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Willis B. Stewart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2452

Scope and Contents

This collection contains handwritten speeches and other writings by Dr. Willis B. Stewart ranging from 1899 to 1927 and undated. Topics include good health practices, specific diseases, sociology, eugenics, ethics and citizenship. Titles include "Grip," "Prescriptions," "Some Socialogical Observations," "A Study of Secondary Sex Characteristics," Miscegenation, or Race Decadence," "Law and Crime," and "The Minister and the Sick." The collection also has a clipping of "Dr. D. W. Weaver Leads the Homeopathists," a May 26, 1909 article printed in the Indianapolis News, and pages 15-16 from the April 1908 edition of The Doctor's Factotum.


  • 1899-1927, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Willis Benton Stewart was born November 1, 1855 in Wabash County, Indiana to Robert and Elizabeth (Graves) Stewart. He attended Indiana Medical College for two years then later attended the Hahnemann Medical College, a homeopathic medical school in Chicago, and received his medical degree in 1888. Stewart married Lutie Dennett Meek in December 1887 and they had three daughters. He practiced medicine in Peru, Indiana for several years before moving to Indianapolis in 1893. He was a member of the Indiana Institute of Homeopathy and the American Institute of Homeopathy and was a frequent contributor to medical journals. Stewart died at the age of 84 on January 7, 1940.

Sources: "Willis Benton Stewart." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed November 28, 2022. "Willis Benton Stewart." Indiana, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993. Accessed November 28, 2022.

"Dr. Stewart Dies in Home at 84." Indianapolis Star (IN), January 8, 1940.

King, William Harvey. History of Homoeopathy and Its Institutions in America, Vol. 3. New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1905.


0.06 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from estate of W. B. Stewart on 1948/08.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2022/11/28 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.