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Identifier: MSS 97-02
Content Description The Bartram Trail Society exists for the purpose of marking a hiking trail which follows the route traveled by William Bartram on his exploratory journey through the South in 1773 - 1776. The Society uses Bartram's Journal as a guide for marking the trails.Most of the collection concerns the North Carolina Bartram Trail Society, but much of their efforts are coordinated with Bartram Trail societies in Georgia and Alabama. This addition to the collection contains internal documents...
Dates: 1978 - 1987
Identifier: MSS 99-01
Scope and Contents Records of the Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company and the Graham County Railroad Company, dated primarily during the 1920s-1970s, and including correspondence, annual reports and statements, deeds, financial statements, sales, stockholders meetings, tax information, general railroad information and the American Short Line Railroad Association, and publications about the timber industry.
Dates: 1920 - 1989
Identifier: SM 10-03
Content Description The collection consists of two blank receipts for the Blackwood Lumber Company of East LaPort [sic], Jackson County, North Carolina. The receipts are pre-dated with “194__.” Both provide room for date, received from, dollars and cents, “Credit Store” with the indented headings (Lumber, On Account, Wood-Stumpage, Woodkindling, and Coal) and Other Acts. (i.e. accounts).
Dates: 1940 - 1949
Identifier: MSS 05-09
Content Description Papers of C.W. Slagle of Macon County, North Carolina, and the related Siler family. The collection includes correspondence, contracts and agreements with C.W. Slagle, surveys and accompanying correspondence and notes, financial records and receipts, letters of W.O. Wolfe to C.W. Slagle (1909) and sketch of monument, correspondence with the Alcoa company (primarily 1913-1918) and W.M. Ritter Lumber Company (primarily 1907 – 1916), a bound account ledger (primarily 1838 – 1868), a bound survey...
Identifier: SM 86-03
Content Description The collection concerns the Davis-Smith Jewelers of Waynesville, North Carolina. Included in the collection are the certificate of incorporation (dated June 12, 1946), a book of shares, partial financial records, and three photographs.
Dates: 1945 - 1946
Identifier: MSS 80-10
Content Description The collection concerns two families, the Young family of Bakersville, NC, and the Duenner family of Knoxville, TN.Correspondence constitutes the bulk of the collection, particularly letters from Frederick Otto ("Fritz") Duenner to his stepmother, Ella Young Duenner (the link between two families). The letters begin in 1898, just after Fritz Duenner had graduated from the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, and gone "on the road" in search of jobs as a civil engineer. Duenner's...
Dates: 1891 - 1908
Identifier: SM 80-46
Content Description This collection has two main parts. The first consists of commemorative envelopes and newspaper clippings concerning the ride conducted from Asheville, North Carolina, to Newport, Tennessee, in June 1967, known as Operation Conestoga.The second part contains deeds, indentures, land grants, and surveys. Most of the items are from Anson County, NC, but there are some from Haywood County and Buncombe County (both NC), and Greene County, TN. Also in the collection is a pledge for money...
Dates: 1774 - 1967
Identifier: MSS 80-21
Content Description The collection consists of papers relating to the Fain family of Cherokee County, NC, especially Mercer Fain (1820-1893) and his sons, John E. Fain and Alfred Allen Fain. Mercer Fain settled in Murphy, NC, around 1839. He was an attorney, land speculator, merchant, and a Confederate leader during the Civil War. He was also a railroad promoter and the first president of the Georgia & North Carolina Railroad, a narrow gauge line from Marietta, GA, which reached Murphy in 1888.
Dates: 1832 - 1917
Identifier: MSS 11-02
Scope and Contents Records of the First United Methodist Church of Sylva, North Carolina, including, but not limited to, correspondence; meeting minutes, including Board of Stewards, Pilgrim Class, Anne Cowan Circle, Women's Society of Christian Service, Missionary Society, Women's Society, Woman's Home Mission Society, Wesleyan Service Guild; Quarterly Conference Records Books; Sunday School Record Books; financial records; membership information; memorabilia; church histories; architecture and remodeling;...
