Friday, July 18, 2014

Land Grant Genealogy 5 Now Available

Published in 2016 and still available to order. Land Grants on Elk River in southern middle Tennessee is a continuation of previous Land Grant Genealogies and covers the waters of the Elk River.

Review the LGG5 web page by   Clicking here

Send check payable to Jack Masters for $49.00 plus $6.00 S & H to:

Jack Masters
1049 Robertson Road
Gallatin, TN 37066

Jack Masters

Monday, January 20, 2014

Doug Drake's Death

We regret to inform our readers that Bernard Douglas "Doug" Drake passed away January 14, 2014. Doug was co-author for our first volume "Founding of the Cumberland Settlements".

We extend to Doug's widow, Brenda Neely Drake, our sincere sympathy for her loss.

Friday, March 8, 2013

TSLA Prominently Displays Pioneer Books

Those entering the main reading room at the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville have access to what one employee termed as "some of our patrons favorite books".

We highly recommend our good friend Paul Clements new book, Chronicles of the Cumberland Settlements which is displayed along with our three atlases.

We appreciate our long relationship with Paul, who we have collaborated with many times during the writing of our books.

Jack Masters & Bill Puryear

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Book Signing and Sale in Columbia

L-R Joe D Brooks and Bill Puryear

Joe Brooks and Bill Puryear discuss our newest Atlas, "The First South West" recently at the Maury County Archives at Columbia.

Special thanks to Michelle Cannon and Bob Duncan at the Archives for their work in making this event one of the best ever!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The First Southwest Received and being Shipped

We received our order of books last Monday.  After placing book plates in over 500 books we started shipping to those who previously ordered Wednesday.  We'll continue today until we get the books shipped.

We regret the delay from our plan but know everyone will be pleased with the continuation of the strict attention to quality which we have subscribed to for the publication of our books.

Newly received orders will be processed and shipped within a few days.  We value our customers and want you to know that we will continue to ship orders in a timely fashion as long as our stock of books last.

Jack Masters, Bill Puryear & Steve Giddens

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The First Southwest Delivery Update

Not good news - - - arrival now is estimated to be early next week. It is still our plan to have all books shipped from the warehouse by next Wednesday, October 31st.

We will still have our planed book signing event this Saturday at the Gallatin Public Library. Those wishinig to have personalized inscriptions will be able to have the book plates signed and we will make sure those plates are affixed on the books before mailing.

We will have available copies of all our previous books for those wishing to purchase as well as Land Grant Genealogy 4 which accompanies The First Southwest.

Thanks for your understanding. 

Jack Masters, Bill Puryear & Steve Giddens

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The First Southwest Delivery Update

Upon receiving preview copies of The First Southwest we found the laminate on the front cover distorted the image of the beautiful art work David Wright created. Based on the quality standards of our previous books and your expectations, we made the decision to reprint the cover of the entire print run. This major change slowed the shipment of the books by about four weeks.

At this time we are expecting the books to arrive next week (the week of October 22).

Here is our plan based on that arrival:

We will have several hundred books available for our major book signing at the Gallatin Public Library on Saturday October 27.  Those who have ordered books and are able to attend the signing and sale, will be able to pick up their books and we would be available to sign as we originally planned.  We will also have an ample supply for those wishing to purchase books at the event.

We will ship the remaining book orders from the warehouse on October 29th. Not the schedule we wanted but we will still be within our goal of shipment in the month of October.

We are pleased to report that we are again being given prime coverage in the November issue of the CEMC Tennessee Magazine. We have seen preliminary copy of the article and these folks continue to do amazing work with their magazine.

Thanks for your understanding in working through this delay. 

Jack Masters, Bill Puryear & Steve Giddens