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Guide to the Edna Lynn Simms Collection, Series I-III

Accession Number: 81
The Edna Lynn Simms Collection
Papers, 1855-1963
3.6 Linear Feet
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview & Series Description
Series I - Personal / Biographical
Series II - Mountain Family Documents and Records
Series III - Printed Material

Series IV - Photographs
Series V - Note Cards
Series VI - Scrapbook and Ledgers

Series I Personal / Biographical Box 1

This series consists of materials related to Simms' career as a journalist and founder of The Mountaineer Museum. An article she wrote for the Mascot Concentrates is included, along with another from the Christian Science Monitor about her and the Museum. An account ledger and some other miscellaneous items, such as an invitation to the 1939 New York World's Fair, are also included.

Box 1
  1. Simms, Edna Lynn - Correspondence
  2. Simms, Edna Lynn - Mascot Concentrates
  3. Simms, Edna Lynn - Christian Science Monitor
  4. Simms, Edna Lynn - Personal Account Ledger, 1931
  5. Simms, Edna Lynn - Miscellaneous Papers
Series II Mountain Family Documents and Records Box 1, cont.

This series consists of pre-Civil War era letters, poems, family records, legal documents and other papers documenting the Trentham and Ogle families. Also included is a map of eastern Appalachia and an address book.

Box 1, cont.

  1. Map — Eastern Appalachia
  2. Poems
  3. Cures and Recipes
  4. Ogle, Aunt Julie — History of Gatlinburg
  5. Letters I — Ogle Family
  6. Letters II — Trentham Family
  7. Tax Receipts — Isaac N. Trentham
  8. Trentham — Checks and Receipts
  9. Trentham Family Papers
  10. Legal Documents
  11. Address Book
Series III Printed Material Box 1, cont.

This series consists of newspaper clippings and notes related to the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, local news, poems, obituaries, archeological, and historical findings.

Box 1, cont.

  1. Newspaper Clippings
  2. Letters and Notes/ Miscellaneous

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