What is this page?
This is a collection guide. 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.
This collection includes two poetry books, two University of Chapel Hill pamphlets, The Country Doctor Museum booklet, one medical booklet, seven tin-type images, two photographs, and one membership card. Pamphlets from Wm. DeB. MacNider, M.D., Kenan Research Professor of Pharmacology, of the University of North Carolina,
The Good Doctor and
Braxton Bynum Lloyd. Both pamphlets are reprints from
Southern Medicine & Surgery, Volume 109, No. 4, April 1947. Personal poetry books include
The Loves of the Angels by Thomas Moore (published in 1844) and a reprint of
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Edward FitzGerald translation). The medical booklet is a 1907 copy of
Thornton's Pocket Medical Formulary. Images in this collection are printed and tin-type formats. Images are of Dr. Joseph E. Wilson, Cordelia Wilson (wife), William Jesse Wilson (father), a child of Joseph and Cordelia, and the family home. Included in this collection is Dr. Wilson’s Southern Medical Association membership card. The membership was received 1916 November 14 during the 10th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. The cost was $3 for the year. The Southern Medical Association was founded in 1906 as a scientific body of physicians dedicated to fostering the art and science of medicine through education.
Dr. Joseph Edwin Wilson was born 1857 July 21. He lived in Haywood County, N.C. and was a country doctor for 44 years. He died 1925 February 15.
2017 February 7: Two folders of archival materials including tin-type photographs, UNC booklets, books of poems, a booklet, Southern Medical Association membership card. Gift of Viola C. Johnson.
Gift of Viola C. Johnson
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Dr. Joseph E. Wilson Collection (CD 01.104), The Country Doctor Museum at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by Jenny Snyder, 2017. Updated by Layne Carpenter, 2018.
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It does not permit you to view the materials online or to request their photoduplication. If you would like to request
materials for photoduplication, please email Laupus Library History Collections at HSLHISTMED@ecu.edu.