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Richard Lee letters to Robert Carter. 1785, 1786, 1790.

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Identifier: MM.1999.034
Scope and Contents Letter from Richard Lee, Richmond, to Robert Carter, Westmoreland. December 15, 1785. Re: liquidating Continental or State Loan Office certificates; Religious Bill, Jefferson and Wythe. ALS 1 p. Letter from Richard Lee, Westmoreland, to Robert Carter, Westmoreland. November 2, 1786. Re: no Senate yet; nominations for governor; petitions for and against paper money. ALS 1 pc. Letter from Richard Lee, Lee Hall, to Robert Carter, Nomony. July 6, 1790. Re: attend a survey. ALS 1 p.
Dates: 1785-1790

Sam G. Heiskell Scrapbooks covering 1895 to 1920.

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Identifier: PAS 0064
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks of S.G. (Sam) Heiskell (Mayor of Knoxville 1896-97). Mostly newspaper clippings (many about Heiskell and politics) and ephemera. V. 1 1895-1907. 174 pp. (former accession # 4509) V. 2 1906-1912. 144 pp. (former accession # 4510) V. 3 1911-1915. 100 pp. (former accession # 4511) V. 4 1915-1918 144 pp. (former accession # 4512) V. 5 1917-1920 140 pp. (former accession # 4513)
Dates: 1895-1920

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, political cartoons, Knoxville news, and Central High School articles.

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Identifier: PAS 0151
Scope and Contents Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, political cartoons, Knoxville news, and Central High School articles
Dates: 1940s

Scrapbook of relief bills introduced by Jno. C. Houk, U.S. House of Representatives, 52nd Congress. 1892. (scrapbooks)

 Collection
Identifier: PAS 0148
Scope and Contents Scrapbook of relief bills introduced by Jno. C. Houk, U.S. House of Representatives, 52nd Congress. 1892. 1 volume. 153 pp. + index at front of volume. + loose papers, including: 6 relief bills, 1892; “To the Republican Voters of Phillips County”; program from Fifth Annual Drummers Picnic, Knoxville, Tenn., May 8, 1890;”To All Good Citizens of Tennessee” from the Anti-Salon League; The Tennessee Educational Bulletin. Vol. 2, No. 1. Nashville, Tenn. January 1923.
Dates: 1890s, 1923

Sevier County. Politics. Handbill in the form of the opponents letter. Bully Blazer and L. E. Sarten working for Pierce in Sevier Co., Gov. race, 1926.

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.059
Scope and Contents Sevier Co. Politics. Handbill in the form of the opponents letter. Bully Blazer and L. E. Sarten working for Pierce in Sevier Co., Gov. race, 1926. Signed by Sarten and sent to Hathaway in Carter Co. In 1928, the letter was used by the opposition. 1 pg. Exc. cond., no env., folds.
Dates: 1926

“Seymour, Tennessee” by Mary and Elizabeth Sharp.

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Identifier: MM.1983.017
Scope and Contents “Seymour, Tennessee” by Mary and Elizabeth Sharp. Ca. 1960s. 3 pp. Carbon TS (Photocopy in VF). Official ballots for 4th District, Knox County, Tenn., primary election, 1902. 2 pcs. “U. S. Journal: Knoxville, Tenn. It’s Just Too Late,” by Calvin Trillin, The New Yorker, March 12, 1979. Pp. 110-117. Re: auto accident death of FaNee Cooper in Knox County. “Mrs. Seymour, Wife of Engineer, Dies.” Knoxville News-Sentinel. July 22, 1955.
Dates: 1902-1979

Snider Records (letters from George Snider, Monroe County, Tenn. 1840, 1846 + Snider Family Bible records) (photostats) (Gift of Mrs. Leo Hedgepeth).

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Identifier: MM.1979.059
Scope and Contents Photostat copies of three letters from George Snider, Monroe County, Tenn., to his family: October 1840 (Political); May 1846 (death of mother); September 1846 (death of father). + Snider Family Bible records (Photostat; photocopies placed in Snider Genealogy VF in 1979) + 1953 correspondence with donor, Mrs. Leo Hedgepeth.
Dates: 1840s; 1953

Southern Rights’ Ticket. For President Jefferson Davis [1861]. (ephemera)

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Identifier: Ephemera 1990.001
Scope and Contents Southern Rights’ Ticket. [1861]. Includes Jefferson Davis for President and William G. Swan for Congress. Printed. 1 pc. 3x5”
Dates: 1861

Speech by Edward Everett of Massachusetts. Nashville, Tenn. 1829 .

