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Religion

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Albert A. Muller letter/circular, 1832.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1987.003
Scope and Contents Circular. Addressed to my friends and the Members of the Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa. From Albert A. Muller. September 26, 1832. Re: split in the congregation and his role in it. + letter written on the same paper from Albert A. Muller, Tuscaloosa, Ala., October 5, 1832, to James McClung, Huntsville. ALS 1 p. Mentions coming to see church at Clarksville, Tenn. Tape damage; hole in center.
Dates: 1832

Carl Rudder Papers.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0289
Scope and Contents Mostly genealogical material. Collection also includes some correspondence, bibliographies on South America, and some church items.
Dates: 1940-1977

Charles Coffin letter to Jeremiah Wilbur. April 22, 1826 (photocopy).

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2003.022
Scope and Contents April 22, 1826, letter from Charles Coffin, Greeneville College [Tenn.], to Jeremiah Wilbur, New York City. ALS 3 pp. + address on back of page. PHOTOCOPY. Mentions E. W. Morse, religion.
Dates: 1826

Coffin Papers (Gift of Mrs. H. Carter Jeffery).

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0662
Scope and Contents Papers of the Coffin family, especially Charles Coffin. Includes correspondence, sermons, religious writings, poems. No date, 1800-1874. Letters have been transcribed by Betty Davis in 1989, and transcription is included in the box.
Dates: 1800-1874

Crabb, Crawford, and Reynolds family letters, n.d., 1827-1856.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1979.012
Scope and Contents Letters written by the Crabb, Crawford, and Reynolds families. No date, 1827-1856. Many were written from Knox County, Tenn., and discuss primarily family matters, religious beliefs, etc. MM.1979.012a: Photocopies of original letters + two 1854 letters from donor. Patrons should use these copies for research and copying. MM.1979.012b: Original letters. Many are badly torn/very fragile. Researchers should use copies in MM.1979.012a.
Dates: 1827-1856; undated

Crawford Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0664
Scope and Contents Collection includes school bookkeeping workbooks, penmanship instruction, cashbook (1890-1895), 1850 hymn book, two Bible study lesson books, one photograph.
Dates: 1890s; 1850

D. Hoyt religious essay, 1833; Rev. Joshua Lawrence remarks, 1830; Boaz family record; Julius Ochs & Co. bond, 1866. (photostats)

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1979.028
Scope and Contents PHOTOSTATIC copies of: “A Series of Short Essays on Baptism,” Published at Maryville, T. by D. Hoyt, 1833. “Dolph’s Encomiastic Remarks on a Patriotic Discourse, Delivered at Tarboro, N.C. July 4th, 1830. By the Rev. Joshua Lawrence.” New Market, T. 1833. Boaz family record--births, deaths. Julius Ochs & Co. bond, 1866.
Dates: 1833; 1866

Deatherage (J. C.(?) Deatherage letter from Texas, June 5, 1871).

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2000.020
Scope and Contents Letter from J.C. (?) Deatherage, Fannin(?) County, Tex. June 5, 1871. Addressed to “Dear Br.” ALS 2 pp. (1 pc.). Re: health of family, cotton crash. weather, [Baptist] religion.
Dates: 1871

Don McBride Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0175
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Don McBride, 1969-1972. Subjects include: Technical Society of Knoxville, 1971-1972; Technical Society Explorers Post Committee, 1971; United Community Services of Greater Knoxville, 1969-1972; West Hills Baptist Church’s involvement in the Billy Graham East Tennessee Crusade, 1970.
Dates: 1969-1972

Eliza Jane McClung letter to Mary Ann McClung, April 3, 1858. (Typed transcription).

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2017.015
Scope and Contents Letter from Mrs. Eliza Jane McClung, Nashville, to her niece by marriage, Mary Ann McClung (Mrs. Pleasant M. McClung), Knox County, Tenn. April 3, 1858. (typed transcription) transcribed by Barbara A. McClung, February 13, 1912. TS 3 pp. Re: Hugh’s education, wedding of Matt and Julia, preaching by Dr. Styles of New Haven, family news.
Dates: 1858

George Ekins journal, 1850-1856.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1988.008
Scope and Contents ‘Book’ (diary/journal) of George Ekins, December 1850 - June 29, 1856. 120 handwritten pages. AD 1 volume (loose sections). Contains accounts of days as Methodist minister in East Tennessee and W. Virginia. Mentions Knoxville, near Rogersville, Blountville, near Chattanooga, Greeneville, Tazewell County, Abingdon, Madisonville, Louisville. Also mentions Bishop Asbury (p. 49), ‘froots of slavery’ (p. 91), religious theory, etc.
Dates: 1850-1856

Gideon Blackburn letter, 1807.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1981.044
Scope and Contents “Extract of a letter from the Rev. Gideon Blackburn, dated Blount County (TeneSee), Sept. 29, 1800.” Printed on pp. 237-240 of Religious Intelligence. (+note saying these pages were taken from Thomas Humes’ volume (dated on fly leaf January 20, 1802) of New York Missionary Magazine and Repository of Religious Intelligence. The volume was in poor condition. February 26, 1807 letter from Gideon Blackburn, Kingston, to Col. Return J. Meigs. Re: send books to Hiwassee School. ALS 1 p.
Dates: 1800-1807

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.).

