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1756-1838, Duplin County, North Carolina - Sullivan, Claiborne, Hancock Counties, Tennessee


Andrew Calvin Walker to Isaac Walker from Medical School

Andrew Calvin Walkeroffsite link to WorldConnect went to medical school at the Nashville Medical College of the University of Tennessee in Nashville apparently just after the death of his own father. From Nashville, he wrote his uncle, Isaac Walkeroffsite link to WorldConnect, and tells him, among other things, of his first autopsy. Isaac was his oldest living blood uncle on the Walker side and essentially the patriarch of the clan at Straight Creek. Letter courtesy Bill Walker, Issac's great grandson. Transcription by Roma A. Walker. Click any image for a larger version.

At left, apparently Andrew's graduation photo, courtesy Tim Walker; below, his matriculation ticket for the school courtesy Marjorie Rose (Walker) Hall.

No. 156

Medical Department
University of Tennessee
Nashville Medical College

Matriculation Ticket
Session 1888-89

For A.C. Walker
Duncan Eve M.D., Dean

(more on Duncan Eve and the Nashville Medical Collegeoffsite link graphic)

Nashville Tenn. Dec 21st 1888
514 Broad St.

Dear Uncle. I will write you & Billie [Isaac's son] a few lines this morning as the Boys are cutting us so badly that the Professors can't Lecture. tomorrow at 12 oclock we close out one week for Christmas and the boys are very full of fun.

Well I am well satisfied in school am getting along fine I think.

I like the Dissecting splendidly the first thing I had to do was to cut out the Hear and Lungs of a woman. I just rolled up my sleeve & went in to it

like I had done nothing else all my life but cut up people. I guess you have read some of my letters I wrote back about my afairs [sic] here & there is no need of writing this. I am staying with a man by the name of Walden, whose Great Grandfather lived on Walden Ridge till he was over 100 yr old & the ridge was named after him. I pay $14 per mo. have very good fare. all the objection I have is we get no milk only to go in our Coffee, but I make that bounce 3 times a day. I am mending up on Hotel fare. Capps [unknown] says I am fat

Capps has conclu[d]ed to go from here to Mo. where Dr. Lay is. Lay says he will give him his stand when he comes out &c.

Well as to the weather here it has been very dusty most of the time, had two little rains in the night rained none in the daytime since I came, been some cool frosty weather, ground froze a little &c.

Have had some fires in Nashville since I came burned up one woman & her hour. One stable burned & 18 head of mules, fire every few nights some where in town.

So I will turn over & ask a

How is Till [Corilda Catherine (Owen) Walker, Andrew's wife] & the Babies getting along. have they got the chimney run out yet & wood hawled [sic] & cut &c&c tell all about them when you write me. Is Billie [Issac's son] working on the R.R. yet &c. How is aunt Sallie Wolf [Isaac's sister, Sarah] getting along now. Tell Edd Muncey [uncertain as to who he was] he can get book here discounted at 20 per cent. in $40, he could save $8.

So I will close. Write soon & tell me all the Neighborhood news for I have not got one letter from there yet.

A.C. Walker
Address --- 514 Broad Street
Nashville, Tenn



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