Malthus R. Freeman Papers, 1913, 1931-1941

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.88

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Malthus R. Freeman Papers
    Creator: Freeman, Malthus Reaumer, 1888-1962
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Account book for Dr. Freeman, a diploma, and photographs.
    Extent: 0.391 Cubic feet,
  • Description

    Dr. Freeman's papers include an account book for Dr. Freeman dating from 1931 to 1941, a large group photograph of Medical Detachment 338 Infantry, Camp Custer, Michigan, photograph of Dr. Freeman and his friend dressed in hunting attire, photograph of Dr. Freeman and other students at the University College of Medicine in Richmond, VA, and Dr. Freeman's medical school diploma.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Malthus Reaumer Freeman was born 1888 December 4 in Oldfields, North Carolina to Howard F. and Sallie (Williamson) Freeman. In 1913, he graduated from the Medical College of Virginia with his doctorate in medicine. After graduation, Freeman opened an office in Bailey, North Carolina, but took a temporary leave to serve in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War I. He enlisted on 1917 September 9 and served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Medical Detachment of 338th Infantry, 85th Division, and was discharged 1919 June 21. He married Pearl Miller in 1920. Freeman died 1962 September 28 in Wilson, North Carolina.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    2001 August 2: 1 account ledger of M. R. Freeman, MD. Gift of Gail Rackley Barnes.

    2019 January 5: photographs and a diploma. Gift of Berkley Cone.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Gail Rackley Barnes. Gift of Berkley Cone.

    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

    Malthus R. Freeman Papers (CD 01.88), 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. Updated by Layne Carpenter, 2019.

    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

Account Book, 1931-1941
Malthus R. Freeman Medical School Diploma, 1913 May 29
Hunting and Medical School Photographs, undated

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Container List

Account Book, 1931-1941
Malthus R. Freeman Medical School Diploma, 1913 May 29
Hunting and Medical School Photographs, undated

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