Finding aid prepared by Jennifer I. Garrett
Emmet Field Horine papers
University of Kentucky Special Collections
Collection is arranged both by format.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
67M149: [identification of item], Emmet Field Horine papers, 1788-1963, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
13.88 Cubic feet
37 boxes, 1 item
The Emmet Field Horine papers (dated 1788-1963, undated; 13.88 cubic feet; 37 boxes, 1 item) were accumulated by Dr. Horine over the course of his historical and medical research.
Emmet Field Horine was born in Brooks, Kentucky, on August 3, 1885. He studied medicine at the Kentucky School of Medicine, graduating in 1907. He worked as a general practitioner in Louisville until serving in World War I. After his military service, Horine studied cardiology in London and Vienna from 1922 to 1923, making the field his primary focus. Additionally, he taught at the University of Louisville School of Medicine as a Professor of Medicine and Medical History. An avid historian, he published 150 medical and historical articles, including Pioneer Life in Kentucky 1785-1800, by Daniel Drake, edited by Emmet Field Horine and Daniel Drake (1785-1852) Pioneer Physician of the Midwest. He focused his historical interests on Daniel Drake and Ephraim McDowell. Horine died in 1964.
Titley, Joan (1964 July). Obituaries: Emmet Field Horine (1885-1964). 52(3), 641-642.
The Emmet Field Horine papers (dated 1788-1963, undated; 13.88 cubic feet; 37 boxes, 1 item) were accumulated by Dr. Horine over the course of his historical and medical research. The largest portion of these materials consist of Horine's research notes and correspondence about Dr. Daniel Drake, along with various manuscript versions of his books and articles on Drake and his contemporaries. Included are some Drake family genealogical materials, photographs, and original letters and a poetry book from Dr. Daniel Drake.
Additionally, the collection includes information on the Kentucky State Medical Association, for which Horine was historian, and its presidents. Also included are materials on medical libraries in Kentucky and original material from Doctors Dudley Sharpe Reynolds, Joshua Barker Flint, and Philip Thornberry. Horine's articles on the functioning of the heart are also present as well as his research on agriculture, grapes, horses, and a bibliography of early travels.
The August Schachner series was compiled by Schachner and centers on his research on Dr. Ephraim McDowell. Schachner's biography of McDowell, the pioneering abdominal surgeon, was published in 1921. This series includes Schachner's research correspondence and other various articles and presentations on McDowell. Although no personal relationship appears to exist between Schachner and Horine in the collection, the August Schachner papers were donated as a portion of Dr. Horine's personal papers.
The Correspondence subseries contains information relating to Schachner's research on Ephraim McDowell, primarily for the biography that Schachner wrote. Three folders contain correspondence with specific individuals regarding Ephraim McDowell: Amelia Crawford, J.K. Mitchell, Mrs. William Irvine. One folder, Howard A. Kelly, contains discussions on medical and professional subjects.
The Literary Works subseries includes articles, research, and speeches by August Schachner. The majority of materials within this series concern Ephraim McDowell. There is also material on the Cyclopedia of American Medical Biography to which Schachner was a contributor. To maintain original order, some folders contain correspondence that was located with the original manuscripts.
The Correspondence series is comprised primarily of letters to or from Dr. Emmet Field Horine. Much of the correspondence relates to Horine's manuscripts and research on Daniel Drake. In addition, holding to the original order, some of the correspondence folders include photographs, journals, and notes.
The General subseries contains correspondence to or from Emmet Field Horine and the Horine family. Included within this subseries are early letters from the Horine family, predating Emmet Field Horine's birth. Also included are book and autograph orders, as well as photoduplication requests. General correspondence to and from Henry Schuman, of Henry Schuman Publishing, Lawrence Thompson and Alfred Brandon, and Francis Harper are also included.
The Literary Works subseries contains correspondence related to Horine's manuscripts, Pioneer Life in Kentucky 1785-1800 and Daniel Drake (1785-1852) Pioneer Physician of the Midwest. Also included is material concerning Horine's articles "Cincinnatian Unique: Daniel Drake" and "Daniel Drake and his Medical Classic."
The Literary Works series contains manuscripts, speeches / lectures, and research material pertaining to the work done by Horine. Most of the manuscripts and speeches concern Daniel Drake and are primarily draft versions. To maintain original order, many of the folders within this series include typesetter's copies, galleys, photographs, and correspondence found with the drafts.
