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Edward G. DeVault Collection

 Collection — Box: G (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-0402

Scope and Contents

The Edward G. DeVault Family Papers consists of a physician's notebook belonging to W. B. DeVault and a Washington County, Tennessee Justice of the Peace ledger for Civil District 16 (Leesburg) kept by Samuel Conley, Justice of the Peace.

The physician's notebook describes medical and surgical procedures and identifies many different types of drugs and compounds used in 19th century medical practice. The justice of the peace ledger contains names of plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal cases heard before the justice and the final rulings of each case.


  • Creation: 1850-1881


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


0.15 linear feet

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Method of Acquisition

Edward G. DeVault donated the family papers to the Archives of Appalachia on April 16, 1992, accession 1991-118.

Processing Information

Ned Irwin completed processing, and the collection was opened to researchers in January 1997.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA