Skip to main content


Special Collections Online at UT

Three Days on the Cumberland Journal

Identifier: MS-3761

  • Staff Only

The journal contains the humorous manuscript of the three-day camping venture for Marie Stillings, Eleanor Wellman, and Addie Hamby in 1904. The journal is officially titled "Three Days on the South Fork of the Cumberland, A Camping Experience in the Tennessee Mountains."


  • 1904


The material in the collection is in English.

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.


0.1 Linear Feet ((1 folder) )


This collection consists of a humorous three-chapter journal of three women's camping adventures in the South Fork of the Cumberland River in 1904 Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marie Stilling’s family originated from Massachusetts, but was then living in Tennessee at the time of the camping trip. Stillings was born in April of 1878 and is the daughter of Celia C. Stillings.

Addie L. Hamby was born in February of 1879 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of James and Sara Hamby.

Eleanor M. Wellman was born in Massachusetts around 1880 in August. Wellman was the daughter of Fred and Pomeroy Wellman. She lived and worked as a nurse in Tennessee for a better part of her life. Wellman died in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 29, 1918.


The journal was placed into a folder in excellent condition.

Processing Information

The pages of the journal were taken out of the original binding and placed into an envelope. The journal binding was removed and photocopied.

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