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Account book of Absalom A. Kyle, [Jr.], ca. 1849-1853; Absalom Kyle journal entries, ca. 1861-1862; and Kyle and Graham family records.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1998.003
Scope and Contents Account book (partial) of Absalom A. Kyle, ca. 1849-1853; journal entries made by Absalom Kyle, Rogersville, Tenn., ca. 1861-1862; and family entries for Absalom Kyle [Jr.] and wife Mary Ann Graham Kyle. Mary Ann Graham Kyle was the daughter of Hugh Graham and Catherine Nenney Graham. Journal entries include purchases of slaves. Inside front cover has account of the death of President Garfield, 1881. Typed index at back of volume. AD 1 vol. [80 pp.] (some pages loose).
Dates: circa 1849-1862

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

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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

Armstrong Family Papers, 1826-1892. Include the papers of Drury P. Armstrong and Robert Houston Armstrong.

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Identifier: MSC 0237
Scope and Contents The Armstrong Family Papers consist of the business transactions and personal reflections of Drury Paine Armstrong (1799-1856) and his son Robert Houston Armstrong (1825-1896). In 1823, Drury P. Armstrong married Amelia Houston, the daughter of Robert Houston. Armstrong was a well regarded businessman and town leader and was appointed to several positions throughout his lifetime. Robert Houston Armstrong was elected to the state legislature about 1850, representing Knox and Sevier Counties. The...
Dates: 1826-1892

Bachman family photographs

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Identifier: QSPC 2007.001
Scope and Contents Photograph of John (a former Bachman slave; reputedly an African prince) and Nathan Lynn Bachman (1878-1937). Ca. 1885. Approx. 8.5x13.25” sepia print mounted on board. Portrait of the Jonathan Bachman family, ca. late 1890s. Names on back of photograph. Approx. 10.25x13.5” mounted on board.
Dates: circa 1885-1899

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

Bible record of John and Elizabeth Brabson and family letters, 1844-1877. Photocopies.

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Identifier: MM.1979.009
Scope and Contents Photocopied typescripts of: - 1859 list of slaves owned by Elizabeth Brabson - family Bible record of John and Elizabeth Brabson - family letters, 1844-1877, including three 1865 letters - Brabson Cemetery (Sevier County, Tenn.) listing
Dates: 1844-1877

Brown Family Papers and Sevier and Brown Family History by Marvin Wilson and Elnora Lloyd League.

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Identifier: MM.2001.010 a&b
Scope and Contents MM.2001.010a: undated fragment of McClellan family record (taped to index card); handwritten paper on today and tomorrow signed Kate Brown, ADS 4 pp. (1 pc.), no date; May 7(?), 1820(?) letter from Jane to Ruth Ann McClennan. ALS 1 p. re: visit, marriage; May 3, 1845, letter from R. C. S. Brown, Little Rock, Ark., to his wife. ALS 1 p. re: travel on boat, money; April 15, 1850, letter from R. C. S. Brown, Little Rock, Ark., to wife Ruth Ann. ALS 2 pp. re: trials, church; July 26, 1854, letter...
Dates: 1820-2001

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

Emancipation bond for Luke, 1831.

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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

Frank Walter Taylor Collection (1800-1868).

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Identifier: MSC 0186
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous Jefferson County, Tenn., deeds, letters, documents, etc. 1800-1868. Collection includes two items re: sale of slaves (Sept. 9, 1820 and Jan. 1834); letter from Elijah Embree (Jan. 30, 1843(?)); Civil War claim of Nancy Rayl for horse taken by Captain Armstrong, 9th Tennessee Cavalry; letter from D. A. Deaderick (July 26, 1868) ; among the names and subjects found in the collection are: Martha Inman, Shadrack Inman, Ezekiel Inman, Joseph Hamilton, John Roper, Joseph Roper, Francis...
Dates: 1800-1868

Howard-Smith Collection (Papers of the Smith (Howard-Smith), Gaines, McKinney and allied families of Hawkins County, Tenn. 1800-1923.) (Gift of Mrs. F.A. Augsbury, Jr.).

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Identifier: MSC 0712
Scope and Contents The Howard - Smith Collection includes manuscript letters and documents dating from 1800 to 1923 which were collected by Lida and Elise Howard-Smith. Included are letters of the Charles J. McKinney family (Hawkins County, Tenn.); James Gaines (Sullivan County, Tenn.) and Edmund P. Gaines (a military officer whose correspondence covers the War of 1812 and later conflicts); James T. Gaines (Hawkins County, Tenn.) and his correspondence with Governor Joseph McMinn; Eleanor Spurrier Rand; Eleanor...
Dates: 1800-1923

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

James McBee statement. November 4, 1862.

