Kornegay Family Papers

1943-1979, undated
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.127
Creator(s)
Kornegay, Robert, Dr.
Physical description
0.18 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Kornegay Family Papers (CD01.127), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Science Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
Access
No restrictions

Items related to Dr. Robert Kornegay and his father Dr. Lemuel W. Kornegay, co-founder of Rocky Mount Sanitarium.


Biographical/historical information

Dr. Lemuel Weyler (L.W.) Kornegay Sr. was born in Wayne County on 1881 October 30 to Robert Kornegay and Henrietta Elanor Parrott Kornegay. His wife was Lonomie Dumais Kornegay. Dr. Kornegay co-founded the Rocky Mount Sanitarium with Dr. John L. Lane and Dr. Walter Staley in 1913. It opened as a general hospital of forty beds serving eastern North Carolina. The Rocky Mount Sanitarium Nurses Training School served in conjunction with the hospital. In 1922, it was sold to a Franciscan order of nuns who operated the hospital for one year before selling it back to Kornegay. Dr. L.W. Kornegay died in Rocky Mounty on 1944 December 18.

Robert Dumais Kornegay, M.D. was born in Rocky Mounty on 1914 June 30 to Dr. L.W. Kornegay Sr. and Lonomie Dumais Kornegay. His wife was Anne Ruth Ennis Kornegay. He died on 1994 November 19.


Scope and arrangement

This collection contains a variety of items related to Dr. Robert Kornegay and his father Dr. Lemuel W. Kornegay. Dr. Robert Kornegay's physician's certificate of registration and a series of pamphlets make up the first two files. The third file holds materials related to the Rocky Mount Sanitarium, including, invitations, newspaper clippings, and a postcard.


Administrative information
Custodial History

Certificate, pamphlets, invitations, newspaper clipping, and a postcard. Gift of Judith Kornegay.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Judith Kornegay

Processing information

Processed by Layne Carpenter, 2020

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

English

Related material

Related artifacts held at The Country Doctor Museum, Bailey, North Carolina.

Rocky Mount Sanitarium Nurses Alumnae Minutes (CD 01.59), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.


Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Dr. Robert Kornegay's Physician's Certificate of Registration, 1945 September 18
Box 1 Folder 2 Pamphlets, 1943, 1970s
Box 1 Folder 3 Rocky Mount Sanitarium Materials, 1979, undated