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A. Michaux letter to Citizen Minister Genet, March 10, 1795.

Identifier: MM.2018.007
Scope and Contents A.(Andre) Michaux, Charleston, letter to Citizen Minister Genet, March 10, 1795. ALS 1 pc. (2 pp.) in French + manuscript copy in English (ALS 2 pp. 1 pc.) + two typed transcriptions of the letter. Re: plantings and seeds.
Dates: 1795

Acuff and Beeler Papers, 1860s.

Identifier: MM.2015.011
Scope and Contents 1. No date. 4 pp. handwritten schoolwork. Minnie Beeler. Includes two diagrammed sentences. 2. Partial letter (date missing). New Market, Tenn. Letter from Anderson Acuff to son. Haven’t heard from you. ALS 1 pc., 2 pp. 3. March 31, 186_? Letter from Joseph Beeler to Caroline Beeler, Port Hudson. ALS 1 pc., 2 pp. 4 December 9, 1862 letter from John Acuff to Emmaline Acuff. ALS 1 pc., 4 pp. 5. February 12, 1863. [Emmaline Acuff] to husband John Acuff. ALS 1 pc., 2 pp. 6. April 16, 1863. Port...
Dates: 1860-1870

Alex Haley letter to Patti Lindsay

Identifier: MM.2020.008
Scope and Contents 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

Anna Gillispie letter to A. L. Gillespie .

Identifier: MM.1981.010
Scope and Contents Letter from Anna Gillispie(?), Riceville, to her brother A.L. Gillispie(?), New Market, Tenn. No date. ca. 1830s-1840s. ALS 1 p, Re: clothing made and sent to brother. Also, note inviting Mr. Johns to tea, Hawkinsville, February 27, 1836.
Dates: 1830-1840

Anne Wetzell Armstrong Papers

Identifier: MSC 0930
Scope and Contents Anne Wetzell Armstrong moved to Knoxville, Tenn from Grand Rapids, Michigan in the 1880s. She married Robert F. Armstrong, son of Robert Houston Armstrong, in 1905. She wrote two published novels (The Seas of God and This Day and Time) -- the first set in Kingsville (based on Knoxville) and the second in a rural Appalachian Community based on Big Creek. She also published multiple articles on women’s status in the business world and also wrote several plays. This collection includes copies of...
Dates: 1860-1940

Armstrong Papers – Hileman Material.

Identifier: MSC 0540
Scope and Contents The Armstrong Papers – Hileman Materials Collection is a collection of Armstrong correspondence and associated materials dating from 1880 to 1949. The papers were collected by Frances Hileman and later acquired by the McClung Collection. All of the letters in the Armstrong Papers-Hileman Material relate to Susie Armstrong or her extended family. Susie Armstrong was born Susie Norman in 1868 in Knox County, Tennessee, and married Thaddeus Armstrong in 1890. They had two children, Beatrice born...
Dates: 1880-1949

Bessie (Bertha) Jones and Samuel Houston Jestes Correspondence

Identifier: MSC 0966
Scope and Contents 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
Scope and Contents Mix of family correspondence, work papers, receipts, cards, newspaper articles, ephemera spanning 1841-1954.
Dates: 1841 - 1954

Calvin M. McClung letter to Madison W. McCleskey. November 15, 1837. (copy)

Identifier: MM.1999.046
Scope and Contents Letter from Calvin M. McClung, Knoxville, Tenn., to Mr. Madison W. McCleskey, Columbia, S.C. November 15, 1837. Handwritten transcribed copy by Barbara McClung. 5 pp. Re: college days over; illness in Knoxville; possible visit to Jane Irwin in Athens, Ga.; Female Academy; friend John Lea.
Dates: 1837

Capt. Oliver P. McCammon Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0654
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Captain Oliver Pinkney McCammon (O.P.M.) (1840-1897) of the 3rd East Tennessee Cavalry, Company L, also relating to the explosion of The Sultana and campaigns in Tennessee. Over 120 items, mostly correspondence between Captain Pinkney (1840-1897, Blount Co. Tenn.) and his future wife, A. E. McCall of Blount Co., during the war years of 1861-1865. Letters between Captain Pinkney and his father, the men in his regiment, and others. Also, McCammon's discussion of military...
Dates: 1861-1865

Cas Walker Correspondence, 1973-1975.

Identifier: MM.2016.019
Scope and Contents Cas Walker Correspondence, 1973-1975, with Knox County officials, John M. Beeler, Bill Tallent.
Dates: 1973-1975

Charles G. Nenney letters.

Identifier: MM.2019.058
Scope and Contents 1st item: Letter from W. L. Nenney, Atlanta, Ga., to his brother Charles G. Nenney, Russellville, Tenn., dated October 25, 1865. The letter begins by recounting a disruption that occurred when Nenney was staying at their Uncle Jo's house. He also mentions the housing situation and influx of population. He also mentions the presence of Confederate soldiers. Letter does not include address panel. 2nd item: Letter from W. L. Nenney, Atlanta, Ga., to his brother Charles G. Nenney, Russellville,...
Dates: 1865-1893

Charles I. Barber and Charles Lester correspondence with John J. Craig about financial settlement for plans and landscaping of his house, Craigland.

Identifier: MM.2016.012
Scope and Contents Charles I. Barber and Charles Lester correspondence with John J. Craig about financial settlement for plans and landscaping of his house.
Dates: 1928

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

Identifier: MM.2014.015
Scope and Contents 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

Col. Robert Butler correspondence, 1816-1820.

