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Samuel H. Laughlin Diary and Letter

 Collection — Box: A (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-0015

Scope and Contents

This is a photocopy of "A Diary of Public events, and Notices of my Life and family - and, Of my private transactions, including Studies, Travels, Readings, Correspondence, business, Anecdotes, Miscellaneous memoranda of men, Literature & c. From Jaunary 1st. 1845 to ____ and Sketch of my Life from Infancy" by Samuel Hervey Laughlin. Appended is genealogical material on the Argo family. In addition, there is one letter dated April 20, 1844 from Laughlin to Major W. J. Whitthorne of Shelbyville, Tennessee which discusses Tennessee politics, the Native American Party, and nativism in American politics.


  • Creation: 1844-1845


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


0.04 linear feet

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Custodial History

The papers of Samuel H. Laughlin were copied at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Restoration and Reproduction Division, and given to the Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University.

Method of Acquisition

The diary was transferred to the Archives of Appalachia on December 8, 1978 from the Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University.

Existence and Location of Originals

The diary copy is from the microfilm copy (Mf. 40) held by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The Whitthorne letter is held by the University of Tennessee Special Collections, MS. 1205.

Processing Information

Processing of the collection was completed by archives staff.

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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