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Buffat Family Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0007
Scope and Contents Papers of the family of Pierre Francois Buffat, his wife Sylvie Louise Tauxe Buffat, their children and relatives, who came from Switzerland to Knoxville, Tenn., in 1849. Pierre F. Buffat owned a farm at Spring Place in Knox County, Tenn. He ran a mill starting in 1861, and his son Alfred Buffat joined the business in 1865. Other family names included in the correspondence include: Bolli, Chavannes, Porta, Esperandieu, Sterchi, Truan, and Tauxe. Many of the letters were written in French, with...
Dates: 1831-1925

C. Howard Capito Collection. Blue Diamond Coal Company, Justice Mine, Stearns, Ky. Lexington Group Meeting, Knoxville, 2011.

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Identifier: MSC 0847
Scope and Contents Blue Diamond Coal Company, Justice Mine, Stearns, Ky. Lexington Group Meeting, Knoxville, 2011. Commemorative medal “Lexington Group, 175th Anniversary, Knoxville Convention, 1836-2011.” Copes of mortgage maps for southern and L&N railroads.
Dates: 2011

Charles Grandison Nenney Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0021
Scope and Contents Charles Grandison Nenney (1834-ca. 1887) was the son of Charles P. and Sarah Galbraith Nenney. Charles P. Nenney was a farmer and merchant at Bent Creek, Cheek’s Crossroads, and of Russellville in Jefferson County, Tenn. (later Hamblen County). Charles G. Nenney was the nephew of Catherine Nenney (Mrs. Hugh Graham) of Tazewell, Tenn. He was an agent of the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad for 28 years. He married Ellen Smith. Papers include: personal and business correspondence; ledgers;...
Dates: 1822-1887

Charles McClung McGhee Papers

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Identifier: MSC 0019
Scope and Contents Papers include: personal and business correspondence; 9 letterbooks of outgoing correspondence; 3 ledgers with stock and personal finances; 2 account books of the American Cattle Trust; receipts, etc. Railroads include: East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia; Memphis and Charleston; Knoxville and Kentucky; Knoxville and Ohio; Knoxville and Augusta; Southern Railway, and others. Businesses include: Southern Railway Security; American Cattle Trust; Western Union Beef; Lenoir City Company; Pacific...
Dates: 1857 - 1907

Chattanooga, Agency, Western & Atlantic Rail Road. Rules. 1852. (ephemera)

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Identifier: Q Ephemera 2018.002
Scope and Contents Printed Broadside: Chattanooga, Agency, Western & Atlantic Rail Road. Rules Established for the Government of Affairs of this Agency, Relating to Shipment and Receiving Merchandise. [lists 8 rules, the first five governing the procedures for handling freight and the remaining three rules establishing the required behavior and conduct of personnel while they are in the station or on the platform]. "All of the foregoing Rules must be observed by those transacting business at the Agency. March...
Dates: 1852

Conductors and supervisors at streetcar barn

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Identifier: SPC 1996.009
Scope and Contents Conductors and supervisors at streetcar barn. N.D. Shows Vestal and Lyons View streetcars in background. Newspaper clipping about “Mr. Jim” (James A. Blankenship” taped to back of photograph.) B&W 8x10”.
Dates: undated

Copy photograph of young boy standing on sidewalk

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Identifier: SPC 1997.011
Scope and Contents Copy photograph of young boy standing on sidewalk, Knoxville (Asylum / Western Avenue?, Clinch Avenue?). Shows streetcar and horse and buggy in background. From the William J. McCoy, Jr., family album.
Dates: ca. 1900

David H. Steinberg manuscript history of Knoxville’s streetcars (photocopy).

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Identifier: MSC 0836
Scope and Contents David H. Steinberg manuscript history of Knoxville’s streetcars and additional research material (photocopy).
Dates: 1876-1947

Dr. William Hunt Papers, 1830s-1860s.

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Identifier: MM.nd.035
Scope and Contents Dr. William Hunt (1810-1882) was the grandfather of Alice Hunt Lynn Howell (Mrs. Roger Howell). Handwritten “Journal of My Imprisonment” by William Hunt, telling about his Civil War capture. Arrested November 1861 in Cleveland, Tenn., by Col. James Gillaspie. AD 1 pp. + Photocopies of: 1830s Transylvania University materials re: William Hunt; 1866 letter re: ETV&G RR; 1870s Cleveland, Bradley County, Tenn., tax receipts to William Hunt. + photocopies from 1840s account book in the Brownlow...
Dates: 1830-1860s

East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Company bearer bonds, January 1, 1854. (One $500.00 bond; two $1.000.00 bonds).

