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Collection Number: 05053

Collection Title: William O. Southard Account Books (#5053) 1880-1907

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Size 7 items (1.0 linear feet)
Abstract William Oscar Southard was born in 1851 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Southard. Southard married Sarah Caroline Bates (called Sallie) of Batesville, S.C., in 1874 and earned an M. D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. He then established a family practice and pharmacy in Jonesville, Union County, S.C. The collection includes chiefly account books, 1880-1907, of William O. Southard in which he kept records on his patients. An alphabetical listing of patient names generally precedes the financial records in the books. Entries record charges for visits, obstetrical cases, prescriptions, and details of other medical care. Records show that Southard received payment in goods as well as cash for his services. One of the account books, 1880-1887, also includes lists of drugs purchased for Southard's pharmacy and formulas for remedies to treat diarrhea, dysentary, dropsy heart, and fever.
Creator Southard, William O. (William Oscar), 1851-1916.
Language English.
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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.
Provenance
Received from Anne Geer of Pittsboro, N.C., in April 2001 (Acc. 98906).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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William Oscar Southard was born in 1851 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Southard. As a teenager, William O. Southard moved to Cedar Springs, S.C., to live with his maternal aunt, Mrs. Spring. Southard married Sarah Caroline Bates (called Sallie) of Batesville, S.C., in 1874, and then enrolled in the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. Southard earned an M.D. degree and apprenticed with his brother-in-law, DuGar Bates. He then established a family practice in Jonesville, S.C., south of Spartanburg, S.C., in Union County. Southard operated a drug store in the same brick building as his medical offices, serving as his patients' physician, surgeon, and pharmacist.

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The collection includes chiefly account books, 1880-1907, of William O. Southard, physician and pharmacist of Jonesville, S.C., in which he kept records on his patients. An alphabetical listing of patient names generally precedes the financial records in the books. Entries record charges for visits, obstetrical cases, prescriptions, and details of other medical care. Records show that Southard received payment in goods as well as cash for his services. One account book, 1880-1887, also includes lists of drugs purchased for Southard's pharmacy and formulas for remedies to treat diarrhea, dysentary, dropsy heart, and fever.

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7 items.

Arrangement: chronological by last date appearing in item.

The collection includes chiefly account books, 1880-1907, of William O. Southard, physician and pharmacist of Jonesville, S.C., in which he kept records on his patients. An alphabetical listing of patient names generally precedes the financial records in the books. Entries record charges for visits, obstetrical cases, prescriptions, and details of other medical care. Records show that Southard received payment in goods as well as cash for his services. One account book, 1880-1887, also includes lists of drugs purchased for Southard's pharmacy and formulas for remedies to treat diarrhea, dysentary, dropsy heart, and fever.

Folder 1

1880-1887 #05053, Series: "Account Books, 1880-1907." Folder 1

Folder 2

1887-1891 #05053, Series: "Account Books, 1880-1907." Folder 2

Folder 3

1895-1896 #05053, Series: "Account Books, 1880-1907." Folder 3

Folder 4

1896-1897 #05053, Series: "Account Books, 1880-1907." Folder 4

Folder 5

1897-1900 #05053, Series: "Account Books, 1880-1907." Folder 5

Folder 6

1900-1906 #05053, Series: "Account Books, 1880-1907." Folder 6

Folder 7

1905-1907 #05053, Series: "Account Books, 1880-1907." Folder 7

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