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Collection Number: 04183

Collection Title: Royster Family Papers, 1840-1979

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The March 2010 addition (Acc. 101270) was processed with support from Elizabeth Moore Ruffin.

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Size 3.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 900 items)
Abstract The Royster family of Raleigh, N.C., descended from James Daniel Royster (1790?-1870?) and Mary Ashley Royster (1795?-1880?). The collection includes correspondence, writings, printed items, and financial, legal, and military documents, relating to Royster family members. The bulk of the material is correspondence, 1890s-1950s, of Hubert Ashley Royster, M.D., (1871-1959), grandson of James Daniel Royster and a prominent and pioneering Raleigh surgeon, concerning his practice, life in Raleigh, the Medical Department in Raleigh of the University of North Carolina, and related matters. Prominent among correspondents are psychiatrist James K. Hall and Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels. Also included are a few letters from Iowa Michigan Royster (1840-1863), a son of James Daniel Royster, two written in 1858 while he was a student at the University of North Carolina and three during his service with the 1st North Carolina Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. The Addition of March 2010 consists of photographs, circa 1887-1904 (bulk 1898), of Royster family members, town scenes, African Americans, and soldiers at camp and in town during the Spanish-American War. Also included are photocopies of portraits of Hallie Lee High Royster and her sons, Percy Lake Royster and Wilbur High Royster, and panoramic postcards of Raleigh, N.C.; St. Mary's College, Raleigh, N.C.; and North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now North Carolina State University), Raleigh, N.C.
Creator Royster family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Royster Family Papers #4183, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Rollbook, 1902-1911, available on microfilm.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Hubert A. Royster, Raleigh, N.C., in April 1951; Henry Page Royster, Raleigh, in March 1979 and April 1990; and Vermont C. Royster, Chapel Hill, N.C., in October 1987.
Received from Dorothy Merritt of Raleigh, N.C., through H. G. Jones of the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in August 1989.
Received from Robert H. Baker of Houston, Tex., in March 2010 (Acc. 101270).
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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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The family of James Daniel (1790?-1870?) and Mary Ashley (1795?-1880?) Royster were residents of Raleigh, N.C. The couple had eight children, all named in a rather unusual fashion. According to his great-grandson, Henry P. Royster (the donor of a portion of these papers), James Royster had grown "weary of hearing names around the house such as Tom, Dick, and Harry." Thus started the "American states series" (see genealogical list), with the eight Royster children being named after states. The boys were Vermont Connecticut, Iowa Michigan, Arkansas Delaware, Wisconsin Illinois, and Oregon Minnesota; the girls were Louisiana Maryland, Virginia Carolina, and Georgia Indiana.

Vermont Connecticut Royster married Hallie Lee High and with her had two sons, Wilbur High Royster (b. 1887) and Percy Lake Royster (b. 1888).

Iowa Michigan Royster (1840-1863), was a student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, graduating with highest honors in 1860. After graduation, he served the university as a tutor, but left this position and enlisted in the 1st North Carolina Cavalry as a private in 1862. On 5 June 1863, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 37th Regiment North Carolina Volunteers. Iowa Royster was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg and died ten days later.

Wisconsin Illinois Royster (1845-1930), served Adjutant General Richard Gatling as a mail clerk during the Civil War before being transferred to Dr. E. Burke Haywood of Raleigh as a surgeon's assistant. From this experience, he developed an interest in medicine and, in 1866, he left Raleigh for Bellevue Medical School in New York City, graduating two years later. After practicing medicine for a brief period in New York, he returned to Raleigh in 1870, married Mary Wills Finch (1845-1920), and set up a practice in Raleigh. Dr. W. I. Royster became a locally prominent physician, having in 1870 been a founding member of the Raleigh Academy of Medicine, the state's first local medical society.

Wisconsin and Mary Royster had four children, one of whom, Hubert Ashley Royster (1871-1959), followed in his father's footsteps as a physician. (Another son, James Finch Royster, was later a professor of English at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.) After completing his secondary education at Raleigh Male Academy, Hubert A. Royster entered Wake Forest College. While there, he had the distinction of participating in the first intercollegiate football game in North Carolina. Following his graduation in the spring of 1891, Royster entered the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.

