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Robert Sparks Walker


Robert Sparks Walker was born, February 4, 1878, Chicamauga, Tennessee. He was educated in Hamilton County, Tennessee schools, and attended Maryville College. He obtained his LL.B. degree from the University of Chattanooga in 1905. There is no indication-in this biographical source-as to whether he ever practiced law. He lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee. [Source: "A Bibliographical Dictionary of Poets," in William Stanley Braithwaite (ed.), Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1926: And Yearbook of American Poetry 40 (Boston: B.J. Brimmer Co., 1926)(Dictionary at pp. 1-43, separate pagination)]

Biographical Profile
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga Naturalist Robert Sparks Walker Remembered
Macon [Georgia] Daily Online

Chattanooga Audubon Society

Robert Sparks Walker's Journal


Cumberland Gap


Robert Sparks Walker, Anchor Poems (New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1925)


Robert Sparks Walker, My father's farm (Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1927)

__________________, A Brief Story of an Old Mission (Nashville: cokesbury Press, 1930)

__________________, Torchlights to the Cherokees; the Brainerd Mission (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931)(Johnson City, Tenn.: Overmountain Press, 1993)

__________________, Outdoors in the Cumberlands (Chattanooga: Chattanooga Community Association, 1933)

__________________, Eating thunder and other stories / Author: Walker, Robert Sparks, 1878-1960. Publication: New York: Association Press, 1933

__________________, The Beechblock circus. Author: Walker, Robert Sparks. Publication: New York: Assoc. Press, 1934

__________________, When God Failed (Dallas: Kaleidograph Press, 1938)

__________________, This is Chattanooga / Author: Walker, Robert Sparks, 1878-1960. Publication: Chattanooga, Tenn.: Andrews Printing Co., 1949

__________________, The Chickamauga Dam and its environs (Chattanooga: Andrews Print. Co., 1949)

__________________, Lookout: The Story of a Mountain (Kingsport, Tennessee: Southern Publishers, 1941)(Chattanooga, Tennessee: Geo. C. Hudson & Co., 1952)

__________________, Lookout Mountain: Battles and Battlefields (Chattanooga, Tennessee: Kingwood Publishers, 1946)(Chattanooga, Tenn.: G.C. Hudson, 1952)

Confederate and Union forces clash at Lookout Mountain.

John Gilmary Shea, The Story of a Great Nation
(New York: Gay Brothers & Company, 1886)

[Used with permission of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology]

__________________, State Flowers and State Birds: being an authentic record of the official flowers and birds of all the states in America, poetized (Litchfield, Illinois: Sunshine Press, 1950)(Litchfield, Ill.: Sunshine Press, 1960)

__________________, As the Indians left it; the story of the Chattanooga Audubon Society and its Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary (Chattanooga: G.C. Hudson, 1955)

Research Resources

Robert Sparks Walker Papers
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga