found an old message from 2003 on this board....
Question: Where are the papers for the Lost State of Franklin?
Answer: THE JOURNAL OF EAST TENNESSEE HISTORY, Number Sixty-Nine, 1967 p. 84 has an article by ned Irwin, Archivist, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University entitled, "The Lost Papers of the 'Lost State of Franklin' " that gives useful information about the papers.
now - how you get this article I don't know, but perhaps someone else can help us.
Mary Turney Miller