Saturday, February 6, 2010

Asheville/Buncombe County Bibliography

Western North Carolina – Bibliography

In Library

A History of Buncombe County, North Carolina, F. A. Sondley (1930).

A Spire in the Mountains: The Story of 176 Years of a Church and a Town Growing Together, 1794-1969, Ora Blackmun (1970).

A Pictorial History of Buncombe County, Asheville Citizen Times (1993).

Abstracted Wills of Buncombe County, North Carolina 1831-1872, Frances Terry Ingmire, Compiler (1984).

Around Biltmore Village, Bill Alexander (2008).

Asheville: A History, Nan K. Chase (2007).

Asheville: A Postcard History, Volume I, Sue Greenberg and Jan Kahn (1997) (Arcadia Images of America Series).

Asheville: A Postcard History, Volume II, Sue Greenberg and Jan Kahn (1997).

Asheville: Land of the Sky, Milton Ready (1986).

Asheville and Buncombe County, F. A. Sondley (1922).

Biographical History of North Carolina: From Colonial times to the Present, Samuel A. Ashe, Stephen B. Weeks, Charles L. Van Noppen, Editors, Volume VII (1908).

Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley, Swannanoa Valley Museum (2004).

Buncombe Bob: The Life and Times of Robert Rice Reynolds, Julian M. Pleasants (2000).

Cabins & Castles: The History & Architecture of Buncombe County, North Carolina, Douglas Swaim (1981).

Chronology of North Carolina, D. K. Bennett (1858) [containing sketches of Buncombe County men].

Cyclopedia of Eminent and Representative Men of the Carolinas of the Nineteenth Century, Volume II, Edward McCrady, Samuel A’Court Ashe (1892).

Early Tourism in Western North Carolina, Stephen C. Compton (2004).

Family and Descendents of William Wallace McDowell & Sarah Lucinda Smith McDowell, Frances Arthur McDowell, Compiler and Editor (undated but after 1997).

Family History of Western North Carolina, Joyce Justus Parris (1998, Second Edition).

Fashionable Asheville, Volumes I and II, David Coleman Bailey (2004).

Historic Asheville, Bob Terrell (1997).

In Buncombe County, Maria Louise Pool (1986).

Look Homeward Asheville, Peter Olevnik (2008).

Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N.C. Newspapers 1840-1870, An Index, Robert M. Topkins, Compiler and Editor (1977) (1983 Reprint Edition).

“Reminiscences of Western North Carolina,” Colonel Allen T. Davidson. Published in The Lycemu, a monthly Asheville newspaper that had a short life (May 1890 until some time in 1892).

Sketches of North Carolina, Reverend William Henry Foote (1846).

The French Broad, Wilma Dykeman (1955). Two copies: paperback is the 1974 edition signed by the author; hardback is1966 fifth printing.

The Heart of Confederate Appalachia: Western North Carolina in the Civil War, John C. Inscoe and Gordon B. McKinney (2000).

The History of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, North Carolina, Joyce Justus Parris (1996).

The Smith-McDowell House: A History, Dr. Richard W. Iobst (undated, but after 1998).

The Standard Guide to Asheville and Western North Carolina, Published by Fred L. Jacobs, Asheville, N.C. (1887).

Thomas Wolfe of North Carolina, H. G. Jones, Editor (1982).

Western North Carolina: A History from 1730-1913, John Preston Arthur (1914).

Western North Carolina: A Visual Journey Through Stereo Views and Photographs, Stephen E. Massengill (1999).

Western North Carolina: Its Mountains and Its People to 1880, Ora Blackmun (1977).

Not in Library

A History of Fernihurst, Frances McDowell (1989).

Asheville, A Pictorial History, Mitzi Schaden Tessier (1982).

Asheville and Thomas Wolfe, George W. McCoy (1996).

Asheville – In Land of Sky, Martha Norburn Mead (1942).

Asheville: Places of Discovery, Lou Harshaw (1981).

Family Connections Along the Blue Ridge-The Ancestry and Close Descendants of Margaret Erwin McDowell and James Thomas Walton, Margaret Bickel Adams (1995). This book apparently discusses the Davidson and Smith families.

Hometown Memories, Asheville Tales: A Treasury of 20th Century Memories, Bob Lasley and Sallie Holt, Compilers and Editors (2002).

"Mountain Living Magazine: Historic Smith-McDowell House to Preserve WNC Heritage," Mildred Beedle Fossett (Spring 1976).

Reminiscences and Traditions of Western North Carolina, Theodore F. Davidson (1928). [Paper read before the Pen and Plate Club of Asheville, N.C. at its November, 1928, meeting and reprinted from the Asheville Citizen.]

Remembering Asheville: An Illustrated History, Milton Ready (2005).

Robert W. Ramsey, Carolina Cradle: Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762 (1964)

Those members of the Davison/Davidson family who descended from William and Elizabeth Davison of County Armagh, Ireland, and settled in North Carolina and Tennessee, and later in Mississippi, Texas, and elsewhere, Robert Stephens Hand (1990).

We Will Move Mountains: The Story of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Kimberly Fox DeMeza (2007).

With Pen and Camera Thro’ the “Land of the Sky”: Western North Carolina and the Asheville Plateau, Holman Waldron (1900).

Yesterday’s Asheville, Joan and Wright Langley (1975).

Oil painting of Asheville by F. S. Duncanson taken from Beaucatcher: “The painting itself, now owned by Mrs. Martha B. Patton, . . . The other buildings were white wooden structures, and included the central portion of the old Eagle hotel and the old Buck hotel. Mr. Ernest Israel has a similar picture.”

Source: Western North Carolina: A History from 1730-1913, John Preston Arthur (1914) at 146.



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