H. A. Royster graduated from medical school in 1894, and, like his father, established a practice in Raleigh. Ten years later, however, he restricted his practice to surgery and became the first surgical specialist in the state. H. A. Royster became a prolific writer and speaker on surgery, and was president of the Southern Surgical Association in 1926. He served as surgeon-in-chief at Saint Agnes Hospital and as a surgeon at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Royster's career as a medical instructor began in 1895, when he was appointed to the faculty of the Leonard Medical School of Raleigh's Shaw University (which spawned in him an interest and concern for what was then known as Negro medicine). From 1902 to 1910, he served as dean and professor of gynecology at the University of North Carolina Medical Department in Raleigh, and he was professor of surgery at Wake Forest College of Medicine from 1934 to 1938. During World War I, he was appointed to the Medical Advisory Board of the National Defense Council (probably due to the patronage of then Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, with whom Royster corresponded).

H. A. Royster married Louisa Page of Maryland in 1901. The couple had three children, two of whom, Henry Page and Hubert Ashley Jr., became physicians. Dr. H. A. Royster retired from medicine in 1938, and died on 7 November 1959.

Sources for this biographical note include a typescript copy of a speech by Dr. John A. Fewell given on 23 April 1953 at the University of North Carolina Medical School (see folder 57), a typescript biography of H. A. Royster by Alexander Webb Jr., "A Surgeon's Surgeon," (see Volumes 4 and 5), and a letter from Robert H. Baker to the Southern Historical Collection located in the control file.

ROYSTER FAMILY:

James Daniel Royster + Mary Ashley

Indiana Georgia Royster + ? Collins

Vermont Connecticut Royster + Hallie Lee High

Wilber High + Olivette Broadway

Vermont Connecticut Royster (b. 1914)

Virginia Carolina Royster + ? Howell

Edward Vernon

Iowa Michigan Royster (1840-1863)

Oregon Minnesota Royster

Arkansas Delaware Royster (d. 1894)

Wisconsin Illinois Royster (1845-1930) + Mary Wills Finch (1845-1920)

Mollie (1881-1883)

James Finch (1879-1930)

Frank Wills

Hubert Asheley Royster (1871-1959) + Louise Page

Virginia Page (b. 1902)

Hubert Ashley Royster Jr. (b. 1905)

Henry Page Royster (b. 1909)

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Almost half of this collection consists of correspondence received by Dr. Hubert Ashley Royster, with the remainder consisting largely of printed material and writings related to his medical career. Also included are letters and writings of Iowa Michigan Royster, including letters relating to his time as a student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and his service in the Civil War, and scattered correspondence and writings of other members of the Royster family. A few letters also relate to the family of Josiah Finch, whose daughter, Mary Wills Finch, was the mother of Hubert Royster.

Correspondence, deeds, a will, stock certificates, a marriage license, blueprints, a speech script, and newspaper clippings relating to various Roysters, specifically Wilbur High Royster (1807-1951) and Olivette James Broadway Royster (b. 1889), parents of Vermont C. Royster, who was the source of this accession; their son, and Vermont Royster's brother, Thomas Broadway Royster (b. 1919), who was killed at the Battle of Tarawa, 23 November 1943, and his wife, Eleanor Bryan Badger Royster, who were married 10 October 1941; Hattie Lee High, wife (and first cousin) of the first Vermont Connecticut Royster, and Mary Finch Royster, wife of Dr. Wisconsin Illinois Royster; and David Royster, Sr. (b. circa 1755) and David Royster, Jr. (1777-1865), grandfather and father of James Daniel Royster, whose correspondence with each other predates all other material contained in this collection.

Letters of Mary Wills Finch in Raliegh to Wisconsin Illinois Royster in Lake Mahopac, New York, before their marriage, with a few letters from Wisconsin Illinois Royster to Mary Wills Finch. Finch was the daughter of James Finch, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Raleigh. Royster had just finished his studies at the Bellevue Medical School in New York and was a resident in a hospital in Lake Mahopac. The letters chiefly include family information and anticipate the couple's being reunited in the future.

Two letters addressed to David Royster at school in Raleigh, N.C., from his father, David Royster. One, dated 7 March 1812, is from Warren County, N.C.; the other, dated 24 December 1817, is from Henderson County, Ky. Both letters discuss family matters.

The Addition of March 2010 consists of photographs, circa 1887-1904 (bulk 1898), of Royster family members, town scenes, African Americans, and soldiers at camp and in town during the Spanish-American War. Also includes photocopies of portraits of Hallie Lee High Royster and her sons, Percy Lake Royster and Wilbur High Royster, and panoramic postcards of Raleigh, N.C.; St. Mary's College, Raleigh, N.C.; and North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now known as North Carolina State University), Raleigh, N.C.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1838-1956.

