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William B. Reynolds Papers, 1855-1876.

Identifier: MSC 0169

Scope and Contents

William Barton Reynolds (1820-1882) was born in Hawkins County, Tenn., and lived in Benton, Polk County, Tenn. He died in Rome, Ga. Folders 1-3 include correspondence to and from William Barton Reynolds, 1855-1876. Major correspondents were son-in-law Peter Smith and John H. Reynolds. Topics include family business, education, the Civil War and conditions in East Tennessee, Lincoln’s death, and spiritualism. Folder 4 has a copy of W.B. Reynold’s obituary and reprints of six family photographs. Folder 5 contains genealogical research on Reynolds and related families done by the donor. Folders 6 and 7 have loose papers removed from the Reynolds Family Bible (FB 0028).


  • 1855-1876

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


1 box


See also: Reynolds Family Bible (FB 0028); see also William B. Reynolds letters (MSC 0806)

William B. Reynolds Papers, 1855-1876.
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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