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1823 letter to Captain John P. Mathews

Identifier: MM.2019.066
Scope and Contents Two page, double-sided letter from Henry Sheffer (possibly) of Grayson County Virginia to Captain John P. Mathews (Clerk of Court for Wythe County Virginia from 1809-1850). Topics include illness at home; an election campaign for General Smyth who is opposed to John Quincy Adams; and s request for Captain Mathews to subpoena the witnesses requested for the author’s upcoming Chancery Court case involving W. D. Nielson.

Includes transcript of letter by McClung Staff.
Dates: 1823

A. G. Watkins letter to Col. William Bradford. February 12, 1856.

Identifier: MM.1979.038
Scope and Contents February 12, 1856 letter from A. G. Watkins, House of Representatives, to Col. William Bradford. ALS 1 p. Re: political appointments and rumor of Governor Shannon’s retirement.
Dates: 1856

Adam Clayton Powell card

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.018
Scope and Contents Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was a Baptist pastor and the first African American Congressman elected from New York State. The front of the card has a photo of Adam Clayton Powell standing next to and looking down at a woman holding a baby (most likely his wife Hazel Dorothy Scott and their son Adam Clayton Powell, III) and “VOTE FOR DADDY!” underneath the photo. Back of card has Powell’s listings of his accomplishments and reasons to re-elect him.
Dates: circa 1947

Alfred A. Taylor and Robert L. Taylor Collection.

Identifier: MM.1984.009
Scope and Contents Alfred A. and Robert L. Taylor material: printed etched portrait of each man, 1 pc.; campaign button “The People -- Our Bob” 1 pc. (in envelope); “The War of the Roses” / “Bob” Taylor brochure re: “The Paradise of Fools” lecture series, 1893-1894. 1 pc.
Dates: 1893-1894

Amnesty Petition for Alfred Layne

Identifier: MM.2020.004
Scope and Contents Handwritten petition addressed to “His Excellency Abraham Lincoln President of the United States” dated April 7, 1865 requesting the release of Confederate prisoner Alfred Layne (Company B 20th Tennessee) and signed by John B. Layne, T. H. Roberts, John Hugh Smith (Mayor of Nashville), W. G. Brownlow (Governor of Tennessee), and others.
Dates: 1865

Andrew Johnson Papers -- Joseph Baccus Gift.

Identifier: MSC 0257
Scope and Contents The Andrew Johnson Papers-Baccus Gift was donated to the McClung Historical Collection in the summer of 1953 by Joseph Baccus. Dr. Baccus' dissertation was The Oratory of Andrew Johnson. The bulk of the collection consists of typed transcriptions of the speeches of Andrew Johnson and other related Andrew Johnson articles and notes. There are several original Andrew Johnson documents dating from 1845-1872; printed speeches and articles; six presidential military appointments, all 1866 (Henry...
Dates: 1845-1875

Andrew Johnson political cartoon ‘Johnson’s Love For the Soldier’ ca. 1866. (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2000.010
Scope and Contents Printed political cartoon re: Andrew Johnson entitled ‘Johnson’s Love For the Soldier.’ Ca. 1866. Portrays favoritism of African American solders over white soldiers. Back of card is printed with information about paying Black soldiers $300.00 and not having money to pay White soldiers $100.00. Anti-Johnson. 3 x 4.25.” 7 copies.
Dates: circa 1866

C. M. McGhee, Thomas O’Connor and John Fleming letter to Andrew Johnson.

Identifier: MM.nd.052
Scope and Contents C. M. McGhee, Thomas O’Connor and John Fleming, Knoxville, Tenn., letter to Andrew Johnson. 1872. Photocopy. ALS 1 p. Re: political meeting in Knoxville. Photocopy of three page outline by Rebecca Hunt Moulder for her thesis May the Sod Rest Lightly, based on the life of Thomas O’Connor. Also includes one folder of photocopies of 1850s correspondence of John Mitchel, Irishman in East Tenn.
Dates: 1872;1850-1860

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

"Carmack's Pledge To The South"

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.051
Scope and Contents Gov. Edward Ward Carmack, "Carmack's Pledge To The South", Compliments of the Nashville Tennessean, 1909. Tied wraps booklet, 4 thick board pages, with photo of assassinated Gov. Carmack.

Poem by Grantland Rice.
Dates: 1909

Cleveland Harris Collection: S. Lyons & Co. receipts and miscellaneous East Tennessee documents.

Identifier: MM.1979.072
Scope and Contents MM.1979.072a: accounts, receipts, etc. of S. Lyons & Co. Knoxville, Tenn. No date, 1859 (1862-1863)-1901. MM.1979.072b: five land entries in Hawkins County, Tenn. (Lewis Davis, 1819, signed by Jos. McMinn; Robert Smith, 1823; John Tucker, 1824; Robert Nall, 1825; David Ballard, 1825, signed by Wm. Carroll); [ca. 1840s] letter from John Carriger to son Dr. M. Carriger, Tazewell, re: national politics, murder in Jonesborough. ALS 3 pp.; 1854 letter to Nichols Barzar (?), Knoxville, from...
Dates: 1800s - early 1900s

Cordell Hull letter to Peter Turney, 1893.

Identifier: MM.1984.017
Scope and Contents April 5, 1893, letter from Cordell Hull, Representative from Clay (House of Representatives, Nashville) to Governor Peter Turney. Re: Endorsement of Jere Whitson of Putnam County for Penitentiary Commissioner. ADS 1 pc.
Dates: 1893

Cordell Hull letters to J. F. Brownlow, 1928-1940.

