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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 115 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. Michaux letter to Citizen Minister Genet, March 10, 1795.

Identifier: MM.2018.007
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A.(Andre) Michaux, Charleston, letter to Citizen Minister Genet, March 10, 1795. ALS 1 pc. (2 pp.) in French + manuscript copy in English (ALS 2 pp. 1 pc.) + two typed transcriptions of the letter. Re: plantings and seeds.

Dates: 1795

Acuff and Beeler Papers, 1860s.

Identifier: MM.2015.011
Scope and Contents 1. No date. 4 pp. handwritten schoolwork. Minnie Beeler. Includes two diagrammed sentences. 2. Partial letter (date missing). New Market, Tenn. Letter from Anderson Acuff to son. Haven’t heard from you. ALS 1 pc., 2 pp. 3. March 31, 186_? Letter from Joseph Beeler to Caroline Beeler, Port Hudson. ALS 1 pc., 2 pp. 4 December 9, 1862 letter from John Acuff to Emmaline Acuff. ALS 1 pc., 4 pp. 5. February 12, 1863. [Emmaline Acuff] to husband John Acuff. ALS 1 pc., 2 pp. 6. April 16, 1863. Port...
Dates: 1860-1870

Albert Gore, Sr. letter

Identifier: MM.2021.006
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20 November 1970. Letter from Albert Gore [Senior] to Marc Joffe thanking him for his help during Gore's unsuccessful senatorial campaign for reelection. ALS. 1 pc. Also includes donor letter.

Dates: 1970

Alex Haley form letter

Identifier: MM.2022.002
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Form letter from Alex Haley promoting his book Roots and requesting genealogy stories for the new weekly television show he was pursuing about long-separated families who finally discovered each other.

Dates: circa 1978

Alex Haley letter to Patti Lindsay

Identifier: MM.2020.008
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1) Letter from Alex Haley to Patti Lindsay (Arts and Crafts Instructor of the Girls Club of Knoxville) re: his payment of $125 plus additional $25 for a carton of 50 cornshuck dolls sent to him previously. ALS. January 27, 1986. + envelope

2) copy of article on Alex Haley from December 19, 1985 Savannah (Ga.) Morning News

Dates: 1986

Anderson-Deaderick Letters. (Typed Transcriptions).

Identifier: MM.2019.009
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Anderson-Deaderick Letters.

Dates: undated

Anna Gillispie letter to A. L. Gillespie .

Identifier: MM.1981.010
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Letter from Anna Gillispie(?), Riceville, to her brother A.L. Gillispie(?), New Market, Tenn. No date. ca. 1830s-1840s. ALS 1 p, Re: clothing made and sent to brother. Also, note inviting Mr. Johns to tea, Hawkinsville, February 27, 1836.

Dates: 1830-1840

Anne Wetzell Armstrong Papers

Identifier: MSC 0930
Scope and Contents

This collection includes copies of many of her articles, typescripts of her plays, and a handwritten copy of her (as of 06/2019) unpublished autobiography. In addition, many family photos and other family ephemera, as well as correspondence (her father’s Civil War letters and other personal correspondence of AWA). There are a number of books (primarily novels) included with the collection -- including first editions of both of her novels.

Dates: 1860 - 1940

Armstrong Papers – Hileman Material.

Identifier: MSC 0540
Scope and Contents The Armstrong Papers – Hileman Materials Collection is a collection of Armstrong correspondence and associated materials dating from 1880 to 1949. The papers were collected by Frances Hileman and later acquired by the McClung Collection. All of the letters in the Armstrong Papers-Hileman Material relate to Susie Armstrong or her extended family. Susie Armstrong was born Susie Norman in 1868 in Knox County, Tennessee, and married Thaddeus Armstrong in 1890. They had two children, Beatrice...
Dates: 1880-1949

Barr/Bear/Bair correspondence

Identifier: MM.2021.017
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Letters to J.A. and T.E. Barr (Arcadia, Tenn.) from J.W. Huff (Loudon, Tenn.) requesting land rents on Addie Anderson's inherited land of John Anderson (Sullivan County, Tenn.) Includes several receipts and postal receipt signed by postmaster Thos. [Thomas] Fa

Dates: 1882 - 1889

Bessie (Bertha) Jones and Samuel Houston Jestes Correspondence

Identifier: MSC 0966
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S. H. (Samuel Houston) Jestes married Bertha Jones January 1, 1914 in Morgan County, Tenn. (photocopy of marriage license in box). Correspondence arranged chronologically. List of letters included in box.

