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Walter Preston Brownlow Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0004

Scope and Contents

Papers of Walter Preston Brownlow (1851-1910), a congressman and newspaper editor. Born in Abingdon, Va. Worked for the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad. In 1876 he bought the Herald and Tribune, a Republican newspaper published in Jonesboro, Tenn. Served in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 1st district from 1897-1910. Was a member of the Board of Governors for the National Soldiers’ Home at Johnson City, Tenn. Papers contain personal and political correspondence; Republican primary election returns for Grainger and Hamblen Counties for September 1884. The bulk of the correspondence covers August to October 1893. For a list of selected correspondents, see A Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection by Linda Posey (1974). No Date: YMCA pamphlet warning against saloons, gambling dens, and lust of the flesh; 1884 Republican primary election returns for Grainger & Hamblen Counties; 1893 letter from Albert A. Pope of Boston protesting a tax on bicycles; 1911 Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Walter P. Brownlow.


  • 1882-1894

Conditions Governing Access

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


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Included in Linda Posey thesis of McClung Collection Manuscript holdings and the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections.
Walter Preston Brownlow Papers.
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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