William Cobb Whitfield Papers

1897
Manuscript Collection #1179
Creator(s)
Pitt County Medical Society
Physical description
0.008 Cubic Feet, 1 folder containing 4 1/8" by 6 6/8" volume, consisting of a printed publication containing holograph notes and additions
Preferred Citation
William Cobb Whitfield Papers (#1179), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

The collection consists of a volume (circa 1897) containing the constitution and bylaws for the Pitt County Medical Society (North Carolina) and also the society's "black list" of patients.


Biographical/historical information

The Pitt County Medical Society has a history going back to 1867 and was given a charter by the North Carolina Medical Society in 1903.

The Pitt County Medical Society has a history going back to 1867 and was given a charter by the North Carolina Medical Society in 1903. In 1974 the Pitt County Medical and Dental Society changed its name to the Pitt County Medical Society. The Society seeks to help "the physicians of Pitt County promote and maintain the integrity of medicine."


Scope and arrangement

This collection consists of a bound copy of the constitution and bylaws for the Pitt County Medical Society, owned and heavily annotated by William Cobb Whitfield, MD. In addition to the bylaws and constitution, the society's "black list" of patients from 1897 and 1898 is also included. The black list covered patients who have "not made satisfactory arrangements about settlement of his or her medical account." There is a note in the front of the book that dates the copy circa October 11, 1899. More information on Pitt County Medical Society can be located in the Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL 02.33. The collection contains a CD which has digital images of this book.


Administrative information
Custodial History

May 6, 2011, 0.008 cubic feet, 1 item; 1 volume, circa 1897, containing printed constitution and bylaws of the Pitt County Medical Society and "black list" of patients, with holograph additions and notes. Measures 4 1/8" by 6 6/8" and contains 38 pages. Donor: Charles Michael Ramsdell.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Charles Michael Ramsdell.

Processing information

Processed by Aleck Tan, January 2020

Copyright notice

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