Joseph E. Nobles Papers, 1909-1941

Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL 02.04

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Joseph E. Nobles Papers
    Creator: Nobles, Joseph E.
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers and medical ledgers of Dr. Joseph Everett Nobles.
    Extent: 0.848 Cubic feet,
  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Dr. Joseph Everett Nobles was born in Pitt County on 14 April 1875 to Joseph John and Lucinda (Flemming) Nobles. He studied at the University of North Carolina’s Medical School and at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1899. He returned to practice in St. John’s Community and Vanceboro, North Carolina. Nobles moved to Greenville and married Argen Belah Hardy on 31 October 1911 and had three children. He built his practice in Greenville on 4th Street between Washington and Evans Streets. During World War I, Nobles was the only doctor left in Greenville after the flu epidemic, as Laughinghouse, Pace, and Green served in the military. When Dr. Nobles had the flu, the Health Department sent a doctor from Charlotte to help. When East Carolina Teaching College’s first physician, Dr. Charles O’Hagan Laughinghouse, moved to Raleigh in the 1920s, he asked Nobles to take over as the new physician of the school. Nobles stayed there until his death on 13 December 1941.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    25 June 2004: Gift of Mrs. Lucy Nobles Pierce and Mrs. Margaret Nobles Scibeck.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Lucy Nobles Pierce and Mrs. Margaret Nobles Scibeck

    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

    Joseph Everett Nobles Collection (LL 02.04), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Ruth Moskop. Processing revised by Baylus C. Brooks, 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

Collection description; Interview with Mrs. Lucy Nobles Pierce; Bill from G.E. Harris, Dr. Fertilizers; notes on prescription paper; advertisement card (ink blotter) for Better Sox Mills; Obituary notice for Lucy Nobles Pierce, 1920, 2002, 2014, undated
Ledger Book, 1909-1910
Ledger Book, 1917-1919
Ledger Book, 1935-1941
Various surgical tools, scalpels, syringes, obstetrics supplies, sutures, and scissors; Manual of the Practice of Medicine by A. A. Stevens, 1898, undated

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Container List

Collection description; Interview with Mrs. Lucy Nobles Pierce; Bill from G.E. Harris, Dr. Fertilizers; notes on prescription paper; advertisement card (ink blotter) for Better Sox Mills; Obituary notice for Lucy Nobles Pierce, 1920, 2002, 2014, undated
Ledger Book, 1909-1910
Ledger Book, 1917-1919
Ledger Book, 1935-1941
Various surgical tools, scalpels, syringes, obstetrics supplies, sutures, and scissors; Manual of the Practice of Medicine by A. A. Stevens, 1898, undated


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