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Dickinson, Perez, 1813-1901

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Charlotte W. Cowan Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0051
Scope and Contents

Genealogical research and correspondence on Campbell, Christian, Cowan, Humes, MacDonald, Mathes, Overton, Ramsey, and White families. + manuscript material dealing mostly with Knoxville land transactions of Hugh A.M., White heirs, C. M. McGhee, and James D. Cowan, 1856-1924. + transcription of April 1816 Hopewell Church Session Book, Dandridge, Tenn.

Dates: 1856-1924

Dickinson Papers (receipts, notes, Rhea correspondence, deeds and other papers re: Perez Dickinson and James Cowan).

Identifier: MM.1979.021 a-c
Scope and Contents MM.1979.021a includes: 1866 cashier bond for Rufus M. McClung; 1871 account of Cowan, Dickinson with Charles Seymour; 1872 receipts to James D. Cowan and Perez Dickinson, executors, of James H. Cowan; 1880 promissory note from Perez Dickinson to Rev. P.D. Cowan; S. T. Atkin Co. letterhead (1883); + misc. receipts & envelopes. MM.1979.021b includes: 1866-1867 letters from M. Davenport, Lynchburg, to John L. Rhea re: bank matters; letters re: book about Rev. Samuel Rhea + photograph of...
Dates: 1865-1883

L. W. [Lucy] Hayes (Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes) letter to Mr. [Perez] Dickinson. October 20, 1877.

Identifier: MM.2002.018
Scope and Contents

October 20, 1877, letter from L. W. (Lucy) Hayes (Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes), Executive Mansion, Washington, to Mr. [Perez] Dickinson, [Knoxville]. ALS 2 pp. (1 pc.). Sending pictures of herself to Mr. and Mrs. McClung, enjoyed visit to Knoxville and the drive through Island Home. (Note: pictures and envelope were not with letter when acquired by McClung Collection).

Dates: 1877

Tribute to Col. John R. Branner, February 24, 1869. (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2003.009
Scope and Contents

“Tribute to Col. John R. Branner. Remarks of Perez Dickinson, Esq., at the Meeting of the Board of Directors of the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Company, on the 24th of February, 1869, announcing the death of Col. John R. Branner.” Photostat mounted on board. 1 pc.

Dates: 1869

Van Deventer Collection

Identifier: MSC 0809
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the Van Deventer, Rhea, Campbell, Cowan, Lynn, and Russell families. The major donors were Martha Rhea Van Deventer and her children: Robert, Laetitia, and Isabella. The collection includes many small artifacts, textiles, manuscripts, photographs, and artwork. Robert Van Deventer’s art is an important part of the collection. 1877 photographs of Island Home in boxes 52-53. A finding aid is available.

Dates: 1820s-1970s