The John P. McGovern Collection of Texas Historical Medical Documents have been fully processed and digitized, and a finding aid is available.

This collection, donated by Dr. John P. McGovern, includes medical ledgers, bills, apothecary receipts, legal documents, colonization contracts, a book about effects of climate and weather changes on disease and death, correspondence, legislative and government records, official government seals, Republic-era currency, and more! All historical documents in this collection have been digitized and can be viewed and accessed John P. McGovern, MD Collection of Texas Historical Medical Documents.

The records in this collection were created primarily by Texas-based physicians and surgeons during the pre-Republic era to the beginning of the 20th century, making it the oldest collection of historical documents in the McGovern Historical Center.

For additional questions about this collection, contact an archivist at 713-799-7145, 713-799-7165 or mcgovern@library.tmc.edu

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Submissions from 1897

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Sworn Oath Affirming No Exposure To Yellow Fever In The Past 20 Days, George D. Neal

Submissions from 1894

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The Climate Of Texas In Relations To The Distribution Of Diseases And The Effects Of Climate And Weather Changes In Causing Diseases And Deaths, Issac Monroe Cline

Submissions from 1893

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Yellow Fever Quarantine Proclamation, James S. Hogg

Submissions from 1878

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Correspondence, Henry Eustice McCullough

Submissions from 1875

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Notice To Clean/Sanitize Property Issued By The Office Of The Health Physician In Galveston, Tx, George W. Peete

Submissions from 1871

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Hospital Ledger, St. Mary's Infirmary

Submissions from 1870

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Receipt For Medical And Post-Mortem Services, Greenville S. Dowell

Submissions from 1866

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Receipt For Medicine Purchased, E F. Schmidt

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Certificate Of Election, Ashbel Smith

Submissions from 1864

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Confederate Voucher For Medicine, W H. Elliot

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Correspondence, William R. Smith

Submissions from 1863

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Receipt for Medical Services Rendered, J. B.O. Lancton

Submissions from 1862

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Probate Claim, Thomas C. Cook

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Probate Claim, Thomas J. Heard (1814-1899)

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Probate Claim, John J. Walter

Submissions from 1861

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Receipt For Medicine Purchased, H. C.L. Aschoff

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War Tax Receipt For Five Dollars In Confederate Treasury Notes, James Nagle

Submissions from 1860

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Receipt For The Capture Of Fugitive Enslaved Person, E S. Alexander

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Receipt for Prescriptions Purchased, J. S. Nichols

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Probate Claim, Edward Randall

Submissions from 1859

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Receipt for Medical and Obstetrical Services Rendered, V. Friendman

Submissions from 1858

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Itemized Bill And Probate Claim For Medical Services, Medications Rendered, Edward Randall

Submissions from 1856

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Receipt For Medical Services Rendered, Thomas A. Stanwood

Submissions from 1855

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Probate Claim, J. H. Hannay

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Receipt for Medicine Purchased, Nicholas Descomps Labadie (1802-1867)