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David Anderson Deaderick Journal, 1825-1872.

Identifier: MSC 0054
Scope and Contents Register of events and facts recorded annually by David Anderson Deaderick, in Jonesborough, Tenn., in 1825. Journal kept until 1872. Includes inserted letters and newspaper clippings. Mentions digging for gold in California in 1850.
Dates: 1825-1872

Diary of John M. Boyd, Prisoner of War at Camp Chase, 1865.

Identifier: MM.1994.009
Scope and Contents Diary of John M. Boyd, written while a Prisoner of War at Camp Chase, January 1 - April 3, 1865, The diary belonged to Mrs. Elizabeth Allen Lockwood (granddaughter of John M. Boyd, and copied by Mrs. Charles F. Wayland in 1945. Carbon TS 11 pp. + title page. (On pink paper)
Dates: 1865

E.E. Patton Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0129
Scope and Contents Collection contains the writings of E. E. Patton, speeches, personal papers, newspaper articles, and other publications. Writings include the subjects Knoxville and Knox County, Tenn. Collection also includes material of his wife, Lula Smith Patton; photographs; Sawyer genealogy; Patton family manuscripts; correspondence; Civil War manuscripts; autographs; diary of E. E. Patton re: Tennessee state legislature; William G. Brownlow correspondence, 1840-1874; Col. John B. Brownlow correspondence,...
Dates: 1840-1961

Ellen W. White diary, 1860-1865.

Identifier: MM.1994.007
Scope and Contents MM.1994.007 a: Diary of Ellen W. White (Eleanor Wilson White, 1842-1889), 1860-1865. (original bound volume). MM.1994.007 b: Diary of Ellen W. White (Eleanor Wilson White, 1842-1889), 1860-1865. (photocopy). Diary of Ellen W. White (Eleanor Wilson White) (1842-1889), Knoxville, Tenn. Mentions family matters; birth of niece May Lawson McGhee (p. 7); McGhee plantation ‘Tuskeegee’; Second Presbyterian Church (p. 16); Uncle Thomas Humes (pp. 44-45 and other); Civil War (p. 42 and after). The first...
Dates: 1860-1865

Hall and Stakely Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0017
Scope and Contents Papers of the Hall and Stakely families. William Maulsby Stakely (1804-1898), born in Hawkins County, Tenn, married Sarah Smith (1811-1857) in 1828. They lived in Madisonville, Monroe County, Tenn. He was a postmaster and merchant. Moved to Union Springs, Ala, in 1863. Two of the Stakely daughter married two Hall cousins. Martha Stakely married Judge Elijah T. Hall of Knoxville in 1860. Caroline Stakely married James Spears Hall in 1874. James Hall ran a general store in Knoxville, which became...
Dates: 1825-1952

Henry R. and Mary Deaderick Duncan Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0057
Scope and Contents 4 boxes: Mary Deaderick Duncan’s personal memoirs; family clippings, programs, invitations, etc.; Civil War year memoirs of Adeline McDowell Deaderick (typescript); Henry R. Duncan’s 1911 diploma from Maryville College; Mary Deaderick Duncan’s Home Demonstration Agent material, 1917-1921; University of Tennessee Extension work; Middle Tennessee State Normal School catalog, 1917-1918; Thunderbolt newspapers, 1965-1971 (scattered issues); Henry R. Duncan’s research on Cades Cove, Greenbrier, the...
Dates: 1911-1971

Isom L. Meyers Civil War diaries, 1863-1865.

Identifier: MM.1984.004
Scope and Contents Civil War diaries (2) of Isom L. Meyers, 1st Lt., E Co., 6th Cav., Union Army. One diary covers July 1863-June 1865 (with some 1866-1868 entries). It describes troop movements in East Tennessee, military action, names of men who paid for lost guns, and accounts at the back of the volume. The second diary covers March-June 1864 and tells of troop movements and action. Isom L. Meyers was from Claiborne County, Tenn.
Dates: 1863-1865

John C. Robertson Journals, 1862-1867.

Identifier: MSC 0193
Scope and Contents Three journals kept by John C. Robertson, 1862-1867 (written in 1866 and 1867), who ran away at age 16 to join the 63rd Regt., Tenn. Inf., Co. I. He was also a school teacher and licensed as a M. E. preacher. Lived in Springfield, Iowa, and New Liberty, Kentucky. He was born in Roane County, Tenn. First volume covers April 1862-September 1865, Started on September 24, 1866. Index on page 175. Second volume covers September 1865 to June 1866. Index on page 299. Third volume covers July 1866 to...
Dates: 1862-1867

John N. Fain Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0084
Scope and Contents Collection of Fain family papers from East Tennessee. Includes: diaries of Eliza Rhea Anderson Fain (1816-1892), dating from 1834 to 1892; military papers of Richard G. Fain; papers from the Mossy Creek Cotton Mill, 1862-1879; account books, Bible entries for Fain and Anderson families; photographs; almanacs; recipes; slaves to Liberia (folder 31); Rhea family genealogy; Elizabeth Rhea Anderson diary; Hiram Fain diary; patent medicine circulars; ephemera. 11 boxes of processed material....
Dates: 1816-1892

John N. Trotter Civil War diaries. Sevier County,  Tenn. 1864-1865. (Photocopies)

Identifier: MM.1978.004
Scope and Contents Civil War diaries (2) of John N. Trotter, Sevier County, Tenn. 1864-1865. ( Photocopies)
Dates: 1864-1865

Joseph L. Walker, Civil War Pocket Diary, 2nd Tenn. Cavalry, 1865.

