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Alexander Inn Collection


This collection documents the history of the Alexander-Davidson family of Buncombe County. The Alexanders were one of the first white families to settle in the area and have remained influential in the region. Since the 1820s, the Alexanders managed a series of businesses, including one of their most well-known financial endeavors, the Alexander Inn, which operated from roughly 1820 to the 1950.The Alexander Inn Collection consists of letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, genealogical information, guest registers, financial ledgers, and other ephemera relating to the Alexanders' businesses.

Title

Alexander Inn Collection

Collection Number

PC.7000

Date(s)

1833-1992

Abstract

This collection documents the history of the Alexander-Davidson family of Buncombe County. The Alexanders were one of the first white families to settle in the area and have remained influential in the region. Since the 1820s, the Alexanders managed a series of businesses, including one of their most well-known financial endeavors, the Alexander Inn, which operated from roughly 1820 to the 1950.

The Alexander Inn Collection consists of letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, genealogical information, guest registers, financial ledgers, and other ephemera relating to the Alexanders' businesses.

Creator

Alexander family

Repository

Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina


The documents are arranged chronologically and by type of document.


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by Alejandra Lillo-Fa├║ndez McCall, spring 2013.


The Alexander family origins can be traced to Somerled, Lord of the Isles, (d. 1164) of Scotland. It is believed that the Alexanders immigrated to Northern Ireland, but there is debate on the exact date. Around 1750, John Alexander and his friend John Davidson immigrated to Philadelphia. Alexander married Rachel Davidson, one of John Davidson's daughters and sister of Samuel Davidson. John and Rachel Alexander had two children, James and Thomas. James Alexander and his uncle Samuel Davidson were among the first settlers in western North Carolina.

Samuel Davidson was the first white settler in present-day Buncombe County. Davidson, along with his wife, child, and female African-American slave came to the Swannanoa Valley, west of Old Fort in 1781 or 1782. Davidson built a cabin for his family, but was killed shortly after their arrival. It is said that Samuel would let his horse graze at night. In order to find the horse the following morning, Davidson attached a bell to the animal's neck. One morning, Samuel Davidson went to find the horse and heard the bell up the mountain. It is believed that some Cherokees fetched the horse and used the bell to lure Davidson into the woods. His wife heard a shot and immediately grabbed her daughter and servant and walked fifteen miles to find refuge in Old Fort. Days later, a group of men from the fort, some related to Samuel Davidson, managed to retrieve Davidson's body and avenged his death.

During the 1820s, James Alexander, a veteran of the Revolutionary War, built a two-story log cabin and established the Alexander Inn, which served travelers for over a century. The hostelry was one of the stopping spots of the stage coach, which came via the Western Turnpike that ran from Salisbury, North Carolina west through Morganton, Marion, Asheville (where it intersected with the Buncombe Turnpike), Waynesville, Franklin and Murphy to the Georgia border. A railroad station was established in Swannanoa in the 1880s and travelers began arriving by train. By the 1920s automobiles became the primary mode of transportation to the region. In addition to the inn, the Alexanders also ran a tavern and a mercantile, making the family one of the earliest entrepreneurs in western North Carolina. In 1984, the Alexander Inn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Alexander Inn Collection consists of letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, genealogical information, guest registers, financial ledgers, and other ephemera relating to the Alexanders' businesses.


  • Alexander family
  • Davidson family
  • Alexander Inn (Swannanoa, N.C.)
  • Business enterprises -- North Carolina -- Hendersonville--North Carolina
  • Guest books
  • Taverns (Inns)

FOLDER 1.1
Folder 1.1 Alexander

Scope and Content

This folder contains some information printed from ancestry.com. It also contains pedigree charts created by family members. Some of the earliest records are those of James John Alexander (b. 1732).

