Nash Buckingham Collection

Identifier: MSS.0965

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence (1963-1967), clippings (1910s), and the short story "Uncle Willis, Skimpy, and the Cotton Bale" by Nash Buckingham (1900). This is the first appearance in print of this Buckingham story. There are also two typed letters, signed by Buckingham, to Henry Cox commenting on his writings, the story, book collecting, and outdoor matters. Another letter by Frank Pemberton as managing editor of Harvard Today comments on earlier iterations of the story. There are also clippings about Buckingham from the Memphis Commercial from the 1910s.


  • 1900 - 1967

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact

Biographical Note - Nash Buckingham

Theophilus Nash Buckingham was born on May 31, 1880 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was an author, conservationist, and avid outdoorsman. He wrote nine books and hundreds of articles on the outdoors. He played football for the University of Tennessee in 1902 where he was captain and an All-Southern tackle. He died on March 10, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee.


.4 Linear Feet (4 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection contains correspondence (1963-1967), clippings (1910s), and the short story "Uncle Willis, Skimpy, and the Cotton Bale" by Nash Buckingham (1900).

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the Nash Buckingham Collection
Zach Johnson
March 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


About this Site

This site contains collection guides, or finding aids, to the archival collections held by Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives, the History of Medicine Collection, and the Scarritt Bennett Center. Finding aids describe the context, arrangement, and structure of archival materials, allowing users to identify and request materials relevant to their research.

Requesting Materials

Each finding aid contains a link to request materials from the collections. Collections can also be requested by emailing the repository directly through the library website. Each repository has its own location, hours, and contact information. Please consult the repository with questions about using the materials. Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the repository’s reading room. In many cases, the collections are stored off-site and require advance notice for retrieval.