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Joseph Jaques Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0015

Scope and Contents

Papers of Joseph Jacques (1825-1885), railroad executive and business man. Born in England, lived in Virginia, then moved to Knoxville, where he worked as a riverboat captain. He was the depot agent for the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, and elected mayor of Knoxville in 1858. In 1862 he was superintendent of the Holston Salt and Plaster Company at Saltville, Va.. Returned to Knoxville in 1869 to serve as vice-president of the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad. Founded the East Tennessee National Bank in 1872 and served as president. Married to Jane Whittaker of Va. Papers include: correspondence; reports of salt production; legal papers; prayer book with Jacques family information; receipts; agreement for the sale of stock in the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad from R. C. Jackson to C. M. McGhee; agreement between Jacques and Southern Railway Security Company re: stock in ETV&G RR. For a list of selected correspondents, see A Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection by Linda Posey (1974).


  • 1851 - 1884

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


1 box

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Separated Materials

Book of Prayer catalogued in McClung Rare Books (A 264.03 UNITED)


Included in Linda Posey thesis of McClung Collection Manuscript holdings and the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections.

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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States