About 510 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly correspondence received by Dr. Hubert Ashley Royster from fellow physicians and other professionals concerning Royster's medical career.

The early correspondence (1838-1879) consists of letters from Iowa M. Royster to his parents, James Daniel and Mary Ashley Royster, and his sister, Arkansas Delaware Royster, as well as several letters written to other correspondents by M. L. Finch (probably related to Josiah Finch, father of Mary Finch Royster). Iowa Royster graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1860, and two of his letters were written while he was a student there. (One describes a lecture on electricity given by Dr. Charles Phillips). Other correspondence dates from the Civil War, including three letters written by Iowa Royster during his service with the 37th North Carolina Regiment (CSA); letters from his girlfriend, Kate Kerr, to Iowa's mother, Mary Ashley Royster, lamenting the death of Iowa; and a description of the Battle of Big Bethel, Va. (10 June 1861), possibly written by W. H. Finch (probably a relative of Josiah Finch). Postwar letters include a description (possibly by a medic) of the death of Iowa Royster, letters from Wisconsin Illinois Royster to his future wife, Mollie Finch, while he was attending New York City's Bellevue Medical School, and letters from various correspondents to W. I. Royster.

Almost all letters dating after the 1800s are to or from Hubert A. Royster. The letters Royster wrote to his parents while he was a student at Wake Forest College, and later at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in the early 1890s. Later material consists largely of incoming correspondence, much reflecting Royster's long and varied career as a surgeon. The letters detail his years as dean at the University of North Carolina Medical Department in Raleigh (including some correspondence with University of North Carolina President Francis P. Venable about the future of the medical school), as a surgeon at Rex Hospital, as surgeon-in-chief at Saint Agnes Hospital in Raleigh, and as a prominent writer in the field of medicine. Much of the correspondence is from Dr. James K. Hall, a prominent psychiatrist (and University of North Carolina graduate). Notable correspondents include Dr. C. Everett Koop, later United States surgeon-general in the Reagan administration (folder 30), Alabama Senator Lister Hill (folders 22 and 23), Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels (folders 6, 9, 15, 17, 20, 24-26, 28), and Secretary of War Newton D. Baker (folder 9). Daniels and Baker wrote concerning Royster's appointment to the Medical Advisory Board of the National Defense Council in 1916. Daniels continued the correspondence later while ambassador to Mexico, asking Royster for recollections to be included in Daniel's autobiography. Of special interest is a letter of 14 August 1935 in which Royster relates to Daniels some details of Woodrow Wilson's visit to Raleigh in May 1911.

Folder 1

1838-1865 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 1

Folder 2

1866-1890 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 2

Folder 3

1891-1892 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 3

Folder 4

1893 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 4

Folder 5

1894 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 5

Folder 6

1895-1904 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 6

Folder 7

1905 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 7

Folder 8

1906-1910 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 8

Folder 9

1913-1918 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 9

Folder 10

1919-1920 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 10

Folder 11

1920-1922 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 11

Folder 12

1923 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 12

Folder 13

1924 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 13

Folder 14

1925 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 14

Folder 15

1926-1927 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 15

Folder 16

1928-1929 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 16

Folder 17

1930-1931 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 17

Folder 18

1932 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 18

Folder 19

1933-1934 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 19

Folder 20

1935-1936 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 20

Folder 21-22

Folder 21

Folder 22

1937 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 21-22

Folder 23

1938-1939 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 23

Folder 24

1940 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 24

Folder 25-26

Folder 25

Folder 26

1941 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 25-26

Folder 27

1942-1944 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 27

Folder 28

1945-1949 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 28

Folder 29

1950-1952 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 29

Folder 30

1953-1956 #04183, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1838-1956." Folder 30

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Approximately 130 items.

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16 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Primarily newspaper clippings relating to the medical career of Dr. H. A. Royster. Also included is an obituary of Iowa M. Royster (1863), articles Royster clipped for his own reference, and an article on Louise Finch Royster, Dr. H. A. Royster's wife.

Folder 31

1863-1922 #04183, Subseries: "2.1. Clippings, 1863-1967." Folder 31

Folder 32

1926-1967 #04183, Subseries: "2.1. Clippings, 1863-1967." Folder 32

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20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Issues of and reprints from medical journals, other periodicals, and university catalogs, reflecting the academic and medical career of Dr. H. A. Royster. Included are reprints of journal articles written by Dr. Royster and several issues of periodicals and journals giving biographical information about him.

