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McClung Family Papers; Calvin M. McClung Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0022a

Scope and Contents

Papers of Calvin Morgan McClung, son of Frank H. McClung and Eliza Mills McClung. Includes correspondence of Calvin M. McClung, his parents, his wife Annie McGhee McClung, her sisters, their daughters Lida McClung Ross and May Lawson (Polly) McClung Melish, and other family and friends. Most of the letters are from 1874-1898. Subjects include: Calvin McClung’s years at Yale, 1874-1876; his trip to Europe in 1878; trips by relatives to resorts and to Europe; Annie McClung’s death at Saratoga Springs, NY, in 1898; material re: Charles N. Crittenton. Correspondents include: Calvin Morgan McClung; Eliza Mills McClung; Franklin Henry McClung; Lida McClung; May Lawson (Polly) McClung; Charles McClung McGhee; Cornelia White McGhee; Betty McGhee Tyson; Eleanor McGhee Neely; Margaret McGhee Baxter; Ellie McClung Green; Lucy Graham Crozier; Mary Davis; Mary R. Comfort; Cornelia Baxter; Lawrence Davis Tyson; Lulu Hayden; Cornelia McGhee Cowan; Lucy White Rodgers; Lizzie Crozier French; Edward C. Mitchell; Mary Goodloe Edwards; Samuel Ringold; William C. Ross. Last 2 boxes include miscellaneous items on C. M. McClung; added as found: photograph of Lee McClung & Timothy Dwight; S. M. Dugger; White & McClung family notes; manuscript & photographs from “A Scrapbook For My Grandchildren” by William Cary Ross; photograph [William Cary Ross]. Box 7 includes samples of printing done by C. M. McClung; stock certificates from Southern Locomotive & Valve Gear Co. and Whittle Springs Co. For a list of selected correspondents, see A Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection by Linda Posey (1974).


  • Creation: 1861 - 1943

Conditions Governing Access

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


9 boxes

Language of Materials



Included in Linda Posey thesis of McClung Collection Manuscript holdings and the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. Transcriptions of Eliza Mills McClung’s letters (1874-1879) to her son, Calvin Morgan McClung, (MSC 0022b) were added to Box 9 (4/23/2009).

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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
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Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States