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Guide to the James McCampbell Lyle Papers ; Lyle (James McCampbel) Papers

James Mccampbell Lyle Papers 1883-1949

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Guide to the James McCampbell Lyle Papers 1883-1949

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: James Mccampbell Lyle Papers 1883-1949
Creator: James Mccampbell Lyle
Dates: 1883-1949
Quantity: 3 l.f.
Abstract:Correspondence and financial material relating to his medical practice and drug store in Peck, Idaho, and his farm and orchard near Lewiston, Idaho. Also correspondence regarding real estate sales in Peck from townsite promoter D.S. Waskey.
Identification: MG 24
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
850 Rayburn St.
P.O. Box 442351
Moscow, ID 83844-2351
(208) 885-7951
http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections

Arrangement and Description

Items in the correspondence series are in chronological order; financial material is arranged first by year, then alphabetically within the year.

Scope and Content

The papers of James Lyle span the years 1883 to 1949, with the bulk of the material dated between 1901 and 1940. The correspondence is all incoming. From 1902-1918 it is from D.S. Waskey of the Deming Investment Company, Oswego, Kansas. Waskey was one of the original Peck Townsite promoters, but after moving to Kansas from Colfax, Washington, he wished to divest himself of his Peck property and paid Lyle a commission to sell the lots for him. Many of the letters contain comments on early Peck residents. After 1920, when Lyle moved to Lewiston, a majority of the letters are from his Peck patients who wrote him about their medical problems and sought his advice.

The bills and receipts include such things as poll, property, and road tax receipts, fish and game licenses, dog licenses, utility bills, rent receipts, medical supply invoices, and insurance receipts.

The practitioner's visiting lists and call lists are a chronological records of visits, including the patient's name, date of the visit and the charge. Each book also contains a section for recording births and deaths. The patient account books list all charges for an individual patient during the period covered by the book. There are also some records for the Lyle Drug Store in Peck, and several account books for the farm and orchard property.

Included in the last series are the articles of incorporation and the by-laws for the Peck Publishing Company, James Lyle's early report cards from Franklin High School, and an early essay on Charles Dickens.


James McCampbell Lyle was born in Franklin, North Carolina, September 16, 1876, the son of J.M. and Nannie Lyle. He was educated in the public schools of Franklin. At the age of 16 he lost his father and spent several years farming to help support his mother. He then entered the medical department at the University of Nashville, in Tennessee and in 1901 was a member of the 50th graduating class of that institution.

After graduation he moved to Peck, Nez Perce County, Idaho, to begin his medical career. From 1913 to 1919 he also operated the drug store in Peck. In 1920 he moved to Lewiston, and in 1923 was appointed health officer for Nez Perce County.

In addition to his medical practice he retained his early interest in farming and was the owner of several tracts of farm and orchard land in the Lewiston Orchards. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

On April 29, 1903, he married Elizabeth Rogers; they had three children, James M., Jr., Donald R., and Elizabeth L.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Business, Industry, and Labor
Idaho

Lyle, James McCampbell, 1876-1958--Archives.
Waskey, D. S.

Drugstores -- Idaho -- Peck
Farmers -- Idaho -- Lewiston
Physicians -- Idaho -- Peck
Real estate business -- Idaho -- Peck

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of Dr. James M. Lyle of Peck, and later Lewiston, Idaho, were donated ,to the University of Idaho Library by his son, James M. Lyle, Jr., in 1959.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Correspondence 1902-1937
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1/1-171/1-17D.S. Waskey Correspondence 1902-1918 309 items
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1/18-281/18-28General Correspondence 1918-1937 259 items
Series II. Financial Material 1901-1949
A. Medical Practice 1901-1949
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1/29-601/29-60Bills and receipts 1903-1934 2486 items
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2/61-662/61-66Bills and receipts 1935-1940 775 items
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2/67-732/67-73Practitioner's Visiting List and Call List 1902-1923 7 items
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2/74-922/74-92Patient Account Books 1901-1949 19 items
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3/93-943/93-94Personal and Office Expenses 1922-1929 2 items
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3/95-1023/95-102Receipt Books 1932-1943 8 items
B. Drug Store 1913-1919
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3/1033/103Inventory of stock bought from Central Drug Co. 1913 1 item
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3/104-1053/104-105Cash Record 1916-1919 2 items
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3/1063/106Inventory of Drug Store Stock 1918-1919 1 item
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3/1073/107Record of drugs dispensed under the federal anti-narcotic law 1915-1919 1 item
C. Farm Accounts 1917-1946
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3/1083/108Farm Accounts 1917-1934 1 item
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3/1093/109Record of farm products shipped 1917-1946 1 item
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3/1103/110Orchard Expenses 1930-1935 1 item
Series III. Other Papers 1883-1924
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3/1113/111Peck Publishing Company Articles of Incorporation and By-laws 1911 1 item
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3/1123/112Nannie Lyle's "Account of wool carded" and other accounts 1883-1896 1 item
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3/1133/113James M. Lyle's report cards and school statements, Franklin, N.C. 1890-1894 17 items
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3/1143/114Deed, stock certificate, and J.M. Lyle estate distribution undated 3 items
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3/1153/115Newspaper clippings 1901-1924 5 items

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