Dates: 1908 - 1914

Brown Papers. Greeneville (Tenn.)

Identifier: MSC 0940
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Mix of family correspondence, work papers, receipts, cards, newspaper articles, ephemera spanning 1841-1954.

Dates: 1841 - 1954

C. G. Nenney Papers

Identifier: MSC 0021a
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Box 1: Account books and ledgers; Sunday School Minute book; blank East Tennessee National Bank checkbook; First National Bank (Morristown, Tenn.) deposit books; notebooks, etc. Box 2: Cancelled checks 1901-1911 (bulk 1906-1907); Correspondence; Insurance papers; Deeds; School reports for Nellie Nenney; Business papers; Personal correspondence

Dates: 1837 - 1911

Calvin M. McClung letter to Madison W. McCleskey. November 15, 1837. (copy)

Identifier: MM.1999.046
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Letter from Calvin M. McClung, Knoxville, Tenn., to Mr. Madison W. McCleskey, Columbia, S.C. November 15, 1837. Handwritten transcribed copy by Barbara McClung. 5 pp. Re: college days over; illness in Knoxville; possible visit to Jane Irwin in Athens, Ga.; Female Academy; friend John Lea.

Dates: 1837

Camp Poland letter

Identifier: MM.2022.014
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Hand-written letter on Camp Poland stationery dated 8 October 1898 from A Bird G to Dwight. Reverse has advertisement for The Prophet of the Great Smokies visit to Knoxville, Tenn. on October 19, 20, and 21, 1898 with the Free Street Fair and Trades Carnival.

Dates: 1898

Capt. Oliver P. McCammon Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0654
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Captain Oliver Pinkney McCammon (O.P.M.) (1840-1897) of the 3rd East Tennessee Cavalry, Company L, also relating to the explosion of The Sultana and campaigns in Tennessee. Over 120 items, mostly correspondence between Captain Pinkney (1840-1897, Blount Co. Tenn.) and his future wife, A. E. McCall of Blount Co., during the war years of 1861-1865. Letters between Captain Pinkney and his father, the men in his regiment, and others. Also, McCammon's discussion of military...
Dates: 1861-1865

Cas Walker Correspondence, 1973-1975.

Identifier: MM.2016.019
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Cas Walker Correspondence, 1973-1975, with Knox County officials, John M. Beeler, Bill Tallent.

Dates: 1973-1975

Charles G. Nenney letters.

Identifier: MM.2019.058
Scope and Contents 1st item: Letter from W. L. Nenney, Atlanta, Ga., to his brother Charles G. Nenney, Russellville, Tenn., dated October 25, 1865. The letter begins by recounting a disruption that occurred when Nenney was staying at their Uncle Jo's house. He also mentions the housing situation and influx of population. He also mentions the presence of Confederate soldiers. Letter does not include address panel. 2nd item: Letter from W. L. Nenney, Atlanta, Ga., to his brother Charles G. Nenney, Russellville,...
Dates: 1865-1893

Civil War letter of J. Benson Wier

Identifier: MM.2019.065
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Four page letter (double spread page, front & back) written by J. Benson Wier to his mother [Elizabeth Lipscob Wier] on March 9, 1863 from Morgan’s Hospital in McMinnville, Tenn. Includes original letter, typed transcript, and a brief commentary on the letter. Letter from the donor included in the folder James Benson Wier died later that year.

Dates: 1863

Civil War Letters, 1864, Rufus P. Willson, 6th Tennessee Infantry, U. S. A.

