Butler Family Papers

1858-1871, 1898, 1969, undated
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.11
Creator(s)
Butler Family
Physical description
0.305 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Butler Family Papers (CD 01.11), 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
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Matriculation cards, photographs, newspaper clippings, and a ledger of physicians Matthew M. Butler and Charles S. Butler.


Biographical/historical information

Matthew Moore Butler, M.D., was born in Sullivan County, Tennessee, on 1838 March 24. He attended the University of Nashville (1858-1859), Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia (1859-1860), Philadelphia School of Anatomy (1859-1860), University of New York Department of Medicine (1870-1871), and Bellevue Hospital Medical College (1870-1871). Dr. Butler was a Confederate field surgeon who helped amputate General Stonewall Jackson's arm in May of 1863. Later, Dr. Butler would be one of the men who signed the Articles of Surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on 1865 April 9. He practiced medicine in Bristol, Tennessee, where he died 1913 August 13.

Matthew M. Butler's son, Charles St. John Butler was born on 1875 March 1 in Bristol, Tennessee. He was in the U.S. Navy medical service from 1900 to 1939 and died on 1944 October 7 in Bristol, Tennessee.


Scope and arrangement

The Butler Family Papers contains items related to physicians Matthew M. Butler and Charles S. Butler. Included are several of Matthew Butler's matriculation cards from medical classes attended at University of Nashville, Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia School of Anatomy, University of New York, Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and University of New York Department of Medicine. One of Dr. Matthew M. Butler's pocket ledgers is also included. There are photographs of both Dr. Matthew M. Butler and Dr. Charles S. Butler and their family, as well as "Bristol Herald Courier" (Tennessee) newspaper article on Dr. Matthew M. Butler and his role of helping in the amputation of General Stonewall Jackson's arm in 1863.


Administrative information
Custodial History

Probably donated in 1968: Papers of physicians Matthew M. Butler and Charles S. Butler consisting of matriculation cards, photographs, and newspaper clipping. Materials presumably donated by Dr. John Brockmann and Dr. Harry Brockmann.

2004 September 2: Microscope and slide preparation kit. Gift of Louise Collien Briggs Andrew.

Source of acquisition

Materials presumably gift of Dr. John Brockmann and Dr. Harry Brockmann

Gift from Louise Andrew.

Processing information

Processed by Janet Heath, 2015. Updated by Layne Carpenter, 2019.

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
Education, Medical

Container list
Map-case 2 Drawer 4 Matriculation cards from medical classes attended at University of Nashville, Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia School of Anatomy, University of New York, Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and University of New York Department of Medicine, 1858-1871
Box 1 Folder 1 Photographs of Matthew M. Butler and Family, 1898, undated
Map-case 2 Drawer 4 "Bristol Herald Courier" (Tennessee) newspaper article on Dr. Matthew M. Butler and his role of helping in the amputation of General Stonewall Jackson's arm in 1863 , 1969 December 21
Box 1 Folder 2 Dr. Matthew M. Butler's Daily Pocket Ledger, undated
Box 1 Folder 3 Photographs of Dr. Charles S. Butler, undated