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A handwritten diary, written between 1834 and 1838, by a Disbursing Agent for the removal of the Cherokee Indians from the southeastern United States. The diary follows the author's travels through the southeast in the time leading up to the removal and documents their work and interactions with the Cherokee people.
J. J. G. Smith's letter to his brother (January 2, 1838) discusses his upcoming travels as a river boat captain. He also considers the benefits of taking a job on shore or continuing to work on the river.
This collection houses a single handwritten letter from John Sevier to an Honorable [M] Smith in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792 regarding the region's escalating hostilities with the Creek and Cherokee nations.
- Subject: Cherokee Indians -- Southern States. X
- Cemeteries -- Southern States. 1
- Creek Indians -- Southern States. 1
- Dowsing. 1
- Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.) -- Pictorial works. 1
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.) -- Pictorial works. 1
- Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1789-1869. 1
- Indians of North America -- Relocation. 1
- Southern States -- Genealogy. 1
- Southern States -- Pictorial works. 1
- Tennessee -- History. 1
- Tennessee River -- Commerce. 1
- Trail of Tears, 1838-1839. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 4th. 1 ∧ less