The Roscoe W. Smith Memoirs consist of two typed manuscript reminiscences of Smith. One manuscript was written by John Bryans. Bryans had a summer home on Phillips Knob Road (formerly Fire Tower Road) near Burnsville, N. C., where he came to know Smith, who was a neighbor. The other manuscript was written by Robert W. Ritzmann (whose wife was Bryans’ cousin), who based his account on visits he made to Bryans’ summer home. Ritzmann later presented his account of Smith as part of his storytelling presentation at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.