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Identifier: MSC 0207
Scope and Contents Papers from Thomas O’Connor (1836-1882) and his wife Fanny Renshaw House O’Connor (1838-1923). Also papers of Sam House (1837-1890), particularly through the Civil War years. Thomas O’Connor was killed in a shoot out on Gay Street in Knoxville, Tennessee on October 19, 1882 with General Joseph Mabry and his son Joseph Mabry, Jr. Letters of condolence are included in this collection. Sam House was the brother of Ellen Renshaw House (1843-1907), whose diary was published under the title “A Very...
Dates: 1859-1883, 1914-1929
Howard-Smith Collection (Papers of the Smith (Howard-Smith), Gaines, McKinney and allied families of Hawkins County, Tenn. 1800-1923.) (Gift of Mrs. F.A. Augsbury, Jr.).
Identifier: MSC 0712
Scope and Contents The Howard - Smith Collection includes manuscript letters and documents dating from 1800 to 1923 which were collected by Lida and Elise Howard-Smith. Included are letters of the Charles J. McKinney family (Hawkins County, Tenn.); James Gaines (Sullivan County, Tenn.) and Edmund P. Gaines (a military officer whose correspondence covers the War of 1812 and later conflicts); James T. Gaines (Hawkins County, Tenn.) and his correspondence with Governor Joseph McMinn; Eleanor Spurrier Rand; Eleanor...
Identifier: SPC 2013.004
Scope and Contents SPC 2013.005 Hugh Lawson McClung. Killed during the Civil War (15 February 1862). Taken by Knaffl & Bro., Knoxville, Tenn. Image are 4x5.75” mounted on card.
Scope and Contents May 17, 1826 letter from Cynthia W. White to Miss Eliza Park. ALS 1 p. (torn). re: illness, consumption; February 20, 1856 deed between Joseph L. King and W. C. Kain for a town lot in Knoxville. ADS 2 pp.; lock of hair; August 27, 1863 letter from Hugh [White], Cumberland Gap, to Mother. ALS 3 pp. re: conditions at camp, send boots and ‘yankee pants.’; February 22, 1865 letter from Moses White, Baltimore City, Md., to Mother + envelope to Geo M. White, Knoxville. ALS 3 pp. re: mentions Old...
Dates: 1826; 1863-1865
Identifier: Q Ephemera 2011.003
Scope and Contents Indictment of Clinton A. Charles in the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court, Dist. of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. 1864, on charge of giving aid and comfort to the enemy during the war.
Scope and Contents Loose papers removed from the Isbell Family Bible placed in the McClung Collection by Mrs. Barlow, April 11, 1983. Papers include: copy of the will of Thomas Isbell, 1819; notes of family history; photograph of Sarah Elizabeth Isbell Gaut; program from Ministers’ and Deacons’ meeting held at Coghill Academy, McMinn County, Tenn., 1869; Mary Sharp College card, n.d.; pattern pieces; James H. and Robert B. McMillan obituaries; 1869 letter from Benjamin Isbell to brother James; January 10, 1863,...
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.
Scope and Contents J. C. Hodges, Morristown, Tenn., letter to Col. John H. Crawford, Jonesborough, Tenn. September 2, 1862. ALS 1 pc. (2 pp.). Re: offers to raise a company for regiment of Infantry for General Fain’s Brigade. Hodges had been a 1st Lieutenant, Co. K, 19th Tennessee Volunteers (Col. Cummings), was wounded, and now recovered enough to return to service. Seller says this was John C. Hodges, attorney, Confederate Captain in the Civil War.
J. G. M. Ramsey typescript copy from original manuscript of his autobiography (Gift of William Ramsey).
Identifier: MSC 0818
Scope and Contents Typescript copy from the original manuscript of the autobiography of J. G. M. Ramsey (original typescript at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). Entitled: “Autobiographical, Genealogical and Historical Remarks of His Own Family. By J. G. M. Ramsey, M. D. N. of Mecklenburg, Tenn. Written at Exiles retreat, N. C. Dec. 8, 1868.” Bound. 1 vol. + 1 folder of correspondence between William A. Ramsey and David M. Sullivan on Robert McGready Ramsey, 2nd Lt., Confederate States Marines.
Scope and Contents May 1, 1862 letter from J. H. Allen, ______ Hill Hospital, Knoxville, to ‘Brother.’ 2 pp. Photocopy.
Identifier: MSC 0066
Scope and Contents Civil War service and pension records of soldiers from East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. Photocopies from the National Archives. Arranged alphabetically by soldier’s surname. Also: one Revolutionary War record (John Nelson) and one War of 1812 record (Thomas Whitehead).
Dates: 1812; 1861-1890
Identifier: MSC 0065
Scope and Contents Manuscript items, most from Washington County, Tenn. No date, 1797-1894. Most signed by County Court Clerk James Sevier. Included are: John Brown vs. John Allen, 1797; Amos Loney (Looney?) vs. Lewis Jordan, 1798; Sarah Glass vs. Thomas Stuart (Stewart), 1803-1804; Wm. Humphries vs. Elihu Embree, 1806; Administrator of Andrew Greer, deceased, vs. Boroman(?), 1808; envelopes addressed to Mrs. Sue Ramsey Alexander (N. C.) and others from Dr. J. G. M. Ramsey, ca. 1880s. 51 pcs; 1864 letter...
Scope and Contents “A correct list of the conscripts in the 2nd Civil District in Carter County,” December 28, 1862, signed J. W. Orr. ADS 1 pc. (laminated).
