W. W. Johnston Photos

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.31

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: W. W. Johnston Photos
    Creator: Johnston, Wiley Warren, 1885-1908
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Photos of W. W. Johnston and his wife Bess Swearngan Johnston. Includes Bess Swearngan's American Red Cross Nursing Service card (1917) and Irene V. Shearin’s nursing cards (1918, 1920), who was a first cousin to Johnston.
    Extent: 0.06 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    Photos of W. W. Johnston and his wife Bess Swearngan Johnston. Includes Bess Swearngan's American Red Cross Nursing Service card (1917) and Irene V. Shearin’s nursing cards (1918, 1920), who was a first cousin to Johnston.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Wiley Warren Johnston was born 11 May 1885 to Arthur Cofield and Saluda Ann (Shearin) Johnston. Johnston moved to Manteo in 1914 directly out of medical school and joined Franklin P. Gates’ practice. He was called into service in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War I, but returned to Manteo and resumed his practice with Gates afterwards. Johnston married Bess Swearngan, a registered nurse, and they had four children: Wiley Warren, Jean (Kirman), Laura (Dinwiddie) (Tillett), and Nancy (Beacham). Johnston died 11 February 1978.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    10 August 2007 items belonging to Irene Vitola Shearin (garments, nursing diploma, and certificate of registration). Gift of Virginia Dinwiddie Zdanski.

    October 2006 medical supplies that belonged to W. W. Johnston and his wife, Bess Swearngan Johnston. Gift of Laura Johnston Tillett and Nancy Johnston Beacham.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Virginia D. Zdanski; Gift of Laura Johnston Tillett and Nancy Johnston Beacham

    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

    W. W. Johnston Photos (CD 01.31), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015

    Sponsor Statement

    Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina Access and Digitization Grant Program.

Container List

Photos, 1918-1920, undated

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Container List

Photos, 1918-1920, undated


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