Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Dr. John McNeill Stewart Medical Log, 1836-1837



Collection Summary

Creator: Stewart, John McNeill
Title: Dr. John McNeill Stewart Medical Log
Dates: 1836-1837
Abstract: This collection includes medical records of Doctor John McNeil Stewart as he practiced in Brazoria County, Texas from November 1836 to October 1837. The collection also includes a one page history of one his ancestor's journey through wars in Britain to peace in the United States.
Identification: MS 452
Quantity: 0.10 lin. ft. (1 folder)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Sketch

Doctor John McNeill was born in North Carolina and attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia. He then moved to the Territory of Florida where he became active in politics and backed potential governors. Later Stewart moved to Brazoria County, Texas where he remained as a general practitioner for the remainder of his life. During his life he published the "Adventures of Josiah Pranglan" which seems to have represented his ancestry and to have explained his family's journey from the highlands of Scotland to North Carolina. Stewart's political opposition to Willis Alston proved fatal when Alston shot Stewart from point blank range in Brazoria. Stewart's fellow citizens demonstrated their respect and outrage concerning their neighbors' death by lynching Alston.


Scope and Contents

Medical record book from November 1836 to November 1837 of Brazoria physician John McNeill Stewart. Each of the entries includes dates, names, and treatment prescribed along with his fee.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Stewart medical log must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Stewart, John McNeill
Subjects
Physicians - Texas - 1830-1840
Formats
Medical records
Journal

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. John McNeill Stewart Medical Log, MS 452 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

The collection was a gift of Harris Masterson III.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Medical Log Book and single page of journal (1 folder)