Copies of letters (1920-1922) written by WIlliam Wooten to his future bride Pattie Bruce Wooten during their two year courtship while he was finishing up medical school and serving a residency at Wilson Sanatorium, Wilson, North Carolina. Later material (1923-1965) documenting their married life includes photographs, memo books, programs, and architectural drawings and blueprints for houses and a bus station (1941) in Greenville, North Carolina.
Dr. William Wooten studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College, where he met Ms. Pattie Bruce, graduating in 1920. Wooten started practice at the Wilson Sanatorium in Wilson, NC, and later moved his practice to Greenville, NC, in 1921. William and Pattie were married on June 14, 1922.
Copies of letters from William Wooten to his future wife Pattie Bruce Wooten, during their 2 year courtship. Included is an introduction by their daughter Lillian, who describes the letters as, "a delightful commentary on the life and times of the years between 1920 and 1922." The letters begin during Dr. Wooten's senior year of medical school in Philadelphia, PA, and continue through his residency at the Wilson Sanatorium, Wilson, NC, his practice in Fair Bluff, NC, up until his decision to set up practice in Greenville, NC. In her introduction, The Wooten's daughter Lillian, looking at the letters in 1977, interprets her parents' feelings put forth in the letters.
Gift of Lillian Wooten Bland
Gift of Dr. William I. Wooten III and Dr. Erin Wooten
Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008
Processed by Hans Sprenkle August 17, 2012
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