Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Dr. John McNeill Stewart Medical Log, 1836-1837 MS 452

creator Stewart, John McNeill
Title: Dr. John McNeill Stewart Medical Log
Dates: 1836-1837
Abstract: This collection includes medical records of Doctor John McNeil Stewart as he practiced in Brazoria County, Texas from November 1836 to October 1837. The collection also includes a one page history of one his ancestor's journey through wars in Britain to peace in the United States.
Identification: MS 452
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Doctor John McNeill was born in North Carolina and attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia. He then moved to the Territory of Florida where he became active in politics and backed potential governors. Later Stewart moved to Brazoria County, Texas where he remained as a general practitioner for the remainder of his life. During his life he published the "Adventures of Josiah Pranglan" which seems to have represented his ancestry and to have explained his family's journey from the highlands of Scotland to North Carolina. Stewart's political opposition to Willis Alston proved fatal when Alston shot Stewart from point blank range in Brazoria. Stewart's fellow citizens demonstrated their respect and outrage concerning their neighbors' death by lynching Alston.

Scope and Contents

Medical record book from November 1836 to November 1837 of Brazoria physician John McNeill Stewart. Each of the entries includes dates, names, and treatment prescribed along with his fee.


Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Stewart medical log must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Index Terms

medical records
journals (accounts)
Stewart, John McNeill

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. John McNeill Stewart Medical Log, MS 452 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

The collection was a gift of Harris Masterson III.

General Note

Portions of this collection are available online at: https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/26925

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 Series I: Log Book and journal
Medical Log Book and single page of journal (1 bound volume) 1836-1837