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

 Collection
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.

 Collection
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