Guide to the Charlotte Evans Page Physician's Ledger and Papers, 1884-1899


Physician's account ledger and assorted papers from Dr. Charlotte Evans Page, a physician practicing in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1880s and 1890s.

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Charlotte Evans Page physician's ledger and papers
Page, Charlotte Evans, Dr.
0.2 Linear Feet
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Physician's account ledger with entries dating from 1884 through 1899, and miscellaneous correspondence and financial papers related to Page's family history and operations of her medical practice.

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[Identification of item], Charlotte Evans Page Physician's Ledger and Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

"Physician's Day-Book and Journal" ledger, 1884-1899
(1 Volumes)

Dr. Page's ledger with holograph entries for her medical practice in Lowell, Massachusetts. Contains 86 pages with handwritten entries; the rest of the volume is blank. The ledger offers a glimpse into her practice and provides detail of around 450 treatments, including the patient name, location or address of the patient, disease being treated, number of visits, and Page's charges. She treated convulsions, apoplexy, teething, tapeworm, sexually transmitted diseases, ulcers, and more. Along with patient entries, each month contains a line for "anonymous cash business," though she appears to have then written the last names of patients in a tiny hand.

Box 1
Volume 1
Assorted correspondence and genealogy, 1880s-1890s

Miscellaneous, unsorted letters and notes written by and received by Page. Includes a certificate of membership for the Boston University Medical School's alumni association; letters researching family genealogy; and one letter to a cousin describing her activities.

Box 1
Assorted financial receipts, notes, and invoices, 1880s-1890s

Scrap papers created or collected by Page with some patient account information and other money management from her practice and personal life.

Box 1

Historical Note

Charlotte Evans Page, M.D., graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1880. She practiced medicine in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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The Charlotte Evans Page Physician's Ledger and Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2017.

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Processed by Meghan Lyon, Dec. 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0179