The Manuscripts subseries includes published and unpublished drafts of articles written, edited, or with contributions from Horine. The majority of the literary works contained within this subseries focus on Daniel Drake, an influential 19th century physician. This includes Horine's published works, Daniel Drake (1785-1852): Pioneer Physician of the Midwest and Pioneer Life in Kentucky 1785-1800, by Daniel Drake, edited by Emmet Field Horine. Articles written by Horine on Ephraim McDowell are also included, as well as medical articles pertaining to the heart.
Horine often wrote his drafts on the back side of sales literature.
The Speeches / Lectures subseries includes papers read and original presentations by Horine. Maintaining original order, research and correspondence found with the material is included.
The Realia subseries contains 48 book plates related to Pioneer Life in Kentucky 1785-1800, by Daniel Drake, edited by Emmet Field Horine, Daniel Drake (1785-1852) Pioneer Physician of the Midwest, "Inaugural Discourse...," by Daniel Drake, Introduction by Horine, and "An Epitome of Ancient Pulse Lore" by Horine.
Also included is a pendant with Samuel Davies' picture.
The Photograph series is comprised primarily of photographs relating to Horine's publications or research on Daniel Drake and the Drake family. The Drake family home is also included. In addition to the Drake photographs, there are professional portraits taken of Emmet Field Horine and various colleagues in promotion of Pioneer Life in Kentucky 1785-1800. Photographs of Louisville Medical Institute doctors, including Daniel Drake, are also included.
In addition, August Schachner's photographs relating to his research and work on Ephraim McDowell are included in the series.
The Daniel Drake subseries contains photographs of Daniel Drake and the Drake family related to Horine's research of his book, Daniel Drake (1785-1852) Pioneer Physician of the Midwest. Photographs include many of those used in the published version, as well as others of Daniel Drake and the Drake family. Photographs of Drake family headstones, including Daniel Drake, are included.
The Ephraim McDowell subseries contains material pertaining to August Schachner's research on Ephraim McDowell and the McDowell family. Photographs include Ephraim McDowell, the McDowell home, various McDowell family members, and McDowell headstones.
The Printed Materials series refers primarily to book catalogues collected and saved by Horine. One additional item, The Capitol: In Story and Pictures, with a handwritten note on the cover, is included.
The Research series contains material pertaining to Horine's professional and personal research. The majority of Horine's research in focused on Daniel Drake, but material on Ephraim McDowell, medicine, agriculture, grapes, horses, and a bibliography of travels is also included. In addition, Horine gathered original material for his research, including letters from Daniel Drake, the Drake Family, Joshua Flint, Philip Thornberry, and Dr. Dudley S. Reynolds. Finally, notebooks and scrapbooks written by 19th century U.S. doctors and collected bv Horine are also present.
The General subseries contains material outside of Horine's research on Daniel Drake, Ephraim McDowell, and medicine. Comprised primarily of materials on nature and agriculture.
The Daniel Drake subseries contains material relating to Horine's research on Daniel Drake and the Drake family. This includes correspondence to and from Horine with Drake relatives, such as Oliver Drake. Correspondence on the location of Daniel Drake collections, requests for Drake radioscripts, and attempts to have a bridge memorialized in Drake's honor are also included. Horine's research on the Drake family biographical and genealogical history is also present.
In addition, original Drake material, collected by Horine is present. This includes an original notebook of poems by Daniel Drake and letters to and from Daniel Drake. The letters are primarily written by Daniel Drake to various colleagues, such as Charles Short. However, letters from H.E. Campbell to Francis Campbell are also present.
The Ephraim McDowell subseries contains Horine's research notes and a small notepad on Ephraim McDowell. Also included are general tributes to Ephraim McDowell that Horine collected, primarily in medical journals, such as the Southern Medical Journal and the Kentucky Medical Journal. Also included is correspondence to and from Horine concerning copies of letters, photographs, and radioscripts on Ephraim McDowell.
The Medicine subseries contains articles and correspondence relating to Horine's medical research. Included are original scrapbooks, notebooks, and letters collected by Horine and written by 19th century U.S. doctors. Doctors include Nicholas Miller and Robert Withers, David Yandell, Lunsford Yandell, Dudley Reynolds, John P. Herrick, Claiborne Walton, and John Cardwell. Original letters and bills from Joshua Flint and Philip Thornberry are also present, as well as original medical and membership certificates belonging to Dr. Dudley Reynolds.