Alfred F. Hammond Family Papers

1859, 1899-1949, 1970-1973 undated
Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL 02.05
Hammond, Alfred Franklin I-III (Jones and Craven Counties, North Carolina)
Physical description
1.14 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Alfred F. Hammond Family Papers (LL 02.05), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Laupus Library History Collections
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Papers and artifacts, primarily notebooks, account books, journals, instruments, and devices of three generations of Alfred F. Hammond's, all physicians in eastern North Carolina.

Biographical/historical information

Alfred Franklin Hammond represents the names of three generations of Eastern North Carolina physicians: Alfred F. Hammond (ca. 1831- ca. 1885), his son Alfred F. Hammond Sr. (1875-1956), and his son Alfred F. Hammond Jr. (1908-1993).

Alfred F. Hammond was born about 1831 and graduated from Wake Forest College in 1852. He entered the Confederate Army in the 19th Regiment, 5th Brigade, North Carolina Militia in January 1862. Soon after the Civil War, he married Annie Eliza Cox and they had Annie M., William Henry, Julia C., Jackson Lee, Sallie P., Alfred Franklin, and Edward Augustus. They lived in the Cypress Creek Township of Jones County. He died about 1885.

Alfred F. Hammond Sr. was born 1874 December 29 to Alfred and Annie (Cox) Hammond. He studied at Wake Forest College and then at the Medical College of Virginia at Richmond. In 1906, he married Dollie Varden Koonce and they had three children: Annie, Alfred F. Jr., and William Lee. Hammond lived in and was a doctor for the town of Pollocksville, North Carolina from his graduation about 1903 until his death. He died 1956 October 30 at Duke Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. His brother, dentist William Lee Hammond, studied at Chapel Hill and at the University of Virginia at Richmond. He served in the U.S. Army Dental Corp and left after four years as a "Major." Note a "Blood-count Kit" (dated 1917 June 2 ) in the Laupus Artifact Collection that may have belonged to one of these men.

Alfred F. Hammond Jr. was born 1908 August 11 to Alfred and Dollie (Koonce) Hammond. He graduated from Duke University in 1928 and Thomas Jefferson University in 1934. He first served the Grifton community in Pitt County for two years and then moved to New Bern in Craven County. In 1941, he married Lucy Olivia Barrow, and he died 1993 August 18.

Scope and arrangement

Papers and artifacts, primarily notebooks, account books, journals, instruments, and devices of three generations of Alfred F. Hammond's, all physicians in eastern North Carolina. The majority of this collection, including many artifacts, are from the second generation, Alfred F. Hammond Sr.

Administrative information
Custodial History

July 2000, (unprocessed) 38 documents and 163 artifacts. Gift of Dr. Alfred F. Hammond of New Bern, North Carolina.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Dr. Alfred F. Hammond

Processing information

Processed by Ruth Moskop. Processing revised by Baylus C. Brooks, 2015. 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


