Found in 105 Collections and/or Records:
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.(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.
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
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.
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includes copies of many of her articles, typescripts of her plays, and a handwritten copy of her (as of 06/2019) unpublished autobiography.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.
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
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.
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
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.
Charles I. Barber and Charles Lester correspondence with John J. Craig about financial settlement for plans and landscaping of his house, Craigland.
Charles I. Barber and Charles Lester correspondence with John J. Craig about financial settlement for plans and landscaping of his house.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Full-page letterhead with facts and images about Elizabethton, Tennessee. Images include American Bemberg Plant, American Glanzstoff Plant, Mountain Spring (City Water Supply), Municipal Building, Watauga Hotel, New St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lynwood Hotel, Junior High School, County Court House & Independence Monument, and Elizabethton High School. Reverse side is letter from Carter County Trustees Office to Allen & Allen, Attorneys-at-Law re: taxes on 2 house on 2nd Street.
1) July 11, 1911. Form postcard from Hamblen and Jefferson County Mutual Fire Insurance Company to J. D. Wisecarver (Russellville, Tenn.). Request for assessment payment to pay Jos. [Joseph] Shaver for loss of his house. 1 pc. 2) March 30, 1913. Form postcard from Hamblen County Mutual Fire Insurance Company to J. D. Wisecarver (Russellville, Tenn.). Request for assessment payment to pay W.B. Hodges for loss of his barn. 1 pc.
First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. Correspondence, 1864-1866. 1864-1866 copies of correspondence between leaders of the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville (including George M. White, D. A. Deaderick, W. S. Kennedy and J. S. King) and Federal Military officers. Re: damage to and possession of the church building and graveyard, building being used as a colored school.