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Two page, double-sided letter from Henry Sheffer (possibly) of Grayson County Virginia to Captain John P. Mathews (Clerk of Court for Wythe County Virginia from 1809-1850). Topics include illness at home; an election campaign for General Smyth who is opposed to John Quincy Adams; and s request for Captain Mathews to subpoena the witnesses requested for the author’s upcoming Chancery Court case involving W. D. Nielson.
Includes transcript of letter by McClung Staff.
20 November 1970. Letter from Albert Gore [Senior] to Marc Joffe thanking him for his help during Gore's unsuccessful senatorial campaign for reelection. ALS. 1 pc. Also includes donor letter.
Form letter from Alex Haley promoting his book Roots and requesting genealogy stories for the new weekly television show he was pursuing about long-separated families who finally discovered each other.
1) Letter from Alex Haley to Patti Lindsay (Arts and Crafts Instructor of the Girls Club of Knoxville) re: his payment of $125 plus additional $25 for a carton of 50 cornshuck dolls sent to him previously. ALS. January 27, 1986. + envelope
2) copy of article on Alex Haley from December 19, 1985 Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
This collection includes copies of many of her articles, typescripts of her plays, and a handwritten copy of her (as of 06/2019) unpublished autobiography. In addition, many family photos and other family ephemera, as well as correspondence (her father’s Civil War letters and other personal correspondence of AWA). There are a number of books (primarily novels) included with the collection -- including first editions of both of her novels.
Letters to J.A. and T.E. Barr (Arcadia, Tenn.) from J.W. Huff (Loudon, Tenn.) requesting land rents on Addie Anderson's inherited land of John Anderson (Sullivan County, Tenn.) Includes several receipts and postal receipt signed by postmaster Thos. [Thomas] Fa
S. H. (Samuel Houston) Jestes married Bertha Jones January 1, 1914 in Morgan County, Tenn. (photocopy of marriage license in box). Correspondence arranged chronologically. List of letters included in box.
Mix of family correspondence, work papers, receipts, cards, newspaper articles, ephemera spanning 1841-1954.
Box 1: Account books and ledgers; Sunday School Minute book; blank East Tennessee National Bank checkbook; First National Bank (Morristown, Tenn.) deposit books; notebooks, etc. Box 2: Cancelled checks 1901-1911 (bulk 1906-1907); Correspondence; Insurance papers; Deeds; School reports for Nellie Nenney; Business papers; Personal correspondence
Hand-written letter on Camp Poland stationery dated 8 October 1898 from A Bird G to Dwight. Reverse has advertisement for The Prophet of the Great Smokies visit to Knoxville, Tenn. on October 19, 20, and 21, 1898 with the Free Street Fair and Trades Carnival.
Four page letter (double spread page, front & back) written by J. Benson Wier to his mother [Elizabeth Lipscob Wier] on March 9, 1863 from Morgan’s Hospital in McMinnville, Tenn. Includes original letter, typed transcript, and a brief commentary on the letter. Letter from the donor included in the folder James Benson Wier died later that year.
Civil War Letters, 1864, Rufus P. Willson, 6th Tennessee Infantry, U. S. A. Rufus P. Willson (1844-1865) was from Anderson County, Tenn. One of the letters addressed to his mother and step-father, Vincent Packet and Mary Packet. Rufus served until the end of the war and was killed in the burning of the steamer Generall Lyon off Cape Hatteras on March 30, 1865.
Papers and correspondence related to the Crawley family of Knoxville, Tenn.
Includes the George Crawley Letters - Collection of 32 letters of the Crawley family; the bulk of the material written by George Crawley in 1944 during his time at Fort Knox in basic training.
Full-page letterhead with facts and images about Elizabethton, Tennessee. Images include American Bemberg Plant, American Glanzstoff Plant, Mountain Spring (City Water Supply), Municipal Building, Watauga Hotel, New St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lynwood Hotel, Junior High School, County Court House & Independence Monument, and Elizabethton High School. Reverse side is letter from Carter County Trustees Office to Allen & Allen, Attorneys-at-Law re: taxes on 2 house on 2nd Street.
1) July 11, 1911. Form postcard from Hamblen and Jefferson County Mutual Fire Insurance Company to J. D. Wisecarver (Russellville, Tenn.). Request for assessment payment to pay Jos. [Joseph] Shaver for loss of his house. 1 pc. 2) March 30, 1913. Form postcard from Hamblen County Mutual Fire Insurance Company to J. D. Wisecarver (Russellville, Tenn.). Request for assessment payment to pay W.B. Hodges for loss of his barn. 1 pc.
This collection contains various documents related to the Friends of the Library Book and Author Dinner in 1988 and BookFest of 1991 and 1992 including lists of authors, schedules, photographs, pamphlets, and newspaper article clippings.
Correspondence, primarily personal notes amongst members of the Gouffon and Anderson families. Includes some business correspondence-bills, banking, and medical. Also includes photocopy of David Babelay’s chapter on the Auguste Gouffon family from his book They Trusted and Were Delivered.
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.
Material related to John E. Acuff, Jr. (9/1/1922-5/24/2010) Includes photographs, correspondence, ephemera, deeds, wills, artifacts, ephemera, and genealogy research.
1) January 19, 1929. Typed letter to E.A. McSpadden (New Market, Tenn.) from J.R. Allen, Sheriff (Sevierville, Tenn.). Recommendation letter for Deputy James L. Butler. Signed. 1pp. 2) February 18, 1929. Typed letter to J.R. Allen, Deputy (Sevierville, Tenn.) from Bank of New Market (Tenn.). Request for collection on three notes - Harmon Loveday, Audrey Franklin, and R.M. Teague. 1pp.
Newspaper clippings, letters, and ephemera about the organization and activities of the Knoxville Film Council. Some clippings dated and identified.
The Film Council was a subcommittee under the umbrella of the Committee for Public Understanding organized in the Spring of 1947. The Film Council first met October 20, 1947.
1) Anna Lakin Limited Training Elementary Certificate of from the State of Tennessee Department of Education. 1 July 1925 2) Anna Lakin 1926 Teacher Contract. Millertown Elementary. 3) Anna Lakin 1927 Principal Contract. Inskip Elementary. 4) ALS from Stella Smith (Iowa City, Iowa) to Anna Lakin (Knoxville, Tenn.) 19 October 1929. 5) ALS from A. M. Feathers (Knoxville, Tenn.) to Prof. Edd Lakin (Knoxville, Tenn) 15 September 1931.
Letter to Lt. Col. S. J. MacKay from Capt. N. J. Collum (Greeneville, Tenn.) dated April 26, 1865. ALS. Collum notes he provided his car for the daughter and son of President Johnson as the railway had failed to provide one; discusses troop movements out of Bulls Gap (Tenn.); Confederate prisoner transport
- Knoxville (Tenn.) 9
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 5
- Photographs 5
- Tennessee History Civil War, 1861-1865 5
- Business enterprises 4
- Hamblen County (Tenn.) 3
- Art and artists 2
- Deeds 2
- Fountain City (Tenn.) 2
- Genealogy 2
- Haley, Alexander Murray Palmer, 1921-1992 2
- Jefferson County (Tenn.) 2
- Loudon County (Tenn.) 2
- Maryville College (Maryville, Tenn.) 2
- Receipts 2
- Sevierville (Tenn.) 2
- Sullivan County (Tenn.) 2
- Tennessee History World War, 1939-1945 2
- Acuff family 1 + ∧ less