Identifier: MM.2013.003
Scope and Contents Joseph L. Walker, Civil War Pocket Diary, 2nd Tenn. Cavalry, 1865. Includes also photocopy of military service record and 2 copy photographs of Joseph Walker and his wife Anna Caylor Walker
Dates: 1865

Lizzie Welcker Diary, April - May 1865. (diaries)

Identifier: MM.1998.009
Scope and Contents Diary of Lizzie Welcker of Knoxville, Tenn. Kept April 5 - May 14, 1865. AD 1 vol. Mentions Civil War news; she was a Confederate sympathizer.
Dates: 1865

Lt. R. A. Bristol diary, 1864. Co. ‘E,’ 39th N.C. Regt., CSA). (Gift of Mrs. Louise Pratt).

Identifier: MM.nd.011
Scope and Contents Civil War pocket diary kept by Lt. R. A. Bristol, Co. “E,” 39th North Carolina Regiment, CSA. Entries from February 18, 1864 to December 31, 1864. Several pages of earlier (ca. 1860) entries with accounts, poems, etc. Bristol mentions his capture; camping near Tellico Plains; Nashville; daily activities. Several loose pages.
Dates: 1864

Mabry and Charlton Papers.

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

Samuel H. Showers Civil War diary, 1864-1865. Co. E, 15th Regt. Penn. Cavalry, Anderson’s Cavalry. (Typescript).

Identifier: MM.1970.001
Scope and Contents Typescript of the diary of Samuel H. Showers , 1864-1865. Co. E, 15th Regt. Penn. Cavalry, Anderson’s Cavalry. Also a map detailing events in the diary. 36 pp. Copied from a diary in the possession of Mrs. Gordon Colborn, Norris, Tenn.
Dates: 1864-1865

Samuel Mayes Arnell Papers, 1863-1903.

Identifier: MSC 0626
Scope and Contents Papers of Samuel Mayes Arnell (1833-1903) from Columbia, Tenn., and Johnson City, Tenn.. He was a politician, postmaster, superintendent of schools, and a lawyer in Washington, D.C. Towards the end of his life was writing a history of Tennessee entitled, ‘Ten Years of Tennessee History’ or ‘The War of Secession and Reconstruction in Tennessee, 1861-1871.’ The manuscript volume is in the collection, along with several diaries or journal, correspondence from 1863 (medical Confederate conscription...
Dates: 1863-1903

Susan Amelia Ramsey Diary, September 1863-April 1864.

Identifier: MM.2008.001
Scope and Contents Susan Amelia Ramsey diary, September 1863-April 1864. Contains 1857 poems and essays at the front of the volume, then diary entries re: Civil War from September 1863 to April 1864, with several entries until July 1864 (written by other family members?) and one entry for April 15, 1865. Susan A. Ramsey was 17 years old when she began the diary and lived with her Confederate family east of Knoxville, Tenn.
Dates: 1863-1865

W. E. Hedgecock Civil War diary, 1861-1863. Union. Typed transcription.

Identifier: MM.1997.018
Scope and Contents “Diary Which I Kept While In The Army Against The Rebellion, 1861-1863. Transcribed July 15, 1892. By W.E. Hedgecock.” PHOTOCOPY. Mentions leaving Knox County, Tenn., home in 1861 and going to Kentucky; illnesses; Camp Wildcat (Laurel County, Ky.); Captain of H, Tennessee Volunteers; fighting; Nashville; Murfreesboro; small pox; Hedgecock family records.
Dates: 1861-1863

W. H. and J. T. Moffett Papers. New Market, Tenn. 1830s-1880s (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Armistead) (Account books).

Identifier: MSC 0789
Scope and Contents W. H. and J. T. Moffett Papers include store accounts, papers, and books , ca. 1830s-1880s, from New Market, Tenn. Most are from W. H. Moffett’s mercantile business, including partnerships with J. S. Moffett, General William Brazelton, and his son J. T. Moffett. Several other subjects include East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad; New Market area; account books; coal kiln; Panther Springs; tax receipts; health and medicine; Moffett & Shields Iron Founders; Andrew McMillan; Wilson &...
Dates: 1860s-1880s

Watterson Family Papers.

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

William B. Reynolds letters, 1863-1866, and John Hughes Reynolds diary, 1866-1870 (gift of Fielding Ogburn).

Identifier: MSC 0806
Scope and Contents Letters of William B. Reynolds, 1863-1866. Written from Nashville or New York to his wife, Catherine Hughes Reynolds, to his son John Hughes Reynolds; or to his son-in-law Peter Smith. Some letters are to him from these correspondents. Re: death of his daughter Martha and her baby Ada; mediums and spiritualism; Civil War; business interests, especially in cotton, tobacco, and shoes; Benton, Polk County, Tenn.; Cleveland, Tenn.; Mr. Waterhouse; guerrillas in Polk County. Letters were transcribed...
Dates: 1863-1870

William George Taylor Diary, 1864-1865.

Identifier: MM.1994.014
Scope and Contents Civil War diary of William George Taylor (1844-1922), written while a prisoner of war, June 21, 1864 - February 24, 1865, and after his release through May 1865. Copied by Catherine Taylor Miller in 1923. The original belonged to Mrs. Louise K. Taylor Forgey. Photocopy. W. G. Taylor was from Russellville, East Tenn. He served in Co. I, Second Tennessee Cavalry, C. S. A.
Dates: 1864-1865

William Rule Papers.

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

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