December 28, 2009
Asheville, North Carolina – Bibliography
A History of Buncombe County, North Carolina (Two Voumes in One), F. A. Sondley (1930) (2004 Reprint Edition).
Abstracted Wills of Buncombe County, North Carolina 1831-1872, Frances Terry Ingmire, Compiler (1984).
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, VolumeI I, Sue Greenberg and Jan Kahn (1997) (Arcadia Images of America Series). Signed by coauthor Sue Greenberg.
Asheville and Buncombe County, F. A. Sondley; Genesis of Buncombe County, Theodore F. Davidson (1922). These two titles are in one volume. PDF on computer.
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). Two copies: second edition; and Bright Mountain Books reprint edition, 2008.
Early Tourism in Western North Carolina, Stephen C. Compton (2004) (Arcadia Images of America book).
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). This is a compilation of eleven years of special columns published in the Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, North Carolina. The columns were edited and arranged by subject as opposed to chronologically.
Fashionable Asheville, Volumes I and II, David Coleman Bailey (2004).
Historic Asheville, Bob Terrell (1997).
In Buncombe County, Maria Louise Pool (1986). Two copies (both second edition, 1896).
Look Homeward Asheville, Peter Olevnik (2008).
Marriage and Death Notices and Extant Asheville, N.C. Newspapers 1840-1870, An Index, Robert M. Topkins, Compiler and Editor (1977) (1983 Reprint Edition).
The French Broad, Wilma Dykeman (1955). Two copies: paperback is the 1974 edition signed by the author; hardback is1966 fifth printing.
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). PDF on computer.
Thomas Wolfe of North Carolina, H. G. Jones, Editor (1982). Two copies, one sent to RSF by HGJ. Both are signed.
Western North Carolina: A History from 1730-1913, John Preston Arthur (1914) (1996 Reprint Edition).
Western North Carolina: A Visual Journey Through Stereo Views and Photographs, Stephen E. Massengill (1999) (Arcadia Images of America book).
Western North Carolina: Its Mountains and Its People to 1880, Ora Blackmun (1977).
Not in Library
A History of Buncombe County, North Carolina, F. A. Sondley (1930).
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, Land of Sky: An Illustrated History, Milton Ready (1986).
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 (date unknown). 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).
Remembering Asheville: An Illustrated History, Milton Ready (2005).
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).
James M. Edney, in his Sketches of Buncombe Men in Bennett's Chronology of North Carolina, written in 1855.
Spire in the Mountains, Ora Blackmun.
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.