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Robert H. McNeill family papers, 1839-2008

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Mary A. McNeill, 1839-1959 (continued)
BOX 63 Death, 1953-1959
BOX 63 Elementary school and junior high school, 1892-1898
BOX 63 Family
BOX 63 Freeman, Amos Noë, and Christiana Freeman (grandparents), 1839-1910, 1951, undated
(4 folders)
BOX 63 Genealogy, writings, notes, and chart, undated
BOX 63 McNeill, William, Jr. (son) 1923-1927
BOX 63 Miscellany, 1908-1913, 1929, 1943
BOX 63 Walker, Katherine McNeill (daughter)
BOX 63 School papers, 1935-1936
(2 folders)
BOX 63 Wedding, 1940
BOX 64 Waring, Laura Wheeler (sister), 1926-1970s, undated
(5 folders)
BOX 64 Wheeler, Robert F. (father) 1874-1921, undated
(4 folders)
BOX 64 Financial papers, 1926, 1947-1959
BOX 65 Hartford Public High School, Hartford, Conn.
BOX 65 Annual, 1902
BOX 65 Catalog, tercentenary edition, 1941
BOX 65 Class papers, 1900-1902
BOX 65 General, 1902, 1942 See also Container OV 3, diploma, high school
BOX 65 Report cards, 1898-1902
BOX 65 Miscellany, 1897-1913, 1925, 1937-1944, 1955, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 65 Music books and sheet music, circa 1890, 1911
BOX 66 Music books and sheet music, 1924, 1954-1959, undated
BOX 66 National Association of College Women, 1933-1937
BOX 66 Notebooks, 1912, 1920-1955, undated
(6 folders)
BOX 67 Notes, 1955-1959, undated
BOX 67 Poetry, 1928-1957
(3 folders)
BOX 67 Postcards and art reproductions, 1910, 1916, 1929, 1957-1958, undated
BOX 68 Printed matter
BOX 68 Books, 1891, 1904, undated
BOX 68 Clippings, 1929-1959
(2 folders)
BOX 68 Miscellaneous, 1933-1948, 1954, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 68 Programs, 1909-1913, 1937, 1949, 1955
BOX 68 Recipes, undated
BOX 68 Religious activities
BOX 68 Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.
BOX 68 General, 1934-1959
BOX 69 Music Committee, 1945-1953
(2 folders)
BOX 69 General, 1926-1928, undated
BOX 69 Notebooks, 1949, undated
BOX 69 Notes, 1959, undated
BOX 69 Printed matter
BOX 69 "Articles from Foreword on Bible as Literature, etc.," 1924, 1932, undated
BOX 69 "Bible Revision and Making of Discoveries," 1934-1958
BOX 69 General, 1895, 1915, 1935-1959, undated
(4 folders)
BOX 70 A Harmony of the Gospels for Historical Study and loose material removed from volume, 1896, 1939-1958, undated
BOX 70 Scrapbook, 1907
BOX 70 Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
BOX 70 Annual, 1906
BOX 70 Class papers, 1902-1906
(2 folders)
BOX 70 General, 1906, 1924-1934, undated See also Container OV 3, diploma, college
BOX 71 Logic textbook with notes, 1903-1906
BOX 71 Notebooks
BOX 71 Bible class, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 71 Expenses and income, 1902-1906
BOX 71 Photographs of friends, 1902-1908, undated
BOX 71 Reunions
BOX 71 Twenty-fifth, 1931
(2 folders)
BOX 72 Thirtieth, 1936
(2 folders)
BOX 72 Fiftieth, 1956
BOX 72 Scrapbook, 1906
(2 folders)
BOX 72 Smoot, Maggie Wilson, 1952-1956
BOX 72 Teaching application and related material for the District of Columbia, 1907
BOX 73 Wedding, 1910
BOX 73 Wedding anniversary, thirty-sixth, 1946
BOX 73-98 William C. McNeill, 1868-1964
The William C. McNeill series covers mainly his career as a physician and his tenure with the Howard University College of Medicine. The series is comprised of six groupings: appointment books and calendars, correspondence, financial and legal papers, Howard University College of Medicine file, speeches and writings file, and subject file. The appointment books and calendars document chiefly Williams’s professional life but also include personal engagements.

