John G. Bashford Collection

Manuscript Collection #319
Bashford, John G.
Physical description
0.22 Cubic Feet, consisting of correspondence, financial papers, and miscellaneous.
Preferred Citation
John G. Bashford Collection (#319), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1872-1930, undated) relating to the medical practice of Dr. D. DeForest Douglass, Springfield, MA, 1872-1905, consisting of correspondence, financial papers, development of artificial limb fitting, receipts, mortgages, plat of land.

Scope and arrangement

The bulk of this collection is concerned with the medical practice of Dr. D. DeForest Douglass of Springfield, MA. The Douglass papers (1872-1905) concern his practice as a medical doctor and his involvement with the development of artificial limb fittings. Two letters, one from Brazil (June 28, 1893), and the other from Mexico (June 12, 1899) testify to his activities in this area. Included are financial accounts for leather, joints, eyelets, materials, and woods, as well as oxygen and several bills for limbs. Also contained are some receipts for home and office improvements and household purchases for the Douglass homes. Also included is a folder containing records (1902-1930) of Robert Epps of Henderson, N.C., including chattel mortgages, financial records, and a plat for land.

Administrative information
Custodial History

December 1, 1976, ca. 1000 items; Correspondence, financial papers, and miscellaneous material (1872-1922). Gift of Roger E. Kammerer, Jr., Swansboro, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Roger E. Kammerer, Jr., in honor of John G. Bashford

Processing information

Processed by M. Quintanilla, October 1986

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
Douglass, D. DeForrest (Darwin DeForrest)
Epps, Robert
Artificial limbs
Mortgages--North Carolina--Henderson
Real property--North Carolina--Henderson

Container list
Box 1 Folder b-g Douglass Papers (1872-1905)