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Smith County [Tennessee] History Typescript

 Collection — Folder: 1-4 in Box C
Identifier: AppMs-132
The collection consists of an annotated photocopy of a typescript of Smith County History: Some Account of the People of Smith from the First Organization of the County (71 pages), written by John Wesley Bowen and published serially in the Carthage [Tennessee] Courier; an undated biographical sketch of John Wesley Bowen; a photocopy of an undated newspaper clipping about Dixon's Creek Baptist Church in Smith County, Tennessee; and a photocopy of a typescript of "Thanksgiving Discourse at Gordonsville" by John Wesley Bowen (4 pages).


  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.


0.10 linear feet

0.10 linear feet

Method of Acquisition

The Smith County [Tennessee] History Manuscript (photocopy) was donated to the Archives of Appalachia in June 1982 by Hal Smith, former Head Librarian of the Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University. The typescript seems to have been given to Smith by Elizabeth Bowen Ingram, great granddaughter of John Wesley Bowen. The annotations are attributed to Mrs. Ingram.

Existence and Location of Originals

Location of originals unknown. The typescripts are stamped "Tennessee State Library" but were not listed as available at the Tennessee State Library in August 2014.

Processing Information

Ed Speer completed processing and the manuscript was opened for research in October, 1987.
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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