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William T. Bogie Manuscript Medical Account Book

Identifier: 2019-002

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1. Bogie, Dr. William T[homas]: MANUSCRIPT MEDICAL ACCOUNT BOOK OF DR. WILLIAM T. BOGIE OF ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA, IN THE INDIAN TERRITORY, WITH ENTRIES DATED 1891-1896 LISTING HIS PATIENTS' NAMES, CHARGES AND PAYMENTS. [Ardmore, OK: 1891-1896]. Folio, 8" x 13". About 500pp. Half leather with tooled brushed leather boards [stained, well worn, spine missing, boards nearly detached]. Pre-printed ledger pages in blue and red inks, completed in manuscript, majority of entries in ink. Text pages have some light toning and scattered foxing and spotting, else quite nice. Textblock shaken. First leaf with Dr. Bogie's ownership signature is loose but present [some edgewear and large chips to blank margins]. The first 28pp contain an index [a few index leaves are missing]. Good+. [offered with] Certificate issued to Dr. Bogie allowing him to practice medicine in Ardmore: "EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT/ CHICKASAW NATION, TISHOMINGO CITY I. T. JANUARY 1ST, 1893. A PERMIT AS PHYSICIAN IS GRANTED TO W.T. BOGIE, AT ARDMORE, INDIAN TERRITORY, COUNTY OF PICKENS, CHICKASAW NATION, FOR THE PERMIT YEAR, ENDING DEC. 31, 1893. ... IN TESTIMONY HEREOF I HAVE HEREUNTO SET MY HAND AND CAUSED THE GREAT SEAL OF THE CHICKASAW NATION TO BE AFFIXED AT TISHOMINGO, THE CAPITOL OF SAID NATION, THIS THE 1ST DAY OF JAN. A.D. 1893. JONAS WOLFE. GOVERNOR OF THE CHICKASAW NATION. Printed document completed in ink manuscript. 7" x 8-1/2". Blindstamp seal of the Chickasaw Nation. Signed in type. Tanned, minimal foxing, light edgewear. Overall, Good+ [offered with] Small broadside receipt, 3-3/4" x 8-1/2". Preprinted receipt with columns in red and blue inks, completed in ink manuscript: ALL BILLS PAYABLE THE FIRST OF EACH MONTH./ STATEMENT/ ARDMORE, I.T. [Dec. 24] 1895, MR. [Annie]/ TO W.T. BOGIE, DR. OFFICE MAIN STREET, ALEXANDER & AKINS' DRUG STORE. [To Bal. $5.50]. Lightly toned, old folds, light wear. Very Good. [offered with] Photograph, 5-1/2" x 3 7/8", pasted onto original 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" mount. Black and white print. Presumed to be a portrait photograph of Dr. Bogie, but without caption or date to confirm. Very Good. The ledger contains patients' names, with the head of household at the top of each page and the household member[s] treated listed beneath. The columns list dates attended, amounts charged, payments made. Charges range from about fifty cents to several dollars per visit. The names in the ledger are those of early settlers of the town, such as: Capt. W.T. Johnson, Lee L. Gault, Rev. J.B. Smith, Calvin Luther Hurbert, Judge Boyd, James O. Bryson, Mrs. Chicken [sic], Mrs. R.P. Robertson [at mines], Prof. Green [near Dearwood], P.J. Downs [R.R.]. Page 490 shows examinations performed by Dr. Bogie for Baker Bros. Mutual Life Insurance Company. Several patients are designated with "col", likely meaning "colored;" one has "coon" after her name but it is not clear if this is referring to the color of her skin or nationality. It is not clear whether the "col." designation referred only to black patients or to Indian patients as well. Examples are: H. Stephens [col] at p.156; J.M. Younger [col]; and Tom Bledsoe [col], Fannie Graves [coon] at p.258; Moss [col] at oil mills; H. Heck [col.], etc. Census records for the Territory show many Chickasaw Indians with the surname Bledsoe. Dr. William Thomas Bogie [1855-1915], born in Kentucky, graduated from Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1878. He moved to Texas before settling in Ardmore, Indian Territory [later to become the State of Oklahoma], where he joined the Chickasaw Medical Association and set up practice. He was a member of the Twenty-first Recording District Medical Society and served a time as its vice-president. His advertisements in the Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite during the 1890s list him as a physician and surgeon with an office at Alexander's Drug Store in Ardmore. He became famous as the doctor who removed the fatal 38-56 Winchester bullet from the body of notorious outlaw Bill Dalton, at the request of Marshal Lindsey, after Dalton was gunned down by a posse in Ardmore on June 8, 1894. [McCullough, Harrell: SELDEN LINDSEY: U.S. DEPUTY MARSHAL, Paragon Publishing: 1990, p.123.] Ardmore, Indian Territory, began with a plowed ditch for a Main Street in the summer of 1887 in Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation. It owes its existence to the construction of the Santa Fe Railroad through the area. It grew, as did other frontier towns, over the years into a trading outpost for the region. A large fire in 1895 destroyed much of the young town, and forced residents to rebuild. In the early 1900s, Ardmore became known for its abundance of cotton fields and eventually as the world largest inland cotton port. [Maxine Bamburg, "Ardmore," The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture,; and,].

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Purchased from David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books, LLC.

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  • 1891 - 1896



0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)