(Additional genealogical information is available in General Correspondence folder)

FOLDER 1.2
Folder 1.2 Davidson

Scope and Content

Several pedigree charts from ancestry.com and other sources such as the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Some of the earliest charts date back to 1684 (William Davidson), which corresponds to Carrie Davidson (Alexander)'s lineage. (Additional genealogical information is available in General Correspondence folder)

FOLDER 1.3
Folder 1.3 Sherrill

Scope and Content

Genealogical records relating the Sherrills. The earliest pedigree available is that of Mary Deal Garner (1930)'s lineage, which traces back to Samuel Sherrill (1639 - 1719) of England. There are also some excerpts from the book  Iredell, Piedmont  County with information about the Sherrills in the area. Also available are ancestry.com print outs.

BOX 1.4
Folder 1.4 European Ancestry Histories

Scope and Content

Information gathered by the Alexanders about their ancestors in Scotland. There is a short history of the Scottish Alexanders and some information from the Clan Macalister website.

FOLDER 1.5
Folder 1.5 Coat of Arms

Scope and Content

Alexander and the Davidson coat of arms in full color.

FOLDER 1.6
Folder 1.6 Miscellaneous

Scope and Content

Handwritten notes and pedigree charts of the Clayton and the Tweed families.

FOLDER 1.7
Folder 1.7 Alexander Family

Scope and Content

Photocopies from two books about the Alexanders. The bibliographic information is unknown.

Photocopy of an essay about the Alexanders,  Alexander Family History.

Information about the Alexander's ancestors in Scotland and Ireland, dating back to the 12th century.

Information about the politics that Scott-Irish settlers like the Alexanders, faced in North Carolina due to some of the harsh English policies. This section also contains the transcription of a manuscript of 19th century historical writer B.J. Lossing, the transcription of a letter from John Adams to Jefferson and a pedigree chart of Adam and Mary (Shelby) Alexander and their descendants.

FOLDER 8
Folder 1.8 Davidson Family

Scope and Content

Two copies of booklet  He was "Called": A Biography of George Donnell Davidson, by Don Davidson, Jr.

An essay by Charles R. Haller,  The Many Faces of Samuel Winslow Davidson.

An essay by George S. Reynolds, Jr.,  Rachel Adaline Davidson.

An essay by Jack Davidson,  Four Voices from the Past

Photocopies of biographies of: Bedford Sherrill, General John and Mary (Morrison) Davidson, Joseph Cruser

Davidson, Col. Samuel Winslow Davidson, and Major William and Margaret McConnell Davidson.

An essay by George Spears Reynolds, Jr.,  The Early Records and Journey's (sic) of the John Davison Family.

FOLDER 1.9
Folder 1.9 Alexander Inn

Scope and Content

Information about the Alexander Inn and Sherrill's Inn and a Finding Aid of the Sherrill's Inn Collection that is housed at UNC-A Ramsey Library Special Collections..

FOLDER 1.10
Folder 1.10 Piney Grove Church

Scope and Content

Small flyer  History of Pendleton Presbyterian Church

Small booklet  Pendleton Presbyterian Church

Booklet   First Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa, North Carolina 1785-1998 that includes membership by year from 1831 to 1998, letters from the mid-to-late nineteenth century, list of pastors with short biographies, and a brief history of the church.

FOLDER 1.11
Folder 1.11 Swannanoa

Scope and Content

Photocopy of F.A. Sondley's book  Asheville and Buncombe County.

Essay by Elmore Burnette and H. Allen Coggins  How Bee Tree Got its Name

Essay by Bill Alexander titled  The Growth and Development of Swannanoa

FOLDER 2.1
Folder 2.1 Family Reunion 1911

Scope and Content

Two booklets from the 1911 Family Reunion,  Alexander-Davidson Reunion, addresses by F.A. Sondley, LL. D. and Hon. Theo. F. Davidson with a print out of the same document from ancestry.com.

FOLDER 2.2
Folder 2.2 Family Reunion 1992

Scope and Content

Mailing list and checks and registrations received list.

Copy of invitation letter sent to relatives signed by Jane Davidson Haspel and Grier (Davidson, Burgin, Fortune, Johnson, McClamma) Weeks with registration form.

