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House Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0993

Scope and Contents

The House Family Collection contains materials descended through the prominent Knoxville family, co-founders of the House-Hasson Hardware Company. The bulk of the collection pertains to Sam Crawford House and his son, Henry Fleming House. The Collection includes correspondence, receipts, periodicals, currency, journals, and other materials.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1897 - 1972

Conditions Governing Use

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at mcclung-archivist@knoxlib.org

Biographical / Historical

Sam Crawford House (1866-1936) is best known for co-founding House-Hasson Hardware Company on Asylum Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1906. In 1897, Sam married Mary Harper Smith (1877-1970) in Rogersville, Tennessee. Together Sam and Mary had four children: Georgia (1898-1994), Samuel Jr. (1899-1963), Henry Fleming (1904-2001), and Emma Louise (1909-1983). Youngest son, Henry F. House went on to be a World War II veteran and an engineer. His first wife was Nina Breazeale (1911-?) who he corresponded with frequently while stationed in Virginia and Georgia as a soldier.

Extent

1 box

1 oversize folder

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Materials have been arranged by document type in loosely chronological order.

Separated Materials

Two Macon and Brunswick Railroad Company $2 bills and two Confederate bills.

Status
Completed
Author
Simone Hamak
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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