James Tarter Ledgers
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. Materials 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.
- 1881 - 1941
- Tarter, James E., 1857-1921 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are written in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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James Ephraim Tarter was born to Elijah Tarter and Catherine (Baker) Tarter in Wythe County, Virginia, on March 14, 1857. He married Letitia Virginia "Lettie" Gose in Wythe County on December 28, 1882, and they had at least 10 children. 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.
United State Censuses, 1900, 1910
"James E. Tarter", Virginia, U.S., Marriage Registers, 1853-1935. Wythe County, 1882. Ancestry.com Database. https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/discoveryui-content/view/1012304:60214.
Dr James E. Tarter. FindAGrave. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/195794386/james-e.-tarter.
1.8 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
This collection contains financial documents, personal records, and ephemera related to the medical practice of Dr. James E. Tarter of Wytheville, Virginia.
The collection is arranged by material type:
Series I: Ledgers, 1881-1887, 1890-1920, undated, includes ledgers and large record books.
Series II: Textbooks and Publications, 1885, 1890, 1906, 1910, 1920, includes textbooks and medical publications.
Series III: Account Books and Receipts, 1888-1931, includes account books and receipts.
Series IV: Physician Records and Personal Papers, 1889-1941, undated, includes other physician records and documents.
Series V: Ephemera, undated, 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/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the James Tarter Ledgers was completed in October 2022.
- James Tarter Ledgers, 1881-1941
- Miranda Christy, Graduate Assistant
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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