Outline of July 27, 1992 meeting.

Davidson-Alexander Reunion August 8, 1992 "Program of Events."

FOLDER 2.3
Folder 2.3 Multimedia

Scope and Content

2 VHS tapes, Alexander-Davidson Family reunion, 1992 parts 1 and 2

FOLDER 3.1
Folder 3.1 General Correspondence,1902-2005

Scope and Content

Undated letter signed by Annie re: sending a copy of a church service.

Photocopy of Carrie Cornelia Davidson's wedding invitation and envelope dated December 23, year unknown to Mrs. S. A. Alexander.

Letter from Nancy to Elizabeth (possibly Deal), April 13, 1942. Re: concerns about their brother serving in the Philippines during WWII.

Letter from Betty to Elizabeth A. Deal, November 18, 1961. Re: Thank you for the presents.

Letter from Western Carolina Bank, Board of Directors to the Alexander Family signed by Mary Charles Griffin and John B. Veach, August 22, 1979. Re: Honoring the memory of Roy David Alexander.

Letter from Lillian C. Baldwin to Jane (possibly Haspel), October 18, 1982. Re: Requesting genealogical information.

Letter from Jerry C. Cashion, Research Branch NC Division of Archives and History to Dr. Mary C. Yates, April 23, 1985. Re: Approval for a marker for Alexander Inn.

Letter from Dr. Mary Yates to Mr. Michael Hill, Research NC Division of Archives and History, NCDCR, January 3, 1986. Re: Unsatisfactory location of the Alexander Inn marker.

Letter from Michael Hill, Researcher to Dr. Mary C. Yates dated January 6, 1986. Re: Acknowledgment of previous letter.

Letter from Jane Elizabeth Croyle Ford (Mrs. William W. Ford) to Mrs. Jane Haspel, August 7, 1992. Re: Genealogical Information.

Letter from Helen D. Cooper and Mrs. Raymond C. Haspel, August 31, 1992. Re: Genealogical information exchange.

Letter from Anita L. Smith to Mrs. Raymond C. Haspel, September 2, 1991. Re: Davidson's Genealogical information, starting with Samuel Davidson (d. 1784).

Letter from George Reynolds to Jane (possibly Haspel), March 4, 1995. Re: Genealogy. Note: the information was not attached to the letter.

Email from Dr. Mary C. Yates to Mary Garner, February 7, 2005. Re: Genealogy information sent.

FOLDER 3.2
Folder 3.2 Reunion Correspondence

Scope and Content

Undated letter. Unknown author to "Dear Cousins." Re: 1992 Reunion Budget.

Undated letter from Margaret Fontz to Jane Haspel. Re: Looking forward to the reunion.

Letter from Margaret Fontz to Jane Haspel. Re: Contact info.

Letter from Phyllis to Jane, July 7, 1992. Re: RSVP

Letter from Anne Robinson to Jane Davidson Haspel, July 13, 1992. Re: RSVP

Letter from George Young to Jane, July 17, 1992. Re: RSVP

Letter from George Spears Reynolds III to Jane, July 23, 1992. Re: RSVP

Letter from Dale Alexander Roberts to Jane, July 27, 1992. Re: RSVP and Genealogical information.

Letter from William D. Williams to Jane Davidson Haspel, July 27, 1992. Re: RSVP.

Letter from Angela Knighten to Jane Haspel, July 28, 1992. Re: RSVP

Letter from George Young to Jane, August 4, 1992. Re: RSVP

Letter from Jean to Jane and Roy, August 13, 1992. Re: Thank you note.

Letter from Addie Davidson Williamson Mann to Jane, August 14, 1992. Re: Thank you note.

FOLDER 3.3
Folder 3.3 Postcards, 1907-1942

Scope and Content

Postcard from unknown sender to Frank Mims, February 1, 1907.

Postcard from unknown sender to Frank Mims, February 14, 1907.

Postcard from Sam to Frank Mims, September 27, 1909.

Postcard from Sam to Frank Mims, October 1, 1909.

