William B. Conway family papers

William B. Conway family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Conway, William Buchanan, 1845-1920
Title: William B. Conway family papers
Dates: 1864-1958
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: ms3749

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 4th.
Correspondence
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century.
Photographs.
Physicians--Georgia--Athens.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

William B. Conway family papers, ms 3749, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens. GA


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Biographical information [including the Autobiography of William Buchanan Conway of Athens, Georgia, 1845-1905]
 
2Correspondence, 1877-1920, 1958
 
3Financial papers, 1864-1917
 
4Writings – Re: double-barrel cannon (Athens, Ga.) by William B. Conway, 1912
 
5Writings – Re: early medicine – by William B. Conway, undated
 
6Writings – “The relation between physician and patient” by William B. Conway, 1989
 
7Scrapbook/School notebook – Mamie Conway [includes clippings, correspondence and photographs], 1902-1905, undated
 
8Medical notebooks – cases and treatments, 1866-1881
 
9Prescriptions, 1919, undated
 
10Printed material – includes Dr. Conway’s business cards, pharmacy blank prescription forms, roster of Georgia Cavalry Brigade (1914), Confederate Veteran magazine (August 1920), 1914-1920
 
11Photographs, 1904, undated
Includes photos of Mamie Conway Mizell's wedding (1904); a group photo of William H. Thomas, Dr. W. B. Conway, Rev. W. E. Hubbert, Byrd Anderson, and Judge Charles F. McKenna; picture postcard of W. B. Conway's Residence in Athens (Ga.); and Capers Mizell and Mamie Conway.