Finding Aid of the Drs. Frank Gates and W. W. Johnston Ledgers and Daybooks, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1891/1928">1891 - 1928</date>, PC.5044

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Finding Aid of the Drs. Frank Gates and W. W. Johnston Ledgers and Daybooks, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1891/1928">1891 - 1928</date>, PC.5044

Abstract

Dr. Franklin P. Gates (1859-1922), a native of Kinston, North Carolina established a practice in Manteo after graduating from Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1886. He was the town doctor until shortly after World War I. Dr. Wiley Warren Johnston (1885-1978), a native of Brinkleyville, North Carolina, moved to Manteo in 1914 directly out of medical school and joined Gates' practice. Johnston was called into service in the U. S. Army Medical Corps during World War I, but returned to Manteo and resumed his practice with Gates. After Johnston's return, Gates began a practice in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Johnston practiced medicine in Dare County for over 40 years and was director of health departments in Dare, Currituck, and Hyde Counties for 25 years.
This collection consists of daybooks and ledgers of Drs. Gates and Johnston. The books contain the day by day account of patients seen and medicines prescribed, charges rendered and bills paid. Also included in the collection are several pieces of correspondence, two prescriptions, several clippings from magazine, as well as serials on the production and handling of milk.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Franklin Gates and W.W. Johnston Ledgers and Daybooks
Call Number
PC.5044
Creator
Gates, Franklin P., 1859-1922
Date
1891-1928
Extent
20.00 items
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Access Restrictions

Available for research.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], 33MSS-44, Drs. Frank Gates and W. W. Johnston Ledgers and Daybooks, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.

Collection Overview

This collection contains the daybooks and ledgers of Drs. Gates and Johnston, which detail the day by day accounts of patients seen and medicines prescribed, charges rendered and bills paid. There are also several pieces of correspondence, two prescriptions, several clippings from magazine, as well as a bill and a receipt. There are also two serials dealing with the handling and production of milk. Also in this collection is a ledger book that is unrelated to the practice of Drs. Gates and Johnston. It is a ledger book of the J. Fields, Jr. and Son Company at Fields Station, N.C.

Arrangement Note

This collection is divided into three series: ledgers and daybooks, correspondence and business related documents, and materials related to the production and handling of milk.

Biographical Note

Dr. Franklin P. Gates (1859-1922), a native of Kinston, North Carolina and a widower with two children, moved to Manteo to practice medicine after graduating from Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1886. He was the town doctor until shortly after World War I.

Dr. Wiley Warren Johnston (1885-1978), a native of Brinkleyville, North Carolina, moved to Manteo in 1914 directly out of medical school and joined Gates' practice. Johnston was called into service in the U. S. Army Medical Corps during World War I, but returned to Manteo and resumed his practice with Gates. After Johnston's return, Gates began a practice in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Johnston practiced medicine in Dare County for over 40 years and was director of health departments in Dare, Currituck, and Hyde Counties for 25 years.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Finding Aid
1:1.1
Ledgers and Daybooks
6542
Correspondence and business related materials
1:3.1
Serials and articles related to the production and handling of milk
1:4.1

Subject Headings

  • Gates, Franklin P., 1859-1922
  • Johnston, Wiley Warren, 1885-1978
  • Dairy processing
  • Patients--North Carolina--Manteo--Registers
  • Patients--North Carolina--Dare County--Registers
  • Medicine--North Carolina--Manteo
  • Physicians--North Carolina--Manteo
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by BeBe Woody

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Outer Banks History Center staff prior to 2001
  • Encoded by Kelly Grimm, August, 2009