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William B. Conway family papers

William B. Conway family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William B. Conway family papers
Creator: Conway, William Buchanan, 1845-1920
Inclusive Dates: 1864-2008
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms3749
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Buchanan Conway (1845-1920) was born on Ellerslie plantation in Madison County, Virginia to Battaile Fitzhugh Taliaferro and Cornelia Buchanan Conway. He served in Company C, 4th Virginia Cavalry, Confederate Army. After the war he studied medicine and graduated from Washington University (Baltimore, Md.) in 1869. In 1870 he married Julia Ellen Thomas (1848-1916), and after her death married Lee DuBose Armstrong (1858-1919). He was a surgeon for Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College for 15 years. In 1891 he moved to Athens (Ga.) and practiced medicine.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of biographical information, financial papers, scrapbook/school book, medical notebooks, printed material, and photographs. Conway's typed autobiography describes his life as a child on the plantation, his Civil War experiences, and his medical career. His medical notebooks list patients and their treatments. He also wrote a notebook about early medicine and remedies. The school notebook of Mamie Conway (Dr. Conway's daughter) was begun while she was a student at the Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) and later turned into a scrapbook of clippings and mementos. Photographs include the wedding of Mamie Conway and William C. Mizelle/Mizell in 1904. Additionally, there are postcards to Mary Ann and Ola Kemp and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas P. Dent; a small number of items from Conway Mizelle's travels in Cuba; and material related to Patrick Mizelle at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William B. Conway family papers, ms3749, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens. GA

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 4th
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Physicians -- Georgia -- Athens.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical information [including the Autobiography of William Buchanan Conway of Athens, Georgia, 1845-1905]
12Correspondence, 1877-1920, 1958
13Financial papers, 1864-1917
14Writings – Re: double-barrel cannon (Athens, Ga.) by William B. Conway, 1912
15Writings – Re: early medicine – by William B. Conway
16Writings – "The relation between physician and patient" by William B. Conway , 1989
17Scrapbook/School notebook – Mamie Conway [includes clippings, correspondence and photographs], 1902-1905
18Medical notebooks – cases and treatments, 1866-1881
19Prescriptions, 1919
110Printed material – includes Dr. Conway's business cards, pharmacy blank prescription forms, roster of Georgia Cavalry Brigade (1914), Confederate Veteran magazine (August 1920) , 1914-1920
111Photographs, 1904
Includes photos of Mamie Conway Mizell's wedding (1904); a group photo of William H. Thomas, Dr. W. B. Conway, Rev. W. E. Hubbert, Byrd Anderson, and Judge Charles F. McKenna; picture postcard of W. B. Conway's Residence in Athens (Ga.); and Capers Mizell and Mamie Conway.
21Postcards - Mary Ann Kemp and Ola Kemp, 1907-1921
22Postcards - W. C. Mizell, 1909
23Postcards - Mr. and Mrs. Douglas P. Dent, 1946-1947
24Postcards - Mr. and Mrs. Conway Mizelle, 1962
25Postcards - blank
26Printed material - Conway Mizelle (Cuba), 1930-1939
27Printed material - Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers, Ga.), Patrick Mizelle
28Patrick Mizelle - Alice Fischer Memorial Student Support Fund
29Eagle Pharmacy (Athens, Ga.) blank forms
210Confederate money and World War II Japanese coins