P.L. and Sue Kelton Hathcock Papers

MC 630

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Todd E. Lewis in 2018.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Kelton, P. L.
Creator
Kelton, Sue
Title
P.L. and Sue Kelton Hathcock Papers
Inclusive Dates
1897-1944
Bulk Dates
1897-1944
Identification
MC 630
Extent
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No use restrictions apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The P. L. and Sue Kelton Hathcock Papers were donated to Special Collections by Carolyn Hathcock Parsons in January, 1987.

Processing Information

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.

Biographical Note

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:

  1. Series 1. Personal Correspondence Files
  2. Series 2. Manuscript Files
  3. 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,

1897-1931

Boxes 1-2

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,

n.d.

Box 2

This series contains two handwritten manuscripts by Dr. P. L. Hathcock.

series II Box 2 Folder 7

"Physiology", n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 8

Untitled manuscript, n.d.

series 3: Miscellaneous Files,

1905-1944

Box 2

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

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