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Post Offices

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Anthony Trent Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0480
Scope and Contents Ballinger research; 1855 ledger (very damaged); postcards; Sons of Confederate Veterans Tennessee automobile license plate (2008) Brushy Mountain program and photographs 2013; Transcription of audio recording of Earle A. Northern; additional items 8-11-2014 ASARCO, zinc mining, paper, Mascot, token from American Zinc Co. for 1 pt. of milk from Farm; Letter from C. M. Smith, Tampico Mills, to Mrs. L. A. Read, Three Springs about purchase of corn crop 2-7-1900; additional postcards, first day...
Dates: 1855, 1900, 1990-2014

C. W. Charlton affidavit and petition, 1864.

Identifier: MM.1997.073
Scope and Contents

Affidavit of C.W. Charlton, Post Master of Knoxville, Tenn., then in Pulaski County, Va. December 14, 1864. ADS 1 pc. (2 pp.). Re: request for a writ of habeas corpus for his postmaster’s commission. + C.W. Charlton’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus, Pulaski County, Va. December 14, 1864. ADS 1 pc. + photocopies re: C.W. Charlton as post master and these documents.

Dates: 1864

Color snapshot of 1987 painting by Gordon of old Custom House / Post Office

Identifier: SPC 1996.013
Scope and Contents

Color snapshot of 1987 painting by Gordon of old Custom House / Post Office (now the East Tennessee Historical Center), Knoxville, Tenn. Mounted, in mat.

Dates: 1987

East Tennessee Photographs (Miss Adah Stevenson)

Identifier: SPC 1997.002
Scope and Contents Bluetone photographs from the estate of Miss Adah Stevenson: -Holston River from Union Bridge, ETV&G RR; -Carter Bridge Watauga River, ETV&G RR; -Custom House, Knoxville, before 1910 (copy neg. 8/87); -looking east from College grounds, Knoxville (copy neg. 8/87); -Pigeon River Bridge, ETV&G RR; -Holston River (near McMillans’ 121st mile post, ETV&G RR); -Austin Springs, Tenn; -between John & Carter, ETV&G RR; -old hotel at Warms Springs, N.C. (burned down); -Warm...
Dates: 1900-1910

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...
Dates: 1864-1949

James Shields Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0251
Scope and Contents James Shields (Grainger County, Tenn., 1827-1856). The Shields Papers contain correspondence to and from James Shields, Postmaster at Marshall's Ferry in Grainger County, Tennessee. The records represent primarily financial documents related to The Mineral Association from its establishment in 1845 and business documents related to its functioning for several years. The Mineral Association members were John Easterly, Solomon Cox, William R. Cox, John Walker, James Shields of Grainger County;...
Dates: 1827-1856

Lawson McGhee Library & East Tennessee Historical Center

Identifier: SPC 1996.025
Scope and Contents

Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. exterior ca. 1984; East Tennessee Historical Center (formerly old Post Office and Custom House) 314 W. Clinch Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. exterior ca. 1984. B&W 5 x 7”.

Dates: ca. 1984

Post Office / Custom House

Identifier: QSPC 2002.006
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Post Office / Custom House exterior with 7 horse drawn mail cars and postmen waiting for mail. Shows south side of the building. 8x10” sepia print mounted on 12x14” board. Knaffl & Brakebill. Second print is interior shot on first floor of same building, with group gathered around a desk trophy on desk (possibly Post Office in ca. 1910 addition). 8x10” sepia print mounted on 12x14” board. Knaffl & Brakebill. 2 folders.

Dates: 1910s


Identifier: SPC 1996.023
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Copy photographs of: group of postmen on the steps of the old Post Office and Custom House, Knoxville, Tenn (ID on back, with two Gossetts); Erastus Gossett in postman’s uniform with son Dewey in his mail bag. May 2, 1901. 4x6” sepia tone copy prints. ID in envelope.

Dates: 1901

Rita Postal Ledger, 1898-1899.

Identifier: MM.1981.012
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Quarterly Postal Account Fourth Class Office of Alouzo (Alonzo?) Murphy, postmaster at Rita (Ritta ?), Knox County, Tenn., June 1898 to December 1899. 1 ledge volume. Found in the Custom House, Knoxville, Tenn.

Dates: 1898-1899

Stump Knob, Tennessee, Postmaster Appointment of Jacob A. Smith, 1887; New Bond for Postmaster Jacob A. Smith, 189_ .

Identifier: QMM.2002.002
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One oversize certificate naming Jacob A. Smith the Postmaster of Stump Knob, Johnson County, Tenn. February 7, 1887. Signed by Wm. F. Vilas, Postmaster General. ADS 1 pc. with seal. + 189_ partially completed New Bond form for Jacob A. Smith, Stump Knox, Johnson County, Tenn. ! pc. + empty 1888 envelope reg. #40 to the Postmaster at Stump Knob.

Dates: 1887-1899

Thomas Wier Papers, 1819-1897.

Identifier: MSC 0161
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Papers of Thomas Wier, who lived in Jacksboro, Tenn. Papers date from: no date, 1819-1897. Papers include: early Post Office forms, 1820s-1850s; Post Office business; personal and business correspondence.

Dates: 1819-1897

Walnut Cove or Jacksborough [Tenn.] Post Office (1815-1831) Quarterly Reports.

Identifier: MM.2015.020
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Jacksborough, Tenn., Post Office (1815-1831) Quarterly Reports. Walnut Cove, 2 reports, 1815; Jacksborough 5 reports; 2, n.d.; 2, 1820; 1, 1831. Jacksborough in Campbell County was founded in 1805 as Walnut Cove; name changed to Jacksborough in 1819.

Dates: 1815-1831