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Dr. Eslie Asbury and Dr. Arthur L. Knight Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WC-8

Scope and Content

This collection consists of documents from the personal life and professional life of the Asbury and Knight families. It contains personal and professional correspondence, certificates, diplomas, photographs, manuscripts, notes, writings, newspaper articles, speeches and letters. The collection ranges from the years 1912 to 2008.

Dates

  • 1912-2008

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

Folders marked [RESTRICTED] contain confidential patient information. Access will be granted on an as needed basis.

Restrictions on Use

Folders marked [RESTRICTED] contain confidential patient information. Researchers may neither USE nor REVEAL BY NAME OR ASSOCIATION the identity of any individual whose health information is in a document of record without the express written permission from the persons named or their legal guardians or heirs.

Biography of Biography or History

Dr. Eslie Asbury was a distinguished surgeon who graduated from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine during the early 1900s. Throughout his career at the University of Cincinnati he excelled academically and athletically, being the captain of the varsity Basketball team. He later went on to receive part of his post graduate training as a fellow in Surgery at the Mayo Foundation. Aside from his work as a surgeon, Asbury was an accomplished public speaker, wrote short stories and books, and spent much of his time breeding horses on his farm. Asbury was also part of a team of specialists who volunteered to screen all incoming freshman before they began school at Berea College and was recognized for his commitment to volunteering with these students. Dr. Asbury was also a member of the Cincinnati Literary Club Association. A private club with no more than 100 members at a time. Asbury contributed many writings to the club, which included many personal accounts with people he met. His son Taylor Asbury followed closely in his father's footsteps and became a doctor, as well as a member of the Literary Club. Many of Taylor's writings talk about the life of Eslie. Dr. Arthur L. Knight was Asbury's father-in-law and contributed documents to this collection as well. Dr. Knight was a theologian who had a profound impact on Dr. Elsie Asbury's medical career.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Eslie Asbury was a distinguished surgeon who graduated from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine during the early 1900s. Throughout his career at the University of Cincinnati he excelled academically and athletically, being the captain of the varsity Basketball team. He later went on to receive part of his post graduate training as a fellow in Surgery at the Mayo Foundation. Aside from his work as a surgeon, Asbury was an accomplished public speaker, wrote short stories and books, and spent much of his time breeding horses on his farm. Asbury was also part of a team of specialists who volunteered to screen all incoming freshman before they began school at Berea College and was recognized for his commitment to volunteering with these students. Dr. Asbury was also a member of the Cincinnati Literary Club Association. A private club with no more than 100 members at a time. Asbury contributed many writings to the club, which included many personal accounts with people he met. His son Taylor Asbury followed closely in his father's footsteps and became a doctor, as well as a member of the Literary Club. Many of Taylor's writings talk about the life of Eslie. Dr. Arthur L. Knight was Asbury's father-in-law and contributed documents to this collection as well. Dr. Knight was a theologian who had a profound impact on Dr. Elsie Asbury's medical career.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet

Overview

This collection consists of documents from the personal and professional life of the Asbury and Knight families. Dr. Eslie Asbury was a prominent surgeon who graduated from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine in the early 1900s. His son, Taylor Asbury followed in his footsteps and became a doctor. Dr. Arthur L. Knight was Eslie's father-in-law and was inspiration for Eslie in his medical career.

Statement of Arrangement

Because of its small size, the collection was not arranged in series. The folders that contain personal life are arranged chronologically. The folders containing professional information are arranged alphabetically. Following these two sections are the folders that contain information from Taylor Asbury, then Arthur L. Knight.
Title
Guide to the Dr. Eslie Asbury and Dr. Arthur L. Knight Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Mary Kroeger Vuyk
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cincinnati, Health Sciences Library, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions Repository

Contact:
Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati Ohio 45267-0574
513-558-5120