Identifier: MM.2014.015
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Civil War Letters, 1864, Rufus P. Willson, 6th Tennessee Infantry, U. S. A. Rufus P. Willson (1844-1865) was from Anderson County, Tenn. One of the letters addressed to his mother and step-father, Vincent Packet and Mary Packet. Rufus served until the end of the war and was killed in the burning of the steamer Generall Lyon off Cape Hatteras on March 30, 1865.

Dates: 1864-1865

Col. Robert Butler correspondence, 1816-1820.

Identifier: MM.1981.069
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Letters written to Col. Robert Butler, Adjutant General, Southern Division, U. S. Army, Nashville, Tenn. 1818-1820. Nine letters. Includes February 1817 resignation of Th. Griffith, Shelbyville, Ky., and May 1817 letter explaining delays from Lewis Willis, Nashville, Tenn.

Dates: 1816-1820

Crawley Family Papers

Identifier: MSC 0994
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Papers and correspondence related to the Crawley family of Knoxville, Tenn.

Includes the George Crawley Letters - Collection of 32 letters of the Crawley family; the bulk of the material written by George Crawley in 1944 during his time at Fort Knox in basic training.

Dates: 1914 - 1944

David A. Sherman letter

Identifier: MM.2020.026
Scope and Contents David A. Sherman the first president of East Tennessee College (later University of Tennessee), principal of Hampden-Sydney Academy. ALS. Knoxville, 20 January 1817. Address panel present with manuscript “Knoxville, T./20 January 1817” postmark and manuscript “25” rate. Addressed to Gen. Hezekiah Howe in New Haven, CT.At the time of this writing, Sherman was at Hampden-Sydney. The letter is an order for books for the academy (244 books). Sherman also makes comments on Knoxville...
Dates: 1817

Dougherty - Trammell letters, 1857-1884.

Identifier: MM.1981.013
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Photocopies of Dougherty - Trammell letters, no date, 1857-1884. Includes 1859 letters from William A. Dougherty, Bristol and Elizabethton, Tenn., to his wife Sarah re: his work, her joining him; October 31, 1859 letter from Henry G. Deming(?) to sister Sarah A. Dougherty re: his getting married, “can do more work than any girl in the county but she is ugly for God’s sake”; 1870s letters from James M. Trammell, Bristol, Tenn., to Alice Dougherty.

Dates: 1857-1884

Edith Scott Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0270
Scope and Contents Includes one box of family research, one box of correspondence, 1940-1962., and two boxes with scrapbooks. Also includes one box of processed artifacts. Manuscripts received in 1971 from the estate of Miss Edith Scott have been (re-)processed as part of this collection. Manuscripts include: F.A. Ramsey letters; Abigail Alexander letter; Caldwell letters, Scott letters; Crozier letters; Crozier family information; James Williams letter; Mecklenburg Schwerin. Fragile originals have been...
Dates: 1946-1970

Edmund P. Gaines letter, 1815.

Identifier: MM.1981.182
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July 24, 1815, letter from (Major General) Edmund P. Gaines, Knoxville, to Col. Robert Butler, Adjutant General, Division of the South, Nashville. ALS 12 pp. Recovering from fever; infantry formation question. + printed biographical sketch of Gaines.

Dates: 1815

Edmund P. Gaines letters, 1807, 1828.

Identifier: MM.1981.181
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February 13, 1807, letter from Edmund P. Gaines, Fort Stoddert, to Col. Cushing. ALS 1 p. Re: monthly returns, “in great want of pay and clothing at this post.” April 4, 1828, letter from Edmund P. Gaines, Alexandria, to Major L. Lewis, Woodlawn, Va. ALS 2 pp. Re: delayed arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Butler.

Dates: 1807, 1828

Edmund P. Gaines letters, 1886-1898.

Identifier: MM.1981.183
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Four letters from Edmund P. Gaines, Hogansburgh, Franklin County, N. Y. and Washington, D. C., to Cousin Sue (Mrs. Susan Clotworthy, Hillman, Taliaferro County, Ga. 1886-1898. Re: genealogical information, family stories. February 27, 1921, letter from Abbie M. Gaines, Hogansburgh, N. Y. (N. J.?), to Cousin Sue. ALS 4 pp. + envelope. Re: family news.

Dates: 1886-1898