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Walton Dill Sykes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3744

This collection contains the letters and personal papers of Walton Dill Sykes and his family, including incoming and outgoing correspondence between the family and friends, financial papers, and ephemera from community life around Dover, Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1870-1909

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Walton D. Sykes was born in Stewart County and was the son of in Frank and Mary Wofford Sykes. Sykes was a public school teacher in his early twenties where he met and married Sallie Cleveland Ford, a fellow school teacher. Sykes owned a general store in Steward County, TN and was involved in his local Masonic Lodge and served as chairman on the Board of Education. Walton and Sallie had twelve children. Sykes remarried and had two more children with his second wife Laura Patterson Henry. Sykes died November 22nd 1959 in Dover, Tennessee and was survived by Joe Thomas Sykes who passed away the 2nd of July 1995.

The collection also includes letters from JD Dodds of Lynville, Kentucky, letters from Eva Dodds (2 March 1882- 7 June 1905), and from Miranda Dodds from Calloway County, Kentucky. Eva's wrote letters to Blanche Scholes and a man named Willard, both from Graves County, Kentucky.

Arrangement

The collection has been organized into two series: Personal Papers and Correspondence.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to the Special Collection in 2014.

Repository Details

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

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