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Alfred Easley’s petition to get daughter back from Texas; P. M. Senter document to Freedman’s Bureau, 1871.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2009.006
Scope and Contents November 20, 1871, letter from P. M. Senter, Court Clerk of Grainger County, Rutledge, Tenn., to Capt. Walker, U. S. A., In Charge of Freedman’s Bureau, Knoxville, Tenn. Requests assistance to bring back Manda, the daughter of former slave Alfred Easley, who went to Texas in 1854. ALS 1 pc. (2 pp.) December 9, 1871, petition of Alfred Easley, of Color (former slave of W. Easley), Rutledge, Grainger County, Tenn., to Major General O. O. Howard, Chief of the Freedman’s Bureau, Washington City,...
Dates: 1871

Benjamin McNutt - Thomas Rodgers bill of sale, 1829.

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Identifier: MM.2017.012
Scope and Contents Benjamin McNutt to Thomas Rodgers, both of Knox County, Tenn., bill of sale for one negro man named Philip. April 10, 1829. ADS 1 pc.
Dates: 1829

Brownlow Scrapbooks.

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Identifier: MSC 0040
Scope and Contents Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, ca. 1900-1910, about William G. “Parson” Brownlow, wife Elizabeth O’Brien Brownlow, house, etc. + Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession; with a Narrative of Personal Adventures among the Rebels. by W.G. Brownlow. Philadelphia: George W. Childs, 1862. + Ought American Slavery to be Perpetuated? A Debate between Rev. W.G. Brownlow and Rev. A. Pryne, Held at Philadelphia, September, 1858. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1858. +...
Dates: 1858-1910

Carson Letters (Joseph and J.G. Carson correspondence, 1812-1813, 1833-1854) (typescripts) .

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Identifier: MM.2016.003
Scope and Contents Carbon typescript transcriptions of letters. Sketch of Joseph Carson who served in the War of 1812, serving under Gen. F. L. Claiborne. + four letters, 1812 (note says should be 1813)-1813. (Written from Soldiers Retreat, Camp opposite Mobile, Mount Vernon Cantonment, Fort Madison). December 26, 1833-October 20, 1854, letters from Catherine Waller Carson, J. G. Carson (James Green Carson), and William S. Waller. Letters include family news, health, buying Negroes, daily life. Places written...
Dates: 1813-1854

Charles Freeling Welcker.

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Identifier: MSC 0012
Scope and Contents Papers of Charles Freeling Welcker (1809-1861), merchant and farmer of Welcker’s Mills, Roane County, Tenn. Lived for a while in Alabama, then moved back to Roane County, Tenn. Married Caroline Virginia Mitchell. He served as commissioner for the improvement of the Clinch River. Papers include personal and business letters; account books; broadsides; legal documents; and bills of sale for slaves and goods. Topics include: farming; business; navigation and river improvement; slavery; Welcker...
Dates: 1809-1861

Elbridge G. Fuller letter to Albert Lamberton, 1843.

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Identifier: MM.nd.025
Scope and Contents September 24, 1843, letter from Elbridge G. Fuller, Nashville, Tenn., to his nephew Albert Lamberton, Massachusetts. ALS 4 pp. Mentions the city and climate of Nashville, his business there, and the difference in Southern and New England views towards slavery.
Dates: 1843

Emancipation bond for Luke, 1831.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1984.007
Scope and Contents Emancipation bond for Luke, July 11, 1831, property of John McCracken, Washington County, Tenn. ADS 1 pc. Originally collected by Seale Johnson, Jackson, Tenn.
Dates: 1831

Isaac, slave petition for freedom, 1858.

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Identifier: MM.1995.03
Scope and Contents Decree. Isaac, a man of color who sues by his next friend Jacob Lamon vs. William Sliger and others. November 12, 1858. (Jonesboro, Tenn.). AD 3 pp. (1 pc.). Notes says document was probably written by T. A. R. Nelson, last paragraph by J.F. Deaderick. Re: freedom granted to Sliger’s slave Isaac, under work obligation to J. F. Deaderick until money is raised for Isaac to go to Africa.
Dates: 1858

Joseph Coit receipt, sale of slaves, Norwich, Conn., 1743.

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Identifier: MM.1981.120
Scope and Contents October 29, 1743, receipt / bill of sale from Joseph Coit, New London, Conn., to Elijah Hide, Norwich, Conn. Sells Negro woman and child, Sylvia and Cloea. 1 pc. (Photostat)
Dates: 1743

Marshall manuscripts. Anti-slavery ‘Ballet[ballad] for Saml. Marshall,’ 1799; letter from N. B. McNabb, 1854. (Gift of Bill Elliott and Mrs. Niota Elliott Eggers)

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Identifier: MM.2000.012
Scope and Contents Anti-slavery poem with note at end ‘Ballet [ballad] for Saml. Marshall, 26 May 1799.’ AD 2 pp. (1 pc.). November 29, 1854 letter from N. B. McNabb to Rev. John Nicholson and Rev. S. B. West. ALS 1 p. + on back: November 30, 1854 letter from N. B. McNab (sic.) to Bro. Legerwood (Ledgerwood). ALS 1 p. Re: religion in East Tennessee, Madisonville, prayer, revivals. April 28, 1856(?) note to Marshall from A. Crozier. ANS 1 pc. Re: cotton seed. Remainder of paper includes the name Josiah Chapman and...
Dates: 1799, 1854-1856

R. G. Fain note re: hiring slave Caroline from Watterson estate, March 1, 1862.

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Identifier: MM.2009.012
Scope and Contents Note signed by R. G. Fain and Geo. R. Powell agreeing to pay $52 dollars for 12 months services of Caroline, a slave belonging to the estate of Margaret Watterson. Agrees to keep her in Hawkins County, Tenn., to provide for medical needs and clothing. March 1, 1862. ADS 1 pc. (mounted to backing with tape by ETHS).
Dates: 1862

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