The Nathaniel Taylor Winston Collection contains personal correspondence, land deeds, diploma, bonds, summons, South Carolina State Tax Notice and memorabilia documenting the activities of Nathaniel T. Winston between 1900 and 1961. Business and personal activities of both the Winston and Taylor families between 1781 and 1967 also are included. The papers also contain a collection of historical documents, including a letter from John Sevier, correspondence from Taylor, Taylor and Pepper Attorneys at Law, legal documents pertaining to the Nathaniel M. Taylor estate settlement, and a hand-written copy of General Robert E. Lee's last order to the Army of Northern Virginia (1864).
The collection is divided into two series: Series 1, Correspondence and Memorabilia, 1781-1967 and Series 2: personal Family Effects, 1796-1903.
The Nat T. Winston Collection was originally donated to the B. Carroll Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University in 1968 by Dr. Nat T. Winston, Jr.
Method of Acquisition
The Nat T. Winston Collection was originally donated to the B. Carroll Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University in 1968 by Dr. Nat T. Winston, Jr., Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health. The papers were subsequently transferred to the Archives of Appalachia on August 25, 1983.
Alice Cunningham and Becky Tuthil completed processing, and opened for research on February 14, 1990.