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100 Ways to Use the Library.

Identifier: Ephemera 2010.009
Scope and Contents 100 Ways to Use the Library. Framed poster. Gift from the Friends of the Library, May 1987, to the Centennial Celebration Committee, Knox County Public Library System, Lawson McGhee Library. Lawson McGhee Library, copyright 1986
Dates: 1986

1796 Deed to Looney’s Bend Sequoyah Hills Property, Robert King to Moses Looney, Sr.; Pauline Sharp ephemera. [two framed items] + 1997 book (Reflections on Sequoyah Hills)

Identifier: MSC 0538
Scope and Contents Deed, Bill of sale from Robert King of Hawkins County to Moses Looney, Sr., of Knox County Tenn 500 acres in Knox County on the north side of the Holston River above Fourth Creek December 1796 [Looneys Bend, modern Sequoyah Hills]; a group of 11 small pieces of ephemera and Mss relating to Pauline Sharp, including an 1870 invitation to West Point party for “Encampment” + book “Reflections on Sequoyah Hills”
Dates: 1796-

A Diary of the Year 1874 by John M. Karns.

Identifier: MM.2017.003
Scope and Contents A Diary of the Year 1874 by John M. Karns. Powells Station, Knox County, Tenn. Transcriber and whereabouts of the original mss diary unidentified.
Dates: 1874

Airplane Filling Station photographs and blueprints. (Gift of Mrs. Elmer Nickle)

Identifier: APD 0028
Scope and Contents Material on the Airplane Filling Station on Clinton Highway (near Callahan Road), built in 1929 by Henry and Elmer Nickle. Collection includes: original 5x7” photograph of the Airplane Filling Station; one 11x14” copy photograph of Airplane Filling Station (with Henry & Elmer Nickle); 193_ estimate from Cockrum Lumber Company (materials to build Airplane Filling Station); September 6, 1998 article by Barbara Asbury in Knoxville News-Sentinel with photograph and caption about Airplane...
Dates: 1920s-1930s

Alice Bell Community material.

Identifier: MM.2018.009
Scope and Contents Alice Bell Community material borrowed for copying (scanning and prints from scans); original material returned to lender. Includes Alice Bell Civic League letter, 1947; Eddie Williams, Park City Lowry School Safety Patrol certificate; Alice Bell Parent Teacher Community Club minutes, 1920’s-1930.
Dates: 1920-1950

Associate Reformed Church of the South subscription list. Knox County, Tenn. December 20, 1853.

Identifier: MM.2004.011
Scope and Contents Associate Reformed Church of the South subscription list. Near the head of Mill Creek, 17th(?) Civil District, Knox County, Tenn. December 20, 1853. Signed by: James Kennedy, Samuel Kennedy, J. W.(?) Ramsey, J. G. M. Ramsey, Samuel Pickle, Robert Armstrong, Alexan. Armstrong, Hugh Campbell, Jacob Pickle, James Gibson, James Campbell, Mary J. Armstrong, Moses Armstrong, John Kennedy, James Coker, James Kennedy Jr., Adam B. Blake, James K. Blake, A__ Armstrong, Thos. McMillan(?), Will Goddard,...
Dates: 1853

Autograph book and diary of Jennie Boyd Ramsey

Identifier: MM.2019.064
Scope and Contents Autograph book(1882-1887) and diary (1885) of Jennie Boyd Ramsey (1865-1955). The diary documents her first foray as a school teacher in Possum Valley southeast Knox County. A segment of Old Possum Valley Road still exists along the Fort Loudon Lake just south of the Cove at Concord. Otherwise it has pretty much vanished, partly under the Fort Loudon Lake. Jennie and her friend had to travel to Unitia in Loudon County to get her teaching certificate for her new position at Shady Grove. A...
Dates: 1882 - 1887

Bellview School Record of Examination, 1889-90.

Identifier: QMM.2016.001
Scope and Contents Record of Examination, Higher department, Bellview School, Knox County, Tennessee. Term of 1889-90. Lists name, age, grade, subjects and grades, remarks, etc. Signed by D. A. Shields, Teacher, February 1890.
Dates: 1889-1890

Branner Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0642
Scope and Contents Papers of William A. Branner of Knox County, Tennessee
Dates: 1833-1911

Buffat Account Books

Identifier: MSC 0943
Scope and Contents Three volumes of Buffat Family Account Books detailing Spring Place Mills business records of purchases, labor, fees, and sales plus household accounts of family purchases of consumer goods, travel expenses and servant labor.

