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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Abram J. Ryan autograph.

Identifier: MM.1987.024
Scope and Contents Autograph signed “With much Respect, Abram J. Ryan” and photograph labeled ‘Poet and Priest. Wrote “The Conquered Banner.”’ Framed together. Note on back of frame: This photograph and autograph were given to Mrs. Felecia Grundy Foster of Nashville, Tennessee by Father Ryan. Grandmother of Mrs. Felecia Grundy Steger Gibson, 608 Hill Ave. West, Knoxville, Tennessee. Sent by Mrs. T(?) M. Steger.
Dates: 1865-1875

Albert Miller Lea letter to I. K. Tefft. May 12, 1852.

Identifier: MM.1999.019
Scope and Contents Letter from Albert Miller Lea, Flint Hill, near Knoxville, Tenn., to I. K. Tefft, Savannah, Ga. May 14, 1852. ALS 1 p. Re: fulfilling Tefft’s request for an autograph of Hu L. White; Lea living in the home of the late Judge White; where White is buried.
Dates: 1852

Autograph album of Kate Lois Miller, December 25, 1877; Autograph book Margaret Rice McClure, 1888.

Identifier: MM.2012.017
Scope and Contents Autograph album of Kate Lois Miller (Feb. 4, 1864-Aug. 19, 1943) , December 25, 1877. Autograph album contains pages with facsimile signatures of famous people and Autograph album Mary Rice McClure (Aug. 9, 1865-Mar. 9, 1915) from the year 1888.
Dates: 1877-1888

Autographs collected by Laura Thornburgh.

Identifier: MM.1955.001
Scope and Contents Letters to Laura Thornburgh signed by ‘celebrities of their day’: Frank W. Benson, John Fox, Jr., and Mrs. Edwin Markham.
Dates: 1910s

Button Gwinnett and G. Washington signatures.

Identifier: MM.1990.011
Scope and Contents Signatures of Button Gwinnett and G. Washington from the collection of Jules Bache, authenticated by R. H. Roesner. Both signatures mounted together on small piece of paper. + bound, slipcased copy of the Declaration of Independence. R. Spaling, N. Y.: 1867.
Dates: 1775-1867

D. G. Farragut autograph, 1866.

Identifier: MM.1981.164
Scope and Contents Compliance with an autograph request by D. G. (David Glasgow) Farragut, Admiral. February 10, 1866. New York. ADS 1 pc.
Dates: 1866

D. M. Key letter, April 30, 1894.

Identifier: MM.1997.074
Scope and Contents April 30, 1894, letter from D[avid] M. Key, Judge of U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tenn., to Dr. I. C. Green, West Chester, PA. ALS 1 p. Re: complying with request for an autograph; Key was Postmaster General from 1877-1880.
Dates: 1894

East Tennessee Historical Society Gala program, 1992.

Identifier: MM.1993.014
Scope and Contents Program from the East Tennessee Historical Society Gala, November 11, 1992. Signed by Honored Guests: Lamar Alexander, Howard Baker Jr., Jim Clayton, Wilma Dykeman, General Bruce K. Holloway, John Rice Irwin, John Majors, Lindsey Nelson, Pat Head Summitt. Cover + insert.
Dates: 1992

East Tennessee Historical Society Museum registration sheet, November 2, 2002. Signed by Wilma Dykeman Stokely, Lamar Alexander, Victor Ashe and Ben Atchley.

Identifier: MM.2003.006
Scope and Contents East Tennessee Historical Society Museum registration sheet, November 2, 2002. Signed by Wilma Dykeman Stokely, Lamar Alexander, (Mayor of Knoxville) Victor Ashe and (State Senator) Ben Atchley. 1 pc. + November 13, 2002 letter from Steve Cotham requesting signature of Ben Atchley. LS 1 pc.
Dates: 2002

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

Jefferson Davis letters to and from William L. Rhea, 1889 + signature card.

Identifier: MM.1987.031
Scope and Contents Wm. L. Rhea, Knoxville, Tenn., to Hon. Jefferson Davis, Beauvoir, Miss. June 10, 1889. ALS 1 p. (with response letter and signed note glued to this letter). Re: buying a copy of Davis’ history of the war, send good wishes. + July 23, 1889, response from Jefferson Davis, Beauvoir, Miss., to Wm. L. Rhea. ALS 1 p. Re: thank you for kind interest, tells where to buy book. + note to Rhea thanking him for memorial donation. ANS 1 pc. + one small autograph card, “Faithfully Jefferson Davis.”
Dates: 1889

Jno. B. Brownlow letter to E. H. Strickland.

