Creator

Date Original

1863-1932

Description

This collection consists of the papers of David Crockett Walt, including his speeches, printed material, patient and account ledgers, and receipts. Also included is the personal correspondence of Caralie Bridgers Walt and Hatty Woodruff Bell Walt.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Crockett Walt was born on December 20, 1863, in Shelby County, Tennessee. He moved to Wabbaseka, Arkansas, in 1884, after graduating from Memphis Hospital Medical College. In 1885, he married Caralie Bridgers, and in 1908, they moved to Little Rock. Coralie died in 1916 and David married Hatty Woodruff Bell in 1928. Hattie died in 1924. No children were born to either marriage. David helped establish the College of Physicians and Surgeons Hospital in Little Rock. The hospital was eventually absorbed into the University of Arkansas Medical Department. David was particularly interested in the treatment of cancer and worked to end morphine addiction in cancer patients. He believed restoring patients to an active and more normal lifestyle was much more beneficial than heavy drug use. He died of cancer on July 22, 1932.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000384

Resource Type

Text

Collection

David Crockett Walt papers, MS.000384

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

David Crockett Walt papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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