Dr. Kirkman's and Dr. Brower's Ledger, 1837-1856

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.99

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Dr. Kirkman's and Dr. Brower's Ledger
    Creator: Brower, Daniel C.
    Kirkman, George
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Ledger belonging to Dr. George Kirkman and Dr. Daniel Brower.
    Extent: 0.1 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    Ledger covering from 1837 to 1856. The first page has the official agreement between D. C. Brower and Geo. Kirkman who "doth agree to enter into a copardnership in the Practice of Medacine" in 1837 Brower promised and agreed to furnish a shop and medicines and also do an equal part of the practice, and Kirkman agreed to attend regularly at the shop and do one half of the practice for one-third of the profits. The rest of the ledger contains records of visits, what was prescribed, and costs. In 1838, the agreement was revised to each furnishing one half of the medicines, one half of the practice, and equal proportions of the profit.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    George Kirkman was born 13 February 1809 in Guilford County, North Carolina to Leven and Martha (Swift) Kirkman. He married Alvey Coble and they had Mary, John Calhoun, William Preston Revere, Wiley Prentice, George Edmund Badger, Henry Clay Bascom, Levin Eli, Martha Pandora, Margaret Alvey, Lucius, Annette Caroline, and Thomas Alvey. During the Civil War, Kirkman lost four sons; two killed or mortally wounded on the first day of battle at Gettysburg, one was wounded and later contracted pneumonia and died in Gettysburg hospital, and the fourth son was wounded, captured, and sent to a federal prison camp at Point Lookout, Maryland where he died of scurvy a month before Appomattox. Kirkman studied medicine and would practice medicine as long as his health would allow, eventually loosing his sight in his elder years. He died 28 May 1901 in Chatham County, North Carolina.

    Daniel C. Brower was born February 1809 in Randolph County, North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Albright Clapp. He died 5 September 1847 in Randolph County, North Carolina.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    7 May 2015: 1837 doctor's ledger from Randolph County. Gift of Harold Watson, Lewisburg, N. C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Harold Watson

    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

    Dr. Kirkman's and Dr. Brower's Ledger (CD 01.99), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Ashley Williams, 2016

    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.

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Ledger, 1837-1856

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Ledger, 1837-1856


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