Publication: Privately printed, 1912, N P
First edition. 7 3/4" x 5 1/4" pictorial wrappers, 231  pp., illustrated from photographs, including one folding panoramic view, folding black and white map of Nashville's business section, advertisements, index. Clarke (1878-1956) was a reporter and a prominent Tennessee suffragette who went on to write a book about the role of women in World War I. She wrote this visitor's guide to Nashville after being informed by a local bookseller that there was no such book in existence and "constant demand." Describes places of historic interest, churches, schools, civic organizations, fraternal and benevolent orders, arts, athletics, business and industry, etc. In a section entitled "Negroes," she notes that "there stand at Nashville distinctly negro establishments that not only show the remarkable activity of that people, but make Nashville the center of influence for more than two-thirds of the inhabitants of the country." Wrappers worn and somewhat soiled, light dust soiling to a few front and rear end pages, former owner's inked name at top of front cover, else internally clean and sound good copy.
Inventory Number: 41705