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Albert Dunlap Ledger and Journal

Identifier: MS D92

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Scope and Content Note

Financial records and medical notes of Fort Smith, Arkansas physician and surgeon, pertaining to his war-time service as Confederate States Army surgeon and to his post-war practice.

One volume contains weekly "Accounts Current" and monthly financial statements compiled by Dunlap in his capacity as Surgeon-in Charge of the Confederate Army's general hospitals at Monticello, Arkansas, July 23, 1864 to October 7, 1864, and at Washington, Arkansas, October 15, 1864 to May 22, 1865. Also included are a few undated notes on medical diagnoses and treatments, and a few undated bibliographical notes and maps made by his daughter, Maud. One map is dated 1865.

The second volume is mostly an accounts receivable ledger for Dunlap's practice in Fort Smith, January 3, 1867 through 1868. A few entries dated January to May, 1861 pertain to his military service, and on six pages are daily journal entries, dated 1869 or 1870, of receipts and disbursements on account of Dunlap or his father-in-law, Dr. Nicholas Spring, with whom he practiced in partnership.


  • 1861
  • 1864-1865
  • 1867-1870


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

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Use Information

"No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)."

Biographical Note

Albert Dunlap, born in Alabama December 8, 1828, moved to Arkansas with his parents and grew up in Washington COunty. Educated at Ozark Institute, he graduated in 1851 from the medical department of Transylvania University at Lexington, Kentucky. In 1852 he settled in Fort Smith and there established a medical practice. Following service in the Confederate States Army, 1861-1865, he returned to private practice in Fort Smith. A member of that city's Board of Health for twenty years, he served a term as vice-president of the Arkansas State Medical Society, and for a number of years he practiced in partnership with his father-in-law, Fort Smith physician Nicholas Spring. His daughter, Maud, married G. N. Duncan in 1908. From 1908 until his death in 1918, Duncan published and edited the Winslow (Ark.) American. In 1918, Maud Dunlap Duncan became publisher and editor.


.2 Linear Feet (2 volumes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

The Albert Dunlap Ledger and Journal were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 1970 by S. C. Dellinger of Fayetteville, Arkansas and in 1972 by Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Weimann of Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States