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Addie W. Clarkson Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-911

Scope and Contents


Physician. Account ledgers (1908) from Clarkson’s medical practice at the Wheelock Academy in Millerton, Oklahoma, and at Valliant, Oklahoma. The collection also includes class notes (1926) by his son, A. M. Clarkson, while a student at the University of Oklahoma. Addie W. Clarkson Photograph Collection also in repository.

His ledgers, consisting of (1) a patients' account ledger, begun in 1908, and (2) an expense ledger, begun in 1952, show that, like many a humanitarian "horse and buggy" doctor, he kept a heterogeneous system of accounts and of payments in and for produce and labor, and did not press for full collections. These ledgers are a source of information of commodity and labor prices, and of medical charges.


  • Creation: 1908-1950


Restrictions on Access

On June 26, 2023, the Western History Collections began a preservation project that has made many of its collections unavailable for a period of time. This collection is among the materials temporarily unavailable. Please contact Western History Collections if you wish to be added to a contact list to be notified when this collection becomes available.

Open for public research.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Addie W. Clarkson was born in Springfield, Missouri, on September 27, 1869. He received his medical degree from Tulane, and began practice in 1892. He married Miss Mattie Womack on April 26, 1895. He moved to Valliant, Oklahoma, in 1912, from Manchester, Texas. They had three sons and two daughters. He was president of the Farmers State Guaranty Bank of Valliant, cattleman, rancher, civic leader, humanitarian, and sportsman. He was a member of the Church of Christ; the Oklahoma Medical Association (being made a life member in 1920), the Southern Medical Association, the American Medical Association; president of the McCurtain County Medical Association; Thirty-Second Degree Mason. In 1948 he was given a medal and certificate for thirty-five years’ service, through the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, to the Wheelock Academy, and Indian boarding school of Millerton, Oklahoma.


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Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Addie W. Clarkson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ledgers: Source of acquisition--Clarkson, Addie W. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1953.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States