Henry B. Marriott Papers

1881-1883
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.37
Creator(s)
Marriott, Henry B.
Physical description
0.06 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Henry B. Marriott Papers (CD 01.37), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
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Matriculation and lecture tickets for H. B. Marriott at the University of Maryland between 1881 and 1883. Also includes a letter stating Marriott had passed final test to earn doctorate in medicine.


Biographical/historical information

Medical students first paid a matriculation fee to the school, and would then take the matriculation card with them to purchase lecture tickets for each course directly from the professors. Courses that involved more materials and equipment, such as chemistry, surgery, and anatomy, tended to charge higher fees to cover the professors' expenses. The students also paid fees to the demonstrator of anatomy, defraying costs for dissection material. Where tickets formed the basis of admission to a course, they were examined by an "usher" stationed at the entrance of a lecture room. Most medical schools did not abandon lecture tickets until the late 19th century.

Henry Battle Marriott was born 5 February 1863 to Dr. Robert Henry and Temperance "Tempe" Ann (Battle) Marriott in Battleboro, North Carolina. He married Emily Pippen in 1887 and they had Mary, Elizabeth, Emily, Tempe, and Robert. Marriott attended the University of Maryland in the early 1880s. After earning his degree, he returned to the Battleboro area. Between Henry and his father, Robert, they served the medical needs of the community for over 85 years. Henry died 24 October 1942 in Nash County, North Carolina.


Scope and arrangement

Matriculation and lecture tickets for H.B. Marriott at the University of Maryland between 1881 and 1883. Subjects include obstetrics, chemistry and pharmacy, material medica and therapeutics, pathology, physics, anatomy, surgery, and diseases of women and children. Also includes a letter stating Marriott had passed final test to earn doctorate in medicine.


Administrative information
Custodial History

2 July 1972: 1 picture of N.C. Medical Examiners, 22 class tickets; Gift of Robert H. Marriott Sr.

Processing information

Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 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