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A. Buffat Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0594
Abstract

This collection houses sixty-six volumes documenting Swiss immigrant Alfred Buffat's life and work in Knox County, Tennessee.

Dates: 1866-1904

Anna Chavannes Journal

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0418
Abstract

Anna Chavannes begins her account of her emigration from Switzerland to Wartburg, Tennessee with her family's departure from Havre on May 3, 1848. She goes on to describe their boat trip with the Gouffon, Guyaz, and Sterchi families, their landing in New York and transfer to the Southerner, and their overland trip through Chattanooga to Wartburg, Tennessee. This item is a transcription of the original and was translated from the French by Emma S. Robinson in 1930.

Dates: 1848 May 9-July 14

German and Swiss Colonization in Morgan County, Tennessee

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1026
Abstract

In this thesis (submitted to the University of Tennessee in 1925), author Hobart Cooper describes an apparent first attempt to colonize foreign immigrants in Tennessee. His sources include interviews, letters, diaries, maps, court records, newspapers, and census reports. Also included are photographs, negatives, several blueprints, a map, and excerpts from his interviews and documents.

Dates: 1925

Hobart Cooper Papers Regarding "German-Swiss Colonization in Morgan County, Tennessee"

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1286
Abstract

This collection houses correspondence and notes that Hobart S. Cooper created while writing his M.A. thesis, "German-Swiss Colonization in Morgan County, Tennessee" (1925). Also included are account books, letters, and other documents created by German and Swiss settlers between 1846 and 1900.

Dates: 1846-1925

Swiss Colonies in Tennessee and Kentucky Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0017
Abstract

This collection contains research, transcriptions of interviews, correspondence, licenses, land grants, wills, deeds, blueprints, and maps documenting Swiss settlement in Tennessee and Kentucky during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Dates: 1830-1938; Majority of material found within 1865-1934