The bulk of the correspondence is from William’s wife, Mary, prior to their marriage in 1910. The letters reflect their growing relationship and include news of her family and friends, descriptions of her travels, and mentions of her activities as a teacher at the Institute for Colored Youth in Cheyney, Pennsylvania. Other family correspondents are William’s sons, Robert and William Jr. Robert’s letters highlight his service in World War II referencing his activities and application to Officer Candidate School. William Jr.’s letters discuss his work and contain news about his family while employed as an engineer in Liberia and Afghanistan from the mid-1950s through 1964. Another prolific correspondent is C. B. (Charles Burleigh) Purvis, a physician, educator, and one of the founders of the medical school at Howard University. Consisting chiefly of Purvis’s incoming letters, the correspondence relates mainly to matters about the College of Medicine.

The largest group of files in the William C. McNeill series cover his affiliation with the Howard University College of Medicine. These files relate mainly to his duties as secretary-treasurer from 1908 to 1921. His fundraising efforts assisted the college in raising the capital necessary for it to meet the standards required by the Association of American Medical Colleges. As part of his responsibilities with the university, William attended many board and faculty meetings where he often took notes or was sent minutes of meetings that are featured in the College of Medicine files. The speeches and writings file also focuses for the most part on the medical school. The majority of these files consist of book drafts and research material relating to William’s efforts to write a history of the College of Medicine. The drafts also include biographical material about William’s early life and the circumstances that led to him becoming a physician.

A number of the subject files relate to William’s medical practice. These files include correspondence, reports, and notes about patients, a prescription record, memorabilia, and printed matter and ephemera. Other subject files document William’s association with the Chi Delta Mu fraternity and the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity. He served as faculty sponsor for Chi Delta Mu (medical, dental and pharmaceutical fraternity) and was a member of its local graduate chapter. William was also a founding member and leader of Epsilon Boule of the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity, a fraternity established for professionals.

Material types include correspondence, appointment books and calendars, medical files, minutes of meetings, lectures, an article, book drafts and research material, notebooks and notes, newsletters, reports, memorabilia, programs, estate papers, purchase orders, bank books, check registers, receipts, lists, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers.
Arranged alphabetically in six groups: appointment books and calendars, correspondence, financial and legal papers, Howard University College of Medicine file, speeches and writings file, and subject file.
BOX 73 Appointment books and calendars, 1909-1911, 1918-1934
(4 folders)
BOX 74 Appointment books and calendars, 1936-1947
(6 folders)
BOX 75 Appointment books and calendars, 1948-1953
(4 folders)
BOX 76 Appointment books and calendars, 1954-1955
(2 folders)
BOX 76 Correspondence
BOX 76 Family
BOX 76 Hines, Elizabeth Ann McNeill (sister), 1960-1964, undated
BOX 76 McNeill, Mary A. (wife), 1906
(6 folders)
BOX 76 McNeill, Mary A. (wife), 1907, Jan.-Feb.
(3 folders)
BOX 77 McNeill, Mary A. (wife), 1907, Mar.-July
(14 folders)
BOX 78 McNeill, Mary A. (wife), 1907, Aug.-Dec.
(9 folders)
BOX 78 McNeill, Mary A. (wife), 1908
(8 folders)
BOX 79 McNeill, Mary A. (wife), 1909-1910
(12 folders)
BOX 79 McNeill, Mary A. (wife), 1911, Jan.-Sept.
(4 folders)
BOX 80 McNeill, Mary A. (wife), 1911, Oct.-Nov.
(4 folders)
BOX 80 McNeill, Mary A. (wife), 1912-1914, 1922, 1939-1946
(12 folders)
BOX 81 McNeill, Mary A. (wife), undated
(2 folders)
BOX 81 McNeill, Robert H. (son), 1937, 1943-1945, 1952-1953, undated
(6 folders)
BOX 81 McNeill, William C., Jr. (son), and family, 1925, 1939, 1946-1964, undated
(5 folders)
BOX 81 Nurse, Beulah Gertrude McNeill (sister), and Charles Nurse (brother-in-law), 1944, 1952, 1960-1964, undated
(3 folders)
BOX 81 Other relatives, 1908-1911, 1930-1937, 1946-1952, 1960-1964, undated
(4 folders)
BOX 82 Walker, Katherine McNeill (daughter), and family, 1941-1946, 1956-1964, undated
(3 folders)
BOX 82 General, 1897-1915, 1921-1923, 1929-1964, undated
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