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William Ballard Lenoir Papers.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0011

Scope and Contents

Papers of William Ballard Lenoir (1775-1852), merchant, farmer, justice of the peace. Moved with wife Elizabeth Avery Lenoir to land grant in Roane County, Tenn. Built the Lenoir Inn there, and had a farm, general store, cotton factory, and flour mill. Papers include personal and business correspondence re: family in Tennessee and North Carolina; bills; accounts; deeds. Some letters have typed transcriptions. Topics include Lenoir family; Cherokee Indian removal to Oklahoma, 1838; business, cotton, and livestock transactions; school life at Emory and Henry College and East Tennessee College. For a list of selected correspondents, see A Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection by Linda Posey (1974).

Dates

  • 1798-1882

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at mcclung-archivist@knoxlib.org

Extent

3 boxes

General

Included in Linda Posey thesis of McClung Collection Manuscript holdings and the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. Additional Lenoir Papers are also available at the University of Tennessee Special Collection and the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Title
William Ballard Lenoir Papers.
Language of description
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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