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1823 letter to Captain John P. Mathews

Identifier: MM.2019.066
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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.

Dates: 1823

Albert Gore, Sr. letter

Identifier: MM.2021.006
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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.

Dates: 1970

Alex Haley form letter

Identifier: MM.2022.002
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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.

Dates: circa 1978

Alex Haley letter to Patti Lindsay

Identifier: MM.2020.008
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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

Dates: 1986

Anderson-Deaderick Letters. (Typed Transcriptions).

Identifier: MM.2019.009
Scope and Contents

Anderson-Deaderick Letters.

Dates: undated

Anne Wetzell Armstrong Papers

Identifier: MSC 0930
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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includes copies of many of her articles, typescripts of her plays, and a handwritten copy of her (as of 06/2019) unpublished autobiography.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.

Dates: 1860 - 1940

Barr/Bear/Bair correspondence

Identifier: MM.2021.017
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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

Dates: 1882 - 1889

Bessie (Bertha) Jones and Samuel Houston Jestes Correspondence

Identifier: MSC 0966
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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.

Dates: 1908 - 1914

Brown Papers. Greeneville (Tenn.)

Identifier: MSC 0940
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Mix of family correspondence, work papers, receipts, cards, newspaper articles, ephemera spanning 1841-1954.

Dates: 1841 - 1954

C. G. Nenney Papers

Identifier: MSC 0021a
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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

Dates: 1837 - 1911

Camp Poland letter

Identifier: MM.2022.014
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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.

Dates: 1898

Civil War letter of J. Benson Wier

Identifier: MM.2019.065
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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.

Dates: 1863

Civil War Letters, 1864, Rufus P. Willson, 6th Tennessee Infantry, U. S. A.

Identifier: MM.2014.015
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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.

Dates: 1864-1865

Crawley Family Papers

Identifier: MSC 0994
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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.

Dates: 1914 - 1944

David A. Sherman letter

Identifier: MM.2020.026
Scope and Contents David A. Sherman the first president of East Tennessee College (later University of Tennessee), principal of Hampden-Sydney Academy. ALS. Knoxville, 20 January 1817. Address panel present with manuscript “Knoxville, T./20 January 1817” postmark and manuscript “25” rate. Addressed to Gen. Hezekiah Howe in New Haven, CT.At the time of this writing, Sherman was at Hampden-Sydney. The letter is an order for books for the academy (244 books). Sherman also makes comments on Knoxville...
Dates: 1817

Elizabethon Tennessee “City of Power” letterhead

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.208
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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.

Dates: 1931

Fire Insurance Company postcards

Identifier: MM.2021.015
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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.

Dates: 1911; 1913

Friends of the Knox County Public Library BookFest

Identifier: MSC 0984
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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.

Dates: 1988 - 1992

George Dempster letter to Mrs. Howard Johnson

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.043
Scope and Contents George R. Dempster, 1958 "hobo" letter to Mrs. Howard W. Johnson, wife of motor lodge tycoon, thanking her for sending the new copy of her husband's book about hoboing as a young man. 2 page letter mentions appearing on the $64,000 Question T.V. show, George’s early hobo excursions and the famous theft of a workman's lunch pail while on the road. This leads up to George inviting everyone to come visit and have a free lunch at the Dempster factory as his penance for stealing the lunch pail...
Dates: 1958

George Gerding letters

Identifier: MM.2020.019
Scope and Contents MANUSCRIPT ARCHIVE OF LETTERS WRITTEN BY GEORGE F. GERDING, THE FOUNDER OF WARTBURG, TENNESSEE, TO NEW YORK MERCHANT ANDREW W. SPIES, IN WHICH GERDING CONTINUES TO PROMOTE A "NEW GERMANY" IN TENNESSEE AND WITH STRONG CONTENT ON NORTH-SOUTH TENSIONS. Wartburg, Tn. 1854-1861. Seven autograph letters, signed, totaling [24]pp. A small but significant collection of letters written by German immigrant George F. Gerding to Andrew W. Spies, in which Gerding solicits investment in land belonging to...
Dates: 1854 - 1861

Harry T. Burn Papers

Identifier: MSC 0255
Scope and Contents Includes legal records; material about women’s suffrage, 1920. + One folder of 6 photographs (5 pcs.--one 8x10 has 2 images on it) of Harry T. Burn and a set of files on the CBS television story (The American Parade) featuring Mr. Burn in 1974. 26 photographs of Rockwood, taken by Steinwehr. One box of Harry T. Burn suffrage material, including letter from Mama, telegrams, and related material. Removed from that box and placed in a separate box (Nov....
Dates: 1919 - 1974

Henry & Minnie Gouffon correspondence

Identifier: MSC 0976
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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.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1885 - 1935

House Family Collection

Identifier: MSC 0993
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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

Jeanne Barkley Papers

Identifier: MSC 0949
Scope and Contents Alice Jeanne Barkley, most often referred to as Jeanne Barkley, was born in White Pine, Tennessee on October 3, 1918, but moved to Knoxville at 18 where she would spend the rest of her life. Jeanne attended Knoxville Business College and the University of Tennessee. After her first job at Lawson McGhee Library, she worked for 40 years in the Alumni Affairs office of UTK. Jeanne kept in touch with many UTK alum as well as her siblings Marvin, H.D., and Elizabeth. Miss Barkley died in July 31,...
Dates: 1937 - 1985

John E. Acuff, Jr. Collection

Identifier: MSC 1005
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Material related to John E. Acuff, Jr. (9/1/1922-5/24/2010) Includes photographs, correspondence, ephemera, deeds, wills, artifacts, ephemera, and genealogy research.

Dates: 1800s-2010

J.R. Allen correspondence

Identifier: MM.2021.014
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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.

Dates: 1929

Knoxville Film Council scrapbook. (scrapbooks)

Identifier: PAS 0175
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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.

Dates: 1947 - 1948

Lakin Letters

Identifier: MM.2020.003
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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.

Dates: 1926 - 1931

Laura E. Luttrell Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0146
Scope and Contents Laura E. Luttrell Papers, gift of Ella Luttrell. Boxes 1-29 located 3rd floor genealogies. 8+ boxes newspaper clippings & 1-box government projects moved to 3rd floor files. Many other items moved into catalogued collection. 3 folders of family charts moved to oversize family charts: Murphy; McCutchen; and Luttrell & McMillan. Collection includes photographs, CDVs, photograph album, 1-box originals, personal and professional papers, and LEL's research note cards. Also, Mary M....
Dates: 1969

Letter N. J. Collum to S. J. MacKay

Identifier: MM.2020.005
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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

Dates: 1865