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Elizabeth and Elbert Willson Collection. Includes Isaac Lane Bible and Minutes of Big Spring Church of United Baptists) (Bibles).

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0399
Scope and Contents Minutes of Big Spring Church of United Baptists (1822-1870), McMinn County, Tenn (Isaac and Sarah Lane were initial members). Roster of members transcribed 10.2010. Three bibles: Isaac Lane Bible (1803), Frankie Sherman Rasnake Bible (1874) (no family entries), and the Tola Sherman Bible (no date)(no family entries). Land entry no. 2573 for Thomas Shearman/Sherman, McMinn County, Tennessee, March 5, 1826. Blueprint copy of “Timberlake’s Map of Overhill Indian Towns, May 3, 1906. Letter to Eliza...
Dates: 1803-1930

John N. Fain Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0084
Scope and Contents Collection of Fain family papers from East Tennessee. Includes: diaries of Eliza Rhea Anderson Fain (1816-1892), dating from 1834 to 1892; military papers of Richard G. Fain; papers from the Mossy Creek Cotton Mill, 1862-1879; account books, Bible entries for Fain and Anderson families; photographs; almanacs; recipes; slaves to Liberia (folder 31); Rhea family genealogy; Elizabeth Rhea Anderson diary; Hiram Fain diary; patent medicine circulars; ephemera. 11 boxes of processed material....
Dates: 1816-1892

Olivia P. Brisbin Gift.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1985.011
Scope and Contents Sept. 24, 1801, surveyor’s map showing part of Grainger, Hawkins & Knox Counties. ____ Evans, surveyor. ADS 1 pc. (torn) Aug. 24, 1860, certification of the Campbell Co. (Tenn.) Agricultural and Mechanical Society. Signed by L. P. Williams, secty., Agricultural Bureau. ADS 1 p. James Sterling Smith and Margaret Louise Rutherford Smith family Bible entries. 1870s and later. (Donor’s note: they lived in Harrogate and Cumberland Gap). Photostat.
Dates: 1801; 1860-1880

Smith Family Collection (Whitesburg, Tenn.).

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Identifier: MSC 0102
Scope and Contents (Folders 26, 43, 49, & 75 tell of the location of Smith Family artifacts, portraits, and papers located in libraries and museums other than the McClung Collection.) Includes Tomlinson family material & Tate Springs material. Folder 13 contains postcards showing views and bldgs. of the Tate Springs Hotel. Many other postcards are in this collection, most are 19th century. Tate Springs Hotel (Inn), Knoxville Farmers Convention, agriculture, Appalachian Exposition award ribbons and cards,...
Dates: 1794 - 1930

Three family bibles (Will. C. Peck 1891) (P M. Senter 1815) (Reuben Grove 1830) (John and Martha Peck gift)

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Identifier: FB 0044
Scope and Contents Three family bibles (Will. C. Peck 1891) (P M. Senter 1815) (Reuben Grove 1830) George H. Grove group portrait photograph and hand-tinted ambrotype in frame. Old tablecloth and 3 blocks of wood from Adam Peck’s mill at Mossy Creek.
Dates: 1815-1891

Van Deventer Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0809
Scope and Contents James Thayer Van Deventer (1830-1910) was the son of Christopher Van Deventer (West Point, 1808)and Sarah Birckhead Van Deventer. He attended Yale Law School and was admitted to the bar in New York. He moved to Clinton, Iowa where he was treasurer and manager of the Iowa Land Company in 1856. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War leaving with the rank of Col. James Thayer Van Deventer married Laetitia Flournoy in 1862 in Clinton, Iowa. After the war ended, he was president of the...
Dates: 1820s-1970s