|Creator:||Conway, William Buchanan, 1845-1920|
|Title:||William B. Conway family papers|
|Quantity:||0.5 Linear feet (1 box)|
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.
William B. Conway family papers, ms 3749, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens. GA