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Identifier: MM.1998.016
Scope and Contents Speech given after a dinner in Nashville by Edward Everett of Massachusetts. May 30, 1829. Undated TS 13 pp.
Dates: 1829

Stewart Lillard gift of national and regional political ephemera, including posters.

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Identifier: MSC 0759
Scope and Contents Stewart Lillard gift of 20th Century national and regional political ephemera, including posters.
Dates: 20th century

T. A. R. (Thomas Amis Rogers) Nelson Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0002
Scope and Contents Papers of Thomas Amis Rogers Nelson (1812-1873), a lawyer, judge, congressman, and defense counsel for President Andrew Johnson in his impeachment trial of 1868. Nelson began law practice in Washington County, Tenn, in 1832, served two terms as attorney general of the 1st judicial circuit, and was presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1844 and 1848. Strong Unionist, elected to the 36th Congress in 1859 and 1861; was captured by Confederate forces and imprisoned in Richmond, Va.. He moved...
Dates: 1782-1873

T.A.R. (Thomas Amis Rogers) Nelson Scrapbooks.

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Identifier: PAS 0051
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings kept by T.A.R. Nelson. 19 vols. in 9 boxes. 1843-1872. Mostly political + Legal Scrapbook 1867-1868 donated in 2017.
Dates: 1843-1872

“Tennessee Needs a Man Who Cares ... Elect Jake Butcher Governor.” (Oversize political pamphlet).

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Identifier: Ephemera 2013.023
Scope and Contents Tennessee Needs a Man Who Cares ... Elect Jake Butcher Governor.” (Oversize political pamphlet) (1978)
Dates: 1978

Tennessee Union Ticket, Election, August 1, 1861 “Against the Permanent Constitution.” (ephemera)

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Identifier: Ephemera 2016.003
Scope and Contents Tennessee Union Ticket, Election, August 1, 1861 “Against the Permanent Constitution” (4 tickets uncut on one sheet, 4 x 7.5 inches). W.H. Polk - Governor; H. Maynard - Congress; J.W. Wester - Senator; R.H. Hodsden - Floater; Jno. M. Fleming - Representative. Ephemera.
Dates: 1861

The Hamblen Review, newspaper, Vol. 1, no. 3 & 4, July 1934. Morristown, Tenn. (Geo. Cathron, pub.).

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Identifier: Ephemera 2011.024
Scope and Contents 11. Tenn., The Hamblen Review, newspaper, Vol.1, no. 3 & 4, July 7 & 28, 1934. Morristown, Tenn.. Paper published by Geo. Carthron. Pro Ben Stuart for Sheriff paper. Each issue 4 pgs. Lots about shooting at Stuart during rally and speech at Lowland school. (More political tracts than newspapers)
Dates: 1934

‘The Tennessee Gubernatorial Contest of 1886.’ Alf and Bob Taylor. Framed lithograph.

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Identifier: Artifact 1886.001
Scope and Contents ‘The Tennessee Gubernatorial Contest of 1886. Alf. and Bob Taylor, “The Red and White Rose.” ’ Copyrighted & published 1886 by A. Job, Elk Park, N.C.. A. Gast Bank Note & Litho. Co. St. Louis & N.Y. Includes etched portraits of Rev. N.G. Taylor and Mrs. Emma H. Taylor and Alfred A. Taylor, Nat W. Taylor, David H. Taylor, Mary Eva Taylor, Sanna M. Taylor, Rhoda Emma Taylor, Hugh L. Taylor, James P. Taylor, Robert L. Taylor, Landon C. Haynes. Also etched drawings of ‘The Old Home,’...
Dates: 1886

Thomas Jefferson Campbell diary re: 27th U.S. Congress, 1841) (gift of Cornelia W. Campbell) (diaries).

