Charles E. Flowers Sr. Papers

1915-1919
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.20
Creator(s)
Flowers, Charles E.
Physical description
0.12 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Charles E. Flowers Sr. Papers (CD 01.13), 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 physician Charles E. Flowers Sr.: The papers consist mainly of World War I correspondence to and from Charles E. Flowers. Some was written while he was in the 29th Division, 7th Army Corps, American Expeditionary Forces.


Biographical/historical information

Charles Ely Flowers Sr. was born 19 March 1889 to Charles A. and DeElla (Alford) Flowers. He attended the University of North Carolina from 1906 to 1911, first in a general course and then studying medicine. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia with an M.D. in 1913. In 1916, Flowers married Carmen Poole (1893-1952) and they had Charles Jr. On 3 May 1917 Charles Flowers Sr. was commissioned as a first lieutenant of the Medical Corps of the Virginia National Guard. He was assigned to the 115th Ambulance Company of the 104th Sanitary Train, 29th Division in September 1917. The following year he became a member of the American Expeditionary Forces and was promoted to captain in 1919. On 23 June 1919 he was discharged at Camp Lee in Petersburg, Virginia, at which point Flowers opened a medical office in Zebulon, North Carolina. In Zebulon he had a general practice, but specialized in obstetrics and gynecology. He died 15 May 1962.


Scope and arrangement

The Charles E. Flowers Sr. Papers consist mainly of World War I correspondence to and from Flowers, some with envelopes. Most of the correspondence is from Dr. Flowers to his wife, Carmen Poole Flowers, and many of the letters begin with "Somewhere in France." Some were written while he was in the 29th Division, 7th Army Corps, American Expeditionary Forces. The collection also contains one receipt and one list.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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Source of acquisition

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Processing information

Initial inventory prepared by Christina Lugo, 2011. Processed by 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
World War, 1914-1918

Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Receipt, 1915