William B. Crawford Papers

Manuscript Collection #64
Crawford, William B.
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 25 items , correspondence, newspapers, ledger, a pamphlet, certificates, speeches, and other miscellaneous items.
Preferred Citation
William B. Crawford Papers (#64), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1876-1933) including correspondence, financial papers, speeches, office ledger of Dr. E. H Hornaday, entries of patients showing fees charged and illness treated, pamphlet of instruction.

Biographical/historical information

These papers represent an accumulation received from Oak Glen Farm at Goldsboro, N.C. The farm was the home (now demolished) of William B. Crawford and others represented in the papers.

Scope and arrangement

The bulk of the correspondence is personal and business letters relating to the affairs of William B. Crawford, M.D. Other items include routine testimonial speeches, poetry, assorted financial papers, and three newspapers of the 1890s.

An item of major interest is the office ledger of Dr. E. H. Hornaday, covering the period 1891-1892. Entries are by patient, showing fees charged and often the illness treated.

An 1884 pamphlet of instructions for medical examiners of the insurance department of the American Legion of Honor is in the papers also.

Newspapers include the Raleigh, N.C., State Chronicle (December 29, 1892); the North Carolina Christian Advocate (October 16, 1895); and the Chicago, Illinois, Ram's Horn (February 7, 1895).

Administrative information
Custodial History

November 5, 1968, 25 items; Correspondence, financial papers, speeches, poetry, newspapers, and an office ledger. Gift of Donald R. Lennon, Greenville, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Donald R. Lennon

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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

Key terms
Personal Names
Crawford, William B.
Hornaby, E. H.
Corporate Names
American Legion of Honor
Health insurance
Medicine, Rural--Practice--North Carolina--Goldsboro
Physicians--North Carolina--Goldsboro
Goldsboro (N.C.)