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D. Willard Bliss papers, 1835-1938.

Author/creator Bliss, Doctor Willard, 1825-1889
Format Archival & Manuscript Material
Description0.143 cubic ft. (8 items)
Supplemental Content Finding aid
Scope and content Materials, which are photocopies, concerning President Garfield's medical care include a letter from Bliss's wife detailing the doctor's treatment of the President's wounds; scrapbook of newspaper clippings describing Garfield's progress, diagnoses offered by Bliss's staff, and criticisms of the physicians' handling of the case; and a report that defends the selection of Bliss as chief physician. Other materials deal with missionary activities, including the proceedings of the 1835 Baptist general convention, which contain reports describing missionary work among the Native Americans east and west of the Mississippi, and in France, Germany, Africa, Burma, Siam, and China; Commission on Africa report calling for an end to the slave trade; reports from Asia that reflect opposition to the spread of Christianity; literature that outlines the history of missionary activity in Tengchow, China; and a pamphlet that contains an itemized list of expenses from 1938 for mission work in Japan.
Access restrictionNo access restrictions.
Cite as D. Willard Bliss Papers (#307), Special Collections Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Reproduction notePhotocopy. Greenville, N.C. : East Carolina University, 1976.
Terms of useLiterary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Acquisitions source Joyner- Loaned by Reverend E. Gordon Conklin.
Biographical noteDr. D. Willard Bliss (b. 1825), a prominent Washington, D.C., physician and surgeon, was in charge of treating President James A. Garfield after he was shot, July 2, 1881, until his death September 19, 1881.

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Joyner Manuscript Collection #307 - DOES NOT CIRCULATE ✔ Available Request Material