J. Robert Boykin III Collection

1928, undated
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD01.106
Creator(s)
Boykin, J. Robert
Physical description
0.247 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
J. Robert Boykin III Collection (CD01.106), 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

This collection includes a Murray Chair, two postcards, and a Carolina General Hospital, Inc. diploma.


Scope and arrangement

Contained in this collection is a Murray Chair. This chair was created in Nash County, North Carolina by the Murray Family. The family made chairs through five generations during the period of the 1700s to the 1950s. This type of chair is low and was often used next to the hearth or stove. Characteristic marks include three slats across the back; a slightly indented line on above the top slat; tapering wood above and a finial ball on top of the stile. This particular chair has pegged slats, woven rush seat, painted wood and wear marks on the back of the chair. The wear marks were caused by children using the chair as a walker.

The postcards are images of the Moore-Herring Hospital and The Wilson Sanatorium, both located in Wilson, North Carolina.

The diploma is from The Carolina General Hospital, Inc. for the Training School of Nurses. It features a line drawing image of the hospital. The diploma was originally owned by Ruth Hollaway Curtis.


Administrative information
Custodial History

2016 September 6: one Murray chair, two postcards, and a diploma. Gift of J. Robert Boykin III

Source of acquisition

Gift of J. Robert Boykin III

Processing information

Processed by Jenny Snyder, 2017

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

Related material

Art of Nursing Papers (CD01.44), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Related artifacts held at The Country Doctor Museum, Bailey, North Carolina.


Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Postcards of Moore-Herring Hospital and The Wilson Sanatorium, both located in Wilson, North Carolina, undated
Map-case 3 Drawer 5 Diploma from "The Carolina General Hospital, Inc" for the Training School of Nurses originally earned by Ruth Hollaway Curtis, 1928