Beverley R. Kennon Papers

Manuscript Collection #383
Kennon, Beverley R.
Physical description
0.143 Cubic Feet, 46 items, consisting of correspondence, memorandums, orders, manuals, and miscellaneous.
Preferred Citation
Beverley R. Kennon Papers (#383), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1917-1919 1926) consisting of correspondence, memorandums, orders, manuals, World War I, list of field equipments.

Biographical/historical information

Major Beverley R. Kennon, a member of the U.S. Army Medical Reserve Corps, worked in the fields of ophthalmology and otolaryngology during World War I. Kennon received an M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1893 and was commissioned in 1917. He served at several posts, including Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va; and Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga. Beginning in October, 1918, he was stationed at the Justice Hospital Group in Toul, France.

Scope and arrangement

In addition to routine correspondence, memorandums and orders (1917-1919), the collection contains military publications primarily concerned with training:

Outline of Lessons in Company Administration for Provisional Second Lieutenants (1917); Studies in Minor Tactics 1915 (1917 reprint); Training Camps for Reserve Officers... (1917); Combat Firing (undated); and Small Problems for Infantry (1917). Epitome of Upton's Military Policy of the United States (1916) discusses the period between the Revolution and the Civil War, inclusive.

Miscellany includes photographic identification cards of Kennon and his wife, a directory of University of Virginia alumni serving in World War I in Europe (1918), "General Instructions for Medical Officers of the Section of Surgery of the Head," a list of field equipment needed by officers overseas, and a memorandum book.

Administrative information
Custodial History

March 20, 1979, 35 items; Papers (1917-1919) of World War I officer, including memos, orders, manuals and reports. Gift of Miss Mary F. Howard, Tarboro, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Miss Mary F. Howard

Processing information

Processed by M. Terry; M. York, April 1981

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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

Key terms
Personal Names
Kennon, Beverley R.
Corporate Names
United States. Army. Medical Reserve Corps
World War, 1914-1918--Medical care