Dates: 1888 - 1905
Identifier: MSS 85-01
Scope and Contents The collection contains financial records of the Spruce Pine Lumber Company (NC), including bank records, receipts, promissory notes, payroll ledgers, and tax forms. There are eleven ledger books containing financial information on the company, covering the period 1926-1947. Also in the collection are pamphlets, brochures, and booklets on the construction industry and issues of the Tri County News (Spruce Pine, NC; Burnsville, NC).
Dates: 1926 - 1965
Identifier: MSS 85-08
Content Description Henry William Blair (1834-1920) was a United States Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire. The son of William Henry and Lois (Baker) Blair was born at Compton, New Hampshire. Orphaned by the age of twelve, Blair lived with neighbors and worked his way through school. Health reasons prevented him from entering college, but in 1856 he studied law in a Plymouth law office. He was admitted to the bar in 1859. In 1860 he was appointed prosecuting attorney for Grafton County. On December...
Dates: 1843 - 1902
Identifier: SM 95-5
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous items primarily concerning Jackson County, North Carolina, particularly items relating to the McLain family. Notice of Sheriffs Sale: July 3, 1893. Receipt for "keeping watch over New York Corundum Co. property": 1893.J.E. Dickerson & Co. vs. New York Corundum Mining Company: Jan. 4, 1894Account book: 1894. Letter on letterhead of Miller & Fisher ("Dry Goods...
Dates: 1893 - 1912
Identifier: SM 80-55
Content Description Colonel Robert Love (1760-1845) was born in Augusta County, Virginia. Love fought in the Revolutionary War and at war's end moved to Washington County, North Carolina (now Unicoi County, Tennessee). He married Mary Ann Dillard (1767-1842) in 1783.Love was active in politics, serving as a delegate to the convention of the State of Franklin in 1784, state representative from Washington County in 1789, justice of the peace in the same county in 1788, delegate to the 1788 North Carolina...
Dates: 1818 - 1939
Identifier: MSS 80-05
Scope and Contents James W. Terrell (1829-1908) was born in Rutherford County, NC. Little is known of his early years, except that he migrated westward to the Haywood County-Jackson County area of North Carolina.In 1852 Terrell took charge of William Holland Thomas's trading store in Quallatown, the business center of the North Carolina Cherokee community. Terrell eventually became an “Indian agent” (later known as superintendent), as was his employer and business partner, Thomas.Terrell...
Dates: 1820 - 1908
Identifier: MSS 11-03
Content Description The collection contains correspondence of the Stalcup family of Macon County, North Carolina, 1899-1934; documents, including business and financial records; obituary information; thirty (30) photographs depicting images of the Stalcup family, the Buck Creek, North Carolina, vicinity, the Tate City, Georgia, vicinity, Mt. Zion Church in Macon County, mining and industrial scenes, and other scenes or buildings; eight (8) “Time Books” and/or “day books” of Jesse Bryson Stalcup containing names...
Dates: 1899 - 1955
Identifier: MSS 09-03
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the family of John Wike (1788-1841) and Irenah Isenhower Wike (1789-1875) of Jackson County, North Carolina, containing correspondence from the latter part of the 19th century through the early part of the 20th centur; western North Carolina land grants and deeds from the 19th century; School Census Record cards from the 1930's; brochures from the late 19th century through the early 20th century; a Winchester Firearms poster with land survey information written on the back;...
Dates: 1822 - 1949
Identifier: MSS 00-06
Content and Scope Papers of journalist and author John A. Parris (1914 - 1999).Parris served as a war correspondent during World War II and reported from the North African and European theaters. After the war he became noted for his "Roaming the Mountains" column that was a regular feature of the Asheville Citizen and Asheville Citizen-Times newspapers and which first appeared in February 1955.Parris' works included Springboard to Berlin (co-author; New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company,...
Dates: 1853 - 1999
Identifier: SM 81-06
Content Description The collection concerns the William Wilson family of Cullowhee Valley in Jackson County, N.C. Items include payment receipts from an 1836 Cherokee land sale, tax receipts, promissory notes, a land survey (possibly of the Cullowhee Valley), an obituary of Mrs. Margaret Wilson, and an article about the resignation of John Nelson Wilson as Bursar at Cullowhee State Normal School.The addition to the collection consists of a deed from the State of North Carolina to William Wilson (1859),...