Identifier: MM.1981.069
Scope and Contents Letters written to Col. Robert Butler, Adjutant General, Southern Division, U. S. Army, Nashville, Tenn. 1818-1820. Nine letters. Includes February 1817 resignation of Th. Griffith, Shelbyville, Ky., and May 1817 letter explaining delays from Lewis Willis, Nashville, Tenn.
Dates: 1816-1820

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

Dougherty - Trammell letters, 1857-1884.

Identifier: MM.1981.013
Scope and Contents Photocopies of Dougherty - Trammell letters, no date, 1857-1884. Includes 1859 letters from William A. Dougherty, Bristol and Elizabethton, Tenn., to his wife Sarah re: his work, her joining him; October 31, 1859 letter from Henry G. Deming(?) to sister Sarah A. Dougherty re: his getting married, “can do more work than any girl in the county but she is ugly for God’s sake”; 1870s letters from James M. Trammell, Bristol, Tenn., to Alice Dougherty.
Dates: 1857-1884

Edith Scott Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0270
Scope and Contents Includes one box of family research, one box of correspondence, 1940-1962., and two boxes with scrapbooks. Also includes one box of processed artifacts. Manuscripts received in 1971 from the estate of Miss Edith Scott have been (re-)processed as part of this collection. Manuscripts include: F.A. Ramsey letters; Abigail Alexander letter; Caldwell letters, Scott letters; Crozier letters; Crozier family information; James Williams letter; Mecklenburg Schwerin. Fragile originals have been...
Dates: 1946-1970

Edmund P. Gaines letter, 1815.

Identifier: MM.1981.182
Scope and Contents July 24, 1815, letter from (Major General) Edmund P. Gaines, Knoxville, to Col. Robert Butler, Adjutant General, Division of the South, Nashville. ALS 12 pp. Recovering from fever; infantry formation question. + printed biographical sketch of Gaines.
Dates: 1815

Edmund P. Gaines letters, 1807, 1828.

Identifier: MM.1981.181
Scope and Contents February 13, 1807, letter from Edmund P. Gaines, Fort Stoddert, to Col. Cushing. ALS 1 p. Re: monthly returns, “in great want of pay and clothing at this post.” April 4, 1828, letter from Edmund P. Gaines, Alexandria, to Major L. Lewis, Woodlawn, Va. ALS 2 pp. Re: delayed arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Butler.
Dates: 1807, 1828

Edmund P. Gaines letters, 1886-1898.

Identifier: MM.1981.183
Scope and Contents Four letters from Edmund P. Gaines, Hogansburgh, Franklin County, N. Y. and Washington, D. C., to Cousin Sue (Mrs. Susan Clotworthy, Hillman, Taliaferro County, Ga. 1886-1898. Re: genealogical information, family stories. February 27, 1921, letter from Abbie M. Gaines, Hogansburgh, N. Y. (N. J.?), to Cousin Sue. ALS 4 pp. + envelope. Re: family news.
Dates: 1886-1898

First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. Correspondence, 1864-1866.

Identifier: MM.1981.107
Scope and Contents First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. Correspondence, 1864-1866. 1864-1866 copies of correspondence between leaders of the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville (including George M. White, D. A. Deaderick, W. S. Kennedy and J. S. King) and Federal Military officers. Re: damage to and possession of the church building and graveyard, building being used as a colored school.
Dates: 1864-1866

Frances Hodgson Burnett letter to Mamie B. Foust, Knoxville, 1922.

Identifier: MM.1981.065 a&b
Scope and Contents MM.1981.065 a: February 4, 1922 letter from Frances Hodgson Burnett, Madison Square Hotel, N. Y., to Mamie B. Foust, Knoxville. ALS 6 pp. (2 pcs. + envelope). Re: Miss Foust’s letter; the wedding dress Burnett wore to a ball at the Lamar House; New Market, Tenn.; Sally O’Neill. + June 14, 1940 clipping re: letter from Knoxville News-Sentinel. MM.1981.065 b: Typed transcript of February 4, 1922 Burnett letter to Foust + mounted newspaper clipping.
Dates: 1922

Francis J. Garrison letter, 1900.

Identifier: MM.1981.184
Scope and Contents May 21, 1900, letter from Francis J. Garrison to Mr. Warner. LS (typed carbon with postscript added). 2 pp. Re: Warner's support of Negro education and Fisk & Atlanta Universities; opposition to repeal 15th amendment.
Dates: 1900

G. W. Churchwell letter book, 1836-1841.

Identifier: MM.1981.005
Scope and Contents G. W. Churchwell letter book, 1836-1841. Knoxville, Tenn. 372 pp. Labeled Volume 2 (volume 1 not located). Includes copies of business correspondence to and from G. W. Churchwell or Churchwell & Reynolds, Knoxville, Tenn. Letters of special interest appear on pp. 85-87, 161, 343 and 347. 1 vol.
Dates: 1836-1841

George C. Genet letter, 1896.

Identifier: MM.1981.185
Scope and Contents April 16, 1896, letter from George C. Genet, New York, to Moncur Conway. ALS 4 pp. Re: Genet’s (French) peace/war mission with the U.S. in 1793 and the representation of Genet in history.
Dates: 1896

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 over...
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

George Gillespie letter, 1859.

Identifier: MM.1981.187
Scope and Contents December 13, 1859, letter from George Gillespie, Kingston, E. Tenn., to General Leslie Combs, President of the Lexington & Danville Railroad. ALS 3 pp. Re: connecting Kentucky with the Blue Ridge RR via proposed Emory’s Gap route.
Dates: 1859