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Dr. John McNeill Stewart Medical Log

Identifier: MS 0452
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

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.


  • 1836-1837


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.

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.


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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.

Acquisition Information

The collection was a gift of Harris Masterson III.

General Note

Portions of this collection are available online at:
Guide to the Dr. John McNeill Stewart Medical Log, 1836-1837
Tyler Kruse
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA