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Guide to the Charles Torrence Nesbitt papers, 1899-1947 and undated

Summary

Physician and public health official, of Wilmington, North Carolina. Collection comprises correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers, relating to Nesbitt's career, especially his service as superintendent of health (1911-1917) in Wilmington, N.C., and public health and sanitation in Wilmington. Includes an autobiographical account of Nesbitt's medical education at the University of Pennsylvania, Bellevue Medical College and Baltimore Medical College, and his experiences as a young physician, with references to early psychiatric practices, and political and social affairs and homosexuality in New York City during the 1880s. Physicians discussed in the memoir include Austin Flint, Jr., Edward Gamaliel Janeway, Frederick Peterson, George Reuling, and John Allen Wyeth. Correspondents include Rupert Blue, Albert Pike Bourland, Edward Hatch, Jr., Jacob Lott Ludlow, Angus Wilton McLean, Arthur Wilson Page, Walter Hines Page, Watson Smith Rankin, Leo L. Redding, Charles Wardell Stiles, Frank Porter Stockbridge, Henry Walters, and George Chandler Whipple.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00940
Title
Charles Torrence Nesbitt papers
Date
1899-1947 and undated
Creator
Nesbitt, Charles Torrence
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet, approximately 440 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers, relating to Charles Torrence Nesbitt's career, especially his service as superintendent of health (1911-1917) in Wilmington, N.C., and public health and sanitation in Wilmington. Includes an autobiographical account of Nesbitt's medical education at the University of Pennsylvania, Bellevue Medical College (now New York University Medical Center) and Baltimore Medical College (now the University of Maryland School of Medicine), and his experiences as a young physician, with references to early psychiatric practices, and political and social affairs and homosexuality in New York City during the 1880s.

Physicians discussed in the memoir include Austin Flint, Jr., Edward Gamaliel Janeway, Frederick Peterson, George Reuling, and John Allen Wyeth. Correspondents include Rupert Blue, Albert Pike Bourland, Edward Hatch, Jr., Jacob Lott Ludlow, Angus Wilton McLean, Arthur Wilson Page, Walter Hines Page, Watson Smith Rankin, Leo L. Redding, Charles Wardell Stiles, Frank Porter Stockbridge, Henry Walters, and George Chandler Whipple.

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[Identification of item], Charles Torrence Nesbitt Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Charles Torrence Nesbitt papers, 1899-1947 and undated

4 boxes

Includes a photocopy of a 1965 senior honors thesis on Dr. Nesbitt by Chesley C. Herbert III, and reports on or speeches about public health.

Correspondence, 1899-1925 and undated
(4 folders)
Box 1
Clippings and scrapbooks I and II, 1910-1913
Box 2
Clippings and scrapbook III, 1913-1914
Box 3
Miscellany; Clippings (loose); Photographs; Autobiography
(5 folders)
Box 4
 


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Provenance

The Charles Torrence Nesbitt papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1958.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Willeke Sandler, March 2012