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William I. Wooten Collection, 1920-1922, 1977

Manuscript Collection #1014

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Title: William I. Wooten Collection
Creator: Wooten, William I.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Copies of letters written by WIlliam Wooten to his future bride Pattie Bruce Wooten during their two year courtship. Letters provide commentary on the life and times between the years 1920 and 1922.
Extent: 0.035 Cubic feet.

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Accessions Information

October 18, 2004, 0.035 cubic feet; Collection (1920-1922, 1977) of letters, cards, and clippings from Dr. William I. Wooten to his future wife, Pattie Bruce Wooten, written during Dr. Wooten's final year at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, January - June 1920; practicing at the Wilson Sanatorium, Wilson, NC, teaching science at Atlantic Christian College; and establishing his own private practice in Greenville, NC, 1920-1922; with an introduction by Lillian Wooten Bland, the compiler, 1977. Photocopies. Looseleaf. Donor: Lillian Wooten Bland

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

William I. Wooten Collection (#1014), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Lillian Wooten Bland

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008

  • Processed by Hans Sprenkle August 17, 2012


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Dr. William Wooten studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College, where he met Ms. Pattie Bruce, graduating in 1920. Wooten started practice at the Wilson Sanatorium in Wilson, NC, and later moved his practice to Greenville, NC, in 1921. William and Pattie were married on June 14, 1922.

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Copies of letters from William Wooten to his future wife Pattie Bruce Wooten, during their 2 year courtship. Included is an introduction by their daughter Lillian, who describes the letters as, "a delightful commentary on the life and times of the years between 1920 and 1922." The letters begin during Dr. Wooten's senior year of medical school in Philadelphia, PA and continue through his residency at the Wilson Sanatorium, Wilson, NC, his practice in Fair Bluff, NC, up until his decision to set up practice in Greenville, NC. In her introduction, The Wooten's daughter Lillian, looking at the letters in 1977, interprets her parents' feelings put forth in the letters.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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