This collection includes a Murray Chair, two postcards, and a Carolina General Hospital, Inc. diploma.
Contained in this collection is a Murray Chair. This chair was created in Nash County, North Carolina by the Murray Family. The family made chairs through five generations during the period of the 1700s to the 1950s. This type of chair is low and was often used next to the hearth or stove. Characteristic marks include three slats across the back; a slightly indented line on above the top slat; tapering wood above and a finial ball on top of the stile. This particular chair has pegged slats, woven rush seat, painted wood and wear marks on the back of the chair. The wear marks were caused by children using the chair as a walker.
The postcards are images of the Moore-Herring Hospital and The Wilson Sanatorium, both located in Wilson, North Carolina.
The diploma is from The Carolina General Hospital, Inc. for the Training School of Nurses. It features a line drawing image of the hospital. The diploma was originally owned by Ruth Hollaway Curtis.
2016 September 6: one Murray chair, two postcards, and a diploma. Gift of J. Robert Boykin III
Gift of J. Robert Boykin III
Processed by Jenny Snyder, 2017
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Art of Nursing Papers (CD01.44), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Related artifacts held at The Country Doctor Museum, Bailey, North Carolina.