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RG1022.AM:  Gant Family

Papers:  1868-1895, 1911-1912, 1968

Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska:  Physician, etc.

Size:  One folder


The collection contains loose pages from an account book relating to the medical practice of Spencer Louis Gant, physician in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The account pages date from 1868-1895 and include patients’ names, procedures done, and costs. Most of the information is very general in nature such as, “visit and medicine….$3.00,” although a few more specific procedures, such as “tooth extraction,” are listed. A few of the pages show that Dr. Gant accepted livestock, hay, etc. as payment.

Several pieces of correspondence written to Gant’s daughter, Eugenia Kate Houser (Mrs. William Houser), Nebraska City, by her daughter Fannie Douglas of Portland, Oregon, are also included in the collection. The correspondence dates from 1911-1912 and mainly discusses Douglas’ daily life, family and friends. Also included are biographical information about Spencer Louis Gant and his son, Thomas Gant, as well as a promotional bookmark for, “Antikamnia tablets,” produced by The Antikamnia Chemical Company of St. Louis, Missouri.

Note:  The biographical information in the collection consists of photocopies from Raymond E. Dale’s, Otoe County Pioneers: A Biographical Dictionary, vol. 4, Lincoln, Neb., 1963. The complete publication is available in the Library.


Subject headings:

Domestic life and customs

Douglas Family (Portland, Oregon)

Douglas, Frances “Fannie” (Houser), 1877-1954

Gant Family

Gant, Spencer Louis, 1817-1897

Gant, Thomas, 1857-1909

Houser, Eugenia Kathleen (Gant), 1850-1936

Medical care

Nebraska City (Nebraska) — History

Otoe County (Nebraska) — History

Physicians — Nebraska — Nebraska City

Portland (Oregon) — History


Revised TMM         05-07-2008