Dr. Joseph E. Wilson Papers

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection (CD01.104)
Wilson, Joseph
Physical description
0.427 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Dr. Joseph E. Wilson Collection (CD 01.104), The Country Doctor Museum at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Laupus Library History Collections
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This collection contains personal belongings of Dr. Joseph E. Wilson that include reprints from "Southern Medicine & Surgery," Volume 109, No. 4, April 1947, "The Country Doctor Museum" pamphlet (1971), "The Loves of the Angels" by Thomas Moore (1844), reprint of "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam," photographs and tin-type photographs, and a Southern Medical Association membership card (1916).

Biographical/historical information

Dr. Joseph Edwin Wilson was born 1857 July 21. He lived in Haywood County, N.C. and was a country doctor for 44 years. He died 1925 February 15.

Scope and arrangement

This collection includes two poetry books, two University of Chapel Hill pamphlets, The Country Doctor Museum booklet, one medical booklet, seven tin-type images, two photographs, and one membership card. Pamphlets from Wm. DeB. MacNider, M.D., Kenan Research Professor of Pharmacology, of the University of North Carolina, "The Good Doctor" and "Braxton Bynum Lloyd." Both pamphlets are reprints from "Southern Medicine & Surgery," Volume 109, No. 4, April 1947. Personal poetry books include "The Loves of the Angels" by Thomas Moore (published in 1844) and a reprint of "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" (Edward FitzGerald translation). The medical booklet is a 1907 copy of "Thornton's Pocket Medical Formulary." Images in this collection are printed and tin-type formats. Images are of Dr. Joseph E. Wilson, Cordelia Wilson (wife), William Jesse Wilson (father), a child of Joseph and Cordelia, and the family home. Included in this collection is Dr. Wilson's Southern Medical Association membership card. The membership was received 1916 November 14 during the 10th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. The cost was $3 for the year. The Southern Medical Association was founded in 1906 as a scientific body of physicians dedicated to fostering the art and science of medicine through education.

Administrative information
Custodial History

2017 February 7: Two folders of archival materials including tin-type photographs, UNC booklets, books of poems, a booklet, Southern Medical Association membership card. Gift of Viola C. Johnson.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Viola C. Johnson

Processing information

Processed by Jenny Snyder, 2017. Updated by Layne Carpenter, 2018.

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Language of material


Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Books and pamphlets, 1844-1971, undated
Box 1 Folder 2 Thornton's Pocket Medical Formulary, 1907
Box 1 Folder 3 Photographs and tin-types, 1954, undated
Box 1 Folder 3 Southern Medical Association membership card, 1916
Oversize Folder 3 Oversize Folder 5 Oversize photograph, undated