Person Family Papers

1907-1943, undated
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.95
Creator(s)
Person Family
Physical description
1.178 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Person Family Papers (CD 01.95), 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

The papers come from Dr. James Bryant Person and his son James Bryant Person Jr. Included in the collection are account ledgers from Dr. Person and papers related to settling Dr. Person's estate after his death.


Biographical/historical information

James Bryant Person was born 1873 August 25 to Dr. John B. and Patience (Lancaster) Person in Fremont, North Carolina. He graduated from Oak Ridge Institute in 1893 and then the Medical College of Virginia in 1897. After graduating, Person returned to Fremont to practice, until December 1899 when he moved to Selma, North Carolina where he engaged in both general practice of medicine and surgery. Person married Hattie Mosley in 1905 and they had one son, James Jr. (1912-1975). In 1916, in partnership with Dr. George D. Vick, they built the Professional Building in Selma, where Person maintained his office. Person was a member of the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of the State of North Carolina, the Johnston County Medical Society, and was involved with the Masons and Kiwanis Club. Dr. Person practiced medicine for 40 years in the Selma, North Carolina area. He died in July 1939.


Scope and arrangement

The papers come from Dr. James Bryant Person and his son James Bryant Person Jr. Included in the collection are account ledgers from Dr. Person and papers related to settling Dr. Person's estate after his death. James Jr. was one of the executors on the estate, along with Hattie Person, Dr. Person's wife. A copy of Dr. Person's inventory, transferring stocks to James Jr., and papers documenting settling any debts are among the papers related to settling Dr. Person's estate after his death.


Administrative information
Custodial History

1996 February 22: 1 hospital bed trundle crib. Gift of Sally Moseley Lowe.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Sally Moseley Lowe

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

Related material

B. Tom Person Photograph (CD 01.49), The Country Doctor Museum, at 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 Pocket Ledgers, 1907-1932
Box 1 Folder 2 Ledger, 1908
Box 3 Folder 1 Ledger, 1908
Box 3 Folder 2 Ledger, 1910-1935
Box 1 Folder 3 New Testament, 1910
Box 1 Folder 4 Photo, undated
Box 2 Folder 1 Ledger, 1935-1940
Box 1 Folder 5 Receipts, 1939-1942
Box 2 Folder 2 Estate Records, 1939-1943
Box 1 Folder 6 Transfer of Stocks, 1942
Box 2 Folder 3 Handwritten Notes, undated