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Samuel McDowell Tate Letters

Identifier: SM 99-1
Twenty-two (22) pieces of correspondence to S.M. Tate, predominantly concerning railroads and railroad affairs or Tate's capacity as an official with the Western North Carolina Railroad. Included are seven (7) letters by James Wilson, chief engineer of the railroad. The range of dates covers 1868-1896, although the majority are dated during the 1870s. Included are letterhead stationery from: Eagle Hotel; Hot & Warm Springs Hotel (with illustration); War Springs Manufacturing Colony (with illustration); North Carolina Citizen (newspaper); Sheriff of Swain County and of Mitchell of County.


  • 1868 - 1896


Condition Description

Fair to good

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