Brief Overview of Collection, MC74


Name George F. Wilson Medical College of Alabama Lecture Cards
Dates 1885-1889
Extent 20 items
Historical Note

George Franklin Wilson was born on October 4, 1861, in Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama, the eldest of four children born to John Thomas and Martha Caroline (Moody) Wilson.  His father was a successful farmer and his mother was an 1858 graduate of the Judson Female Institute in Marion, Alabama.  He first studied medicine under his uncle Dr. H.F. Moody of Alabama for two years.  In 1885 Wilson began his studies at the Medical College of Alabama in Mobile.  On March 29, 1889 he graduated from the College during ceremonies held at Mobile’s Princess Theatre.  Following his graduation Wilson moved to Sparta, Louisiana, where he established a successful medical practice.  On December 26, 1889 he married Lorena Davis Mills.  George F. Wilson passed away on October 4, 1910 and was interred in the Campground Cemetery in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes eighteen lecture cards and two matriculation cards. Among the names signed to the cards are Drs. George A. Ketchum, T.S. Scales, Rhett Goode, W.H. Sanders, C. Toxey, J.F. Heustis, and Goronwy Owen.  The cards were given by the instructors upon the completion of specific courses in medicine and most date from the 1885-1886 and 1888-1889 sessions.

Arrangement Chronological
Accession Number M2002-01
Provenance

Donated in April 2002 to the UAB Archives by a couple living in Pueblo, Colorado.

Copyright There is no copyright to the items in this collection, although UAB maintains its proprietary rights to the items.
Fnding Aid Printed descriptive guide by Jennifer L. Beck vailable in repository.
Access Points

Wilson, George F.,  d  1861-1910.
Medicine z Alabama x History.
Medical College of Alabama (Mobile, Ala.).

Document Types

Admission tickets.

Location Manuscript Stacks
Related Series

None

Physical Condition Acid free folders and an acid free box.

This page created 2011

Copyright:  The University of Alabama Board of Trustees.