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Anna Gay McClung Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0274

Scope and Contents

Collection includes: diary kept by Mary A. Dickinson during a summer trip from Louisiana to Canada, 1859 + transcription; Mary A. Dickinson’s diary, 1864 (Civil War) + one papers entitled “The War in 1860, 61, 62.”; Mary A. Gay’s diary, 1867-1871 (home life); “History of the Mitchell Family; Children of J. H. Gay and Sophia Mitchell; Children of E. J. Gay and Lavinia Hynes” by Mrs. C. J. McClung, 1952 (typed, 3-ring binder. Copy of McClung shelves). Writings on the Mitchell, Haley, McWilliams, Gay, Dickinson, Clement, Erwin, Garrett, and Hynes families. “The Plantation Experience of Joseph and Lavinia Erwin, 1807-1836.” by Alice Pemble White (L. S. U. thesis, 1933; copy on McClung shelves). Photographs: Andrew H. Gay and John H. Gay (4 pcs.); Plaquemine (La.) Cemetery (4 pcs.); Col. Andrew Hynes (3 pcs.), Mrs. Andrew Hynes (3 pcs.); residence on St. Louis Plantation built by Edward J. Gay, 1858 and Pyramids, Egypt, 1935. Mrs. H. E. Doolittle and Mrs. C. J. McClung; 4 unidentified pictures. Obituaries; poems; New Graded Series readers (4th and 2nd); Washington and Lewis and Butler families; letters to Mrs. C. J. McClung; miscellaneous correspondence; map of Texas, 1938. Inslee Papers: 1868, 1871 letters + transcription + typescript of “A Complete Life” by Mary D. Gay re: Rev. E. B. Inslee, missionary to China; pamphlets on China missions; photograph of E. B. Inslee tomb # pcs.), Dueling Oaks, N. C., Old Presbyterian Church at Rosedale, La.; miscellaneous Inslee correspondence and notes.


  • 1860-1952

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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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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