1) P. F. Buffat 1861-1870 2) 1852-1860 3) Ledger B for the Spring Place Mills, Knox County Tenn. -- Buffat & Sons, 1868-1870
Dates: 1852 - 1870

C. C. Justus Collection (History).

Identifier: MSC 0904
Scope and Contents C. C. (Cummins C.) Justus was an educator, writer, and historian who lived in Knoxville for much of his adult life. He was born in Grainger County, attended Powder Springs Academy, the University of Tennessee, and Harvard. He was superintendent of schools for Grainger County. He taught at Central High School in Knox county, Tullahoma, and Clinton. He was a master mason and a member of Masonic Lodge, no. 244. The collection includes scrapbooks of local history and family history.
Dates: 1915-1949

C. W. Jones, Judge of the County Court, Knox County, Tenn., quarterly report, January 1859.

Identifier: MM.1997.080
Scope and Contents Report of the quarterly court, January session, 1859, submitted by C. W. Jones, Judge of the County Court of Knox. ADS 4 pp.
Dates: 1859

Calvin M. McClung marriage license to Annie McGhee. March 3, 1881.

Identifier: MM.1999.047
Scope and Contents Calvin M. McClung marriage license to Annie McGhee. Knox County, Tenn. March 3, 1881. DS 1 pc. Signed by Thomas W. Humes. + 1 envelope with 2 cent stamp.
Dates: 1881

Campbell Family Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0897
Scope and Contents The Campbell Family Collection was acquired by the McClung Historical Collection and the East Tennessee Historical Society with funds provided by Knox County in October 2001 to prevent this valuable historical family collection containing over two centuries of Knox County history from being dispersed in an auction sale. The Campbell family were early settlers of the Riverdale community. Manuscripts and photographs are held by the McClung Collection. Artifacts are part of the Museum of East...
Dates: 1782-1994

Cannon Family Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0024
Scope and Contents Papers of the family of John Cannon (1744-ca. 1806) and Ann (Nancy) Whitlow Cannon (1747-1830), from Sevier, Knox, Roane, Monroe and Loudon Counties, Tenn. Papers include personal and business correspondence; account books; receipts; bills; pamphlets; and survey maps of parts of Hamilton, Roane, and Monroe Counties. Most of the papers are about John and Ann Cannon’s sons: Robert (1781-1854), a merchant at Philadelphia, Tenn.; John (1779-1864); and William (1771-1868). Robert’s son William...
Dates: 1806-1888

Carl York, Knox County Land Grants Plats, being expanded by Luther Wilhelm.

Identifier: MSC 0848
Scope and Contents Carl York’s Knox County Land Grants Platting, being expanded by Luther Wilhelm
Dates: 1990-2005

Clapp’s Chapel Methodist Church membership roll, 1885-1900, and church history.

Identifier: MM.1993.001
Scope and Contents Membership records of Clapp’s Chapel in Knox County, Tenn., 1885-1900. Photocopies. + 1953 history of Clapp’s Chapel Methodist Church. Photocopies. (Church history is unpublished.)
Dates: 1885-1900

Constable bonds, Knox County, Tenn. 1840-1841.

Identifier: MM.1997.088
Scope and Contents Constable bonds, Knox County, Tenn. 1840-1841. DS 25 pcs. Includes bonds for: Christopher Acklin, James P. Alby (Ally?), Robert Blain (2 pcs.), Alexander Campbell, Robert P. Clayton, James Cox, Thomas B. Cox, William P. Crippin, Benjamin Ferguson, Moses B. Fleming, William M. Gamble (2 pcs.), Samuel C.S. George, Stephen Haynes, Joseph Hinds, Samuel McCammon, William McCammon, Alexander McMillan, Samuel McPherson (McPheron?), James W. Monday, Joseph Payne, Lloyd Rutherford, Matthew Thompson,...
Dates: 1840-1841

Copy of the will of Washington Bell, Knox County, Tenn. 1871. (Gift of Mrs. Howell W. Boggs)

Identifier: MM.1979.060
Scope and Contents Copy of the will of Washington Bell, Knox County, Tenn. 1871
Dates: 1871

Cross stitch needle-work depictions of historic sites in Knoxville, created by the Knoxville Chapter, Embroiderers’ Guild of America.