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Identifier: Q Ephemera 1999.001
Scope and Contents January 1, 1854 bearer bond for the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Company. (One $500.00 bond; two $1.000.00 bonds). Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tenn. Bank of America, NY, NY. 18x22” 1 pc. Fragile; some tears. Three bonds.
Dates: 1854

East Tennessee Photographs (Miss Adah Stevenson)

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Identifier: SPC 1997.002
Scope and Contents Bluetone photographs from the estate of Miss Adah Stevenson: -Holston River from Union Bridge, ETV&G RR; -Carter Bridge Watauga River, ETV&G RR; -Custom House, Knoxville, before 1910 (copy neg. 8/87); -looking east from College grounds, Knoxville (copy neg. 8/87); -Pigeon River Bridge, ETV&G RR; -Holston River (near McMillans’ 121st mile post, ETV&G RR); -Austin Springs, Tenn; -between John & Carter, ETV&G RR; -old hotel at Warms Springs, N.C. (burned down); -Warm...
Dates: 1900-1910

East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia Rail Road payroll book. Nov.-Dec. 1871.

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Identifier: MM.2010.011
Scope and Contents East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia Rail Road payroll book. (ETV & GG Rr)
Dates: 1871

East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia Railroad (ETV&G) Shop Line Book, July-August 1875.

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Identifier: MM.nd.021
Scope and Contents East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia Railroad (ETV&G) Shop Line Book, July-August 1875. Lists names of workers, daily pay, amount due.
Dates: 1875

East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad stockholders agreement and minutes, 1867-1870.

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Identifier: MM.1998.015
Scope and Contents East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad records, 1867-1870. Includes stockholders agreement and minutes. ADS 1 vol.
Dates: 1867-1870

George Gillespie letter, 1859.

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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

Hattie May letters, 1888-1889.

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Identifier: MM.1979.022
Scope and Contents Four letters from Hattie May to “Friends.” 1888-1889. Re: Sevier reunion in Knoxville (mentions Judge Temple, trains, etc.)., news about family matters, reburial of John Sevier(?), etc. + letter and envelope from donor. Also, typed transcriptions of the letters, copied by Mrs. C. M. McClung.
Dates: 1888-1889

Heiskell Letter from Wm. King Heiskell to F. S. Heiskell, 1851; letter from Charles A. Rice to Hugh Brown, 1837.

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Identifier: MM.1979.062
Scope and Contents June 1, 1837 letter from Charles A. Rice, Caney Gap, to Hugh Brown, Knoxville, Tenn. ALS 3 pp. Re: opening store in Parrottsville. February 4, 1851 letter from Wm. King Heiskell, Abingdon, Va., to Uncle (F. S. Heiskell). ALS 2 pp. + env. Re: railroads, salt.
Dates: 1837; 1851

History of Knoxville’s Streetcar System, 1902-1922.

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Identifier: MM.1991.011
Scope and Contents History of Knoxville’s Streetcar System, 1902-1922. No author. Typescript. 7 pp.
Dates: 1902-1922

Hunt, Edward E. Typescript articles on Railroads and Roads, Great Smoky Mountains, Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal.

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Identifier: MM.2019.029
Scope and Contents “Andrew Jackson and the Indians,” “Railroads and Roads in the Great Smokies,” “Indian Gap Hotel,” “Lem Ownby and the Hammel Orchards,” “Early Transportation in East Tennessee”
Dates: undated

James C. Sullivan: Tales of an Old Railroader. Transcribed by James G. Sullivan, Jr. (2000)

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Identifier: MSC 0459
Scope and Contents James C. Sullivan (1844-1913) Memoir of an Irish American with extensive information about his career as a contractor in railroad construction. Born Boston of immigrant parents; died in Knoxville. Considerable railroad contract work all over the country, a good portion of it in East Tennessee and the South.
Dates: 2000

Jarnagin Account Books, ca. 1870s-1880s.

