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Duffin (Charles E.) Papers, ca. 1900-1940

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Duffin (Charles E.) Papers


ca. 1900-1940


University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

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Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Charles E. Duffin Papers, ca. 1900-1940, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.


Charles E. Duffin was born August 26, 1880 in Georgetown, Indiana. He attended the Kentucky School of Medicine from 1900 to 1902, graduating that spring. He married Cora E. Sprinkle (1877-1956) in 1902 and had two children, Charles Edward Duffin, Jr (who died of typhoid at age 12), and Roma Elizabeth Duffin.

Dr Duffin practiced medicine in Louisville and in Richmond, Indiana until 1932 when he joined the US Public Health Service. He practiced medicine with native Americans in Oklahoma, and was stationed in Florida, Georgia, the Evansville U S Marine Hospital, and served as examining physician to recent immigrants at Ellis Island. He resigned from the USPHS in 1937, and returned to Indiana. Dr Duffin died in Richmond, Indiana on November 21, 1940.

His daughter, Roma Duffin Sweeney of 415 E. Walnut, Louisville, donated a 1929 letter of commendation and three medical school class photographs to the Archives in 1982 and gave the remainder along with a monetary memorial gift in 1989.

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Collection Inventory

1. Marriage License, Charles E. Duffin and Cora E.Sprinkle, Jan. 1, 1902
2. Receipt #3169: Kentucky School of Medicine, for "C & H", dated 3/19/1900
3. 4 admittance cards: Kentucky School of Medicine
Session 1900 - Chemistry
Session 1901 - Anatomy
Session 1902 - Surgery
Session 1902 - Matriculation
Scope and Content Note:

Handwritten note - First Year Ex.%, Second Year Ex% - Charles E. Duffin

4. note - perscription/Mrs. Charles E. Duffin (by) Dr. Chas. E. Duffin, Richmond, IN, 10/5/1918
5. Perscription on Dr. Duffin's perscription form: "(Tonic) Adult", n.d
6. Correspondence, 1908-1940
5 pieces
7. "My Creed" photocopied material, by Dr. Charles E. Duffin also typewritten page: The Home School Room and Health Advantages, no author, no date
8. 4 photographs - 2 are photocopies
9. Identification Card/Officers' Reserve Corps, issued, 1924

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