Politics and government
Found in 73 Collections and/or Records:
1823 letter to Captain John P. Mathews
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.
A. G. Watkins letter to Col. William Bradford. February 12, 1856.
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.
Alfred A. Taylor and Robert L. Taylor Collection.
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.
Andrew Johnson Papers -- Joseph Baccus Gift.
Andrew Johnson political cartoon ‘Johnson’s Love For the Soldier’ ca. 1866. (ephemera)
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.
C. M. McGhee, Thomas O’Connor and John Fleming letter to Andrew Johnson.
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.
Cannon Family Papers.
Cleveland Harris Collection: S. Lyons & Co. receipts and miscellaneous East Tennessee documents.
Cordell Hull letter to Peter Turney, 1893.
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.
Cordell Hull letters to J. F. Brownlow, 1928-1940.
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.
Declaration of Independence-large format facsimile of the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, printed by a 1848 newspaper. Gift of John Armistead.
Large format facsimile of the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, printed by a 1848 newspaper.
Edward Terry Sanford Scrapbook on Tennessee History, 1895-1897. (scrapbooks)
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.
E.E. Patton Collection.
Eisenhower for President, 1952-1953 (Knox County Eisenhower for President Club).
Eisenhower for President, 1952-1953 (Knox County Eisenhower for President Club)
Frederick A. Ault Papers.
G. G. G. Mailer promoting slate of candidates for Knoxville mayor and city council.
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.
G. W. Kelly letter to Jacob Lintz. February 27, 1848.
February 27, 1848 letter from G. W. Kelly, Springfield, Mo., to Jacob Lintz, Greeneville, Tenn. ALS 3 pp. Mentions family news, produce prices, politics.
George Thatcher letter to Cyrus King. November 17, 1814.
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].
George W. and John J. Graham Papers, 1864-1949.
Governor John Reynolds’ of Illinois letters to family in Tennessee. 1823-1854. Carbon TS. Gift of W. G. Livingstone.
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.
Hall and Stakely Papers.
Harry Smith Avery Papers
Howard-Smith Collection (Papers of the Smith (Howard-Smith), Gaines, McKinney and allied families of Hawkins County, Tenn. 1800-1923.) (Gift of Mrs. F.A. Augsbury, Jr.).
Hu L. White letter, 1826.
May 16, 1826, letter from Hu L. White Senate Chamber, to William C. Mynatt, Knoxville. ALS 1 p. “The Bill to amend the Judicial System of the United States has this moment fallen in the House of Representatives by a majority of ten votes.”
Hu Lawson McClung. “Career of Hu Lawson McClung” Scrapbook.
“Career of Hu Lawson McClung” scrapbook, 1909 with some 1910. Includes clippings, correspondence, writings. 1 vol. + 2 folders of loose clippings and documents from scrapbook.
J. Carroll Cate Collection.
Material on J. Carroll Cate (1896-1980)and his campaigns running for Knox County, Tenn., sheriff. Includes color pictures of John J. Duncan, signed; Senate Joint Resolution No. 64 re: naming J. Carroll Cate Bridge, signed by Ned R. McWherter and Governor Ray Blanton; political ephemera re: sheriff’s elections; TVA&I resolution on the death of J. Carroll Cate. J. Carroll Cate was the jailer of the Knox County Jail during the Knoxville Race Riot 1919 and was elected sheriff 1936-1940.
James C. Luttrell letter to wife. March 6 & 7, 1858.
Letter from James C. Luttrell, Nashville, Tenn., to wife. March 6 (2 pp.) and March 7 (1 p.), 1858. ALS 3 pp. (1 pc.). Re: committee investigations satisfactory; Mr. Spence is a good friend; marriage of Margaret Swan and Mr. Hook (Houk?); recently married P. Brabson going to Memphis; anxious to get home.
James S. Meek letter to Lemuel McBee, May 29, 1835.
Letter from James S. Meek, Caldwell County, Ky, (postmarked Princeton, Ky.), to Lemuel McBee, Newmarket (New Market), Jefferson County, Tenn. May 29, 1835. ALS 4 pp. (1 pc.). Family news, growing and selling tobacco, U. S. Bank and bank charter, Judge White is the peoples’ candidate, caucus of nine members of Congress and David Crockett, the great coonkiller of the west, politics, let me know the price of Negroes there, wish to buy one or two negroes,
James Shields Papers.
John Bull letter, 1856.
February 21, 1856 letter from John Bull, House of Representatives, Nashville, Tenn., to Col. Phillip Critz, New Canton, Tenn. Mentions railroad bridge across Holston River, Know Nothing Party, Democrats, Major Hood and Mr. Flora, Democrats. ALS 4 pp.