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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...
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.
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:...
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...
Ticket for the 1962 commemorative excursion on The General, a reenactment of the Civil War train ride. (gift of Allen Coggins)
Identifier: Ephemera 2003.005
Scope and Contents Ticket for the 1962 commemorative excursion on The General reenactment of the Civil War train ride. # 11730. Issued by Louisville & Nashville Railroad, mention historic run of April 12, 1862. Used by Allen Coggins of Oak Ridge and his great uncle Herbert Lucas. 1 ticket. + photocopies of notes by donor.
Scope and Contents Letter from W. G. Brownlow, Cincinnati, Ohio, to G. W. Childs, Philadelphia, Penn. Sept. 25, 1863. ALS 1 p. + envelope with stamp. Re: leaving on a government train via Cumberland Gap with family and printing supplies; send bound bundle of Whigs; wife’s sewing machine; battle in Georgia with son James’ regiment of 840 East Tennesseans.
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 &...
Identifier: MSC 0018
Scope and Contents Papers of William Richard Caswell (1809-1862), a lawyer, military officer, and director of the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad. He was the son of Richard William and Sarah Lytle Caswell of North Carolina, and was the great-grandson of the first governor of North Carolina, Richard Caswell. He married Elizabeth Carter Gillespie, a descendant of Landon Carter and Col. John Carter. William Richard Caswell lived in Knox County, Tenn, and was politically active, served as an officer of the...