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Amis Family Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0235

Scope and Contents

The Thomas Amis Papers and the Amis Family Collection. Thomas Amis was a pioneer settler of upper East Tennessee. He was a community leader who operated a tavern, a distillery, and a saw mill. His house was near the Ebbing and Flowing Spring and still stands today. Includes the Thomas Amis Account Books 1783-1797. The Amis Family Papers include a store Day Book (1801-1807), and another 1832-1844. Also other documents. A later item is the T. J. Amis Notebook 1847-1872.


  • 1783-1872

Conditions Governing Access

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


5 boxes


The Thomas Amis Account books have been microfilmed to prevent damage in handling and also one ledger has been published by Lucy Kennerly Gump: “Amis Ledger B (1782-1794) : Interpretive Transcription of an East Tennessee business Record Book."

Amis Family Papers.
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States