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John Bell Brownlow Collection. (Donated by Mr. and Mrs. William G. Brownlow, IV)

Identifier: MSC 0380

Scope and Contents

Scope: John Bell Brownlow Collection donated by William G. and Candy Brownlow, May 15 and June 2007. Gift includes manuscripts, business papers, photographs, clippings, and 1 artifact (housed in 3 boxes); 2 framed items; The Tri-Weekly Wig (in newspaper box); & plans in Flat Storage. Gift included 17 books that were moved into the McClung Collection's catalogued collection and 3 items transferred to the ETHS Sept. 6, 2007 [the 3 items transferred: 1.) a spoon 2.) unframed portrait of John Bell Brownlow- conservation by Cumberland Art 2007; and 3.) the frame for the John Bell Brownlow portrait. Frame was recd. June 2007 and was in the ETHS museum before the transfer papers were completed. An Inventory + Separation List is available; Donor Copy of Inventory also available. Items were listed for the May 12th, 2007 Southern Antiques Auction, Case Antiques. Subjects: Civil War, William G. (Parson) Brownlow, Eliza O'Brien Brownlow, guest book, Walter Preston Brownlow, Brownlow family members, John Bell Brownlow, Real Estate and Loan business, John Hunt Morgan, Theodore Roosevelt, Mrs. George Fritts photograph, Mrs. John Friebel estate, Blythe's Ferry, Banner Warehouse (Greeneville) snapshot, Isham Harris signature, Methodist Advocate Journal, The Tri-Weekly Whig, Margaret Hayes letter (daughter of Jefferson Davis), 9th Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers, USA, Pendleton family chart, Bank of Tennessee Branch at Athens, Mrs. Aaron V. Brown letter, S.C. Mercer, James L. Goodloe, Confederate (Rebel) spies.


  • 1865-1930

Conditions Governing Access

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


3 boxes + folders

John Bell Brownlow Collection. (Donated by Mr. and Mrs. William G. Brownlow, IV)
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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