Edward G. DeVault Collection
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
- DeVault family (Jonesborough, Tenn.) (Family)
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.
Ned Irwin completed processing, and the collection was opened to researchers in January 1997.
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