Dates: 1844 - 1948
Identifier: MSS 80-43
Content Description Lewis J. Smith (1843-1901) was born in Haywood County, NC. He served as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. After the war, Smith settled in the East LaPorte and Cullowhee area of Jackson County, NC. He was a member of the first Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University, then known as Cullowhee High School and later Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School. He served in the North Carolina Senate (1889).The collection concerns the Smith and McGuire families. ...
Dates: 1857 - 1938
Identifier: SM 05-07
Scope and Contents 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...
Dates: 1903 - 1949
Identifier: MSS 85-02
Scope and Contents This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection contains financial records, correspondence relating to finances, requests for payment, bank statements, checks and monthly financial reports. For additional information, see the entry descriptions under MSS 80-50, MSS 81-07 and MSS 81-10.
Dates: 1975 - 1981
Identifier: MSS 87-07
Content Description This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection concerns the John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, NC).
Dates: 1977 - 1988
Identifier: MSS 88-02
Content Description This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection includes correspondence, clippings, reports, and other organization papers. See MSS 80-50 for a description of the Association.
Dates: 1979 - 1988
Identifier: MSS 80-68
Content Description Royle and Pilkington Company, Inc. (R&P) was a textile manufacturing plant located in Hazelwood, NC. It was incorporated under Delaware law on August 2, 1928, and registered as a foreign corporation doing business in North Carolina on August 30, 1928. The original officers and directors of R&P at the time of incorporation were: James T Royle President/Director Thomas E Noel Vice President/Director Benjamin Colkitt Treasurer/Director Gerald Colkitt ...
Dates: 1928 - 1972
Identifier: SM 02-01
Content Description Printed receipt book for the Steam Laundry of the Mountain Park Hotel, Hot Springs, North Carolina. Standard charges for particular items of clothing are listed. The pre-printed date on the heading is 1890.
Identifier: MSS 15-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Stringfield, Sloan, Love, and related families of Haywood County, NC. See also:MSS 80-06 William Williams StringfieldMSS 80-20 William Williams Stringfield, Add. #1SM 80-55 James Robert LoveMSS 81-06 James Robert Love, Add. #1This collection chiefly concerns the descendants of William Williams Stringfield (1837-1923) and his wife Maria M. Love (1842-1909); and Benjamin J. Sloan...
Dates: 1832 - 2014
Identifier: SM 80-45
Content Description The collection consists of the papers of Thomas Case, who served as a Justice of the Peace and Chairman of the Creek Committee of Guilford County, North Carolina, in the late nineteenth century.The collection is divided into correspondence, bills and receipts, legal papers, tax papers, and miscellaneous items.The correspondence concerns official business, except for a fragment of a personal letter from an unknown author to his mother. The bills and receipts are of a...
Dates: 1846 - 1921
Identifier: SM 80-05
Content Description Correspondence between Civil War soldiers in DeKalb County, Alabama, and their families in Cleveland County, Tennessee. There are also bills and receipts from the same period, and two school attendance records (1862).
Dates: 1837 - 1865
Identifier: SM 14-03
Content Description Memoranda book containing dates in 1948 and apparently for timber purchases. The book contains names of individuals, prices, and types of trees, such as poplar, pine, oak, and chestnut.
- Subject: Financial records X
- Love, Robert, 1760-1845 2
- Bartram Trail Society 1
- Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company 1
- Case, Thomas 1
- Cox, Thomas A. (Thomas Augustus), 1863- 1
- Cullowhee High School (Cullowhee, N.C.) 1
- Fain, Allen Alfred, 1866-1933 1
- Fain, George Mercer, 1820-1893 1
- Fain, John Edward, 1851-1920 1
- First United Methodist Church (Sylva, N.C.) 1
- North Carolina Art Education Association 1
- Parris, John, 1914-1999 1
- Royle & Pilkington Co., Inc. 1
- Slagle, C. W. 1
- Stalcup, Jesse Bryson, 1860-1931 1
- Stringfield, Samuel L., 1881-1947 1
- Stringfield, William W., II, 1920-1966 1
- Western Carolina Teachers College 1
- Wilson, Margaret Ann, 1838-1908 1
- Wilson, William M. (William Matthew), 1831-1910 1 ∧ less