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George Burroughs Spencer papers, 1909-1920, 1910-1911,1918-1919 (bulk dates)

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George Burroughs Spencer papers, 1909-1920, 1910-1911


1918-1919 (bulk dates)


University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


No discernible arrangement.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], George Burroughs Spencer papers 1909-1920, 1910-1911, 1918-1919 (bulk dates), 1M48M13, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


2 volumes; 8 pieces.


Physician. George Burroughs Spencer was a physician who practiced in Carlisle, Kentucky.

Scope and Content

Primarily comprised of a record of patients seen in George Spencer's medical office, this collection also includes correspondence and tax receipts. Spencer kept an accounts ledger (1918-1919) of the patients he received. The ledger sometimes includes the illnesses of the patient. Most of the correspondence concerns Spencer's service as a physician in the Volunteer Medical Service Corps in Mississippi during the influenza epidemic of 1918- 1919, although a letter (1912), from Ollie B. James, Congressman from Kentucky, concerning Spencer's application for a postmaster's appointment, is present as well. Carlisle city tax receipts (1913-1926) are also included.


  • Spencer, George Burroughs, fl. 1910.
  • James, Ollie M. (Ollie Murray), 1871-1918.
  • United States.--Congress.
  • Volunteer Medical Service Corps.
  • Medicine--Kentucky.
  • Medicine--Documentation--Finance.
  • Epidemics--Mississippi.
  • Physicians--Correspondence.
  • Account books
  • Correspondence
  • Journals
  • Medical records
  • Receipts

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