Postcard from Mary to Betty Deal, May 28, 1942.

Postcard from Dr. R.H. Dickey to Elizabeth A. Deal, February 3, 1978.

FOLDER 3.4
Folder 3.4 Greeting Cards, no date

Scope and Content

Thank you note from Cane Creek Cemetery, signed by Clara Brekhers. Unknown recipient.

FOLDER 3.5
Folder 3.5 Blank Postcards, no date

Scope and Content

 Alexander Inn with description: Alexander Inn west end right. 2 cottages at Inn property-left

 My Birth Place

 Tree house-Alexander Inn.

 Top of the Mart Atlanta GA

 Asheville High School 1910

 Alexander Inn-The Big Tree

 Alexander Inn

 Ancient Tree and Spring House near Alexander's Inn, Swannanoa, N.C.

Postcard of a small boy. circa 1910s

Postcard of man and boy from The Higgason Studio of Asheville, NC.

Christmas card. Bill Phyllis Spec Alexander.

 Inn of R.D. Alexander, Swannanoa, N.C

3.6
Oversized Correspondence

Scope and Content

Framed letter from Marion Sherrill to Nannie Sherrill. Date: November 5, 1863. Marion was a Civil War Confederate soldier who died in Kennesaw Mountain, GA.

FOLDER 3.7
Folder 3.7 Newspaper articles, date included

Scope and Content

Kissing a Cure for Indigestion, Eminent Scientific Authorities Declare that Osculation Will Heal Chronic Dyspeptics-How to Take the Treatment, 1898. Article found in photo album four.

In Memoriam, April 13, 1900 Re Mamie Smith. Article found in photo album five.

The International Lesson, June 15, 1913. Article found in photo album five.

R. Davidson Shot and Killed Near Swannanoa Home: Horace B. Clark, of Same Township, Held in Jail on Murder Charge, December 30, 1916

Successful Farmers' Federation Drive, October 1, 1925. Article found in photo album three.

Old Inn at Swannanoa Sheltered Henry Clay: Many Other Travelers Stopped at Famous Hostelry, February 20, 1932.

The Charlotte Observer, June 23, 1934. Newspaper contains a number of articles as is preserved in its entirety.

Swannanoa Group, February 16, 1956.

FOLDER 3.8
Folder 3.8 Dated Newspaper Articles (1971 - 1977)

Scope and Content

The  Charlotte Observer, November 16, 1958, Newspaper contains a number of articles as it is preserved in its entirety

 Dr. Folsom Dies at 74, Physician Here 50 Years (copy), December 10, 1971

 A Great Escape: Frontier Flight Recounted (copy), February 26, 1974

Obituary, O. M. "Spec" Alexander, October 1, 1973

Asheville Citizen-Times, Commemorative Edition. May 1, 1977, Newspaper contains a number of articles as it is preserved in its entirety.

 The Historian Who Never Forgot: Dr. F.A. Sondley's Unpublished Manuscript Estimated at 3.5 Million Words (copy), October 23, 1977

FOLDER 3.9
Folder 3.9 Newspaper articles, dates included (1983 - 2011)

Scope and Content

 Old Inn May Be Restored. By Maggie Lauterer. December 27, 1983

 Neighbors of East Asheville, Oteen, Swannanoa, Montreat, Black Mountain, Ridgecrest. August 30, 1988. This newspaper contains a number of articles as is preserved in its entirety.

 Buncombe County Bicentennial, February 1992.

 Descendants of first Buncombe County Settlers Reunited, 1992.

The Denver Post, Travel Section, March 9, 1997. This section contains a number of articles as is preserved in its entirety.

 Family Stories Preserve History, October 2, 2003

 Tour day at Sherrill's Inn in Fairview its Strong Women, October 11, 2007

 Cane Creek Cemetery Needs Your Help, July 2011

FOLDER 3.10
Folder 3.10 Newspaper articles, undated

Scope and Content

Dr. Foster A. Sondley. obituary

 The Drowning of Augustus Rickman

 The Slave to Fashion

 Brace Up &  Character by the Month

Poem.

