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Shepard Inn Register

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0605

This collection houses five volumes documenting the guests of Dandridge's Shepard Inn between 1907 and 1928.

Dates

  • 1907 February 6-1928 July 31

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

3.75 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses five volumes documenting the guests of Dandridge's Shepard Inn between 1907 and 1928.

Biographical/Historical Note

Originally known as Inman House, Shepard Inn was founded in 1820 by Shadrach Inman, one of Dandridge, Tennessee's early businessmen. In 1852, James Mitchell bought Inman House and continued to operate it as a hotel under the name Mitchell Tavern (occasionally called Mitchell House or Mitchel House). After his death, Cordelia Mitchell Parks, Mitchell's daughter, operated the hotel until her own death. By the 1890s, J. Walter Shepard, who married Cordelia Parks’ granddaughter, Mattie, managed the business. Around 1920, after Mattie had passed away, Shepard married Anne Estes and they renamed the business Shepard Inn. The inn operated until the 1950s; after both Shepards passed away, the building was sold and became a private residence. In the 2000s, the building was purchased again and turned back into a hotel as the Shepard Inn.

Arrangement

Collection consists of five volumes.

Acquisition Note

J. W. Shepard donated these volumes to the University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library.

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