William I. Wooten Collection, 1920-1922, 1977

Manuscript Collection #1014

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: William I. Wooten Collection
    Creator: Wooten, William I.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Copies of letters written by WIlliam Wooten to his future bride Pattie Bruce Wooten during their two year courtship. Letters provide commentary on the life and times between the years 1920 and 1922.
    Extent: 0.035 Cubic feet,
  • Description

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    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.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    October 18, 2004, 0.035 cubic feet; Collection (1920-1922, 1977) of letters, cards, and clippings from Dr. William I. Wooten to his future wife, Pattie Bruce Wooten, written during Dr. Wooten's final year at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, January - June 1920; practicing at the Wilson Sanatorium, Wilson, NC, teaching science at Atlantic Christian College; and establishing his own private practice in Greenville, NC, 1920-1922; with an introduction by Lillian Wooten Bland, the compiler, 1977. Photocopies. Looseleaf. Donor: Lillian Wooten Bland

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Lillian Wooten Bland

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    William I. Wooten Collection (#1014), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008

    Processed by Hans Sprenkle August 17, 2012

Container List

  • Box 1
    Copies of letters to the future Pattie Wooten from William Wooten, Jan 6, 1920 - March 28, 1922.

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Container List

  • Box 1
    Copies of letters to the future Pattie Wooten from William Wooten, Jan 6, 1920 - March 28, 1922.

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