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Samuel Cole Williams Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2348

This collection contains a series of letters written by Samuel Cole Williams to his wife during June, 1921. In addition, there is a letter from 1919, offering Williams the deanship of Emory University's School of Law (a position he accepted and held for six years). The first folder consists of ten letters, written as Williams traveled north to take a ship to England. He writes a little of business, but mostly reports to his wife about people he has seen and what he has done. Several of the letters are on Tennessee National Bank letterhead from Johnson City-Williams served as chairman of the board for the bank. The second folder contains the letter from Emory University.

Dates

  • 1919-1921

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.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains a series of letters written by Samuel Cole Williams to his wife during June 1921. In addition, there is a letter from 1919, offering Williams the deanship of Emory University's School of Law (a position he accepted and held for six years).

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.

Arrangement

Collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to the Special Collections Library in September of 1998.

Related Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult MS.2297, Samuel C. Williams Collection, undated.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480