Identifier: MM.1999.003
Scope and Contents Jno. [John] B. Brownlow, Knoxville, Tenn., letter to E. H. Strickland, Chicago, Ill. April 25, 1880. ALS 1 p. Re: response to request for an autograph of Brownlow’s father [William G. Brownlow].
Dates: 1880

John H. Reagan letter to Frank Thomas, April 17, 1878.

Identifier: MM.1995.02
Scope and Contents April 17, 1878, letter from John H. Reagan, House of Representatives, Washington, D. C., to Frank Thomas, New York. ALS 2 pp. RE: responding to request for an autograph and stating that John H. Reagan was Past Master General of the Confederacy during its whole existence. + typed letter from dealer describing letter. 1 pc.
Dates: 1878

John M. Lea letter to Ben W. Austin. August 4, 1889.

Identifier: MM.1999.021
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.
Dates: 1889

Lelon Eager Autograph Album, 1890.

Identifier: MM.1979.080
Scope and Contents Lelon Eager’s autograph album, Volga, S.D. 1890. Contains signatures from Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Also, 13 page handwritten story by unknown author, “The MS Found In the Bottle.” Originally published in 1851, it won a prize from the Baltimore Saturday Visitor.
Dates: 1851; 1890

Mabry and Charlton Papers.

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.
Dates: 1832-1940

Mabry and Charlton Photograph Album.

Identifier: PAS 0042
Scope and Contents Photograph album of many members of the 1870 Tennessee Constitutional Convention, and autographs.
Dates: 1870

Mary Strong’s Album, 1830s; Hazen & Mabry Bible entries.

Identifier: MM.1993.002
Scope and Contents Mary Strong’s Album (contains poems and autographs), 1830s. Family entries from Hazen & Mabry Family Bible. PHOTOCOPIES.
Dates: 1830-1840; 1853-1898

Robert L. Foust Photograph Collection

Identifier: PC 0007
Scope and Contents The Robert L. Foust Photograph Collection contains b&w photographs of cityscapes, vistas and aerial views of Knoxville, in addition to newsworthy events, portraits of historical figures, and framed signatures. Dates for the material range from 1844 September 30 to 1919. . Identifications are housed with associated photograph(s). Box 3 contains 4 enlargements of Aerial view of Knoxville, 1919; Daniel Webster and H. Clay autographs; Treasurers of the United States from 1795-1915. Robert L....
Dates: 1844-1919

Ruth Davis Scrapbook.

Identifier: PAS 0003
Scope and Contents Scrapbook of Miss Ruth Davis, ca. 1912-1914. Includes snapshots, programs, calling cards, autographs, etc. Mostly about Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Va., and a few Knoxville items.
Dates: 1912-1914

The Andover Civil War Round Table program

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.128
Scope and Contents Program from The Andover Civil War Round Table presenting Major General Ulysses S. Grant, III at the Central Elementary Auditorium in Andover, Mass. on March 16, 1960. Signed by Ulysses S. Grant, III (President Grant’s grandson)
Dates: 1960

Van Deventer Collection

Identifier: MSC 0809
Scope and Contents This collection documents the Van Deventer, Rhea, Campbell, Cowan, Lynn, and Russell families. The major donors were Martha Rhea Van Deventer and her children: Robert, Laetitia, and Isabella. The collection includes many small artifacts, textiles, manuscripts, photographs, and artwork. Robert Van Deventer’s art is an important part of the collection. 1877 photographs of Island Home in boxes 52-53. A finding aid is available.
Dates: 1820s-1970s

W. G. Brownlow letter to W. Wines, 1866.

Identifier: MM.1981.063
Scope and Contents November 9, 1866, letter from W. G. Brownlow, Governor of Tennessee, Nashville, to Hon. W. Wines. Re: complying with Wines’ request for Brownlow’s autograph for Rev. Dr. Sprague of Albany. ALS 1 pc.
Dates: 1866