Guide to the Lee Anderson Patterson Papers
Lee Anderson Patterson was born in Kentucky on November 27, 1865, the son of Jane Patterson. He was one of 6 children, but the father’s name is not listed in the census records for 1880. He graduated from the Louisville Medical College on March 3, 1892, and migrated to Austin, Texas. In 1896 he moved to Utopia, Texas where he practiced as a physician and operated a drug store. He married Leila Miller on December 8, 1908, but the couple had no children. He died on May 6, 1943, and was buried in Utopia.
His great nephew, Joe M. Carmichael, remembers his Uncle Lee sitting among the clutter of his drug store and telling of making house calls when the norther was blowing so strongly he had to put the buggy top down to make headway.
May 5, 1985, letter from Joe M. Carmichael included with donation of records summarizing information he obtained from interviews with his aunt, Leila Miller, and his mother.
The Patterson Papers consist of a handwritten notebook with notes on treatments of various diseases, preparations for various medications and medical supplies, and prescription slips from various doctors. Papers also include a letter from Joe M. Carmichael; photocopies of Patterson’s graduation invitation and the 1892-93 Annual Catalogue of the Louisville Medical College in Louisville, Kentucky; and individual prescription slips with recipes for formulating various medications.
The Paterson Papers are open for research use. Materials may be viewed in the reading room of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Some materials are very brittle or torn on the edges and may require an electronic copy or photocopy for use.
[Identification of item], in the Lee Anderson Patterson Papers, MS 200, University Archives, UTHSC Libraries, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Materials in this collection were donated in 1985 to the UT Health Science Center Libraries by Joe M. Carmichael, great nephew of Lee Anderson Patterson, who had obtained them from his great aunt, Leila Miller.
Received in 1985 from Joe M. Carmichael, great nephew of Lee Anderson Patterson.
Finding aid created by: Anne Comeaux, August 2013
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