 Average Woman's Idea of Man.

 Impressive Funeral Services, Obituary, Miss Mamie Smith.

 Married by Wholesale

Wedding announcement "Young-White" Re: Mary Young and John White.

 Woman's Rights

 The Other Side of the Day

 Hugging Society

 Lyman Deal Dies at the Age of 2

 Table Manners

R. J. Chambers, obituary

Mrs. L.T. Hitt., obituary

 Paying Taxes

Article no title. Re present day girls.

 Women's Auxiliary at Swannanoa Meets

 Winifred Black Explains a Much Discussed Phenomenon

 Marcus Votes, Too.

 Death of Col. W.R. Young: Fatally Stricken with Apoplexy as He Was Leaving a Store

Letters to newspapers from readers.

Re: Linguist Frances Hamilton Shields. Note about a recent publication.

Oll Mims, obituary

 Neil B. Mims Dies. After a Short Illness

 Home Proposed as Historic Site Re Sherrill's Inn.

 Samuel Davidson Led the Way But Paid High Price-His Life

 Albertus and Mary A. (Davidson) Alexander

 Christmas wreath

 Cane Creek Cemetery, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly News

BOOK 4.1
Book 4.1 Guest Registration (1917-1940)

Scope and Content

This book includes the names of travelers that stayed at the Alexander Inn between 1917 and 1940. It reflects the price per room (or cottage), and the meals the visitors purchased. In a few occasions, the travelers' permanent address is registered as well.

BOOK 4.2
Book 4.2 Guest Registration [1928-1952]

Scope and Content

This book includes the name and hometown of guests at the Alexander Inn from 1928 to 1952.

FOLDER 4.3
Folder 4.3 Building Plans

Scope and Content

Rough sketch of the Alexander Inn as it was prior to the 1992 restoration when the structure was returned to its original 1820s condition.

Sketch map of Swannanoa.

Sketch map of the land owned by the Alexanders in Swannanoa.

FOLDER 4.4
Folder 4.4 Deeds

Scope and Content

Copy of original deed of land where Alexander Inn is located. Land grant given to Archibal McDonall, signed by J. Turner, October 18, 1803.

Copy of original deed between H.D. Cooper and S.E. Dewey, April 11, 1892.

FOLDER 4.5
Folder 4.5 Financial Documents

Scope and Content

Check to Well Estate for $18.84. Signed by A.N. Alexander, March 22, 1904

Promissory note for land purchase between unknown buyer and Mrs. M.B. Clapp, September 10, 1907

Promissory note for loan for A.N. Alexander, October 25, 1916

Promissory note between the American National Bank of Asheville and A.N. Alexander and Chas H. Alexander, May 22, 1917

Receipt for surveying tract of land for Mr. A.N. Alexander, May 24, 1917

Payment reminder from Citizens Bank to A.N. Alexander, May 28, 1918

Bank deposit. A.N. Alexander, August 24, 1918

Promissory note to pay to Citizens Bank by A.N. Alexander with attached note written by Mr. Alexander, November 4, 1918

Buncombe County tax receipt. Paid by A.N. Alexander, July 10, 1919

Buncombe County tax receipt. Paid by A.N. Alexander, January 1, 1920

Receipt to Manufacturers & Jobbers Finance Corporation, August 30, 1960

Receipt from Cornett Air-Cooled Engines INC., October 8, 2004.

FOLDER 4.6
Folder 4.6 Alexander Inn Stationary

Scope and Content

Brass stamp plate, Mrs. Rufus D. Alexander.

Mrs. Rufus D. Alexander business card.

Twenty Alexander Inn promotional materials (address books).

Fourteen Alexander Inn blank envelops.

