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Abram J. Ryan autograph.

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Identifier: MM.1987.024
Scope and Contents

Autograph signed “With much Respect, Abram J. Ryan” and photograph labeled ‘Poet and Priest. Wrote “The Conquered Banner.”’ Framed together. Note on back of frame: This photograph and autograph were given to Mrs. Felecia Grundy Foster of Nashville, Tennessee by Father Ryan. Grandmother of Mrs. Felecia Grundy Steger Gibson, 608 Hill Ave. West, Knoxville, Tennessee. Sent by Mrs. T(?) M. Steger.

Dates: 1865-1875

Aileen Seilaz Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0163
Scope and Contents Aileen Seilaz (1901-1983) worked in Hollywood, California as a story analyst for Universal International Studios in the 1920s. The collection includes some material from motion picture industry of that time. There are also some examples of illustrations from Aileen’s sister Louise Seilaz (1903-1983). Victor Seilaz was a Knoxville businessman who was associated with the Seilaz Cafe, the Colonial Hotel, and the Star Laundry Company. Genealogical material on the Seilaz family; Gourley family;...
Dates: 1808-1928

Battle of Fort Saunders. Photograph of painting by Knaffl Bros.

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Identifier: SPC 1997.009
Scope and Contents

Battle of Fort Saunders: Viewed from Longstreet’s Bluff, South side of river. Sepia image 5 1/4 x 2 3/4”. Mounted on card (upper left corner torn): “Souvenir, 1863-1890. Painting 8 x 20 feet, on exhibition at 242 Gay Street.” Note on back of card says “Property of Russell Harrison.” Photograph of painting by Knaffl Bros.

Dates: 1863-1890

Boren Family Papers, 1839-1909.

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Identifier: MSC 0001
Scope and Contents Papers of Dr. Montgomery Decater Lasley Boren and his sons David C., John C., and William G. Boren. From Carter County and East Tennessee. 1839-1909. Papers include family matters, correspondence, receipts, pension materials, distillery records, and a photograph album owned by M. D. L. Boren, which contains pictures of Union generals, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and Hesikiah Boring. Topics include farming, business, medical practice, distillation of alcoholic beverages, and the Civil...
Dates: 1839-1909

Civil War era photograph of two bridges over the Holston River near Knoxville

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Identifier: SPC 2014.026
Scope and Contents

Civil War era photograph (albumen print) of two bridges over the Holston River near Knoxville. Inscription on the verso of the photograph: “Two bridges crossing the Holston River, near Knoxville. The bridges were near Fort Sanders. This came from a collection of photos from GAR in Canton, Illinois.

Dates: 1860s

Civil War photographs (tintypes) of Tenn. soldiers, possibly Martin or Rimmer families from Jefferson County, Tenn.

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Identifier: Artifact 2011.002
Scope and Contents

Pair of Union Civil War tintypes (tinted) housed in a octagonal gutta percha case. Subjects are brothers from Jefferson County, Tenn from the Martin or Rimmer family. Case measures 3" H x 2 1/2" W. Condition: Overall very good condition.

Dates: 1861 - 1865

Concord, Tenn. Photographs

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Identifier: SPC 1995.005
Scope and Contents

Concord, Tenn. 1940. 4 pieces form a panoramic photograph (photocopy with numbers and ID sheet also in folder).

Dates: 1940

Dick Papers.

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Identifier: MM.1979.076 a&b
Scope and Contents MM-1979 076 a: Blagg Family Bible records, 1 p.; Wm. Dick, New Market, Tenn., correspondence, 1838, 1849; Calvin M. Dyer Civil War papers and correspondence; January 3, 1852 Christian Observer; 1855 American Presbyterian Almanac; Thornburgh and O’Conner clippings. MM.1979.076 b: photographs of New Market, Tenn., and Yellow Store in New Market, ca. 1890s-1910s; old mill in upper East Tenn.; Market Square, 1899; Dyer House, Grainger County, Tenn., ca. 1870s; Sarah Dick, C. M. Dyer, and Andrew...
Dates: 1838-1920

Digby Gordon Seymour Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0179
Scope and Contents

Collection includes: photograph album of UDC members; Harper’s Weekly (January 24, 1864 and December 28, 1867); Civil War materials, including research and correspondence for Seymour’s book Divided Loyalties; M.C. Sanfly letter to daughter, 1906; newspaper clippings. + photograph of Knoxville High School class, ca. 1940 and account of events in Memphis at the time of the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination, 1968. Written by Digby Seymour’s brother-in-law Robert C. Harnden.

Dates: 1864-1968

E.E. Patton Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0129
Scope and Contents Collection contains the writings of E. E. Patton, speeches, personal papers, newspaper articles, and other publications. Writings include the subjects Knoxville and Knox County, Tenn. Collection also includes material of his wife, Lula Smith Patton; photographs; Sawyer genealogy; Patton family manuscripts; correspondence; Civil War manuscripts; autographs; diary of E. E. Patton re: Tennessee state legislature; William G. Brownlow correspondence, 1840-1874; Col. John B. Brownlow...
Dates: 1840-1961

Ellen Renshaw House Fletcher Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0574
Scope and Contents

Ellen Renshaw House Fletcher (1843-1907) kept the Civil War diary in Knoxville which was published as “A Very Violent Rebel.” After the war Ellen married James William Fletcher, and the family remained in Knoxville, Tennessee. She and her family are buried in Old Gray Cemetery. The collection includes photographs, small artifacts, and a few documents mostly from the postwar years.

