|Creator:||Conway, William Buchanan, 1845-1920|
|Title:||William B. Conway family papers|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)|
William Buchanan Conway (1845-1920) was born on Ellerslie plantation in Madison County, Virginia to Battaile Fitzhugh Taliaferro and Cornelia Buchanan Conway. In 1870 he married Julia Ellen Thomas (1848-1916), and after her death married Lee DuBose Armstrong (1858-1919). He served in Company C, 4th Virginia Cavalry. After the war he studied medicine and graduated from Washington University (Baltimore, Md.) in 1869. He was a surgeon for Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College for 15 years. In 1891 he moved to Athens (Ga.) and practiced medicine.
The collection consists of biographical information, financial papers, scrapbook/school book, medical notebooks, printed material, and photographs. Conway’s typed autobiography describes his life as a child on the plantation, his Civil War experiences, and his medical career. His medical notebooks list patients and their treatments. He also wrote a notebook about early medicine and remedies. The school notebook of Mamie Conway (Dr. Conway’s daughter) was begun while she was a student at the Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.) and later turned into a scrapbook of clippings and mementos. Photographs include the wedding of Mamie Conway and William C. Mizelle/Mizell in 1904. Additionally, there are postcards to Mary Ann and Ola Kemp and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas P. Dent; a small number of items from Conway Mizelle's travels in Cuba; and material related to Patrick Mizelle at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers, Ga.).
William B. Conway family papers, ms 3749, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens. GA