Accessions: MSS 80-6, MSS 80-20
Inclusive dates: 1801-1968
Size of collection: 5.25 linear ft.
William Williams Stringfield (1837-1923) was born in Nashville, Tennessee, but spent much of his youth in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. During the Civil War, Stringfield served in various Confederate units. He eventually joined the Thomas Legion, under the command of William Holland Thomas, as a captain. Stringfield served with the Legion in Virginia and western North Carolina until the war's end. Stringfield settled in Haywood County, North Carolina, after the war. In 1879, he built the White Sulphur Springs Hotel in Waynesville, Haywood County. Stringfield was active in politics and Confederate veterans affairs. Other individuals represented in the collection are Robert Love (1760-1845); Samuel L. Stringfield (1881-1947), a physician and son of W.W. Stringfield; and Margaret Stringfield (1879-1958), a daughter and musician. The collection also contains 300 photographs of individuals, groups, businesses, and events.