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Brabson Family Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0167

Scope and Contents

The Brabson Family Papers contain day books and ledgers belonging to Dr. A. W. Brabson; a family Bible; elementary and high school certificates belonging to Lyle E. Brabson, Jr. and his wife Sarah Ruth Anderson; property deeds; receipts and I. O. Us from D. B. Barkley's general store; and other family papers. In addition to these items, there are letters scattered throughout the collection, an undated survey map, and five freedman's books, which document purchases and labor contracts made by free African-Americans in both antebellum and postbellum periods.


  • Creation: 1829 - 1941
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1831 - 1880


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.


2.00 linear feet (Including 1 oversize photograph)

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Method of Acquisition

The Brabson Family Papers were donated to the Archives of Appalachia on July 22, 1983 by Mrs. Margaret Brabson of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Separated Materials

The following publications were cataloged for the Archives book collection:

Anthon, Charles. A System of Latin Prosody, 1841. Cornell, S.S. Cornell's Intermediate Geography, 1855. Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe. Les Aventures de Telemaque, 1834. Fleetwood, John. The Life of Our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Processing Information

Norma Myers completed processing and the papers were opened in 1983. Marie Tedesco revised the finding aid in 1995.

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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