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Wilfred Hickam account book

 Collection — Folder: S3264
Identifier: S3264

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the account book of Dr. Wilfred Hickam with entries ranging from April-November, 1904. The account book lists the patients seen on each day along with the reason for the visit and the amount each patient paid.


  • 1904


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

Wilfred Hickam, M.D., was born on December 25, 1856 in Owen County, Indiana. He began his study of medicine in the office of Dr. Schell of Spencer, Indiana, and in 1883 graduated from the Medical College of Indiana located in Indianapolis. He began practicing medicine at Newark in Greene County, Indiana for a short time and then in Freedom, Indiana for several years. While in Freedom, Hickam was elected Auditor of Owen County and at the expiration of his term of office he resumed practicing medicine in Spencer, Indiana. While in Spencer, Dr. Hickam was considered one of the leaders in his profession and he was also a member of the Owen County Medical Association for twenty years. Dr. Hickam died in Spencer on November 22, 1904 from cancer of the stomach.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2004 by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid created in 2004 by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid revised 2015/11/06 by Brittany Kropf.
Wilfred Hickam account book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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