Scope and Contents June 19, 1868, claim of James Grimes, Washington County, Tenn. vs. the United States for Q. M. Stores. $233.25. Signed by Gov. W. G. Brownlow. DS on printed form. 1 pc. (4 pp.). June 29, 1868, claim of John Rubush, Washington County, Tenn. vs. the United States for Q. M. Supplies. $125.00. Signed by Gov. W. G. Brownlow. DS on printed form. 1 pc. (4pp.).
Identifier: MSC 0361
Scope and Contents James H. Clayton Papers. Include: Original correspondence (1805-1886), some from James H. Clayton, Civil War soldier of the 6th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, USA; photocopies of genealogy research; financial papers of the Clayton family; and other papers. The collection includes photographs of Walter and Bertha Miller and their children: Ruth, Alma, and Clayton. Also includes photographs of the Fenniken, Clayton, Linginfelter, Ogle, Willoughby, and other families. (Collection is 1 box of papers...
Jane McCartney Doren letter to Pastor, Mars Hill Presbyterian Church, Athens, Tenn., 1869; Mount Zion Presbyterian Church receipt, 1872.
Scope and Contents June 29, 1868, letter from Jane McCartney Doren, Columbus, O., to Pastor, Mars Hill Presbyterian Church, Athens, McMinn County, Tenn. ALS 6 pp. (2 pcs.) Re: she was one of the first members of Mars Hill Presbyterian Church when it organized in 1822; asks what churches are still there and in Blount County and their ministers; left 20 years ago with no friends there; predicted war based on slavery; taught by Dr. Pearson, Dr. Anderson, Rev. Mr. Eagleton; mentions mothers of slain soldiers, no...
Scope and Contents “Battle of Fort Sanders” written by Jno. M. Brooks and read by him to the Fred. Ault Camp #5 at a special meeting on November 28, 1909. TS 5 pp.
Identifier: MSC 0380
Scope and Contents Scope: John Bell Brownlow Collection donated by William G. and Candy Brownlow, May 15 and June 2007. Gift includes manuscripts, business papers, photographs, clippings, and 1 artifact (housed in 3 boxes); 2 framed items; The Tri-Weekly Wig (in newspaper box); & plans in Flat Storage. Gift included 17 books that were moved into the McClung Collection's catalogued collection and 3 items transferred to the ETHS Sept. 6, 2007 [the 3 items transferred: 1.) a spoon 2.) unframed portrait of John...
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...
Scope and Contents Eleven letters written by or for John Coulter, citizen held at Johnson’s Island prisoner-of war camp in Ohio. He wrote mainly to his wife Katherine Coulter at their home in Maryville, Blount County, Tenn. All letters were written in 1864: May 21 (photocopy only-- original letter kept by donor’s nephew Kenneth D. Coulter); May 24; June 25; July 3; July 23, July 25; August 18 (2 letters), September 22; September 24 (re: Coulter’s death, written by friend Samuel Kerr) + 2 envelopes. Also, two sets...
Scope and Contents Letter from John Francis, Nashville, Tenn., to Andrew Johnson (Military) Governor of Tennessee, June 2, 1862. ALS 1 p. + Andrew Johnson note on back. Re: relief for his niece and her five children (husband ‘deceived’ into the Confederate Army).
John H. Reagan Scrapbook. Compiled by B. R. Strong in 1900 on the occasion of his visit to East Tennessee.
Identifier: PAS 0091
Scope and Contents John H. Reagan Scrapbook. Compiled by B. R. Strong in 1900 on the occasion of his visit to East Tennessee.
Scope and Contents Order of Executive Clemency / warrant of pardon issued to John L. Rhea, Sullivan County, Tenn. by Andrew Johnson, President of the United States. ADS 1 pc. (2 pp. + note of third page). Two stamps of upper left of first page; seal on second page. May 31, 1865. .
Scope and Contents Letter from John M. Lea, Mont Eagle, to Ben W. Austin. August 4, 1889. ALS 1 p. (mounted on blue paper) + 1 clipping (mounted on blue paper). Re: Austin’s request for a photograph and autograph of John M. Lea’s father and signature of Gov. Brownlow; Lea mentions he has few relics after the sacking of his home the night of the Battle of Nashville, and the burning of his home at Lealand. Clipping is a biographical sketch of John M. Lea.
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....
Scope and Contents Civil War diaries (2) of John N. Trotter, Sevier County, Tenn. 1864-1865. ( Photocopies)
Scope and Contents Certified statement re: packing boxes. Signed Joseph A. February and others. Camp, 4th Tenn. Inf. Vols. Jonesboro, Tenn. March 31, 1865. ADS 1 pc.; Monthly return of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, Jonesboro, Tenn., Joseph A. February, 1st Lt. Co. G. 4th Tenn. Inf. Vols. April 1865 DS on printed form. 1 pc. (4 pp.) + env.; Receipt roll of clothing, Co. G. 4th T.V.I., Lt. Joseph A. February, Jonesboro, Tenn. April 1865. DS on printed form. 1 pc. Lists names of soldiers.; Certified...
Identifier: Ephemera 2019.229
Scope and Contents Newspaper clipping of “Address of Joseph B. Heiskell, Esq., delivered at Rogersville, Tennessee, upon the occasion of the funeral of Lieut. Robert D. Powel, who was killed in an engagement with the Tories, at Barbourville, Kentucky, on Thursday morning, September 19, 1861”
Scope and Contents Presidential pardon (Andrew Johnson) to Joseph Etter, Greene County, Tenn. Signed by William H. Seward, Secretary of State. April 9, 1866. DS 2 pp. + Ellis’ oath on back from Marion County, Ind. ADS 1p.
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
- Subject: Tennessee History Civil War, 1861-1865 X