The Autobiography, or Memoirs of Dr. A. Jobe consists of an original bound volume, a poem and a letter found inside the volume, photocopies of two documents about Dr. Abraham Jobe and his autobiography, and a photocopy of a typed transcript of the autobiography.
Dr. Jobe wrote his memoirs between 1849 and 1904 to document his youth in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama; his medical and surgical practice in northwestern North Carolina and northeast Tennessee; and his Civil War experiences. The autobiography also describes his service as a special agent of the United States Post Office Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, his business activities in Tennessee and North Carolina, and his family life. The autobiography covers the period 1817 to 1904.
Mildred Kozsuch donated the typescript on November 8, 1994, accession number 1995-006. Mrs. Kozsuch obtained the typescript from the Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville, Tennessee. The typescript copy was prepared by Christine Burleson and Mary Hardin McCown of Johnson City, Tennessee in 1948. Kathryn Hunter Hall donated the original bound volume on October 30, 2009, accession number 2009-089.
Hsiung, David C. A Mountaineer in Motion: The Memoir of Dr. Abraham Jobe 1817-1906. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2009.
Ed Speer processed the typescript in February 1997. Jen Bingham reprocessed the collection to incorporate the addition of the original volume in September 2014.