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Miscellaneous Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0179

Scope and Contents

Included in this series are the following: correspondence, deeds, land grants, court records, diaries, broadsides, foreign currency, bills of sale for slaves, land survey maps, hymn book, newspapers, newsclippings, tax notices, and a history of the Carter County Court House. The dates span from 1770 to 1980. Some of the early historical documents are copies. A number of the documents relate to the early history of East Tennessee. Court records in the series focus on land disputes. The collection also offers biographical material related to various families who settled in East Tennessee.

Some important people mentioned in the collection are: John Overton, John Tipton, Henry Johnson, and John Sevier. Some early businesses represented in the collection are: Johnson's Depot; Rogersville Milling Company; Rogersville Review newspaper, and the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Company.


  • 1770-1980

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research, though some specific items are restricted (see box and folder list).


2.00 Boxes (including one (1) audiotape and three (3) oversize folders)

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The material in this collection is arranged by subject headings, by type of document, or proper name associated with the document into one series.

Method of Acquisition

The documents in this collection were donated by various individuals at different times. For a list of donors see the collection case file and the archives acquisitions logs for the 1980s.

Processing Information

Betti Davis completed processing, and the collection was opened in 1988.

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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