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George W. and John J. Graham Papers, 1864-1949.

Identifier: MSC 0300

Scope and Contents

The collection includes Civil War discharge papers and related pension claims of George W. Graham of Campbell County, Tenn., and papers of his son John J. Graham and his career with the United States Post Office. The papers range in date from 1864 to 1949. Included in the collection: 1864 discharge document of George Graham, 1st Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Infantry; 1890 letter from Chancellor Henry R. Gibson to John J. Graham; correspondence, appointments and promotions of John J. Graham with the U.S. Post Office, 1901-1914; 1900 Republican National Convention delegate and guest passes, Philadelphia; 1901 letter from Representative Henry R. Gibson to John J. Graham, with list of Gibson's accomplishments printed on back of stationery; 1908 Notification of Allowance to the heirs of George W. Graham; John J. Graham's termination of membership in the Royal Arch Masons throughout the World, 1934; 1935 Certificate of Election of John J. Graham, Councilman, 3rd District, Knox County; 1949 biographical sketch of John J. Graham; scrapbook of clippings about John J. Graham, his career, his marriage and 50th anniversary, a 1904 K&A train wreck, and his obituary in 1941.


  • 1864-1949

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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John J. Graham was the last Postmaster in the Post Office/Custom House (now the East Tennessee Historical Center) on the corner of Market & Clinch. The PO moved to a new location in 1934.

George W. and John J. Graham Papers, 1864-1949.
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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