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Samuel C. Williams Collection

Identifier: MS-2297

  • Staff Only

This collection contains handwritten notes taken from the Jackson Gazette issues between 1824 and 1830. In addition are notes from a 1931 letter, three notecards with a long quotation in French and three pages of unidentified quotations. All the information is related to the history of West Tennessee.


  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


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This collection contains handwritten notes taken by Samuel C. Williams from the Jackson Gazette issues between 1824 and 1830.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Cole Williams was born in Gibson County, Tenn., on January 15, 1864. After graduating Vanderbilt School of Law, he moved to Johnson City, Tenn. In 1913, he was appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court. From 1919 to 1924, he served as the first dean of the Lamar School of Law at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, before retiring to Johnson City again. In addition to his career in law, he was also a scholar of Tennessee history, publishing many works on the subject, including History of the Lost State of Franklin (1924) and Beginnings of West Tennessee in the Land of the Chickasaws, 1591-1814 (1930). Williams was first married to Mary Mayne (1864-1917) and later to Isabel Hayes (1879-1956). He died on December 14, 1947.


Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The Special Collections Library purchased this collection in August of 2003.

Related Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult MS.2348, Samuel Cole Williams Letters, 1919-1921.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA