UT Health Science Center San Antonio

Guide to the Lee Anderson Patterson Papers



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Collector Carmichael, Joe M.
Title: Lee Anderson Patterson Papers
Inclusive dates: 1892 - 1985
Abstract: Lee Anderson Patterson was a physician and pharmacist practicing in Utopia, Texas from 1896 until several years before his death in 1943. His 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.
Identification: MS 200
Extent: 1 folder – 14 items
Language: Materials are in written in English.
Repository University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, UTHSC Libraries, University Archives, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

Biographical Note

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.

Sources:

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


 

Arrangement of Collection

The papers are arranged in one folder within a box containing several other folders for other collections.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Physical Access

Some materials are very brittle or torn on the edges and may require an electronic copy or photocopy for use.


Index Terms

Persons
Patterson, Lee Anderson, 1865-1943
Organizations
Utopia Drug Store (Utopia, Texas)
Subjects
History of Medicine – Texas
Pharmacies – Texas
Physicians – Texas
Document Types
Correspondence
Notebooks

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[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.

Provenance

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.

Collection History

Received in 1985 from Joe M. Carmichael, great nephew of Lee Anderson Patterson.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by: Anne Comeaux, August 2013


Detailed Description of Collection

 
Item
1 Letter from Joe M. Carmichael to Joyce Ray, Archivist/Curator, dated May 5, 1985.



 
Item
2 Handwritten notebook containing notes on treatment of diseases, preparations for medicines and medical supplies, and prescription slips from other physicians with instructions for making medicines.



 
Item
3 9 individual prescription slips from various doctors and pharmacies with recipes for formulating various medications.



 
Item
4 Invitation to annual commencement of Louisville Medical College Class of 1892.
Photocopy.(Original sent to University of Louisville.)



 
Item
5 Annual Catalogue Louisville Medical College, Session 1892-93.
Photocopy.



 
Item
6 History of Louisville Medical College entitled "Louisville Medical College Catalogues, 1869-1908" by Dwayne Cox, Sept. 6, 1984.
Photocopy.