Dates: 1850-1923

Fifth annual reunion of the Knox County Union Soldiers’ Association

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Identifier: SPC 2014.019
Scope and Contents

Original photographic print (sepia) (about 6.75” x 4.5”) on cardboard backing (9” x 7”). 1 pc. ID from a copy of this photograph (200-134-012) identifies the picture as Eighty-five Union veterans of the Civil War at the fifth annual reunion of the Knox County Union Soldiers’ Association, Fountain City Park, September 9, 1909.

Dates: 1909

Fort Sanders, Knoxville. Civil War Stereograph, War for the Union. (incorrectly identified as Fort Saners)

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Identifier: SV 2003.001
Scope and Contents

SV 2003.001.001: The War for the Union series, 1861-1865. Fort Sanders, Knoxville, exterior view, s6006. Stereograph. 1 pc. John C. Taylor, Hartford, Conn. ca 1890. This stereograph is actually of a fort on the coast of South Carolina. There were photos in the National Archives that identified this fort with Fort Sanders. The photographer who took the photo was the same fellow who photographed Fort Sanders, possibly explaining the mix-up.

Dates: 1860s

Hall and Stakely Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0017
Scope and Contents Papers of the Hall and Stakely families. William Maulsby Stakely (1804-1898), born in Hawkins County, Tenn, married Sarah Smith (1811-1857) in 1828. They lived in Madisonville, Monroe County, Tenn. He was a postmaster and merchant. Moved to Union Springs, Ala, in 1863. Two of the Stakely daughter married two Hall cousins. Martha Stakely married Judge Elijah T. Hall of Knoxville in 1860. Caroline Stakely married James Spears Hall in 1874. James Hall ran a general store in Knoxville, which...
Dates: 1825-1952

Henry R. and Mary Deaderick Duncan Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0057
Scope and Contents 4 boxes: Mary Deaderick Duncan’s personal memoirs; family clippings, programs, invitations, etc.; Civil War year memoirs of Adeline McDowell Deaderick (typescript); Henry R. Duncan’s 1911 diploma from Maryville College; Mary Deaderick Duncan’s Home Demonstration Agent material, 1917-1921; University of Tennessee Extension work; Middle Tennessee State Normal School catalog, 1917-1918; Thunderbolt newspapers, 1965-1971 (scattered issues); Henry R. Duncan’s research on Cades Cove, Greenbrier,...
Dates: 1911-1971

Hugh Lawson McClung Portrait

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Identifier: SPC 2013.004
Scope and Contents

SPC 2013.005 Hugh Lawson McClung. Killed during the Civil War (15 February 1862). Taken by Knaffl & Bro., Knoxville, Tenn. Image are 4x5.75” mounted on card.

Dates: 1860s

Isbell Papers.

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Identifier: MM.1983.013
Scope and Contents Loose papers removed from the Isbell Family Bible placed in the McClung Collection by Mrs. Barlow, April 11, 1983. Papers include: copy of the will of Thomas Isbell, 1819; notes of family history; photograph of Sarah Elizabeth Isbell Gaut; program from Ministers’ and Deacons’ meeting held at Coghill Academy, McMinn County, Tenn., 1869; Mary Sharp College card, n.d.; pattern pieces; James H. and Robert B. McMillan obituaries; 1869 letter from Benjamin Isbell to brother James; January 10,...
Dates: 1819-1863

James H. Clayton Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0361
Scope and Contents James H. Clayton Papers. Include: Original correspondence (1805-1886), some from James H. Clayton, Civil War soldier of the 6th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, USA; photocopies of genealogy research; financial papers of the Clayton family; and other papers. The collection includes photographs of Walter and Bertha Miller and their children: Ruth, Alma, and Clayton. Also includes photographs of the Fenniken, Clayton, Linginfelter, Ogle, Willoughby, and other families. (Collection is 1 box of...
Dates: 1805-1886)

John N. Fain Collection.

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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

Littleton Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0162
Scope and Contents Photograph of Aunt Tennessee and Uncle Jesse at the big cave, no date (1 pc.); two letters from Thomas Bible, Greene Co., Tenn., to Jesse M. Littleton. Jan. 6, 1866 and Aug. 10, 1869 + one envelope with three cent stamp (all laminated by donor); 1909 pension certificate to Martha T. Littleton, widow of Jesse M. Littleton. No. 678,066 + three pension increase notices, 1917, 1920, 1930. Muster Roll of Captain Isham Young. Co. I, 1st Regiment of East Tennessee Volunteers, United States Army....
Dates: 1862-1869; 1909-1930

Mabry and Charlton Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0238
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of three generations of the Charlton, Mabry, and Hazen families, Knoxville. 1832, 1854-1940. Also included are business papers, scrapbooks, and ledgers. A supplemental accession was made by Ronald R. Allen on December 30, 1993, which was incorporated into the collection.

