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Philip M. Hamer's "Tennessee, a History"

Identifier: MS-1247

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Two volumes of a bound typed manuscript for Philip M. Hamer's "Tennessee, a History."


  • undated


This collection is in English.

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0.25 Linear Feet (2 folders)


Two volumes of a bound typed manuscript for Philip M. Hamer's "Tennessee, a History."

Biographical/Historical Note

Philip May Hamer was born on November 7, 1891 in Marion, South Carolina to Philip Bascomb and Fannie (Buck) Hamer. He earned his B.A. from Wofford College (1912), his M.A. from Trinity College (1915), and his Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania (1918). He was married twice: first to Marguerite Bartlett on August 30, 1920 and second to Elizabeth Edwards on May 10, 1940. Hamer was a Professor of History at the University of Tennessee from 1919 to 1935, when he accepted a job at the National Archives. Here, he served in several capacities until 1961. In addition to his work at the Archives, Hamer wrote, edited, and contributed to many books about Tennessee history and was an organizer and president of the East Tennessee Historical Society. He died on April 10, 1971 in Maryland.


This material is in two folders.

Existence and Location of Copies

A published version of Hamer's Tennessee, A History, 1673-1932 can be found in the Rare Books collection (F436 .H23).

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult MS.0526: Philip M. Hamer Diary, 1923 April 9-August 20.

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