

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is 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

0.7 Linear Feet

Abstract

Dr. S. E. McCollum used this ledger to document the treatments he administered and the payment he received while working as a physician in Mount Vernon, Tennessee between 1875 and 1892. The book's pages have come unbound and the paper is brittle, but most of the information is quite legible. It begins with most of an alphabetical index and goes on to approximately 200 pages of family accounts, including a page for the poor house. Payments were made in food (including molasses, potatoes, and oats), labor (including chopping corn and shoe repair), or money.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sumner E. McCollum was born to William and Mary (Pickle) McCollum in New York on September 4, 1835. He married Selina Young on November 13, 1866 in Monroe County, Tennessee, and the couple had three children, John, Mary, and Robert. Between 1856 and 1892, McCollum practiced medicine in Mount Vernon, Tennessee. He died on December 12, 1902.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Acquisition Note

Laura Lee donated this ledger to Special Collections through the Knoxville Academy of Medicine.

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