Judge Samuel C. Williams Notes and Typescript
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.
- Williams, Samuel Cole, 1864-1947 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
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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.
David H. Goodin completed processing and the collection was opened for research July 5, 1979.
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