Charles E. Flowers Sr. Papers, 1915-1919

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.20

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Charles E. Flowers Sr. Papers
    Creator: Flowers, Charles E.
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers of physician Charles E. Flowers Sr.: The papers consist mainly of World War I correspondence to and from Charles E. Flowers. Some was written while he was in the 29th Division, 7th Army Corps, American Expeditionary Forces.
    Extent: 0.06 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    Papers of physician Charles E. Flowers Sr.: The papers consist mainly of World War I correspondence to and from Charles E. Flowers, some with envelopes. It also contains one receipt and one list. Most of the correspondence is from Dr. Flowers to his wife, Carmen Poole Flowers, most of it begins “Somewhere in France.” Some were written while he was in the 29th Division, 7th Army Corps, American Expeditionary Forces.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Charles Ely Flowers Sr. was born 19 March 1889 to Charles A. and DeElla (Alford) Flowers. He attended the University of North Carolina from 1906 to 1911, first in a general course and then studying medicine. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia with an M.D. in 1913. In 1916, Flowers married Carmen Poole (1893-1952) and they had Charles Jr. On 3 May 1917 Charles Flowers Sr. was commissioned as a first lieutenant of the Medical Corps of the Virginia National Guard and assigned to the 115th Ambulance Company of the 104th Sanitary Train, 29th Division in September 1917. The following year he became a member of the American Expeditionary Forces and was promoted to captain in 1919. On 23 June 1919 he was discharged at Camp Lee in Petersburg, Virginia at which point Flowers opened a medical office in Zebulon, NC. In Zebulon he had a general practice, but specialized in obstetrics and gynecology. He died 15 May 1962.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    Donor information unknown

    Acquisition Information

    Donor information unknown

    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

    Charles E. Flowers, Sr. Papers (CD 01.13), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Initial inventory prepared by Christina Lugo, 2011. Processed by Melissa Nasea, 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

Receipt, 1915
  • Correspondence, 1917-1918
     
    World War I Letter, 25 March 1917
    World War I Letter, 14 July 1918
    World War I Letter, 5 August 1918
    World War I Letter, 23 August 1918
    World War I Letter, 1 September 1918
  • Correspondence, 1918
     
    World War I Letter, 28 October 1918
    World War I Letter, 31 October 1918
    World War I Letter, 2 November 1918
    World War I Letter, 6 November 1918

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Container List

Receipt, 1915
  • Correspondence, 1917-1918
     
    World War I Letter, 25 March 1917
    World War I Letter, 14 July 1918
    World War I Letter, 5 August 1918
    World War I Letter, 23 August 1918
    World War I Letter, 1 September 1918
  • Correspondence, 1918
     
    World War I Letter, 28 October 1918
    World War I Letter, 31 October 1918
    World War I Letter, 2 November 1918
    World War I Letter, 6 November 1918


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