William F. Matson and Joseph Shields Family Papers, 1874-1920

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.76

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: William F. Matson and Joseph Shields Family Papers
    Creator: Matson and Shields Family
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection contains schedules of lectures from Cleveland Medical College, photographs of Dr. J. Shields and his office in Pittsburgh, PA, and obituary.
    Extent: 0.06 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    Collection contains schedules of lectures from Cleveland Medical College, photographs of Dr. J. Shields and his office in Pittsburgh, PA, and obituary.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Joseph Shields was born 15 December 1827 in Indiana County, Pennsylvania and died 11 August 1899 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. At an early age he entered the office of Dr. S.G. Berryhill, at Plumville, as a student of medicine. He attended Cleveland Medical College in the 1850s and graduated in 1855. Shields first practiced medicine in Perrysville, remaining there nine years and then in 1864, moved to Punxsutawney. He married Margaret Lewis and had two children: Floranna “Fannie,” who married Dr. W.F. Matson, and Joseph, who became the proprietor of the drug store his father formerly owned.

    William Ferguson Matson was born 15 September 1855 to James and Harriet (Potter) Matson. He married Floranna Shields, daughter of Dr. Joseph and Margaret (Lewis) Shields, in 1886 and they had Ethel (Steim) and Joseph Shields Matson. He attended Cleveland Medical College in the 1870s. Matson died 8 March 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

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    Acquisition Information

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    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 F. Matson and Joseph Shields Family Papers (CD 01.76),The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 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

William F. Matson and Joseph Shields Family Papers, 1847-1877, 1899, 1920

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Container List

William F. Matson and Joseph Shields Family Papers, 1847-1877, 1899, 1920


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