Marcus Chesley Key Collection
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.
- 1905 - 2012
- Key, Marcus Chesley (Person)
Notes about Access to this Collection
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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.
0.92 Cubic Feet (2 Hollinger boxes, one mail tube (18"x 2.75))
Language of Materials
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.
Collection donated August 1, 2012 by Jan Sudholt, granddauger of Dr. Key
Processed soon after acquisition in 2012.
- Marcus Chesley Key Collection
- EBL Special Collections Staff
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository
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2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232