Guide to the Tobias Smyth and Charles Scott Timber Agreement, 1862

Summary Information

Title: Tobias Smyth and Charles Scott Timber Agreement, 1862
Collection: AC.455
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Tobias Smyth and Charles Scott Timber Agreement is a single-sheet handwritten contract for Scott to cut timber on land owned by Smyth, dated November 22, 1862. The location of the land is not stated.

Creator: Smyth, Tobias; Scott, Charles

Biographical/Historical Note

The Tobias Smyth listed in the agreement is most likely one of the four founders of Emory & Henry College. Smyth served on the College's Board of Trustees from 1836 until his death in 1872. His farm was located about a mile north of the College campus (located in Emory, Virginia) and is likely where the timber specified in the agreement was located.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a one-page agreement between Tobias Smyth and Charles Scott, dated November 22, 1862. It is a contract between Smith and Scott for Scott to cut 2000 cords of wood off of Smyth's land, giving distinct descriptions of where to cut and where not to cut the timber.


This is a single-item collection.

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 collection was purchased from Bookworm & Silverfish in 2008 and accessioned as AC.2008.073.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, June 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.455: Tobias Smyth and Charles Scott Timber Agreement, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA

Container List

  ACSC_Box Folder

Agreement, 1862 

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