BOOK 5.1
Book 5.1 (1830s)

Scope and Content

Ledger contains individual tabs of the mercantile store from 1833 to 1879

BOOK 5.2
Book 5.2 Ledger (1860-1879)

Scope and Content

Ledger contains individual tabs of the mercantile store from 1860 to 1869

BOOK 5.3
Book 5.3 Ledger (1936)

Scope and Content

Ledger contains individual tabs of the mercantile store from 1836.

FOLDER 5.4
Folder 5.4 Ledger Correspondence

Scope and Content

The items in this folder were found inside the ledgers described above.

Official letter from Post Office Department to Limestone Springs, Tennessee Post Master. January 12, 1863. Re Reminder note to report quarterly accounts to the department.

Note from R.A. Peters to unknown recipient, February 19, 1863. Re: Unable to deliver mail due to high currents on the French Broad River.

To Mr. & Mr. McDowell and Spears from unknown sender, May 5, 1868. Re: Mail delivery. (Front), Unknown sender or recipient, July 9, 1868. Re: Delivery received. (Reverse)

Letter to Mr. Reeves from Alexander, August 9, 1869. Re: Rectifying an alleged debt.

Letter from R. P. Cline to unknown recipient, November 7, 1881. Re: Cabbage delivery.

Note to Mr. Jones from unknown sender, undated. Re: Payment enclosed for supplies for Sabbath school.

Note to George from unknown sender. Undated. Re: open mail.

FOLDER 5.5
Folder 5.5 Ledger Random Items.

Scope and Content

A series of receipts dating from 1870 to 1877

A personal pocket notebook, no dates

Advertisement paraphernalia from 1800s

Random notes, no dates

FOLDER 6.1
Folder 6.1 Family Photos

Scope and Content

Family photos from the late 1800s. Most individuals depicted are unknown, however, some photos are labeled on the back.

FOLDER 6.2
Folder 6.2 Family Photos

Scope and Content

Family photos from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Most individuals depicted are unknown, however, some photographs are labeled on the back.

FOLDER 6.3
Folder 6.3 Family Photos

Scope and Content

Family photos from the 1900s to 1910s. Most individuals depicted are unknown, however, some photographs are labeled on the back.

FOLDER 6.4
Folder 6.4 Family Photos

Scope and Content

Family photos from the 1930s to 1960s. Most individuals depicted are unknown, however, some photographs are labeled on the back.

FOLDER 6.5
Folder 6.5 Family Reunion

Scope and Content

Undated and unlabeled photograph, most likely a family reunion. Available in digital format.

FOLDER 6.6
Folder 6.6 Family Reunions

Scope and Content

Photograph labeled "Davidsons and Alexanders, 1883 or 1888", possibly a family reunion and corresponding negative.

FOLDER 6.7
Folder 6.7 Family Reunions

Scope and Content

Photographer David Hildebrand's business card.

Two Davidson-Alexander Reunion color photographs, August 8, 1992.

List of names of a photograph from ca. 1925. Photograph is missing.

FOLDER 6.8
Folder 6.8 The Inn

Scope and Content

Set of negatives, images of the Inn found with a short note signed "Aunt Emma."

Photo of Inn prior to additions circa 1850s

Photo of the tree house circa late 1800s with contemporary duplicate

Photo of Alexander Inn driveway.

Photo of Alexander Inn's Big Tree with contemporary duplicate.

Photo of the Alexander Inn circa 1900

FOLDER 6.9
Folder 6.9 The Inn

Scope and Content

Photo of two children playing by big tree at the Alexander Inn, 1906, with contemporary duplicate

Photo of group of children by big tree house, circa 1920s with contemporary duplicate

Photo of Inn late 1800s or early 1900s

Photo of man and children outside Inn, circa early 1900s

Photo of two women standing outside the Inn circa 1920s

Photo of woman beside the big tree house on a snowy day, circa 1940s - '50s

Photo of Inn on a snowy day, circa 1950s

Photo of porch at the Alexander Inn, circa 1950s

Photo of the Inn, circa 1940s - '50s.

