Fonds MCC2 - Dr. Thomas Farmer Sprague

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Dr. Thomas Farmer Sprague

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  • Variations in title: Previously known as the Dr. T.F. Sprague Collection.

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  • 1875-1939 (Creation)
    Sprague, Dr. Thomas Farmer

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65 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Thomas Farmer Sprague was born in Brigus, Newfoundland, in 1856, the sixth son of Reverend S. W. Sprague. Thomas Farmer Sprague received a medical degree in 1880 and was a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York. He established a medical practice first in Welsford, New Brunswick, then, in 1881, in Hartland, NB, and in 1883, he relocated his practice to Woodstock, NB. In 1884, Sprague married Loella Nourse in Malden, Massachusetts . They had eight children.

Dr. T. F. Sprague was a member of the Woodstock Driving Club and owned trotting stock. He was also a member of the cricket and golf clubs in Woodstock and was a member of the United Church of Canada and of the Woodstock Masonic Lodge. Dr. Sprague retired at age 82 and died the following year, in 1939.

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This fonds consists mainly of documents pertaining to Dr. T. F. Sprague's professional career as a doctor. There are account books which include the names of his patients, the cost of their visits, amount paid, and in most cases, the purpose of the visit, i.e. dressing for hand, injury. There are notes of whether medicine was given to the patient, but the type of medicine is not named nor whether the patient was cured. Also included are T. F. Sprague's personal financial receipts, correspondence with patients related to money owed, and certificates T. F. Sprague received throughout his career as a physician.

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