October 29, 2022

George Heman Walker [RG1700.AM]


RG1700.AM:  George Heman Walker, 1881-1960

Papers:  1908-1949

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Physician and surgeon

Size:  1.25 cu.ft.; 3 boxes


George Heman Walker was born at Weeping Water, Nebraska, on June 25, 1881.  He attended school in Norfolk, and attended Nebraska University where he gained his medical degree in 1908.  Walker served as a captain with the American Expeditionary Force in the 49th Base Hospital during World War I.  He was a member of the Nebraska State Medical Association and the Lancaster County Medical Association for 50 years.  George Heman Walker died on June 2, 1960.


This collection consists of three boxes of papers relating to the life and career of Dr. George H. Walker.  The bulk of the collection relates to the Walker’s service in the A. E. F. during World War I, with specific reference to the 49th Base Hospital.  Also included in the collection are daily appointment and account books, some correspondence, certificates and licenses, receipts, orders, and a record book for the Alumni Association of the Lincoln Sanitarium Training School for Nurses.  The materials in the collection date from 1908 to 1949.

Note:  See the photo component [RG1700.PH] for related images.


Box 1 – Daily appointment and account books, 1910-1946 (17 volumes)

Box 2


    1. Letter press book, 1916 (dates and entries mostly illegible)

    1. Correspondence, 1918-1949

    1. Record book for the Alumni Association of the Lincoln Sanitarium Training School for Nurses, 1916-1929

    1. Certificates and licenses, 1908-1947 [see also oversize]

    1. Zoology notebook, University of Nebraska

    1. Miscellaneous orders, receipts, etc., 1917-1924

Box 3


    1. A Complete Handbook for the Sanitary Troops of the U.S. Army and Navy and National Guard and Naval Militia by Charles Field Mason, 1917

    1. Drill Regulations and Service Manual for Sanitary Troops. United States Army, 1914

    1. Manual for the Medical Department. United States Army, 1916

    1. Newspaper clippings – 49th Base Hospital, 1918-1919

    1. Newspaper clippings – general, 1918-1945


Subject headings:

Alumni Association of the Lincoln Sanitarium Training School for Nurses

Physicians — Nebraska

United States — Army — Sanitary affairs

Walker, George Heman, 1881-1960

World War, 1914-1918


WFS/HEK/js           06-28-1965

Revised TMM        07-30-2019


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