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Dorman E. Tucker Collection

 Collection — other: Boxes 1-2
Identifier: AppMs-0735

Scope and Contents

The Dorman E. Tucker Collection consists primarily of 19th century East Tennessee legal documents (including deeds and land grant records), family history, and miscellaneous papers of ancestral families of Tucker, including the Garst and Nave families. The collection includes the only known document with Henry Johnson’s signature. Henry Johnson was the founder and namesake of Johnson City, Tenn.


  • Creation: 1826-1968 and undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Public access to the handwritten document containing Henry Johnson’s signature found in Box 2 is prohibited due to the rarity and fragile nature of the document. A photocopy of the document is available for use in Box 1, folder 4.


0.50 linear feet

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Method of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Dorman E. Tucker, of Johnson City, Tenn., on August 28, 2006.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Ned Irwin and opened for research in April 2007.

Ned Irwin
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA