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Neal McKee Woods photograph collection

Identifier: KORN274

Donated in 1992 by the Dr. Neal McKee Woods’ grandson, Frank M. McClain, this collection consists of fourteen cartes de visite of young men who attended medical school in Louisville, Kentucky around 1876. The photographs, produced by three different identified Louisville studios (two photographs have no studio name). The collection does not include a photo of Neal McKee Woods.


  • 1874-1876



14 photographs (14 cartes de visites of students of medicine, mostly in Louisville, Ky. )

Biographical / Historical

Neal McKee Woods was born in Yalobeesha County, Mississippi on November 15, 1852. He enrolled at the Louisville Medical College in September, 1874. The next winter he attended the Kentucky School of Medicine. Then in the fall of 1875 he enrolled at Louisville Medical College. After completing LMC's term, he went straight into the KSM session (March through June). Woods graduated in June, 1876. He married Annie Wright on June 5, 1877 and practiced medicine for several years in Yalobeesha County, Mississippi. He died August 29, 1918.

Materials Specific Details

Butler, T.E., (1852-1914) Monticello, MS. 1876 matriculated at both LMC and KSM. Polk’s Medical and Surgical Directory of the United States for 1886 lists T.E. Butler, 1876 graduate of KSM as practicing in Wesson, Mississippi. Polk's Medical … for 1890 gives his name as Theodore E. Butler, practicing in Glen Allan, Mississippi.

Caffee, S.R., (1855-1921) Tuscaloosa, AL. No evidence that S.R. Caffee graduated from any Medical School in Louisville, KY. Polk’s for 1886 lists Samuel R. Caffee, an 1881 graduate of the Missouri Medical College practicing in Coaling (Tuscaloosa County), Alabama.

Caldwell, J.P., Paris, TX. 1876 graduate KSM. No J.P. Caldwell in Polk’s as a practicing physician.

Crofford, Thos. J., (1854-1913) Harrison, Mississippi. Polk’s for 1886 lists Thomas J. Crofford, 1876 graduate of HCM, practicing in Memphis, Tennessee.

Culpepper, J.T., (1855-1935) Boston, GA. Appears in the 1876 LCM ledger. Polk’s for 1886 lists him practicing in Boston, GA, with "no report received" under graduation information.

Dunn, John B., (1844-1923) Hampton, AR. Polk’s for 1896 lists him as an 1876 graduate of KSM, practicing in Hubbard Hill, Texas.

Fry, Jas. M., (1852-1930) Knightstown, IN. 1876 graduate of KSM. Polk’s for 1890 has a Dr. James M. Fry (no report received on graduation information) practicing in Austinburgh, Ohio. Polk's for 1893 him as practicing in Elmo, Texas.

Greenleaf, Stephen (1853-1886) Bloomfield, IA. Polk’s for 1886 lists S. Greenleaf, an 1876 graduate of KSM, practicing in Van Buren, Iowa.

Hill, Randolph W. (1854-1926)., Charlotte, NC. 1876 graduate of KSM. Polk’s for 1890 and 1893 lists him as practicing in San Pedro, CA.

Miller, Samuel Moore (1851-1916) Rogersville, TN. 1875 LCM ledger lists S.M. Miller as being in his second term. Polk’s for 1890 lists S.M. Miller, 1876 graduate of KSM, practicing in New York, New York. Died in Knoxville, TN.

Monroe, Dwight (1850-1938), Tuscaloosa, AL. Polk’s for 1890 lists Dr. Monroe, 1876 graduate of LMC, as practicing in Cameron, TX.

Sawyers, John L. (1856-1914) Unionville, Iowa. 1876 matriculate of KSM. No local graduation information. J.L. Sawyers is listed in Polk’s for 1886 as an 1878 graduate of the Chicago Medical College, practicing in Unionville, Iowa.

Wilkin, William Joseph (1853-1927) Fairfield, TX. Polk’s for 1890 lists Dr. Wilkin, an 1876 graduate of KSM, practicing in Oletha, Texas.

Woods, Thomas J. (1850-1936), La Crosse, AR. 1875-76 LMC first term matriculate. Polk’s for 1886 lists Thomas J. Cross (no graduation report received) practicing in La Crosse, Arkansas.

Neal McKee Woods photograph collection
Mary K. Marlatt
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Repository Details

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