Dates: 1832-1940

Mrs. Sue Boyd Barton’s Collection of Civil War cartes-de-visites (CDVs)

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Identifier: SPC 1999.001
Scope and Contents Mrs. Sue Boyd Barton’s Collection of Civil War cartes-de-visites (CDVs). Most are military officers or personnel, Union soldiers, in uniform. Includes: G.M. Bascom; Samuel Boyce; Governor D. Campbell; H.S. Chamberlain; Capt. Chapin; E.J. Cobb & woman; Mr. Devereaux; F.F. Flint; Horatio Gates Gibson & family; Dan Hoffman; Capt. Howard; J. Elliott Jacobs; Loring Lambert; Wm. R. Patterson; Mrs. Wm. R. Patterson; Capt. Schecnk & child; Capt. Deane; Gen. Schofield; Lt. Sternburg; Gen....
Dates: 1860s

Portraits of Knaffel brothers

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Identifier: SPC 2019.001
Scope and Contents

1) copy print photograph of Rudolph Knaffel in Union uniform (physician for the Union Army; husband of Stella Smith) 2) Painting of Louis Knaffel (younger brother of Rudolph) in Union uniform in oval frame. Came from Austria about 1850.

Dates: 1861-1865

Pvt. Francis Marion Hancock, Co. C, 9th Tenn. Cavalry, U.S.A.

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Identifier: SPC 2015.016
Scope and Contents

Pvt. Francis Marion Hancock, County. C, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, U.S.A. (ca. 1835 S.C. to June 23, 1864 Gallatin Tenn..) Lived in Kodak (Henry’s Crossroads, Sevier County, Tenn. 1860

Dates: 1861-1864

“Rebel Charge on Fort Sanders, Nov. 29, 1863.”

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Identifier: SPC 2006.003
Scope and Contents

Three copies of same item. 8x10” B&W photographic copy of etching/lithograph of “Rebel Charge on Fort Sanders, Nov. 29, 1863.” ‘Taken from a sketch made at the time by U.H. Buchtel, Co. H, 104th U.V.I.’

Dates: ca. 1954

Sallie McDowell Moffett (Mrs. John T. Moffett) Papers, 1832-1916). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Armistead. (photographs, scrapbooks).

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Identifier: MSC 0788
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sallie McDowell Moffett and her husband John T. (Tom) Moffett. 1832-1916. Includes letters during their courtship and during the Civil War (John T. Moffett was a Sgt. in Capt. Lynch’s Artillery, CSA). Letters include home life, family, military camp life and details of battles, some correspondence with other family members, business papers, church matters. About 450 letters. (118 folders in 3 boxes). Box 4 has family photographs, including Photograph of John Thomas...
Dates: 1832-1916

Sirenius M. Mort, 1st Lt., Co., F, 9th Tenn. Cavalry, Volunteers, USA (Civil War tintype)

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Identifier: SPC 2011.022
Scope and Contents

Civil War tin type in Daguerreo style Union Case embossed with the eagle and U.S. flag. Lt. S. M, Mort is in uniform, seated, holding a sword. The buttons and bars on the uniform are highlighted in gold. The sash is highlighted in purple. His obituary is folded and in the case. He died July 15, 1869. The obituary includes tributes from men who served with him in the Union army. Mort was a member of the well-known family of potters in Jefferson County, Tenn..

Dates: 1865

Two Civil War CDVs of Union Soldiers from Johnson County, Tenn., 13th Cavalry, USA

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Identifier: SPC 2015.001a
Scope and Contents Two (2) Union Soldier CDVs, Johnson Co., Tenn – Two Civil War CDVs of Union Soldiers from Johnson Co., Tennessee, 13th Cavalry. 1st item – CDV of private James Allen (1848-1883), Company D 13th Tennessee Cavalry, shown standing with his hat on a table displaying a 13th Cavalry insignia. Reverse side marked with pencil script at top margin, "Jas Allen". James Allen has a military marker on his grave in the Mountain View Cemetery of Mountain City, Tenn. 2nd item – CDV of an unidentified older...
Dates: 1861-1865

Veterans of the Reunion of Co. C, 1st Tenn. Cavalry Association (Gift of Sarah Weber from the estate of David Babelay.)

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Identifier: SPC 2009.008
Scope and Contents

Veterans of the Reunion of Co. C, 1st Tenn. Cavalry Association (framed and mounted black & white photograph), ca. 1900 (possibly 1920s).

Dates: 1920

Watterson Family Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0025
Scope and Contents Papers of William H. Watterson (1836-1908), son of Henry and Lydia Hutchisson Watterson, Hawkins County, Tenn. William H. Watterson attended Emory and Henry College in Virginia and studied law under L. C. Haynes. He served in the Confederate Army from 1861-1865 and practiced law in Rogersville, Tenn. He married Minerva B. Riley in 1870. He was clerk and master of the chancery court of Hawkins County, the mayor of Rogersville, and a United States Commissioner. Papers include: personal and...
Dates: 1780-1908