Key terms
World War, 1914-1918

Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Journal of Materia Medica and Pharmaceutical Formulary, 1859
Box 1 Folder 2 Lab Book "Chemistry Notes", 1899
Box 1 Folder 3 Lab Book "A. F. Hammond U.G.M. Richmond, Va." and "Chemistry Lab", 1899-1900
Box 1 Folder 4 Lab Book "Nervous Mental Special Lectures", ca. 1900
Box 1 Folder 5 Lab Book "Ear" and "Obstetrics", ca. 1900
Box 1 Folder 6 Stenographic Lab Notebook "Syphilis Skin", ca. 1900
Box 1 Folder 7 Lab Book "Bacteriology" and "Ear, Throat, and Nose", 1901-1902
Box 1 Folder 8 Lab Book "Pathology", 1901-1902
Box 1 Folder 9 Lab Book "Physiology", 1900-1901
Box 1 Folder 10 Lab Book "Applied Pathology and Urinology", 1901-1902
Box 1 Folder 11 Lab Book "Eye", 1902
Box 2 Folder 2 Physician's Pocket Account Book, 1911-1913
Box 2 Folder 3 Physician's Account Book, 1915-1916
Box 2 Folder 4 Physician's Account Book, 1917-1918
Box 2 Folder 5 Physician's Account Book, 1919-1920
Box 2 Folder 6 The Physicians Perfect Call List and Record compliments of Duffy's Drug Store with notes, 1949
Box 2 Folder 7 Carnation corsage found in Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine; photocopy of A.F. Hammond Sr.'s "Fee Table for Pollocksville Territory" and envelope , 1919
Box 3 Folder 1 Lab Manual for First Course in Organic Chemistry by Johannes Sybrandt Buck, used at Duke University, 1928
Box 3 Folder 2 Outline of the Course in Materia Medica and Chemical Pharmacology by J. G. Beard, 1930
Box 3 Folder 3 Pharmacology Lecture Notes Vol. I by G. L. Donnelly, used at University of North Carolina, 1931-1932
Box 3 Folder 4 Pharmacology Lecture Notes Vol. II by G. L. Donnelly, used at University of North Carolina, 1931-1932
Box 3 Folder 5 Report of Medical Cases Papers, 1933-1934
Box 3 Folder 6 Singly Entry Ledger, 1935-1936
Box 4 Folder 1 Dr. Colwell's Daily Log for Physicians, 1947
Box 4 Folder 2 Ephemera related to A.F. Hammond owned by A.F. Hammond, Jr. includes handwritten notes, medical drawings, personalized stationary and presription notepad, pharmaceutical phamplet, event ticket. , 1860-1948
Box 5 Item 1 Black leather doctor's bag and contents: 3 urethral sounds; G. U. Sound irrigator? 2 pcs; possible "rongeur" for gouging out bone made by "W. Brunet & Co." of Quebec, Canada; possible "basket-type snake for calculus or stone - Gallbladder or G.U. ??"; 2 "probable uterine curettes" [1 labeled "Haslam 2"]; tongue retractor; "Retractor or spreader - orthopedic - thoracic (sternum or ribs); "Percussion mallet - Neurs examination DTR, etc"; Scalpel handle (Beaver) and disposable blades; "ENT (-Broken) Forcep"; "Spatula and curette (ENT)"; Stainless steel case; three (3) bandage scissors; Nasal speculum; Maxillary-molar/pre-molar dental extraction forcep; Amalgam (mercury alloy) dental plugger; Bone Rasp; Scalpel [***SHARP***]; "Some type of self-retaining retractor"; Needle scissor-type forceps; Bone Rasp [small]; Three (3) Speculi for Otoscope; Eyeglass case for single lens [Bausch and Dransfield of Rochester, N.Y.]; Miscellaneous rectangular bar; Three (3) Panavue slide viewers, undated
Box 6 Item 1 Hellige Hemoglobinometer and case; Grafco Coronet Auto Emblems; Frank S. Betz of Chicago surgical kit; Parke, Davis & Co. Doctors Medicine Kit -Miniature Drug Bottles W/Labels; Auto Emblem "M.D." round green/chrome; Antique medical surgical anethesia mask; Anal Douche/Autopsy Aspiration or Irrigation Syringe; Antique pharmaceutical case - vials/cork; "L.V. Welmold" surgical kit; Parke Davis syringe/medicine kit in metal box [***SHARP***]; Spencer Haemocytometer in red case w/manual; Bausch & Lomb May Model Ophthalmoscope / Arc-Vue Otoscope in Fitted Hard Shell Travel Case; Large and complete field surgical kit; German "Walb Nacht of Heidelberg tonometer" blood pressure gauge in case; Blood transfusion kit in metal case; Micro-slides case by Adams of Germany, ca. 1900-1940, undated
Box 7 Item 1 Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Unit manufactured by Medcraft Electronic Corporation; "'Psygmomanometer' Blood Pressure 'Machine' AF Hammond Jr MD" by Taylor Instruments Company of Asheville, NC; Small black box made by Spencer Lens Company of Buffalo, NY with electric cord; "Old 'Psygmomanometer' 1 Blood Pressure Apparatus c. 1906"; "Stethoscope, 1901, AF Hammond Sr. MD (Second) and Extra Chest Piece, old"; Wooden Box with brass label: "Med. Dept., US Army, June 2, 1917" , ca. 1900-1917, undated
Box 8 Item 1 Straight razor in case; Old pair of Pince-Nez spectacles in velvet case; Peclight Powered exam spectacles; Cloth strap w/hardware; Two Vollrath stainless steels stands/feet; Five Aluminum square awls assorted wrapped in "Therapeutic Notes" published by Parke Davis & Co.; Four assorted speculi; Two birth forceps; Three cervical dilators?; Welch Allyn Doctor's Ophthalmoscope in Original Case; Rawhide hammer; Two W.D. Baum hand inflators w/valves; Four stethoscope earpieces; Eight assorted long-handled clamps; Stereoscopic magnifier w/strap; Ceramic medical theme electric wall clock; Cyprane inhaler; Pre-molar extraction forceps; Percussion hammer [courtesy of Roerig representative]; Smellie's Scissors used for fetal craniotomy [obstetrics]; Sixteen scissor-type forceps; 1 tiny needle-nose pliers; 20 Urinary tools; 2 Uterine scrapers; 2 Bandage Scissors; 2 large tweezers; Hunting and Fishing and National Sportsman magazine used to line bottom of box and addressed to A. F. Hammond of Pollocksville, NC; Schering case of pharmaceuticals; 13 assorted pieces of instruments, undated
Box 9 Item 1 Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Unit, undated
Box 4 Folder 3 "Chest Radiology" by Lloyd E. Hawes, MD, 1970
Box 4 Folder 4 "The Chest" by Homer L. Twigg, 1973