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Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

A Notebook of Legal Points by Thomas A. R. Nelson, 1832.

Identifier: MM.1997.101
Scope and Contents

Legal terms and definitions handwritten in volume by Thomas A. R. Nelson, 1832 (also 1834 written on inside cover.) 1 volume AD 170 pp. Index on inside back cover.

Dates: 1832

A Record of all transactions as executor of the last will and testament of David Nelson, deceased’ by Thomas A.R. Nelson, 1854.

Identifier: MM.1997.102a
Scope and Contents

Record of all transactions as executor of the last will and testament of David Nelson, deceased, as fulfilled by his son, Thomas A. R. Nelson, 1854. 1 handwritten, bound volume 285 pp. Includes a copy of the will of David Nelson, Carter County, Tenn., 1850; and an inventory of the estate.

Dates: 1854

Attorney Calvin J. Sawyer’s manuscript volumes of claims from after the Civil War, lecture notes, and notes from the Clinton Debating Society, Clinton, Tenn.

Identifier: MSC 0821
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Attorney Calvin J. Sawyer’s manuscript volumes of claims from after the Civil War, lecture notes from 1855, and notes from the Clinton Debating Society, 1866. Clinton, Tenn. (He studied law in New York State). L. C. Houk mentioned at beginning of Clinton Debating Society notes. 8 manuscript volumes.

Dates: 1855, 1866

J. A. Fowler Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0063
Scope and Contents

Carbon copies of J. A. Fowler’s correspondence, 1898-1913. 567 pcs. Fowler was a lawyer and Assistant to the United States Attorney General, 1911-1913.

Dates: 1898-1913

James M. Meek Scrapbook (1941-1965).

Identifier: PAS 0129
Scope and Contents

James M. Meek, Knoxville lawyer (Meek, Kelly, Tate) documents his career as a lawyer and judge; also his personal interests (Tenn. Society, Sons of the Revolution; Huguenot Society) clippings about his role as a prosecuting attorney in the trial of the Clinton 12 and John Kasper in particular.

Dates: 1941-1965

Jno. H. Crozier et al. letter, 1858.

Identifier: MM.1981.134
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September 18, 1858, letter from Jno. H. Crozier, W. B. Reese, Jr., Horace Maynard, Connally F. Trigg, Jno. Baxter, and W. M. Churchwell, Knoxville, Tenn., to Governor I. G. Harris, Nashville. ALS 1 p. + other signatures on second page. Re: the undersigned lawyers’ recommendation of Thomas C. Lyon to fill the office of Circuit Court Judge.

Dates: 1858

Leonidas C. and John Chiles Houk Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0010
Scope and Contents Leonidas Campbell Houk (1836-1891), was born in Sevier County, Tenn. He was a lawyer, judge, and congressman. He served in the Union Army from 1861 to 1863. He was circuit judge of the 17th judicial district of Tennessee (1866-1869). Moved to Knoxville in 1870 and was involved in local and national politics. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1878 and served until his death in 1891. He was married to Elizabeth Matilda Smith (died 1879) and to Mary Belle Van Rosen. John...
Dates: 1863-1923

Letter from Oliver Perry Temple, Greeneville, to R. H. Armstrong, Knoxville, March 5, 1848.

Identifier: MM.2015.005
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Letter from O. P. Temple, Greeneville, to Robert H. Armstrong. ALS 3 pp. (1 pc.). Re: informing him that Temple had agreed to form a partnership with William H. Sneed of Knoxville. Armstrong may also have been a partner with Sneed at the time. Includes election results from Greene County (Sevier re-elected over Page, a Methodist preacher). Includes address panel with stampless “Greeneville, Te” CDS and manuscript “5” rate.

Dates: 1848

Septimus D. Cabaniss Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0006
Scope and Contents Papers of Septimus D. Cabaniss (1815-?), a lawyer and legislator from Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Papers include letters re: the family of James White McClung (1798-1848) of Huntsville, Ala, who was a son of Charles McClung, Sr., of Knoxville. Cabaniss became the guardian for the 2 sons of James White McClung (James White McClung, Jr. and Elliott Spotswood McClung). Collection also includes legal and financial papers of Cabaniss and Silas Parsons, also a lawyer in Huntsville. Collection...
Dates: 1805-1887

T. A. R. (Thomas Amis Rogers) Nelson Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0002
Scope and Contents Papers of Thomas Amis Rogers Nelson (1812-1873), a lawyer, judge, congressman, and defense counsel for President Andrew Johnson in his impeachment trial of 1868. Nelson began law practice in Washington County, Tenn, in 1832, served two terms as attorney general of the 1st judicial circuit, and was presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1844 and 1848. Strong Unionist, elected to the 36th Congress in 1859 and 1861; was captured by Confederate forces and imprisoned in Richmond, Va.. He...
Dates: 1782-1873

V. C. Allen (Allin?) legal account book, 1869-1871. [Rhea County, Tenn.]) (account books).

Identifier: MM.2000.030
Scope and Contents

V. C. Allen (Allin?) legal account book, 1869-1871, 1873, 1877. [Rhea County, Tenn.]. 1 volume. Lists money owed and legal services performed. Includes several newspaper clippings glued onto pages.

Dates: 1869-1877

Watterson Family Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0025
Scope and Contents Papers of William H. Watterson (1836-1908), son of Henry and Lydia Hutchisson Watterson, Hawkins County, Tenn. William H. Watterson attended Emory and Henry College in Virginia and studied law under L. C. Haynes. He served in the Confederate Army from 1861-1865 and practiced law in Rogersville, Tenn. He married Minerva B. Riley in 1870. He was clerk and master of the chancery court of Hawkins County, the mayor of Rogersville, and a United States Commissioner. Papers include: personal and...
Dates: 1780-1908