Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Kelton, P. L.
- Kelton, Sue
- P.L. and Sue Kelton Hathcock Papers
- Inclusive Dates
- Bulk Dates
- MC 630
- 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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The P. L. and Sue Kelton Hathcock Papers were donated to Special Collections by Carolyn Hathcock Parsons in January, 1987.
Processed by Fon Louise Gordon; completed in July 1988.
Preferred Form of Citation
P.L. and Sue Kelton Hathcock Papers (MC 630), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
Dr. P. L. Hathcock, the son of Dr. Alfred M. and Mary Allen Hathcock, was born December 31, 1878 in Independence County. Dr. Hathcock was educated in the public schools of Independence County and graduated from the high school at Sulphur Rock. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; and in 1901 he received his medical degree from Vanderbilt Medical School at Nashville, Tennessee. In April, 1901, Dr. Hathcock began his practice at Lincoln, Washington County. On November 10, 1902, Dr. Hathcock and Sue R.Kelton were married at Fayetteville. Dr. and Mrs. Hatchcock were the parents of three children, Preston Loyce, Alfred H. and Martha Delle.
Carolyn Hathcock Parsons is the daughter of the Hathcock's older son, Dr. Preston Loyce Hathcock.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists primarily of the letters of Dr. P. L, Hathcock and his fiancee, Sue R, Kelton, from February, 1901 until their marriage on November 10, 1902. There are also letters from brief periods of absences during 1906, 1907, and 1931. Other correspondents include Dr. Hathcock1s mother and sister, Mrs. Alfred M. Hathcock and Rosa Hathcock; Mrs. Sue Kelton Hathcock's parents, John H. and Mary Hust Kelton; and other relatives and close friends. The collection also contains two handwritten manuscripts by Dr. Hathcock; and Dr. Hathcock's Washington County property tax and poll tax receipts for 1906 and 1907.
Arrangement of the Papers
The collection is arranged in three series:
- Series 1. Personal Correspondence Files
- Series 2. Manuscript Files
- Series 3. Miscellaneous Files
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
series 1: Personal Correspondence Files,
|series I||Box 1||Folder 1||
Correspondence, January 14, May 29, 1897; November 28, 1899
|series I||Box 1||Folder 2||
Correspondence, February 25, June 28, 1901
|series I||Box 1||Folder 3||
Correspondence, November 15-30, 1901
|series I||Box 1||Folder 4||
Correspondence, December 9-30, 1901
|series I||Box 1||Folder 5||
Correspondence, January 4-31, 1902
|series I||Box 1||Folder 6||
Correspondence, February 4-21, 1902
|series I||Box 1||Folder 7||
Correspondence, March 3-28, 1902
|series I||Box 1||Folder 8||
Correspondence, April 2-26, 1902
|series I||Box 1||Folder 9||
Correspondence, May 2-29, 1902
|series I||Box 1||Folder 10||
Correspondence, June 3-30, 1902
|series I||Box 2||Folder 1||
Correspondence, July 5-30, 1902
|series I||Box 2||Folder 2||
Correspondence, August 2-28, 1902
|series I||Box 2||Folder 3||
Correspondence, September 1-24, 1902
|series I||Box 2||Folder 4||
Correspondence, October 14-31, 1902
|series I||Box 2||Folder 5||
Correspondence, April 21, 24, May 1, November 14, 16, 1906
|series I||Box 2||Folder 6||
Correspondence, August 3, 5-6, 8, 13, 1907; February 20, 1931
series 2: Manuscript Files,
This series contains two handwritten manuscripts by Dr. P. L. Hathcock.
|series II||Box 2||Folder 7||
|series II||Box 2||Folder 8||
Untitled manuscript, n.d.
series 3: Miscellaneous Files,
This series contains Washington County property and poll receipts; a letter from the Independent order of Odd Fellows; a form letter from the Arkansas Medical Society; and an issue of a pediatric journal.
|series III||Box 2||Folder 9||
Washington County property and poll tax receipts, 1905, 1906
|series III||Box 2||Folder 10||
Letter, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, January 11, 1907; letter, Arkansas Medical Society, October 14, 1944; Archives of Pediatrics 61 (October 1944), 1907-1944
END OF COLLECTION