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Louis Hampton Collection

Identifier: SM 05-07
The collection contains a variety of items relating to Louis Hampton of North Carolina and later of Tennessee. There is one piece of correspondence, a letter written by Horace Kephart (1862 – 1931) to Louis Hampton, addressed from Lindale, Georgia, and dated October 5, 1909. In the letter, Kephart details his travels over the past year, his current living arrangements with Mr. and Mrs. Bob Barnett, future plans, and requests for news from Hampton about recent events in Swain County, North Carolina. At this time Kephart was beginning to establish himself as a writer and an authority on outdoor life and Southern Appalachia. He had lived in Swain County from 1904 – 1907, and would return in 1910. A picture of Hampton appeared in Kephart’s photo-album, and is available for viewing at Hunter Library’s “Horace Kephart: Revealing an Enigma” web site ( For additional information on Horace Kephart, see the manuscript collection, accession no. MSS 90- 24.

Folder 1 – Letter from Horace Kephart to Louis Hampton: October 5, 1909

Folder 2 – Personal ledger of Louis Hampton: 1903 – 1949

Folder 3 – Envelopes: 1946 - 1948

Folder 4 – Receipts for purchases: primarily 1948-1949

The collection also contains a personal ledger of Louis Hampton with dates from 1903 – 1949 detailing sources of income and expenditures as well as receipts for purchases made by Hampton, primarily in 1948 - 1949.


  • 1903 - 1949

Condition Description

Fair to good

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4 Files