Echoes from the Hilltop is the story of Margaret Eliza Henry, the first scholarship secretary at Maryville College in Tennessee. For thirteen years, she traveled throughout the Northeast raising money for scholarships for children from the Southern Appalachians. Her audiences includedDaughters of the American Revolution chapters; various men's, women's, and children's organizations; churches; schools; andindividuals.
Margaret wrote letters of thanks to thesedonors and told them about the students receiving the benefit of their gifts.She stayed in touch with the administration, faculty, and students of the college when she was "on the wing" for months at a time.In addition, letters of introduction were mailedin the spring as she planned an itinerary for the next year.All these letters tell a story of love for the mountains and the people who lived there, devotion to Maryville College and its students, and a woman traveling alone during the early twentieth century.
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About the Author
Paula Cox Bowers (Maryville College class of 1958) discovered the story of Margaret Henry in 2006, when she was part of a small group of volunteers who began reading and organizing Margaret's letters.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Who Was Margaret Henry? 1
Chapter 2 The Deep-Valley Folk of the Southern Mountains 13
Chapter 3 My Dear Old College 41
Chapter 4 Scholarships for Mountain Boys and Mountain Girls 73
Epilogue Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 107
Appendix 1 Maryville College Buildings, 1868-1916 115
Appendix 2 Magnolia Cemetery 117
Appendix 3 Bettie Jane's Essay, Granny Stinnett's Funeral, Two Reports from the Field, and a Tribute 121
Appendix 4 Donors 133
Appendix 5 Biographical Sketch and Funeral Address 137
About the Author 173