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Thomas H. Wilson Family Letters

 Collection — Box: K (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-0853

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of fourteen letters written to Francis Marion Wilson and his wife, Jennie Ferguson. Most of the letters are from Marion's father, Thomas H. Wilson, but there are also messages from Marion's brothers, William Isaac and Jacob, from Marion's sister, Rebecca, from Elizza Grindstaff and from Daisy Ferguson. Some of these messages are written on the backs of Thomas' letters. All of the letters originated in Doeville, Johnson County, Tennessee.

Themes include family news, local gossip, politics and the economy. Thomas Wilson frequently described his failing health and entreated his son to come home for a visit. Marion and his family were living and working in the West (they are residents of Missouri on the 1900 census).


  • Creation: 1890 - 1896



14 item(s) (In one folder)

Language of Materials



Letters are arranged in date order in a single folder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The letters were donated by Mary Amtsberg in July 2016, accession number 2016-040.

Processing Information

The letters were processed by Jen Bingham, August 2016.

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Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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