Guide to the Smoky Mountain Forest Reserve Association Letter to John Mason Clarke, June 23, 1924

Summary Information

Title: Smoky Mountain Forest Reserve Association Letter to John Mason Clarke, June 23, 1924
Collection: AC.1073
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 envelope)
Abstract:

This collection contains a letter to John Mason Clarke of the National Association, Washington DC from the Chairman of the Smoky Mountain Forest Reserve Association in Knoxville, Tennessee, dated June 23, 1934.

Creator: Smoky Mountain Forest Reserve Association

Biographical/Historical Note

The Smoky Mountain Forest Reserve Association was formed in 1923 to help establish a National Park in the Great Smoky Mountains. John Mason Clarke was a geologist.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter on New Appalachian Club letterhead, with Smoky Mountain Forest Reserve Association typed across the top, to John Mason Clarke of the National Parks Association, Washington DC, dated June 23, 1924. The author, who describes himself as the Chairman of the above association but is unnamed, describes the natural beauty of the Southern Appalachian mountain range and the Great Smoky Mountains while pointing out several prominent landmarks, such as Clingman's Dome, Mt. Le Conte, and Mt. Guyot. One paragraph is devoted to the description of the blooming rhodendron and azaleas. It appears that the second page is missing as there is no signature on the letter.

Arrangement

All materials are filed in one folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This was purchased from L&T Respess in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott in July 2015 with assistance from Claire Stamper.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1073: Smoky Mountain Forest Reserve Association Letter to John Mason Clarke, June 23, 1924, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA.

Container List

Letter to John Mason Clarke of the National Parks Association, Washington DC, June 23, 1924