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Collection Number: 00535

Collection Title: Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 (bulk 1880-1907)

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 240 items)
Abstract Patrick Livingston Murphy (1848-1907) was a physician and superintendent of the North Carolina Hospital for the Insane at Morganton, N.C. The collection includes professional and personal correspondence, chiefly 1880-1907, pertaining to Murphy's medical career. Also included are Murphy's fee book, Morganton, N.C., 1875-1876; two scrapbooks, 1882-1913, about the North Carolina Hospital for the Insane at Morganton; a few family items; addresses by Murphy on care for the mentally ill in the South; bills of sale of slaves to John Bumgardner of Greenville, Va.,1824-1846; and other papers.
Creator Murphy, Patrick Livingston, 1848-1907.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, #535, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from James B. Murphy, William Alexander Murphy, and May Murphy, prior to 1940.
Additional materials received from May Murphy of Staunton, Va., February 1959.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Patrick Livingston Murphy (1848-1907) was a physician and superintendent of the North Carolina Hospital for the Insane at Morganton, N.C. He was married to Bettie W. Bumgardner.

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The collection includes professional and personal correspondence, chiefly 1880-1907, of Patrick Livingston Murphy pertaining to his medical career. Also included are Murphy's fee book, Morganton, N.C., 1875-1876; two scrapbooks, 1882-1913, about the North Carolina Hospital for the Insane at Morganton; a genealogical items; addresses by Murphy on care for the mentally ill in the South; photographs of Murphy, his ancestors, and the hospital; bills of sale of slaves to John Bumgardner of Greenville, Va., 1824-1846; and other papers.

Notable correspondents include Richard Henry Battle, S. A. White, John Fulenwider Miller, J. M. Buchanan, J. P. Caldwell Josephus Daniels, Samuel A. Ashe, Joseph A. Waddell, Thomas Ruffin, Andrew W. Knox, Robert Broadnax Glenn, Julian S. Carr, Julian Meredith Baker, Benjamin Rice Lacy, J. G. Hall, Paul B. Barringer, and Richmond Pearson.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1774-1848 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1854-1879 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1880-1889 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1890-1896 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5-6

Folder 5

Folder 6

1897 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 5-6

Folder 6

1898-1899 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1900-1909 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1926-1944 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

Clippings #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

Undated #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

Genealogical data #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

Volume 1: Physicians' fee book, 1875-1876 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

Volume 2: Scrapbook, 1882-1913 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

Volume 3: Scrapbook, 1897 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." Folder 14

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Murphy, Patrick Livingston, cabinet card, circa 1880-1885 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/1

Photographer: Swift, Raleigh, N.C.

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Murphy, Patrick Livingston, circa 1895-1905 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/2

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Murphy, Patrick Livingston, circa, 1895-1905 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/3

Image is autographed by Murphy.

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Murphy, Patrick, photographic reproduction of vintage print #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/4

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Murphy, Patrick and Eliza Faison #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/5

Two oval prints, reproductions of vintage prints on same mount.

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Murphy, James B. #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/6

Photograph of painting

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"Lady Mosely" #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/7

Photograph of painting

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Mosely, Arthur #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/8

Photograph of painting

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Faison, Susannah Mosely #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/9

Photograph of painting

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Faison, William #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/10

Photograph of painting

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Mosely, William #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/11

Photograph of painting

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Morton, William J., circa 1904 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/12

Reproduction of engraving

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Presbyterian High School, Mebane, N.C., graduating class, 1896 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/13

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Morganton, N.C., State Hospital, nurses training program graduates, 1905 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/14

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Faison family reunion, Elliott, N.C., 1919 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/15

Photographer: Clement, Goldsboro, N.C.

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Grave markers, Patrick and Elizabeth Murphy, circa 1900-1910 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/16

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Morganton, N.C., State Hospital, circa 1900-1910 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/17

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Morganton, N.C., State Hospital, 1898 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/18

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Child on grounds of Morganton, N.C., State Hospital, 1907 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/19

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Indoor scene, circa 1900-1910 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/20

On verso: "Inside view of Men's Building--Made as home like as possible." Probably Morganton, N.C., State Hospital

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Men around a pool table, circa 1895-1905 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/21

On verso: "Poolroom on Men's Manor." Probably Morganton, N.C., State Hospital.

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Large brick building with men sitting on the porch or the lawn, circa 1900-1910 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/22

Possibly Men's Building, Morganton, N.C., State Hospital

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Hollingsworth Hall, England #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/23

Photographic reproduction of vintage print

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Abner Faison home, Elliott, N.C., circa 1860-1880 #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/24

Photographic reproduction of vintage print

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"Rolleston," Mosely family home, Staffordshire, England #00535, Series: "Patrick Livingston Murphy Papers, 1848-1944 and undated." P-535/25

Photograph of drawing

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, September 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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