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Politics and government

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 73 Collections and/or Records:

1823 letter to Captain John P. Mathews

Identifier: MM.2019.066
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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
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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

Alfred A. Taylor and Robert L. Taylor Collection.

Identifier: MM.1984.009
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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

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
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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
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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

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
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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
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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

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

Identifier: PAS 0103
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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...
Dates: 1840-1961

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

Identifier: Ephemera 2016.022
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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...
Dates: 1797-1912

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

Identifier: Ephemera 2011.021
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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
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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 Thatcher letter to Cyrus King. November 17, 1814.

Identifier: MM.2001.003
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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...
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
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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...
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

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.).

Identifier: MSC 0712
Scope and Contents The Howard - Smith Collection includes manuscript letters and documents dating from 1800 to 1923 which were collected by Lida and Elise Howard-Smith. Included are letters of the Charles J. McKinney family (Hawkins County, Tenn.); James Gaines (Sullivan County, Tenn.) and Edmund P. Gaines (a military officer whose correspondence covers the War of 1812 and later conflicts); James T. Gaines (Hawkins County, Tenn.) and his correspondence with Governor Joseph McMinn; Eleanor Spurrier Rand;...
Dates: 1800-1923

Hu L. White letter, 1826.

Identifier: MM.1984.010
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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.”

Dates: 1826

Hu Lawson McClung. “Career of Hu Lawson McClung” Scrapbook.

Identifier: PAS 0028
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“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.

Dates: 1909-1910

J. Carroll Cate Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0045
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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.

Dates: 1936-1981

James C. Luttrell letter to wife. March 6 & 7, 1858.

Identifier: MM.1997.017
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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.

Dates: 1858

James S. Meek letter to Lemuel McBee, May 29, 1835.

Identifier: MM.2018.004
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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,

Dates: 1835

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

John Bull letter, 1856.

Identifier: MM.1980.009
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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.

Dates: 1856