Patsy Archer Collection, 1893-1998 and undated

KC Manuscript Collection 190


Title: Patsy Archer Collection

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 190

Physical Description: .5 linear foot (1 box), 1 oversize folder

Creator: Patsy Archer

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport


Provenance: The Patsy Archer Collection was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by Patsy Archer, granddaughter of James Miller, in June 1999. Additional donations were made in 2000.

Access/Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Processed by: Jeff Jenson processed the collection in February 2007. Revisions were made by Brianne Johnson in April 2008.


This collection should be cited as:

Patsy Archer Collection, 1893-1998 and undated. KC Manuscript Collection 190, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.


The Patsy Archer Collection contains information on the Miller, Parrott, Lamons, and Sells families. The collection consists of photographs, documents, and newspaper clippings. Included in the collection is information on the Lamons Wagon Company, Greeneville, Tenn.

The collection is arranged into two series as follow; Series I, Subject Files, 1895-1998 and undated, Folders 1-20; Series II, Photographs, 1909 and undated, Folders 21-26.


Series I, Subject Files, 1895-1998, Folders 1-20

Series I contains files on the Miller, Parrott, and Sells families. Included are newspaper clippings, In remembrance cards, and correspondence. The series also includes the City of Kingsport newsletter, “City Desk.” Materials relating to J.E. Miller include his postmaster card dated 1930 and a copy of a letter sent to Mr. and Mrs. Parrott asking for permission to marry their daughter Bertha. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject file.

Series II, Photographs, 1909 and undated, Folders 21-26

Series II consists of photographs of members of the Miller, Parrott and Sells families.


Series I, Subject Files, 1895-1998, Folders 1-20

Box 1

  1. “City Desk”, 1995
  2. “City Desk”, 1996
  3. “City Desk”, 1997
  4. “City Desk”, 1998
  5. Correspondence, 1933-1958
  6. Deeds, A.D. and Maude Miller and J. E. and Bertha Miller, 1912
  7. Deeds, miscellaneous, 1889-1896
  8. In Remembrance cards, Miller family, 1948-1979
  9. In Remembrance cards, miscellaneous families, 1956-1988
  10. In Remembrance cards, Parrott family, 1972-1982
  11. Lamons, Herbert, undated
  12. Lamons, Laura Cummings, 1936 and undated
  13. Lamons, Mabel Miller, certificate of death and In Remembrance cards, 1975
  14. Lamons Wagon Company, inventory and miscellaneous documents, 1958 and undated
  15. Miller, Bertha Rebecca Parrott, memorial book and death notices, 1948
  16. Miller, James E., 1930 and undated
  17. Miller, John D., newspaper clippings and In Remembrance cards, 1974
  18. Miller, Joseph B and Arrie Lee Hull, wedding and death announcements, 1927
  19. Parrott family, photocopies of articles and correspondence, 1895, 1991 and undated
  20. Programs, 1936-1950

Series II, Photographs, 1909 and undated, Folders 21-26

21. Bertha Rebecca Parrott Miller, 1948

22. Miller family, 1909 and undated

a. Bernice and Mildred, undated

b. Joe and Mildred, undated

c. Joe, Mabel, and Rose, 1909

d. Zane, Boots, and Henry, undated

e. Zane, Mabel, Mildred, Joe, and Rosalie, undated

f. Zane and Rosalie, undated

23. Miller family, undated

a. Cordelia Miller, undated

b. Edna Erwin Miller and Dr. David Marshall, undated

c. Henry Miller (at Shelby Street Garage), undated

d. James E. (at sawmill), undated

e. James E. and Bertha, undated

f. Mildred Miller Verkstrom and John, undated

g. Sadie Miller and Cal F. Short, undated

24. Parrott family, undated

a. Catherine (Kate) Parrott Kenny, undated

b. Dr. H. A. Parrott, Catherine Esmarilda Sells Parrott, and John Henry, undated

c. Jamie Bond Parrott, undated

25. Sells family home, Bluff City, Tenn., early 1900s

26. Unidentified, undated

Oversize Folder 1

1. Certificate, James E. Miller appointment of Postmaster at Indian Springs, 1898

2. Certificate, Tennessee Public School, undated

3. Diploma, James Miller, Allison’s Shorthand School and Business College, 1893

4. Marriage Certificate, Joseph B. Miller to Arrie Lee Hull, 1927