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Identifier: MM.1999.045
Scope and Contents Statement of James McBee of Grainger County, Tenn., re: management of his farm with 20 Negroes on it. Statement taken by P .R. Grills, acting Justice of the Peace for Knox County. ADS 1 pc. with note on back re: McBee not liable for conscription, signed by Sam W. Mosely.
Dates: 1862

James S. Meek letter to Lemuel McBee, May 29, 1835.

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Identifier: MM.2018.004
Scope and Contents Letter from James S. Meek, Caldwell County, Ky, (postmarked Princeton, Ky.), to Lemuel McBee, Newmarket (New Market), Jefferson County, Tenn. May 29, 1835. ALS 4 pp. (1 pc.). Family news, growing and selling tobacco, U. S. Bank and bank charter, Judge White is the peoples’ candidate, caucus of nine members of Congress and David Crockett, the great coonkiller of the west, politics, let me know the price of Negroes there, wish to buy one or two negroes,
Dates: 1835

John Blair Papers, Monroe County, Tenn. + ca. 1820s-1830s papers of Charles McClung (Photocopies).

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Identifier: MM.1976.007
Scope and Contents Slave receipts to John Blair, Monroe County, Tenn. + ca. 1820s-1830s land grants, deeds, etc. of Charles McClung. (Photocopies)
Dates: 1827-1852

John Huff records.

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Identifier: MM.2006.010 a&b&c
Scope and Contents MM-2006-010 a: John Huff’s Tax Book for 1848-1850 . MM-2006-010 b: Loose papers from John Huff’s tax book, 1848-50. No date, 1848-1851. 15 pcs. MM-2006-010 c: John Huff’s Memorandum Book, 1856-1876. Cato P.O., Cock (sic.) [Cocke] County, East Tenn. Includes costs and sales of Negroes by Wm. H. Kidd & Co. L. D. Franklin account., Expense Accounts listing names and articles, Lt. Alexander Houston account, N. Brown, Charles Stokely, etc.
Dates: 1848-1876

Joseph Brown letter to Col. James Meigs. January 3, 1815. (Photocopy)

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Identifier: MM.1979.019
Scope and Contents January 3, 1815 letter from Joseph Brown, Columbia, to Col. James Meigs, Agent for the Indians. ALS 3 pp. Photocopy. Mentions Indian capture and killing of Joseph Brown’s family + reclamation of Negro slaves by Joseph Brown.
Dates: 1815

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

Nancy and William Williams petition. Grainger County, Tenn. 1849-1850.

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Identifier: MM.nd.70
Scope and Contents Papers re: the sale of two slaves by Nancy and William Williams, guardians of the minor heirs of William F. Williams, Grainger County, Tenn., 1849-1850.
Dates: 1849-1850

Papers of Peter, James, and William Hamilton. Knox & Grainger Counties, Tenn. 1798-1846.

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Identifier: MM.nd.029
Scope and Contents Papers of Peter, James, and William Hamilton. Knox & Grainger Counties, Tenn. 1798-1846. Subjects include: land transactions, indentures, receipts, correspondence. Included: 1798 Grainger County land transfer between Peter Hamilton & James Galloway; November 1803 orders from Brig. Gen. White to Captain Peter Hamilton (fragment); 1810 sale of Negro girl by Samuel Love to Peter Hamilton; 1813 letter mentioning Volunteers and troops; 1829 letter re: paid work of slave; 1845 agreement of...
Dates: 1798-1846

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

W. Y. C. Hannum’s recommendation for former slave Charles Boyd. March 28, 1901

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Identifier: MM.1999.007
Scope and Contents Letter of recommendation for his former slave Chas. Boyd, written by W. Y. C. Hannum, Maryville, Tenn. March 28, 1901. ALS 1 pc.
Dates: 1901

William Stanhope Foster Papers, 1803, 1818-1839.

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Identifier: MSC 0686
Scope and Contents The papers of William Stanhope Foster include: personal and military correspondence, 1818, 1820-21, 1825-26, 1831-1839; letter books of the United State Army, 4th Infantry Regiment, 1828-1838; military operations journals of the 4th Infantry Regiment, 1837-1838; Army and Navy Chronicle , 1837 (complete), 1838-1839 (sporadic); maps related to the Florida Campaign (Seminole War, second) and Cherokee Removal; survey notice, 1803; slave manifest, 1836; miscellaneous military documents, 1825,...
Dates: 1803, 1818-1839