John G. Bashford Collection, 1872-1935

Manuscript Collection #319

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: John G. Bashford Collection
    Creator: Bashford, John G.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection (1872-1935, undated) relating to the medical practice of Dr. D. DeForest Douglass, Springfield, MA, 1872-1905, consisting of correspondence, financial papers, development of artificial limb fitting, receipts, mortgages, plat of land.
    Extent: 0.22 Cubic feet, consisting of correspondence, financial papers, and miscellaneous.
  • Description

    The bulk of this collection is concerned with the medical practice of Dr. D. DeForest Douglass of Springfield, MA. The Douglass papers (1872-1905) concern his practice as a medical doctor and his involvement with the development of artificial limb fittings. Two letters, one from Brazil (June 28, 1893), and the other from Mexico (June 12, 1899) testify to his activities in this area. Included are financial accounts for leather, joints, eyelets, materials, and woods, as well as oxygen and several bills for limbs. Also contained are some receipts for home and office improvements and household purchases for the Douglass homes. Also included is a folder containing records (1902-1930) of Robert Epps of Henderson, N.C., including chattel mortgages, financial records, and a plat for land.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    December 1, 1976, ca. 1000 items; Correspondence, financial papers, and miscellaneous material (1872-1922). Gift of Roger E. Kammerer, Jr., Swansboro, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Roger E. Kammerer, Jr., in honor of John G. Bashford

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    John G. Bashford Collection (#319), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Quintanilla, October 1986

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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