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John R. Brinkley Papers

Identifier: SM 02-06
Bound, typescript report entitled “Properties of Dr. John R. Brinkley, Sylva, North Carolina,” by Ellis Clarke Soper, Consulting Engineer, containing “Letter of Transmittal” (four pages, dated May 1, 1937), “Index” (three pages), “Report” (fifteen numbered pages plus title page), “Appendix” (three pages), thirty-five photographs, and two maps.


  • 1937-05-01


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Biographical / Historical

John R. Brinkley (July 8, 1885 – May 26, 1942) was born in Jackson County, N.C.

Pope Brock, Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam. New York: Crown Publishers, 2008.

Gerald Carson, The Roguish World of Doctor Brinkley. New York: Rinehart, 1960.

Lynn Hotaling, “Parkway Crosses former Brinkley Land.” Sylva Herald (Sylva, N.C.), February 21, 2008, pp. 4A, 9A.

R. Alton Lee, The Bizarre Careers of John R. Brinkley. Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 2002.

Clement Wood, The Life of a Man: A Biography of John R. Brinkley. Kansas City, [Kan.]: Goshorn Publishing, 1937 [c1934].

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Cullowhee United States