Brief Overview of Collection, MC89

Name John Adams Reynolds Notebook
Dates 1860s
Extent .10 cubic foot
Historical Note

John Adams Reynolds was born on December 6, 1819 in Montgomery County, North Carolina, the oldest son of Neumon and Lucy Scarborough Reynolds. John Reynolds married Sarah Elizabeth Hugh on April 25, 1844 in Chambers County, Alabama.  He received his medical degree from the Botanico-Medical College of Ohio on February 23, 1845 and returned to Alabama to begin his medical practice.  John and his family lived in Barbour County and most of John and Sarah’s seven children were born in that county, including Dr. Robert Davis, the father of Dr. Lawrence Reynolds.  John Reynolds passed away in Barbour County on September 17, 1891 and Sarah on March 15, 1906.  Both were buried at the Bennett-Lee Cemetery, located near Pea River in Barbour County.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a handwritten book of prescriptions (with an index) and accounts for services rendered by Dr. John A. Reynolds.  The first part of the book includes a variety of recipes for prescriptions for numerous diseases and medical conditions.  The second part of the book includes accounts for services rendered by John A. Reynolds from 1863 to 1865.

Arrangement None.
Accession Number M2004-02
Provenance Transferred in March 2004 to the Archives from the Reynolds Historical Library.
Copyright There is no copyright to the notebook in this collection, although UAB maintains its proprietary rights to the item.
Fnding Aid Printed descriptive guide by Jennifer L. Beck available in repository.
Access Points

Account book.
Materia medica.
Medical care  z  Alabama.
Medicine, rural  z  Alabama.
Reynolds, John Adams,  d  1819-1891.

Document Types

Notebook.

Location Manuscript Stacks
Related Series

MC87, Lawrence Reynolds Papers.

Physical Condition Acid free folders and Acid free box.

This page created 2006 and last updated 27 November 2007.

Copyright:  The University of Alabama Board of Trustees.