Identifier: Artifact 2015.008
Scope and Contents Seven Knoxville designs in cross stitch done by Margaret Reagan from projects created by the Knoxville Chapter, Embroiderers’ Guild of America. Included are the L & N Station, the Knox County Court House, the Southern Railway Station, Blount Mansion, Hopecote, the Market House, and the Westmoreland Waterwheel.
Dates: 2016

Cunningham Family photograph album

Identifier: PC 0053
Scope and Contents Cunningham Family Photograph Album. The photographs are larger images on printed boards with Knoxville photographers’s names and addresses. No names of the subjects of the photographs are included except the name “Eliga Cunningham” stamped in purple ink on several photographs. The Cunningham family was a Knox County family from the vicinity of modern-day Cunningham Road.
Dates: 1880-1890

Daniel C. Chamberlain constable bond, 1842.

Identifier: MM.1981.100
Scope and Contents June 10, 1842, constable bond, Knox County, Tenn., for Daniel C. Chamberlain. pfa 1 pc.
Dates: 1842

David Babelay Collection (Genealogy & History).

Identifier: MSC 0483
Scope and Contents David Babelay (1941-2000) is most noted for his deep research into the origins of Knoxville’s French-Swiss community. His book “They Trusted and Were Delivered: The French-Swiss of Knoxville, Tennessee,” published in two volumes in 1988, was authoritative and encyclopedic in its coverage. David launched his research into the French Swiss early and in depth. He learned to speak and read French and traveled to Switzerland a number of times. He adopted this project on the French Swiss at the first...
Dates: 1840-2000

“Dedication and Unveiling Ceremonies, Spanish War Veterans Monument, Knoxville, 1940.”

Identifier: Ephemera 2014.004
Scope and Contents “Dedication and Unveiling Ceremonies, Spanish War Veterans Monument, Knoxville, 1940”
Dates: 1940

“Dedicatory and Unveiling Ceremonies Spanish War Veterans’ Monument” (Dedication Program) Knox County Court House.

Identifier: Ephemera 2013.020
Scope and Contents “Dedicatory and Unveiling Ceremonies Spanish War Veterans’ Monument on Court House Lawn, Knoxville, Tennessee, Sunday, June 30, 1940” (Dedication Program) Knox County Court House “Under the auspices of Jack Bernard Camp No. 1, United Spanish War Veterans, of Knoxville, Tennessee”
Dates: 1940

Deed, Knox County, Tenn. George Gallaher to William Gallaher, 1834.

Identifier: MM.2019.019
Scope and Contents Deed, Knox County, Tenn., George Gallaher to William Gallaher for $600 a tract of 200 acres on the south side of Clinch River, being part of the tract on which George Gallaher now lives. Condition: William “not to get full possession until after my decease” Dec. 1834.
Dates: 1834

Deeds and legal papers, Cocke and nearby counties, Tennessee Mining and Mfg. Co., General Oil Gas Corp.

Identifier: MM.2013.013
Scope and Contents Materials include: Map – Showing the Property of Tennessee Mining & Mfg. Co. – Knox, Anderson, Morgan, Scott, Campbell Counties. Deeds – for properties in Cocke, Washington, Blount Counties, Town of Newport. Legal papers – for businesses, property, etc. in : North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee (General Oil Gas Corporation) – interests held in businesses by the family. News clippings – Old Blount Buildings”, “1921 Construction Crew” –Maryville, Tenn., 1965. Photograph: Pigeon River, taken...
Dates: 20th century

Development Corporation of Knox County Promotional Materials

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.121
Scope and Contents Brochure for The Development Corporation of Knox County promoting business growth at their industrial sites at Eastbridge Business Park, CenterPoint Park, and WestBridge Business Park.
Dates: unknown

Diary of John P. Jack, 1853-1855.

Identifier: MM.2017.025
Scope and Contents Diary of John P. Jack, 1853-1855. Copy made by Mrs. C. M. McClung from the original manuscript owned by Mr. Harvey Hannah Jack of Riverdale, Knox County, Tennessee. Loaned to Laura E. Luttrell for transcription.
Dates: 1853-1855

Donald B. Reagan Collection--Knox County Families.

Identifier: MSC 0575
Scope and Contents Donald B. Reagan Collection--Knox County Families: Cox, Douglas, Julian, Kron, Overton, Morrow, Walker, Walker.
Dates: 1970-2010