The bulk of this collection concerns John Preston Arthur's book, Western North Carolina: A History (From 1730 to 1913), originally published in 1914 by the Edwards & Broughton Printing Company (Raleigh, NC) in cooperation with Edward Buncombe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Asheville, NC. Arthur worked in conjunction with Mrs. Theodore S. Morrison, who was connected with the DAR, to prepare his history. Arthur's papers subsequently came into the possession of Mrs. Morrison, and the material was later located in the proposed museum of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The collection contains correspondence relating to the publication of the book, advance orders, various booklets and speeches by Arthur, and photographs used in the final publication.
1899 - 1935
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