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Guide to the Bailey Daniel Webb papers, 1845-2003 and undated, bulk 1950s-2003

Abstract

Early female graduate of Duke University School of Medicine (M.D., 1946) and pediatrician in private practice in Durham Co., N.C., 1949-1987.

The bulk of the papers of Bailey Daniel Webb consist of histories and geneaologies of the Webb and Daniel families of North Carolina, going back to the 18th century. Materials include drafts of historical research, memoirs, clippings, pamphlets, programs, 20th century photographs, and many folders of Webb family correspondence dating from the 20th century. Family history material comprises primarily incoming and outgoing family correspondence and geneaological records (1845-2001) for the Webb, Daniel, Smith, and Stinson families and others. Some of this material was gathered by Bailey Webb's father, J. W. Webb, for his book, Our Webb Kin of Dixie. Also includes Webb's 1941 doctoral thesis and other school records (1925-1933); as well as binders and scrapbooks compiled by Webb detailing her youth and schooling, private practice and hospital career, international trips, Durham history, chiefly in community medicine and governance, and various ancestors and relatives, including N.C. judge Susie Marshall Sharp, James E. Webb, and Stephen Moore. Records containing personally-identifiable medical information, chiefly pediatric case histories, have been segregated and are closed to use.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Webb, Bailey Daniel.
Title
Bailey Daniel Webb papers 1845-2003 and undated, bulk 1950s-2003
Language of Material
English
Extent
9.5 Linear Feet, Approx. 4875 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The bulk of the collection consists of histories and geneaologies of the Webb and Daniel families of North Carolina, going back to the 18th century. Materials include drafts of historical research, memoirs, clippings, pamphlets, programs, 20th century photographs, and many folders of Webb family correspondence dating from the 20th century. Family history material comprises primarily incoming and outgoing family correspondence and geneaological records (1845-2001) for the Webb, Daniel, Smith, and Stinson families and others. Some of this material was gathered by Webb's father, J. W. Webb, for his book, Our Webb Kin of Dixie. Also includes Webb's 1941 doctoral thesis and other school records (1925-1933); as well as binders and scrapbooks compiled by Webb detailing her youth and schooling, private practice and hospital career, international trips, Durham history, and various ancestors and relatives, including N.C. judge Susie Marshall Sharp, James E. Webb, and Stephen Moore.

Papers also include memoirs, largely in verse and written by Webb's grandmother, about slaves on her father's plantation; and an album of sayings related to "Poplar Forest," a home built by Thomas Jefferson, where a relative lived in 1970. The album's cover has an early photograph of the house pasted on. There is also a small amount of information on the histories of Wilson and Wright high schools in North Carolina and a few church histories as well.

Other folders making up approximately a quarter of the collection contain Bailey Webb's professional correspondence and papers relating to her career as a pediatrician and medical community leader in various towns and cities of North Carolina. Correspondents include members of the Trent and Semans families. Includes Webb's diplomas, typewritten memoirs of her career, begining with her medical school training at Duke in the 1940s. A few of these volumes contain patient information and photos - these are currently closed to use.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is restricted. Records containing personally-identifiable medical information have been segregated and are closed to use.

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Contents of the Collection

Medical records containing personally-identifiable information such as names, ages, social security numbers, addresses, and case information are currently closed to use and have been segregated. Medical records with no personally-identifiable information are open for use. For information on access to these records, please contact a reference archivist in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Webb family correspondence
Box 1
Related families correspondence (Adams, Gilliam, Callahan)
Box 1
James E. Webb and Edith Webb Williams correspondence
Box 1
Letter and cards
Box 1
Webb family correspondence
Box 2
Kate and Bob Williamson correspondence
Box 2
Katherine Field Jensen correspondence
Box 2
Travel binder

Itineraries, photographs, and notes from three trips titled "Tour of Europe with Kate Williamson (1956)," "Bob and Kate and Bailey 'go West' (1972)," "People to People Tour Oslo, Leningrad, Moscow, and Vienna (1977)."

Box 3
Letter of W.J. and Sue D. Webb
Box 3
Wright Refuge event binder, 2001 Nov. 1
Box 3
Sawney Webb Reunion
Box 3
Thompson Webb, Jr. and III
Box 3
Ed Price family
Box 3
Mary Strughold correspondence
Box 3
Susie Marshall Sharp
Box 4
Family records binder
Box 4
Memoirs of Harriet Bailey Bullock Daniel (1849-1934) as recorded by Alice Goodridge Daniel (1877-1966)
Box 5
James Webb
Box 5
W.J. Webb, Our Web Kin of Dixie
Box 5
James Webb correspondence
Box 5
Lincoln Community Health Center binder
Box 6
Greensboro alumni clippings and announcements
Box 6
Publications featuring Bailey Daniel Webb
Box 6
Wes Williams family correspondence
Box 7
G. B. Lucas family correspondence
Box 7
Yearbook, 1932
Box 7
Memoir notes on personal education, Bailey Daniel Webb

Binder covers memoir notes from preschool to graduate work. Included is a copy of her thesis.

Box 7
Child immunizations
Box 8
Wright Refuge School
Box 8
Lawsuit reform
Box 8
Pediatric Private Practice
Box 8
Trent and Semans Christmas cards, 1949-1990
Box 8
Trent and Semans Christmas cards, 1991-2003
Box 9
Semans correspondence
Box 9
Blarne and Irene Nashold's family
Box 9
Ed and Betty Hodges
Box 9
Webb genealogical information
Box 9
Julian S. Carr correspondence
Box 10
Family photographs
Box 10
Family legal documents, 1845-1940
Box 10
Our Webb Kin, letters without family information
Box 10
W.J. Webb, Old Times Back Yonder, 1933
Box 10
Clippings
Box 10
History of Geneva Presbyterian Church
Box 10
Correspondence by last name
Box 10
Webb family history
Box 11
Family reunion materials
Box 11
Baily Daniel Webb correspondence, 1990s-2000s
Box 11
Community projects correspondence, 1960s-2000s
Box 11
Arthur Field family correspondence
Box 12
Clippings
Box 12
Memoir of Harriet Bailey Bullock Daniel, master copy
Box 12
Family genealogy
Box 12
Bailey Daniel Webb thesis, 1941
Box 13
Diploma
Box 13
Ferrell family history materials
Box 13
Wright School and Wilson School history, 1930-1940s
Box 13
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill yearbook, 1939
Box 13
Sue Bollock Daniel Webb genealogy, 1936
Box 14
Real estate histories
Box 14
Family correspondence and cards
Box 14
Webb's curriculum vitae
Box 14
Duke University Founders Day materials, 1990
Box 14
Duke Medical Center Senior-Student Partnership, 2003
Box 14
Materials, chiefly memoirs, containing personally-identifiable medical information, 1940s-2003
Box 15
UNC Distinguished Alumni Award, 1998
Box 16
Scrapbook

Scrapbook includes materials regarding Webb and Daniel family histories, UNC and Duke medical centers and programs, Webb's career, and Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans and family.

Box 16
UNC Distinguised Alumni Award
Box 17
Diploma, Doctorate in Philosophy from UNC-CH
Box 17
Certificates of appreciation
Box 17
Various published versions of the Hippocratic Oath
Box 17

Historical Note

Bailey Daniel Webb was an early female graduate of Duke University School of Medicine (M.D., 1946) and a pediatrician in private practice in Durham Co., N.C., 1949-1987.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Webb family papers, 1795-1960 (Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bailey Daniel Webb Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Bailey Daniel Webb papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Carrie Mills, July 2011

Encoded by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Carrie Mills, July 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2004-0306

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.