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Identifier: MM.2001.007
Scope and Contents MM.2001.007a: original diary kept by Thomas Jefferson Campbell (Tenn., 1786-1850) re: his first year of service in the 27th United States Congress, 1841. Includes handwritten notes about House Resolutions, printed material and newspaper clippings. Also, one typed index card pinned into book with facts about Thomas Jefferson Campbell. 1 vol. + loose cover. MM.2001.007b: photocopy of diary + correspondence from son of donor
Dates: 1841

Tim Lawson Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0756
Scope and Contents Political papers collected by Tim Lawson (Knox County, Tenn., Democratic politician) on Democratic politicians in Tennessee, especially Estes Kefauver. Ca. 1950s. Includes political buttons (including Ted Ray Miller buttons), Estes Kefauver t-shirts; posters; Al Gore campaign material; and Ellis family material (correspondence of Esther Ellis, some of her artwork, family photographs). Also: two cameras, cloth bags from Sanitary Laundry, Valley Bank, and Hamilton Bank. Also includes very...
Dates: 1950s

Walter Preston Brownlow Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0004
Scope and Contents Papers of Walter Preston Brownlow (1851-1910), a congressman and newspaper editor. Born in Abingdon, Va. Worked for the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad. In 1876 he bought the Herald and Tribune, a Republican newspaper published in Jonesboro, Tenn. Served in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 1st district from 1897-1910. Was a member of the Board of Governors for the National Soldiers’ Home at Johnson City, Tenn. Papers contain personal and political correspondence;...
Dates: 1882-1894

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

Will A. McTeer Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0023
Scope and Contents Will A. McTeer was born in Blount County, Tenn., and lived there most of his life. He was a lawyer, legislator and banker. In 1862 he joined the Third Tennessee Cavalry of the Union Army as a private and retired as a major at the end of the Civil War. He married Mary T. Wilson, who died in 1898. In 1903 he married Mrs. Lucy Tilden Wilson, with whom he had one child, Wilson McTeer. Will A. McTeer attended Maryville College, served as circuit court clerk for Blount County from 1868-1878, was a...
Dates: 1828-1925

Will McAdoo for President button, ca. 1924. Gift of Mrs. Virginia Knight Nelson. (artifacts)

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Identifier: Artifact 2019.014
Scope and Contents Small metal campaign button (white on dark blue, slightly more than 1/2”). Text: ‘Will McAdoo for President He Will!’ Ca. 1924. 1 pc. Housed in small artifact box.
Dates: ca. 1924

William M. Churchwell correspondence, 1860-1862.

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Identifier: MM.2012.001
Scope and Contents William Montgomery Churchwell (1826-1862), Washington, D.C. and New York, correspondence to J. F. Deaderick, Jonesboro, Tenn. March 10, 1860-January 24, 1862. Re: sale of property in Sullivan County, Tenn. ALS 16 letters + 4 envelopes (no stamps) + 2 balance sheets re: lands. October 26, 1860, letter mentions “Lincoln is sure to be elected” and “his Administration will be eminently conservative, but the more dangerous for the south, as it will lull them to sleep before the next Republican...
Dates: 1860-1862

William Rule Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0008
Scope and Contents Papers of William Rule(1839-1928), a newspaper editor, mayor of Knoxville (1873, 1898), and postmaster (1873, 1877) in Knoxville, Tenn. Born in Knox County, Tenn. Married Lucy Anne Maxey in 1858. Worked with William G. Brownlow on Knoxville Whig. Served in Sixth Tennessee Volunteer Regiment, Union Army, 1862-1865. Published Republican newspaper, the Knoxville Chronicle. Founded the Knoxville Journal in 1885, which merged with the Tribune in 1888 to become the Journal and Tribune. Rule was...
Dates: 1860-1927

Willie Blount letter to the Editors of the Globe. May 1, 1835.

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Identifier: MM.1999.015
Scope and Contents Letter from Willie Blount, Clarksville, Tenn., to the Editors of the Globe, Washington City. May 1, 1835. ALS 3 pp. + unsigned, endorsed note on cover. Re: errors in April 15 editorial about Tennessee Convention, nomination of Judge White for President, and President Jackson.
Dates: 1835

Woman’s Suffrage pins. (artifacts)

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Identifier: Artifact 2010.001
Scope and Contents Eight round pinback buttons / pins. Sizes from 1/2” to 1.25” Two with yellow backgrounds say “Votes for Women.” One with blue background and yellow stars says “Votes for Women.” One with blue border, copper or gold mountains and sun with rays says “Votes for Women” and “1915.” Small dark blue pin with gold writing says “Votes for Women 1915.” Pin with gold border and purple (or dark blue), green, and ivory sections says “Votes for Women.” Small dark blue pin with gold lettering says “Suffrage...
Dates: 1915-1920

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