Showing Collections: 1 - 30 of 95
1823 letter to Captain John P. Mathews
Two page, double-sided letter from Henry Sheffer (possibly) of Grayson County Virginia to Captain John P. Mathews (Clerk of Court for Wythe County Virginia from 1809-1850). Topics include illness at home; an election campaign for General Smyth who is opposed to John Quincy Adams; and s request for Captain Mathews to subpoena the witnesses requested for the author’s upcoming Chancery Court case involving W. D. Nielson.
Includes transcript of letter by McClung Staff.
A. G. Watkins letter to Col. William Bradford. February 12, 1856.
February 12, 1856 letter from A. G. Watkins, House of Representatives, to Col. William Bradford. ALS 1 p. Re: political appointments and rumor of Governor Shannon’s retirement.
Adam Clayton Powell card
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was a Baptist pastor and the first African American Congressman elected from New York State. The front of the card has a photo of Adam Clayton Powell standing next to and looking down at a woman holding a baby (most likely his wife Hazel Dorothy Scott and their son Adam Clayton Powell, III) and “VOTE FOR DADDY!” underneath the photo. Back of card has Powell’s listings of his accomplishments and reasons to re-elect him.
Alfred A. Taylor and Robert L. Taylor Collection.
Alfred A. and Robert L. Taylor material: printed etched portrait of each man, 1 pc.; campaign button “The People -- Our Bob” 1 pc. (in envelope); “The War of the Roses” / “Bob” Taylor brochure re: “The Paradise of Fools” lecture series, 1893-1894. 1 pc.
Amnesty Petition for Alfred Layne
Handwritten petition addressed to “His Excellency Abraham Lincoln President of the United States” dated April 7, 1865 requesting the release of Confederate prisoner Alfred Layne (Company B 20th Tennessee) and signed by John B. Layne, T. H. Roberts, John Hugh Smith (Mayor of Nashville), W. G. Brownlow (Governor of Tennessee), and others.
Andrew Johnson Papers -- Joseph Baccus Gift.
Andrew Johnson political cartoon ‘Johnson’s Love For the Soldier’ ca. 1866. (ephemera)
Printed political cartoon re: Andrew Johnson entitled ‘Johnson’s Love For the Soldier.’ Ca. 1866. Portrays favoritism of African American solders over white soldiers. Back of card is printed with information about paying Black soldiers $300.00 and not having money to pay White soldiers $100.00. Anti-Johnson. 3 x 4.25.” 7 copies.
C. M. McGhee, Thomas O’Connor and John Fleming letter to Andrew Johnson.
C. M. McGhee, Thomas O’Connor and John Fleming, Knoxville, Tenn., letter to Andrew Johnson. 1872. Photocopy. ALS 1 p. Re: political meeting in Knoxville. Photocopy of three page outline by Rebecca Hunt Moulder for her thesis May the Sod Rest Lightly, based on the life of Thomas O’Connor. Also includes one folder of photocopies of 1850s correspondence of John Mitchel, Irishman in East Tenn.
Cannon Family Papers.
"Carmack's Pledge To The South"
Gov. Edward Ward Carmack, "Carmack's Pledge To The South", Compliments of the Nashville Tennessean, 1909. Tied wraps booklet, 4 thick board pages, with photo of assassinated Gov. Carmack.
Poem by Grantland Rice.
Cleveland Harris Collection: S. Lyons & Co. receipts and miscellaneous East Tennessee documents.
Cordell Hull letter to Peter Turney, 1893.
April 5, 1893, letter from Cordell Hull, Representative from Clay (House of Representatives, Nashville) to Governor Peter Turney. Re: Endorsement of Jere Whitson of Putnam County for Penitentiary Commissioner. ADS 1 pc.
Cordell Hull letters to J. F. Brownlow, 1928-1940.