Photo of the side of the Inn, circa 1940s - '50s

Photo of the Alexander Inn driveway, circa 1950s

Photo of the Alexander Inn, color, circa 1980s

Photo of the front of Alexander Inn, color, circa 1980s

FOLDER 6.10
Folder 6.10 Church

Scope and Content

Pictures of the Piney Grove Presbyterian Church, circa late 1800s to 1940s

FOLDER 6.11
Folder 6.11 Photocopies

Scope and Content

Photocopies of original Davidson-Alexander family pictures. Some of the originals are part of the Alexander Inn Collection located in Family Photos, Studio Portraits, the Inn, and Family Reunion photograph folders.

FOLDER 6.12
Folder 6.12 Various Photographs

Scope and Content

Photo of house (possibly the Alexander Farm), circa late 1800s

Group photograph of Ms. Cinco Owenby of Swannanoa School with list of children, circa 1919 or 1920

Photo of Swannanoa High School, 1942

Photo of cow, circa 1950s

Photo of cow, circa 1950s

FOLDER 6.13
Folder 6.13 Recipes

Scope and Content

Two recipes found among the Alexanders' belongings

FOLDER 6.14
Folder 6.14 Ephemera

Scope and Content

This folder contains a few items found among the Alexanders' belongings. Many of which were found with the family Bibles.

FOLDER 6.15
Folder 6.15 Miscellaneous items

Scope and Content

Abide with Me, small children's prayers book, author unknown, Chicago: M.A.Donahue & Co.

Asheville's First Annual Goodwill Tour, 1925

Edward Buncombe Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1943-1944

Edward Buncombe Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1944-1945

Edward Buncombe Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1949-1950

Envelope for Ward's Pharmacy, Swannanoa, circa 1900

FOLDER 6.16
Folder 6.16 Art

Scope and Content

Mountain Cabin, 6 x 6 cm, on card mount 9.5 x 9.5 cm.

Bridge, pen and ink with washing, 11.5 x 9 cm.

FOLDER 16.7
Folder 16.7 Certificate

Scope and Content

Golden Anniversary Certificate Awarded to Elizabeth Alexander Deal on the occasion of her 50th anniversary of graduating from Montreat-Anderson College, October 10, 1981

Alexander and Davidson families, chiefly unidentified.

FOLDER 7.1
Folder 7.1 Studio Portraits Late 1800s

Scope and Content

Alexander and Davidson families from the late 1800s, chiefly unidentified.

Photographers: Lindsey's of Asheville; Fagala of Newport, Tennessee, Scott of Freehold, New Jersey; Lindsey & Brown of Asheville; Ray of Asheville; A. McCanless of Asheville; Brock of Asheville

FOLDER 7.2
Folder 7.2 Studio Portraits 1899 - 1907

Scope and Content

Alexander and Davidson families, chiely unidentified. Photographers: Brock, Lindsey's, Nat. W. Taylor, Lewis, Brock and Roonce, and Harris, all of Asheville

FOLDER 7.3
Folder 7.3 Studio Portraits circa 1910 - 1920

Scope and Content

Alexander and Davidson families, chiefly unidentified. Photographers: Lewis of Asheville, The Daniel Studio of Jackson, Mississippi; Rows of New York

FOLDER 7.4
Folder 7.4 Studio Portraits circa 1920s

Scope and Content

Alexander and Davidson families, chiefly unidentified. Photographer: Colombia Photograph Company of Petersburg, Virginia

FOLDER 7.5
Folder 7.5 Studio Portraits 1950s

Scope and Content

Alexander and Davidson families, chiefly unidentified. Photographers: Cullerson, location unknown

ALBUM 8.1
Album 8.1

ALBUM 8.2
Album 8.2

9.1 ALBUM 3
9.1 Album 3

9.2 ALBUM 4
9.2 Album 4

9.3 ALBUM 5
9.3 Album 5

9.4 ALBUM 6
9.4 Album 6

9.5
9.5 Album 7

FOLDER 10.1
Folder 10.1 Reunion 1922 Photographs

FOLDER 10.2
Folder 10.2 Oversized Reprints