Baylis Drayton Earle Dental Account| Manuscripts Gifts 2006 | Front Page 2006 | Previous Issues | Friends of the Library |
Account ledger, 1900-1913, ledger of Baylis Drayton Earle documents the operation of his dental practice in Greenville, South Carolina, until his death in 1905. | Manuscripts Gifts 2006 | Previous Issues | Endowments | Friends of the Library |
The accounts that fill the pages of this volume would seem to indicate that Dr. Earle’s work centered more on preventative care and gold and silver fillings rather than the extraction of teeth. The list of names attached to the accounts, which includes a number of prominent Greenville families, coupled with the regularity with which debts were settled, also suggests something of the affluence of his clientele.
The volume contains additional information relating to the settlement of Earle’s estate and the personal accounts of his younger brother, Wilton Haynsworth Earle, 1910-1913.
Born in 1871, Baylis was the oldest son of Thomas Transit and Sallie Earle. He was granted his license to practice dentistry at the twenty-fourth annual meeting of the South Carolina Dental Association and was recommended for membership in the group in 1894. Shole’s Directory for the City of Greenville printed in 1896 places the location of Dr. Earle’s office at 122½ North Main Street.