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Collection Number RG1022.AM
Collection Name RG1022 Gant Family
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title Gant Family papers
Date or Date Span 1868-1968
Year Range from 1868
Year Range to 1968
Scope & Content The collection contains loose pages from an account book relating to the medical practice of Spencer Louis Gant, physician in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The account pages date from 1868-1895 and include patients' names, procedures done, and costs. Most of the information is very general in nature such as, "visit and medicine....$3.00," although a few more specific procedures, such as "tooth extraction," are listed. A few of the pages show that Dr. Gant accepted livestock, hay, etc. as payment.

Several pieces of correspondence written to Gant's daughter, Eugenia Kate Houser (Mrs. William Houser), Nebraska City, by her daughter Fannie Douglas of Portland, Oregon, are also included in the collection. The correspondence dates from 1911-1912 and mainly discusses Douglas' daily life, family and friends. Also included are biographical information about Spencer Louis Gant and his son, Thomas Gant, as well as a promotional bookmark for, "Antikamnia tablets," produced by The Antikamnia Chemical Company of St. Louis, Missouri.
Creator Gant, Spencer Louis, 1817-1897
Other Creators Douglas, Frances "Fannie" (Houser), 1877-1954
Finding Aids Gant Family finding aid.
Related units of description The biographical information in the collection consists of photocopies from Raymond E. Dale's, Otoe County Pioneers: A Biographical Dictionary, vol. 4, Lincoln, Neb., 1963. The complete publication is available in the NSHS Library.
Subjects Domestic life
Medicine
Physicians
People Douglas, Frances "Fannie" (Houser), 1877-1954
Gant, Spencer L., 1817-1897
Gant, Thomas S., 1859-1909
Houser, Eugenia Kathleen (Gant), 1850-1936
Search Terms Domestic life and customs
Douglas Family (Portland, Ore.)
Gant Family
Medical care
Nebraska City (Neb.) -- History
Otoe County (Neb.) -- History
Physicians -- Nebraska -- Nebraska City
Portland (Ore.) -- History