Marcus Chesley Key Collection

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-1204

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Collection contains records pertaing to and created by Dr. Marcus Chesley Key who practiced medicine in rural Tennessee during the early to mid 20th century. Records include diplomas, certificates, lecture notes, and ledger books that record patient visits and descrption of services rendered. The collection provides insight into the practice of medicine in a rural Southern community during the early to mid 20th century.

Dates

  • 1905 - 2012

Creator

Notes about Access to this Collection

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University or is retained by the authors of specific published items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Marcus Chesley Key was born in Kossuth, Alcorn County, Mississippi on March 12, 1876, the son of Christopher Columbus Key and Martha Caroline Morrison. He received his medical degree from the Memphis Hospital Medical College in 1905. He married Flora Lillian Hamm of Ramer, McNairy County, Tennessee on June 4, 1905. They were the parents of four children, Clarice, Allene, Merle Elizabeth and Frances Willard Key. Dr. Key lived on a farm in Ramer where he maintained a large garden and raised chickens, pigs and cows. A proverbial country doctor, Dr. Key practiced medicine throughout McNairy County and Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi for over forty years. He treated patients, delivered babies and performed minor surgeries in his home, as well making his rounds on horseback or train. He died on April 9, 1970 in Ramer, and is buried in the Antioch Cemetery near Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi.

Extent

0.92 Cubic Feet (2 Hollinger boxes, one mail tube (18"x 2.75))

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection contains records pertaining to and created by Dr. Marcus Chesley Key who practiced medicine in rural Tennessee during the early to mid 20th century. Records include diplomas, certificates, lecture notes, and ledger books that record patient visits and descrption of services rendered. The collection provides insight into the practice of medicine in a rural Southern community during the early to mid 20th century.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Diplomas and certificates described in Box 2 are contained in mailing tube.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated August 1, 2012 by Jan Sudholt, granddauger of Dr. Key

Processing History

Processed soon after acquisition in 2012.

Title
Marcus Chesley Key Collection
Status
Completed
Author
EBL Special Collections Staff
Date
2012-08-16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Contact:
Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


 

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