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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.
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.