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Mary Smith Collection (includes Civil War and Confederate papers; land grants),

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0825

Scope and Contents

Collection donated by Mary Elizabeth Smith (Mrs. Frank P. Smith). Includes 1825 land grants to Isaac Rush and John A. Smith for land in Rhea County, Tenn. (both signed by Governor William Carroll); 1842 grant to John A. Smith for land in the Hiwassee District; 1927 obituary of T. H. Smith, Decatur Tenn.; Civil War papers of Thomas H. Smith, Meigs (Rhea) County, Tenn., (5th Tenn. Cavalry) including 6 pcs. of Confederate currency, brief memoirs, amnesty oath, and 1865 voter registration; 1864 amnesty oath of Louisa Huff; leather billfolds carried during the Civil War by Isaac Huff (grandfather of donor) and Thomas Prigmore Smith (father of donor’s husband); undated Civil War letter from [Isaac] Huff; “The Battle of Knoxville” by Harold S. Fink; 1942 letter from Mary Elizabeth Smith to Private Frank Smith; “Guide to the Civil War in Tennessee”; The Tennessee Conservationist, Civil War edition.

Dates

  • 1825-1942

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

1 Box

General

Six items from Thomas H. Smith Civil War papers (folder 7) were glued to black scrapbook/photograph album papers. Sent to a conservator for treatment in 1999. Returned January 2001. Currency transferred to Currency Collection (MSC 0052a).
Title
Mary Smith Collection (includes Civil War and Confederate papers; land grants),
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

Contact:
601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States
865.215.8814