Abstract

The son of an early East Tennessee settler, James Gettys McGready Ramsey saw it as his patriotic and filial duty to collect, preserve, and disseminate his knowledge and grand vision of the pioneer generation to scholars, whom he believed had overlooked the region's important contributions to American history. Although an 1863 fire destroyed his collections, Ramsey's work with state and local historical societies, his correspondence with historian and fellow collector Lyman C. Draper, and the 1853 publication of his Annals of Tennessee continue to influence the compilation and interpretation of the region's historical record.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2166-3033
Print ISSN
2164-8034
Pages
pp. 419-437
Launched on MUSE
2006-12-18
Open Access
No
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