Greenbury Crisfield Beeks Papers

1832-1871, 1973, undated
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.05
Creator(s)
Beeks, Greenbury Crisfield
Physical description
0.3 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Greenbury Crisfield Beeks Papers (CD 01.05), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
Access
No restrictions

Papers of preacher, physician, and dentist Greenbury Crisfield Beeks, including correspondence, medical school documents, drug preparation recipes, and a biography.


Biographical/historical information

Greenbury Crisfield Beeks was born 17 November 1809 in Virginia to James and Cornelia (Christfield) Beeks. He married Cornelia Crane Stagg.

Between 1847 and 1850 he attended the University of Louisville, Medical Department, in Kentucky, and Indiana Central Medical College in Indianapolis for two years each. In 1871 Beeks received an ad eundem medical degree from the University of Louisville, Medical Department, in Kentucky. Beeks was an itinerant preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church; a member of the Board of Health in New Albany, Indiana; a Master Mason; a chaplain and surgeon for the Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War; and a dentist. Beeks died 23 October 1878 in Maitland, Florida.


Scope and arrangement

The papers of Greenbury Crisfield Beeks contain correspondence, student documents from the University of Louisville Medical Department, and matriculation cards from Indiana Central Medical College. Also included is a handwritten book belonging to Greenbury Crisfield Beeks with plants used in drugs and drug preparation recipes at one end of the book, while the other end includes Bible texts preached followed by a list of boarders and monies paid. A 1973 biography of Greenbury Crisfield Beeks by James B. Lounsbury completes the collection.


Administrative information
Custodial History

Donated probably in 1973: Correspondence, medical school documents, drug preparation recipes, business documents, and biography of Greenbury Crisfield Beeks. Materials presumably donated by Dr. James B. Lounsbury of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Source of acquisition

Materials presumably donated by Dr. James B. Lounsbury of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Processing information

Processed by Janet Heath and Melissa Nasea, 2015

Copyright notice

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


Language of material

English

Key terms
Topical
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Places
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Correspondence and a Drug Preparation Recipe, 1832-1866, undated
Box 1 Folder 2 University of Louisville Medical Department Student Documents, 1847-1871, undated
Box 1 Folder 3 Indiana Central Medical College Matriculation Cards, 1849-1850, undated
Box 1 Folder 5 Business Tax Documents, 1865-1870
Box 1 Folder 6 Biography of Greenbury Crisfield Beeks by James B. Lounsbury, 1973