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Alfred Easley’s petition to get daughter back from Texas; P. M. Senter document to Freedman’s Bureau, 1871.
Benjamin McNutt to Thomas Rodgers, both of Knox County, Tenn., bill of sale for one negro man named Philip. April 10, 1829. ADS 1 pc.
July 23, 1823 bond of David A. Deaderick, James V. Anderson and John A. Aiken to John Patton, Chairman of the (Washington) County Court. Bond for the emancipation of two slaves, Andrew and Nelly. ADS 1 p. Two receipts to Hugh White for tuition paid to East Tennessee University, Knoxville. Signed by D. A. Deaderick, treasurer, 1855, 1856. 2 pcs.
Diary of David Fleming (May 4, 1799-1868), East Tennessee minister, May 1834-December 1845 (some gaps). Incomplete diary mentions preaching at Knoxville, Maryville, Morganton, Gallaher Creek, New Market, Dandridge, and Sevierville, Tenn.; Hopkinsianism; slavery; temperance; E. H. College; revivals; March 19-20, 1843 comet; local ministers, etc.
September 24, 1843, letter from Elbridge G. Fuller, Nashville, Tenn., to his nephew Albert Lamberton, Massachusetts. ALS 4 pp. Mentions the city and climate of Nashville, his business there, and the difference in Southern and New England views towards slavery.
Emancipation bond for Luke, July 11, 1831, property of John McCracken, Washington County, Tenn. ADS 1 pc. Originally collected by Seale Johnson, Jackson, 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.
Decree. Isaac, a man of color who sues by his next friend Jacob Lamon vs. William Sliger and others. November 12, 1858. (Jonesboro, Tenn.). AD 3 pp. (1 pc.). Notes says document was probably written by T. A. R. Nelson, last paragraph by J.F. Deaderick. Re: freedom granted to Sliger’s slave Isaac, under work obligation to J. F. Deaderick until money is raised for Isaac to go to Africa.
October 29, 1743, receipt / bill of sale from Joseph Coit, New London, Conn., to Elijah Hide, Norwich, Conn. Sells Negro woman and child, Sylvia and Cloea. 1 pc. (Photostat)
December 19, 1822, deed between Joseph Jackson (and endorsers James and William Park, William Howell) and William C. Mynatt, all of Knoxville, for land in Knoxville and slaves Moses, Pinsy, and Mary. ADS 4 pp.
Marshall manuscripts. Anti-slavery ‘Ballet[ballad] for Saml. Marshall,’ 1799; letter from N. B. McNabb, 1854. (Gift of Bill Elliott and Mrs. Niota Elliott Eggers)
Note signed by R. G. Fain and Geo. R. Powell agreeing to pay $52 dollars for 12 months services of Caroline, a slave belonging to the estate of Margaret Watterson. Agrees to keep her in Hawkins County, Tenn., to provide for medical needs and clothing. March 1, 1862. ADS 1 pc. (mounted to backing with tape by ETHS).
Slaves held by Frederick S. Heiskell at Knox County, Tenn., farm Fruit Hill, compiled by Edward M. Steel, Jr. .
Information compiled by Edward M. Steel, Jr., from going through family papers re: the slaves of Frederick S. Heiskell at Fruit Hill (aka Statesview, States View), 10 miles from Knoxville. Information from ca. 1860s. Computer TS. 4 pp. + letter from donor.
January 6, 1856, letter from W. Fain, Dandridge, to “Cousin George.” ALS 3 pp. Mentions Kansas, Texas, Negro stealing.
(December 25, 1837) letter from William C. Benton, Washington, D. C., to “Dear Sir.” ALS 3 pp. Re: copy of speech given at Faneuil Hall (Boston) by the recipient of the letter, thanking the speaker for his remarks on interference of slavery in Southern states. Says “there is no constant feeling of alarm among us.” Letter may have been written to Mr. Austin (James T. Austin, Attorney General of Massachusetts, Boston). Handwritten annotation by C. M. McClung.
- Subject: Slavery X
- Slaves 13
- African Americans 11
- Politics and government 3
- Tennessee History Civil War, 1861-1865 3
- Account books 2
- Artifacts 2
- Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877 2
- Diaries 2
- East Tennessee University 2
- Hawkins County (Tenn.) 2
- Nelson, T. A. R. (Thomas Amis Rogers) 2
- Revivals 2
- Roane County (Tenn.) 2
- Scrapbooks 2
- Speeches 2
- "Recollections of Early Knoxville” 1
- Abolition 1
- Africa 1
- Airlie 1 ∧ less
- English 1