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Cannon Family Papers.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0024

Scope and Contents

Papers of the family of John Cannon (1744-ca. 1806) and Ann (Nancy) Whitlow Cannon (1747-1830), from Sevier, Knox, Roane, Monroe and Loudon Counties, Tenn. Papers include personal and business correspondence; account books; receipts; bills; pamphlets; and survey maps of parts of Hamilton, Roane, and Monroe Counties. Most of the papers are about John and Ann Cannon’s sons: Robert (1781-1854), a merchant at Philadelphia, Tenn.; John (1779-1864); and William (1771-1868). Robert’s son William (1824-1897) married Ann Gilbreath, and served as a Democrat in the Tennessee legislature from Loudon and Monroe Counties, 1877-1879. 1884 folder has H.W. Johns’ Liquid Paints Asbestos (brochure with 36 paint samples). 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

  • 1806-1888

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

2 boxes

General

Included in Linda Posey thesis of McClung Collection Manuscript holdings and the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections.
Title
Cannon Family Papers.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

Contact:
601 S Gay Street
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Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States
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