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Judge Samuel C. Williams Notes and Typescript

 Collection — Box: A (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-0013

Scope and Contents

The Judge Samuel C. Williams Notes and Typescript consist primarily photocopies of Williams' manuscript notes of early issues of Benjamin Lundy's The Genius of Universal Emancipation (referred to by Williams as The Genesis of Universal Emancipation) and Embree's History of the Emancipation Society of Tennessee, as well as the typescript of the same. The collection also includes a letter from Williams concerning his notes and two letters to William Flinn Rogers concerning the publication history of The Geius of Universal Emancipation. The letters are also copied in the typescript. His intent was to write a paper on the abolition movement in Tennessee, but instead passed his notes to colleges in East Tennessee in hopes that someone else would make use of them.


  • 1946


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.


0.04 linear feet

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Method of Acquisition

These materials were given to Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State College in September 1946 by Judge Williams and transferred to the Archives of Appalachia December 4, 1978.

Existence and Location of Originals

The foreword to the typescript indicates that the original transcript went to the East Tennessee State College library. However, the location of the original notes is unknown.

Processing Information

David H. Goodin completed processing and the collection was opened for research July 5, 1979.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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Johnson City TN 37614 USA