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 All historical documents in this collection have been digitized and can be viewed and accessed John P. McGovern, MD Collection of Texas Historical Medical Documents.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and surgeons during the pre-Republic era to the beginning of the 20th century, making it the oldest collection of historical documents in the McGovern Historical Center.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 1845

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Ledger Of Medical Services, Prescriptions Provided, M G. Durham

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Treasury Warrant, Anson Jones (1798-1858)

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Probate Claim, John P. Key

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Receipt for Purchase of Cedar Lumber, Nicholas Descomps Labadie (1802-1867)

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Land Grant, John P. McGovern

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Republic Of Texas General Land Offices Official Seal, Simpson Scott

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Republic Of Texas State Department Payable Note For Advancements Made On Postage, Ashbel Smith

Submissions from 1844

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Revised Receipt of Land Partition, Joseph Henry Barnard (1804-1861)

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Treasury Warrant, Joseph Henry Barnard

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Probate Claim, James Dickson

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Account of Paid Medical Services Rendered, J. R. Gardiner

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Receipt For Unpaid Medical Services Rendered, R Watson

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Receipt For Medical Services Rendered, John R. Weir

Submissions from 1843

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Probate Claim, W L. Adkins

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Order Granting Partition Of Estate Property, Joseph Henry Barnard

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Receipt for Medical Services, Medications, John D. Grosebeck (1816-1856)

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Ledger of Medical Services, Medications Rendered, Samuel Garner Haynie (1806-1877)

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Treasury Warrant, George Washington Hill (1814-1860)

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Document Certifying Medical Services and Treatment Provided to Enslaved Persons, John T. Patterson

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Ledger of Medical Services, Treatments Rendered, Robert Peebles (1798-1852)

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Treasury Warrant, Robert Peebles (1798-1852)

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Ledger of Medical Services, Provisions Provided, William A. Sharp

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Correspondence, Henry Terrell

Submissions from 1842

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Receipt for Medical Consultation, J. H. Desmond

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Itemized Bill for Medical Services, Medications Provided, J. E. Elgin