Twenty letters from Cordell Hull to John Fouche "Jack" Brownlow, Knoxville, 1928-1940. Topics include the Norris Bill, Muscle Shoals - Cove Creek Dam, and politics relating to dam legislation. The conclusion of the April 18, 1930 letter is missing.
Declaration of Independence-large format facsimile of the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, printed by a 1848 newspaper. Gift of John Armistead.
Large format facsimile of the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, printed by a 1848 newspaper.
Democratic Politics Scrapbook
Democratic Politics Scrapbook, 1940.
Democratic politics scrapbook, 1940. (scrapbooks)
Newspaper clippings glued into scrapbook (some loose); include dates and source information for the majority of the clippings.
Edward Terry Sanford Scrapbook on Tennessee History, 1895-1897. (scrapbooks)
Edward Terry Sanford (1865-1930) Scrapbook on Tennessee History, 1895-1897. (Vol. 1--note on title page). Mostly newspaper clippings. Typed index at front of volume. 201 pp. 1 volume in slipcase.
E.E. Patton Collection.
Eisenhower for President, 1952-1953 (Knox County Eisenhower for President Club).
Eisenhower for President, 1952-1953 (Knox County Eisenhower for President Club)
Frederick A. Ault Papers.
G. G. G. Mailer promoting slate of candidates for Knoxville mayor and city council.
Tenn., Knoxville politics. G.G.G. mailer, 1947. Double sided mailer from city election primary. Organization of businessmen of all parties (except Cas Walker) who wanted to take back local govt. and clean it up. Bob Morrison was their candidate for mayor. Mailer is color illustrated and opens up to 12 x 19". Unmailed, somewhat soiled and has clip rust stains at edges. Clean inside around photos.
G. W. Kelly letter to Jacob Lintz. February 27, 1848.
February 27, 1848 letter from G. W. Kelly, Springfield, Mo., to Jacob Lintz, Greeneville, Tenn. ALS 3 pp. Mentions family news, produce prices, politics.
George R. Dempster Scrapbooks.
Scrapbooks1940s-1954 (some gaps), mostly newspaper clippings.
George Thatcher letter to Cyrus King. November 17, 1814.
Letter from George Thatcher, Cambridge (?), to Cyrus King, City of Washington. November 17, 1814. ALS 3 pp. (+ note about George Thatcher on 4th page). (Paper tape on edge). Re: King’s reelection; holding court in the County of York; the war [War of 1812].
George W. and John J. Graham Papers, 1864-1949.
Governor Alf Taylor, State Officials and Employees of the Capitol
Black-and-white panoramic circuit camera photograph of a group of people in front of the Tennessee State Capitol Building. Front: "Governor Alf Taylor, State Officials and Employees of the Capitol - December 1921." Stamped on back "Tibbs Photo Co. "We photograph anything under the sun" 146 1/2 Third Ave … Nashville Tenn."
Governor John Reynolds’ of Illinois letters to family in Tennessee. 1823-1854. Carbon TS. Gift of W. G. Livingstone.
Carbon copies of transcripts of six letters written by Governor John Reynolds of Illinois to family members in Tennessee, 1823-1854. Mentions politics, slavery, the benefits of Illinois, family matters. + Notes on John Beaird and family.
Hall and Stakely Papers.
Harry Smith Avery Papers
Harry T. Burn for Governor. (ephemera)
Harry T. Burn for Governor card, Republican Primary, August 7, 1930. With messages to Republican Men and Republican Women, photograph at top of card. 1 pc. Ephemera.
- Subject: Politics and government X
- Politics and government 73
- Scrapbooks 15
- Elections 11
- Tennessee -- Politics and government 11
- Ephemera 10
- Photographs 8
- Speeches 8
- Tennessee History Civil War, 1861-1865 8
- Artifacts 6
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- Politics and Government 6
- Politicians 6
- United States -- Politics and government 6
- Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877 5
- Correspondence 5
- Diaries 5
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 4
- Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 4
- Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 4
- Knox County (Tenn.) 4
- Mayors 4 + ∧ less
- English 26