Butler Family Papers, 1858-1871, 1898, 1969

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.11

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Butler Family Papers
    Creator: Butler Family
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Matriculation cards, photographs, and newspaper clippings of physicians Matthew M. Butler and Charles S. Butler.
    Extent: 0.305 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    The Butler Family Papers contains items related to physicians Matthew M. Butler and Charles S. Butler.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Matthew Moore Butler, M.D., was born in Sullivan County, Tennessee, on 24 March 1838. He attended the University of Nashville (1858-1859), Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia (1859-1860), Philadelphia School of Anatomy (1859-1860), University of New York Department of Medicine (1870-1871), and Bellevue Hospital Medical College (1870-1871). Dr. Butler was a Confederate field surgeon who helped amputate General Stonewall Jackson’s arm in May of 1863. Later, Dr. Butler would be one of the men who signed the Articles of Surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on 9 April 1865. He practiced medicine in Bristol, Tennessee, where he died 13 August 1913.

    Matthew M. Butler’s son, Charles St. John Butler was born on 1 March 1875 in Bristol, Tennessee. He was in the U.S. Navy medical service from 1900 to 1939 and died on 7 October 1944 in Bristol, Tennessee.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    Probably donated in 1968: Papers of physicians Matthew M. Butler and Charles S. Butler consisting of matriculation cards, photographs, and newspaper clipping. Materials presumably donated by Dr. John Brockmann and Dr. Harry Brockmann.

    2 September 2004: Microscope and slide preperation kit. Gift of Louise Collien Briggs Andrew.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials presumably gift of Dr. John Brockmann and Dr. Harry Brockmann
    Gift from Louise Andrew.

    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

    Butler Family Papers (CD 01.11), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Janet Heath, 2015

    Sponsor Statement

    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 Access and Digitization Grant Program.

Container List

  • Matthew M. Butler, 1958-1898, 1969, undated
     
    Matriculation cards from medical classes attended at University of Nashville, Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia School of Anatomy, University of New York, Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and University of New York Department of Medicine, 1858-1871
    Photographs of Matthew M. Butler and Family, 1898, undated
    "Bristol Herald Courier" (Tennessee) newspaper article on Dr. Matthew M. Butler and his role of helping in the amputation of General Stonewall Jackson's arm in 1863, 21 December 1969

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Container List

  • Matthew M. Butler, 1958-1898, 1969, undated
     
    Matriculation cards from medical classes attended at University of Nashville, Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia School of Anatomy, University of New York, Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and University of New York Department of Medicine, 1858-1871
    Photographs of Matthew M. Butler and Family, 1898, undated
    "Bristol Herald Courier" (Tennessee) newspaper article on Dr. Matthew M. Butler and his role of helping in the amputation of General Stonewall Jackson's arm in 1863, 21 December 1969


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