Special Collections Finding Aids


Source Collection

Preservation and Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries


The collection contains original and transcribed letters and fragments, essays, reminiscences, and other documents dating from the early 1800s to the 1970s. The nineteenth century items are predominately from the Neely and Pitser Miller families of Bolivar and Memphis, as well as the Jacob Smiths of Maine, Minnesota, and Tennessee. Twentieth century materials include an account by Hugh Evelyn Buckingham of his experiences as an artillery officer in France in 1918, and a few letters from Nash Buckingham, the well-known outdoorsman and writer.


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