George Burroughs Spencer papers, 1909-1920, 1910-1911,1918-1919 (bulk dates)

Descriptive Summary

Title
George Burroughs Spencer papers, 1909-1920, 1910-1911,1918-1919 (bulk dates)
Creator
Spencer, George Burroughs.
Extent
2 volumes; 8 pieces.
Subjects
Spencer, George Burroughs, fl. 1910.
James, Ollie M. (Ollie Murray), 1871-1918.
United States.--Congress.
Volunteer Medical Service Corps.
Medicine--Kentucky.
Medicine--Documentation--Finance.
Epidemics--Mississippi.
Physicians--Correspondence.
Account books
Correspondence
Journals
Medical records
Receipts
Arrangement
No discernible arrangement.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Physician. George Burroughs Spencer was a physician who practiced in Carlisle, Kentucky.
Scope and Content
Primarily comprised of a record of patients seen in George Spencer's medical office, this collection also includes correspondence and tax receipts. Spencer kept an accounts ledger (1918-1919) of the patients he received. The ledger sometimes includes the illnesses of the patient. Most of the correspondence concerns Spencer's service as a physician in the Volunteer Medical Service Corps in Mississippi during the influenza epidemic of 1918- 1919, although a letter (1912), from Ollie B. James, Congressman from Kentucky, concerning Spencer's application for a postmaster's appointment, is present as well. Carlisle city tax receipts (1913-1926) are also included.

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