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James Tarter Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-061

Scope and Content

This collection contains financial documents, personal records, and ephemera related to the medical practice of Dr. James E. Tarter of Wytheville Virginia from roughly 1881 to 1920. Contents include ledgers, doctor's record books, textbooks, receipts and checkbooks, medical publications, medical equipment, and one photograph. Tarter's record books list patients treated and some include information about diseases as well as records of patient treatments, births, and deaths.

Dates

  • 1881 - 1941

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are written in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.

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Biographical Note

James Ephraim Tarter was born to Elijah Tarter and Catherine (Baker) Tarter in Wythe County, Virginia, in 1857. He married Letitia V. Gose in 1882. Tarter worked as a doctor in Southwest Virginia; his account books record his work from roughly 1881 to 1920. He was a member of the Southern Medical Association. He died in Wytheville on May 31, 1921.



Sources:

Virginia, U.S., Marriage Registers, 1853-1935. Wythe County, 1882. Ancestry.com Database.

Dr James E. Tarter. FindAGrave. [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/195794386/james-e.-tarter]

Extent

1.8 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Abstract

This collection contains financial documents, personal records, and ephemera related to the medical practice of Dr. James E. Tarter of Wytheville, Virginia.

Arrangement

The contents in this collection are arranged by content type. Series I includes ledgers and large record books, Series II includes textbooks and medical publications, Series III includes account books and receipts, Series IV includes other physician records and documents, and Series V includes medical ephemera and one photograph.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 2020.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the James Tarter Ledgers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the James Tarter Ledgers was completed in October 2022.

Date
2022 (CC0 1.0)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308