Correspondence, 1873-1903, of Dr. James Fenton Bryant. Chiefly, 1885-1888, with Margaret (Gunter) Bryant of Enfield, North Carolina who became his second wife. The letters concern their courtship and marriage. The collection also includes some letters from Margaret Gunter's sister, and her cousins at Richmond, Virginia, Lynchburg, Virginia and Tarborough, North Carolina; account books and a diary of Dr. Bryant.
Commonplace book, circa 1894 to 1905, of C. Batchelder, likely of Boston, Massachusetts. Book contains food recipes, cocktail recipes, medical remedies, hieroglyphics, the Morse Code alphabet, information on astronomy, information on the boiling point of various liquids, excerpts from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, and other philosophical and scientific entries. There is also one folder of loose items that were originally tucked into the book which cover the same topics.
Scrapbook, circaa. 1823, belonging to Eliza H. Cocke which contains newspaper clippings. The clippings were pasted into a fee-book, 1754-1763, of Robert Johnston, physician, Smithfield, Virginia.
Diary, 1934-1951, of the medical issues and remedies of an unknown male. Includes listings of remedies from "Mother," "Nellie", and "Dad," as well as general remedies. Also includes detailed notes of the visits with his doctor, which seem to occur weekly, as well as detailed notes about his condition and symptoms.
Ledger, 1823-1851, of Joseph Edie, physician, of Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia.
Journal, 1837-1845, of Joseph Edie, physician, of Christiansburg (near Montgomery County) Virginia.
Fee book, 1839-1845, of Newsom J. Pittman, physician, of Rocky Mount, N. C.
Notebook, 1877-1878, of an unidentified physician, kept in The Physician's Daily Pocket Record . . . 1877 and used as a daily record of patient visits and as a [smallpox ?] vaccination record.
Notebook, 1867-1868, of an unidentified physician containing case histories of patients and a record of [smallpox ?] vaccine sent to various places on the east coast of the United States, but mostly in Virginia and the southern states. In the remarks section, the physician has sometimes noted "failed."
Ledger, 1843-1858, of William J. Harrison, physician of Sussex County, Va.