Identifier: MM.1979.005
Scope and Contents Twenty letters from Cordell Hull to John Fouche "Jack" Brownlow, Knoxville, 1928-1940. Topics include the Norris Bill, Muscle Shoals - Cove Creek Dam, and politics relating to dam legislation. The conclusion of the April 18, 1930 letter is missing.
Dates: 1928 - 1940

Declaration of Independence-large format facsimile of the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, printed by a 1848 newspaper. Gift of John Armistead.

Identifier: Ephemera 1848.001
Scope and Contents Large format facsimile of the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, printed by a 1848 newspaper.
Dates: 1848

Democratic Politics Scrapbook

Identifier: PAS 0022
Scope and Contents Democratic Politics Scrapbook, 1940.
Dates: 1940

Democratic politics scrapbook, 1940. (scrapbooks)

Identifier: PAS 0177
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings glued into scrapbook (some loose); include dates and source information for the majority of the clippings.
Dates: 1940

Edward Terry Sanford Scrapbook on Tennessee History, 1895-1897. (scrapbooks)

Identifier: PAS 0103
Scope and Contents Edward Terry Sanford (1865-1930) Scrapbook on Tennessee History, 1895-1897. (Vol. 1--note on title page). Mostly newspaper clippings. Typed index at front of volume. 201 pp. 1 volume in slipcase.
Dates: 1895-1897

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

Eisenhower for President, 1952-1953 (Knox County Eisenhower for President Club).

Identifier: Ephemera 2016.022
Scope and Contents Eisenhower for President, 1952-1953 (Knox County Eisenhower for President Club)
Dates: 1952-1953

Frederick A. Ault Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0009
Scope and Contents Papers of Frederick Armstead Ault (1872-1938), Knoxville leader in social, civic, and religious activities. Son of Henry T. Ault and Eliza Morgan McClung Ault. Ancestors include: Charles McClung, Sr.; William Blount; General James White; and James White McClung. Frederick A. Ault married Mary Sanford. Papers include: letters to and from family and friends of the McClung family; 1843 address given by Henry T. Ault before the Young Men’s Literary Society; 1850 constitution and proceedings of the...
Dates: 1797-1912

G. G. G. Mailer promoting slate of candidates for Knoxville mayor and city council.

Identifier: Ephemera 2011.021
Scope and Contents Tenn., Knoxville politics. G.G.G. mailer, 1947. Double sided mailer from city election primary. Organization of businessmen of all parties (except Cas Walker) who wanted to take back local govt. and clean it up. Bob Morrison was their candidate for mayor. Mailer is color illustrated and opens up to 12 x 19". Unmailed, somewhat soiled and has clip rust stains at edges. Clean inside around photos.
Dates: 1947

G. W. Kelly letter to Jacob Lintz. February 27, 1848.

Identifier: MM.1979.015
Scope and Contents February 27, 1848 letter from G. W. Kelly, Springfield, Mo., to Jacob Lintz, Greeneville, Tenn. ALS 3 pp. Mentions family news, produce prices, politics.
Dates: 1848

George R. Dempster Scrapbooks.

Identifier: PAS 0012
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks1940s-1954 (some gaps), mostly newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1940 - 1954

George Thatcher letter to Cyrus King. November 17, 1814.

Identifier: MM.2001.003
Scope and Contents Letter from George Thatcher, Cambridge (?), to Cyrus King, City of Washington. November 17, 1814. ALS 3 pp. (+ note about George Thatcher on 4th page). (Paper tape on edge). Re: King’s reelection; holding court in the County of York; the war [War of 1812].
Dates: 1814

George W. and John J. Graham Papers, 1864-1949.

Identifier: MSC 0300
Scope and Contents The collection includes Civil War discharge papers and related pension claims of George W. Graham of Campbell County, Tenn., and papers of his son John J. Graham and his career with the United States Post Office. The papers range in date from 1864 to 1949. Included in the collection: 1864 discharge document of George Graham, 1st Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Infantry; 1890 letter from Chancellor Henry R. Gibson to John J. Graham; correspondence, appointments and promotions of John J. Graham with...
Dates: 1864-1949

Governor John Reynolds’ of Illinois letters to family in Tennessee. 1823-1854. Carbon TS. Gift of W. G. Livingstone.

Identifier: MM.1979.053
Scope and Contents Carbon copies of transcripts of six letters written by Governor John Reynolds of Illinois to family members in Tennessee, 1823-1854. Mentions politics, slavery, the benefits of Illinois, family matters. + Notes on John Beaird and family.
Dates: 1823-1854

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

Harry Smith Avery Papers

Identifier: MSC 0953
Scope and Contents Papers from Harry S. Avery. Mr. Avery was the Chief Special Agent for Tennessee for the National Board of Fire Underwriters, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshall of Tennessee, and Commissioner of Corrections for the state of Tennessee. These papers include some of his arson and medical investigations as well as papers from his time as the Commissioner of Corrections.BOX 1: Arson Investigation and medical investigations files BOX 2: Files during Commissioner of Corrections term;...
Dates: 1950 - 1969

Harry T. Burn for Governor. (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2009.002
Scope and Contents Harry T. Burn for Governor card, Republican Primary, August 7, 1930. With messages to Republican Men and Republican Women, photograph at top of card. 1 pc. Ephemera.
Dates: 1930

Harry T. Burn Papers

Identifier: MSC 0255
Scope and Contents Includes legal records; material about women’s suffrage, 1920. + One folder of 6 photographs (5 pcs.--one 8x10 has 2 images on it) of Harry T. Burn and a set of files on the CBS television story (The American Parade) featuring Mr. Burn in 1974. 26 photographs of Rockwood, taken by Steinwehr. One box of Harry T. Burn suffrage material, including letter from Mama, telegrams, and related material. Removed from that box and placed in a separate box (Nov. 2007): 2...
Dates: 1919 - 1974