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Identifier: MSC 0083
Scope and Contents Account books, ledgers, and day books from: H. T. Jarnagin (Jarnagin, Tenn., 1870s-1880s); Carmichael and Jarnagin (1890s); Harris and Jarnagin (Morristown, Tenn., 1880s); Carmichael and Craig (1890s); Harris and Jarnagin (Tampico, Tenn., 1871-1872). Collection also includes: Cash book of the Tennessee Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1922-1927; letter from F. C. Jarnagin written from Carson and Newman College, 1894; canceled checks of T. R. James, Morristown, Tenn; certificates...
Dates: 1870-1890

John [Slackford?] letter, June 28, 1888.

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Identifier: MM.1997.013
Scope and Contents Letter from Uncle John [Slackford?], Crossville, Cumberland County, Tenn., to nephew and niece. June 28, 1888. ALS 4 pp. (1 pc.) small handwritten note signed “JS”; newspaper clipping, ‘The Narrow Guage’s [sic.] Purchase’; envelope addressed to : W. J. Slackford, Esq., Plaster Beds-near Gypsum, Ottawa County, OH. Crossville postmark, June 30, 1888 (stamp missing). Letter re: garden; family; coal business and railroad.
Dates: 1888

John Wesley Reams Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0201
Scope and Contents Collection of John Wesley Reams, Lowland Community, Hamblen County, Tenn. He was graduated from Mossy Creek College (now Carson-Newman College) in June 1879. He was a music teacher and a violinist. Collection consists of sheet music, entertainment programs, newspaper clippings (including Ted Shawn Dance Company and Lola McCormack), 1894-95 list of coffins sold, etc. 13 photographs received Aug. 18, 1981 (Joppa; New Market train wreck, 1917*; Mule Day; Asbury Marble Quarry). Snapshots identified...
Dates: 1870s-1910s

Joseph Jaques Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0015
Scope and Contents Papers of Joseph Jacques (1825-1885), railroad executive and business man. Born in England, lived in Virginia, then moved to Knoxville, where he worked as a riverboat captain. He was the depot agent for the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, and elected mayor of Knoxville in 1858. In 1862 he was superintendent of the Holston Salt and Plaster Company at Saltville, Va.. Returned to Knoxville in 1869 to serve as vice-president of the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad. Founded the...
Dates: 1851 - 1884

Knoxville, Sevierville and Eastern Railway Company record book, 1898-1904.

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Identifier: MSC 0181
Scope and Contents Record book of the Knoxville, Sevierville and Eastern Railway Company, Dec. 30, 1898 - Feb. 1, 1904. Includes lengthy charter of incorporation (pp. 5-19), by-laws (pp. 21-40), brief minutes (pp. 41-46). Only 46 of the 396 pages contain entries. (P. 13/14 is loose). One bound volume.
Dates: 1898-1904

Knoxville, Tenn. 1869, letter from H. H. Lowry to father about John Neely's conduct in Knoxville.

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Identifier: MM.2019.057
Scope and Contents Knoxville, Tenn., 1869, letter from H. H. Lowry to father about John Neely's conduct in Knoxville. Taken up with woman of "ill fame", she has been so for 10 years and he is going to marry her. King talked to him and told him he could not "stay on the road" (railroad) if he continues on the "road to ruin", owes money for things for "that heifer" and "twice that much to whiskey shops." "The railroad men know all today keep him from coming back." "Don't go and offer him something, but talk him out...
Dates: 1869

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

Middle and West Tennessee Papers, 1803-1916.

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Identifier: MSC 0014
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers of the families of James Coleman of Memphis, George D. Holmes of Covington, Tenn., and William King of Sumner County, Tenn. James Coleman material includes personal correspondence with wife Ellen and family, 1853-1859; re: his service with the Confederate Army (served with Gen. John C. Breckinridge); and his work with Western Union Telegraph Company in Memphis. George D. Holmes material includes personal; letters, 1846-1916. William King material includes letters re:...
Dates: 1803-1916

Outline of 19th century events leading to or resulting from the Knoxville Convention, July 4-8,1836; 20th century events related to development of Knoxville as Rail Transportation Hub.

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Identifier: MM.2019.003
Scope and Contents Outline of 19th century events leading to or resulting from the Knoxville Convention, July 4-8,1836; 20th century events related to development of Knoxville as Rail Transportation Hub. Photocopy of the outline (58 pp.) and Proceedings of the Knoxville Convention
Dates: 2011

Railroad shop time books of M. B. Bolin.

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Identifier: MM.2008.009
Scope and Contents Railroad shop time books of M. B. Bolin; L & N Railroad.
Dates: 1914-1934