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Ketron Family Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AppMs-710
The collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, ephemera, an account book and a journal, all concerning the Ketron family of Sullivan County, Tennessee. The bulk of the papers are related to Joseph Henry Ketron and his nephew Audley Bruce Ketron. These materials offer insight into the personal and political life of family members and include documents pertaining to the Kingsley Seminary, the coeducational school in Bloomingdale, Tennessee which Joseph Ketron led for 25 years. The collection also includes Joseph’s 1876 travel journal in which he details his rail journey between Springfield, Illinois and New York City.


  • 1839 - 1948


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying/scanning may be limited due to the fragile nature of the material.


0.45 linear feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Alan Bridwell donated the three bound volumes in 2005, accession 2005-087. He added the correspondence, journal and photographs in 2009, accession 20019-012.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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