Trotter Family Collection
Scope and Contents
The Trotter Family Collection contains materials descended through the prominent Sevier County, Tenn. Family. The Collection includes photograph albums of family members and travels, correspondence and other materials collected by Jess Wynn Trotter during her travels, scrapbooks containing historical clippings, and other ephemera related to the Trotter family.
Finding Aid available.
- 1867 - 1942
Conditions Governing Use
Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at firstname.lastname@example.org
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Ashley Wynn Trotter (1848-1918), a Sevierville, Tennessee-based dentist, married Julia Bell Wynn (1861-1960) in 1879. They went on to have three children, Jess Wynn (1887-1956), Raymond Joyce (1890-1972), and Lucile (1893-1982). The eldest daughter, Jess attended Murphy College in Sevierville, Tennessee, then traveled extensively, writing letters back to her family, especially her mother and sister Lucile. Their son, Raymond served as a wagoner in the military during World War I. Youngest daughter, Lucile married Robert Brooks Childress (1886-1947) in 1913 and moved to Laurens, South Carolina.
Language of Materials
Collection originally donated to ETHS. Artifacts remained with museum.
see also Trotter Family Bibles (FB 0118); and other account books from Nancy Childress (MSC 0493)
In memory of Ashley Wynne Trotter
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Dandridge (Tenn.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Gatlinburg (Tenn.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Knoxville (Tenn.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Maryville College (Maryville, Tenn.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Murphy College (Sevierville, Tenn.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Travel Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Language of description
- Script of description
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