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Guide to the William Preston Copeland cash books mss.3707

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2013

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

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Collection Title:

William Preston Copeland cash books

Unit ID:

mss.3707

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet (5 cash account books)

Dates:

1877-1900

Abstract:

Cash books of this 19th century Eufaula, Alabama, doctor.

creator

Copeland, William Preston, Dr.

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

William Preston Copeland cash books, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

William Preston Copeland, son of Jonathan Nelson and Caroline Cannon Copeland, was born on 1 September 1845 in Eufaula, Alabama. He was a sergeant, Company C, University of Alabama Corps of Cadets during the Civil War. He met and married Mary Fontaine Flewellen. The couple had four daughters: Etta (1876- ); Henrietta Fontaine (1876-1956); Sarah Matilda (1884-1932); and Willie Preston (1886-1966). Copeland was a practicing physician in Eufaula for 61 years. He died on 17 February 1931.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains five cash books recording Dr. Copeland's purchases and payments received from his patients from 1877 to early 1900.

Acquisition Information:

gift of Preston Copeland Dixon, 2013

Source(s)

Dixon, Preston Copeland (local)

Health, Medicine and Welfare (localbroad)

Popular Culture (localbroad)

Southern Life and Culture (localbroad)

Cash book, 6 October 1877 - 31 August 1878 Box 3707.001 Folder 1

Cash book, 1 September 1878 - 30 August 1879 Box 3707.001 Folder 2

Cash book, 1 January 1889 - 1 January 1890 Box 3707.001 Folder 3

Cash book, 3 February 1897 - 23 January 1899 Box 3707.001 Folder 4

Cash book, 5 April 1899 - 12 October 1900 Box 3707.001 Folder 5