Folder 33

1890s #04183, Subseries: "2.2. Periodicals and Catalogs, 1891-1955." Folder 33

Folder 34

1902-1909 #04183, Subseries: "2.2. Periodicals and Catalogs, 1891-1955." Folder 34

Folder 35

1913-1926 #04183, Subseries: "2.2. Periodicals and Catalogs, 1891-1955." Folder 35

Folder 36

1930-1939 #04183, Subseries: "2.2. Periodicals and Catalogs, 1891-1955." Folder 36

Folder 37

1940s and 1950s #04183, Subseries: "2.2. Periodicals and Catalogs, 1891-1955." Folder 37

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Programs and Invitations, 1882, 1890-1939.

Approximately 73 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Graduation and banquet invitations, and programs for various banquets, collegiate and medical society functions, and plays and concerts, in most of which Dr. H. A. Royster was involved. These items reflect his activities as an amateur musician and singer, as well as his career as a speaker on medical topics.

Folder 38

1880s-1890s #04183, Subseries: "2.3. Programs and Invitations, 1882, 1890-1939." Folder 38

Folder 39

1906-1909 #04183, Subseries: "2.3. Programs and Invitations, 1882, 1890-1939." Folder 39

Folder 40

1910-1918 #04183, Subseries: "2.3. Programs and Invitations, 1882, 1890-1939." Folder 40

Folder 41

1920-1925 #04183, Subseries: "2.3. Programs and Invitations, 1882, 1890-1939." Folder 41

Folder 42

1926-1929 #04183, Subseries: "2.3. Programs and Invitations, 1882, 1890-1939." Folder 42

Folder 43

1930-1935 #04183, Subseries: "2.3. Programs and Invitations, 1882, 1890-1939." Folder 43

Folder 44

1938-1949 #04183, Subseries: "2.3. Programs and Invitations, 1882, 1890-1939." Folder 44

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21 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Various booklets, tickets, and pamphlets relating to Dr. Royster's career.

Folder 45

1899-1946 #04183, Subseries: "2.4. Other Printed Material, 1899-1946." Folder 45

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Other Papers, 1831-1979 and undated.

Approximately 110 items.

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21 items.

Bills, deeds, property valuations (including a list of valuations and property owners in certain sections of Raleigh for 1833 and 1835), as well as legal items relating to a medical negligence suit brought against Dr. Royster in 1925.

Folder 46

1831-1883 #04183, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Items, 1831-1925." Folder 46

Folder 47

1890-1925 #04183, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Items, 1831-1925." Folder 47

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6 items.

Items include two commissions (signed by North Carolina Governor Zebulon Vance) naming Iowa M. Royster a second lieutenant in the 37th North Carolina Regiment, a Confederate Treasury Department voucher assigning the remaining pay of Iowa M. Royster to his father, James D. Royster, and some papers relating to Dr. H. A. Royster's service in the Naval Reserve.

Folder 48

1863, 1865, 1919 #04183, Subseries: "3.2. Military Papers, 1863, 1865, 1919." Folder 48

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.4. Miscellaneous Items, 1866-1924 and undated.

Approximately 30 items.

Memoranda, rosters, grade reports, and other material relating to the Roysters, most of it relating to Dr. H. A. Royster's academic and medical careers. Included is an application for membership in the United Daughters of the Confederacy (dated 21 June 1902) by Mary Wills Royster, and a medical officer's badge, pass, and certificate for the 1912 Democratic National Convention, which was issued to H. A. Royster.

Folder 58

1866-1924 #04183, Subseries: "3.4. Miscellaneous Items, 1866-1924 and undated." Folder 58

Folder 59

undated #04183, Subseries: "3.4. Miscellaneous Items, 1866-1924 and undated." Folder 59

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28 items.
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Iowa M. Royster, probably taken before he enlisted in the Confederate Army, circa 1862. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/1

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Dr. Frank H. Hamilton, a professor of surgery at Bellevue Hospital Medical School, New York City, circa 1868. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/2

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Wisconsin Illinois Royster and his wife, Mary Finch Royster, 1871. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/3

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Hubert A. Royster as a small boy, circa 1880. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/4

