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Charles S. Means Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0849

Scope and Contents

Brass school bell with wooden handle, approx. 7” tall and 4” base diameter Four daguerreotype cases, three containing daguerreotypes (man and woman in similar cases (3”x3.5”), young man in uniform, and one empty case (3”x2.5”)) Noah Webster The Elementary Spelling Book (New York: American Book Co., 1909) Newspaper clippings and obituary for Charles S. Means Memorial notice (gold letters on black paper) for James Henry, Katherine Henry, Mary Henry, and Elizabeth Henry Two letters from William Harry Means to his mother, Mrs. Ella Means, widow of Charles S. Means, WWII Leather case with eyeglasses, lapel pin, and two tiny covered baskets Hand-tinted color crayon portrait of Charles Samuel Means in gilt frame (19”x11.25”) Additional documents and papers


  • 1940s-1950s and earlier

Conditions Governing Access

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


1 box with crayon portrait, papers, and small artifacts


Brass school bell and leather case with eyeglasses, 2 carved peach pits, pins transferred to Museum 9-12-2012

Charles S. Means Collection.
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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