Fonds consists of ledgers and account books documenting Dr. Webster's medical practice in Yarmouth, N.S. and surrounding communities. Includes account book (1897-1901); record book of admittance for the Marine Hospital at Bunkers Island (1910-1942) which contain name of vessel, where from, name of seamen admitted, disease, dates of admission and discharge; and two journals (1909), kept while Webster was health officer for Yarmouth, describing small pox occurrences and patients and actions taken.
Fonds also includes day books, ledgers and account books of his father Dr. John L.R. Webster, dating from 1858, whose practice he took over in 1887. Day books list the names of patients or head of households in Yarmouth and surrounding communities, treatments and prescriptions given, and charge for the visit. For some patients, their residence, occupation, and family information is also provided and illnesses such as diptheria, typhoid, and small pox are indicated.
Fonds also includes scrapbook of invoices for medical supplies purchased by Dr. John L.R. Webster (1870-1882); memo book entitled 'Obstetrics memorandum' (1857-1891) which contains dates and names of women who delivered (after 1880, only the father's name included), the sex of the child, infant deaths, birth abnormalities, and positions; notebook kept while at Randalls Island Infant Hospital which also contains newspaper clippings concerning medical practice and profession; newspaper clippings, pamphlets, speeches, negatives, and other items pertaining to horse breeding, shows, and sales (1900-1937); and log book entitled 'U.S.A Hospital Department' concerning patients of the U.S. Army General Hospital at Camp Frederick, Maryland (1862).