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"E. V. Howell Cor[ner] Hargett and Fayeteville. 'Round Steps Bank'" #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/5

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Old Rex Hospital, 1893 to 1908. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/6

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"Farquhar, Page, Cousins." Probably classmates of H. A. Royster at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, 1894. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/7

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H. A. Royster as a young man, circa 1895. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/8

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'Doc. Royster - Taken on board the "Minneapolis" June 1900.' #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/9

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H. A. Royster and cast of "German Reformation," 1896. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/10

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H. A. Royster as "Pooh-Bah" in "Mikado," 1898. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/11

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H. A. Royster and J. H. Musser, 1903. Tintype. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." SF-P-4183/12

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"Procession at Unveiling of Bagley Statue. H.A.R. Chief Marshall," May 1904. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/13

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H. A. Royster as President of the Tri-State Medical Association, 1906. Probably leaf from a book, with facsimile autograph. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/14

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Same as P-4183/14. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/15

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Home of Dr. and Mrs. W. I. Royster, 327 W. Morgan Street, Raleigh, N.C., circa 1908-1910. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/16

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Rex Hospital, 1908-1937. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/17

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"Dr. Hubert Royster's Flat, 423 Fayeteville Street, Raleigh, N.C., 1912." #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/18

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Dr. H. A. Royster and Dr. Rudolph Matas of New Orleans at the Atlanta meeting of the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association, 17 December 1913. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/19

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University of Pennsylvania alumni, 20th Reunion, Atlantic City, NJ, June 23, 1914. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/20

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"Old Rex Ward," circa 1915. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/21

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Silhouette of H. A. Royster, circa 1915. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/22

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"Inauguration of Pres. Edward Kidder Graham, University of North Carolina, April 21, '15." #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/23

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Academic procession at Edward Kidder Graham's inauguration, 1915. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/24

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H. A. Royster presenting travel bag to R. S. Busbee, president of the Raleigh Building and Loan Association, at their picnic at the Tar Heel Club, September 1935. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/25

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H. A. Royster at Rex Hospital, January 26, 1926. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/26

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University of Pennsylvania Medical School Alumni, 35th Reunion, June 15, 1929. Royster with two classmates. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/27

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Officers and censors of the Raleigh Academy of Medicine for 1938, February 2, 1938. Royster was censor. #04183, Series: "5. Pictures, circa 1862-1938." P-4183/28

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of October 1987 (Acc. 87102).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of March 1990 (Acc. 90035).

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Photographs, circa 1887-1904 (bulk 1898), of Royster family members, town scenes, African Americans, and soldiers at camp and in town during the Spanish-American War. Also includes photocopies of portraits of Hallie Lee High Royster and her sons, Percy Lake Royster and Wilbur High Royster, and panoramic postcards of Raleigh, N.C.; St. Mary's College, Raleigh, N.C.; and North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now known as North Carolina State University), Raleigh, N.C.

Image Folder PF-4183/1

Photographs, circa 1887-1904 #04183, Series: "Addition of March 2010 (Acc. 101270)." PF-4183/1

Panoramic postcards of St. Mary's School, Raleigh N.C.; Raleigh, N.C.; and North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now known as North Carolina State University), Raleigh, N.C. Also includes photocopies of portraits of Hallie Lee High Royster and her sons, Wilbur High Royster and Percy Lake Royster.

Image Folder PF-4183/2

Photographs, circa 1898 #04183, Series: "Addition of March 2010 (Acc. 101270)." PF-4183/2

Soldiers at camp and in town during the Spanish-American War.

Image Folder PF-4183/3

Photographs, circa 1898 #04183, Series: "Addition of March 2010 (Acc. 101270)." PF-4183/3

African American men, women, and children, most of whom are unidentified. Those who are identified, perhaps by Hallie Lee High Royster, are "Mary," the nurse of two boys, and "Aunt Mandy," a cook, both of Raleigh, N.C.

Image Folder PF-4183/4

Photographs, circa 1898 #04183, Series: "Addition of March 2010 (Acc. 101270)." PF-4183/4

Images of Royster family members, including Wilbur Royster and Percy Royster; town life; a train station; horse and wagons; and the town pump at Newbern Avenue.

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Processed by: John Beam, June Bratcher, Jane H. Odom, February 1985; David Weber, November 1987; Roslyn Holdzkom, April 1990, August 1991; Kiley Orchard, May 2010

The March 2010 addition was processed with support from Elizabeth Moore Ruffin.

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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