 Collection
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; Eleanor...
Dates: 1800-1923

James S. Kennedy Sermons, 1857-1865.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1997.128
Scope and Contents Volume of handwritten sermons by James S. Kennedy. 161 pp. + 1 page index (on page 162), + 1 handwritten sheet in pencil loose in volume. 1 volume. (Cover and some pages loose).
Dates: 1857-1865

Jane McCartney Doren letter to Pastor, Mars Hill Presbyterian Church, Athens, Tenn., 1869; Mount Zion Presbyterian Church receipt, 1872.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2006.002
Scope and Contents June 29, 1868, letter from Jane McCartney Doren, Columbus, O., to Pastor, Mars Hill Presbyterian Church, Athens, McMinn County, Tenn. ALS 6 pp. (2 pcs.) Re: she was one of the first members of Mars Hill Presbyterian Church when it organized in 1822; asks what churches are still there and in Blount County and their ministers; left 20 years ago with no friends there; predicted war based on slavery; taught by Dr. Pearson, Dr. Anderson, Rev. Mr. Eagleton; mentions mothers of slain soldiers, no...
Dates: 1872

Jesse Cunningham(?) diary, 1815. Knox County, Tenn.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1979.014
Scope and Contents 1815 diary written by Jesse Cunningham (?) [Knox County, Tenn.]. Re: his religious life and conversion. 1828 resignation as a Trustee of Rhea County, Tenn., by Carson Caldwell. 1866 receipt to Dr. M. L. Rogers, Knoxville, Tenn.
Dates: 1815; 1828; 1866

John C. Robertson Journals, 1862-1867.

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Identifier: MSC 0193
Scope and Contents Three journals kept by John C. Robertson, 1862-1867 (written in 1866 and 1867), who ran away at age 16 to join the 63rd Regt., Tenn. Inf., Co. I. He was also a school teacher and licensed as a M. E. preacher. Lived in Springfield, Iowa, and New Liberty, Kentucky. He was born in Roane County, Tenn. First volume covers April 1862-September 1865, Started on September 24, 1866. Index on page 175. Second volume covers September 1865 to June 1866. Index on page 299. Third volume covers July 1866 to...
Dates: 1862-1867

Knoxville Female Auxiliary Tract Society records, 1829-1833, and James Park’s Book ‘Justices Execution Docket,’ 1836-1841, 1842.

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Identifier: MM.1997.117
Scope and Contents Knoxville Female Auxiliary Tract Society constitution and annual reports, 1829-1833. For the Knoxville Branch of the American Tract Society to ‘promote the interests in evangelical religion and sound morality.’ Volume also includes Justices Execution Docket (James Park Book), 1836-1841, 1842. 1 volume.
Dates: 1829-1842

Knoxville Young Peoples Christian Union material, 1912-1921. Received via Margaret Dickson.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0750
Scope and Contents Folder 1: Minutes of the Board of Directors of the Young People’s Christian Union, 1913-1916. 1 vol.; Folder 2: Corresponding Secretary’s Book for the Knoxville Young Peoples Christian Union, 1912-1913, 1919 ; Folder 3: Christian Union Community Club booklet, [ca. 1919]; Folder 4: Photographs used in Christian Union Community Club booklet, [1919]; Folder 5: Young People’s Christian Union reports and correspondence, ca. 1921. Especially Wallace D. Hitch.
Dates: 1912-1921

Mabry and Charlton Papers.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0238
Scope and Contents Correspondence of three generations of the Charlton, Mabry, and Hazen families, Knoxville. 1832, 1854-1940. Also included are business papers, scrapbooks, and ledgers. A supplemental accession was made by Ronald R. Allen on December 30, 1993, which was incorporated into the collection.
Dates: 1832-1940

Marshall manuscripts. Anti-slavery ‘Ballet[ballad] for Saml. Marshall,’ 1799; letter from N. B. McNabb, 1854. (Gift of Bill Elliott and Mrs. Niota Elliott Eggers)

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2000.012
Scope and Contents Anti-slavery poem with note at end ‘Ballet [ballad] for Saml. Marshall, 26 May 1799.’ AD 2 pp. (1 pc.). November 29, 1854 letter from N. B. McNabb to Rev. John Nicholson and Rev. S. B. West. ALS 1 p. + on back: November 30, 1854 letter from N. B. McNab (sic.) to Bro. Legerwood (Ledgerwood). ALS 1 p. Re: religion in East Tennessee, Madisonville, prayer, revivals. April 28, 1856(?) note to Marshall from A. Crozier. ANS 1 pc. Re: cotton seed. Remainder of paper includes the name Josiah Chapman and...
Dates: 1799, 1854-1856

“Mary Smart’s Manuscript.” Diary, ca. January 1885-March 1886. (diaries)

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1997.062
Scope and Contents Pages from a diary or journal, author unknown (Mary Smart?). Ca. January 1885-March 1886. Also several pages of religious writings. Long pages sewn together, no cover.
Dates: 1885-1886

Myra Lenoir Reagan Civil War letters, 1862-1864.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2000.007 a&b
Scope and Contents MM.2000.007a:1) Two envelopes addressed to Miss Julia Reagan, H. C. F. College, Asheville, N. C. Stamp area torn away on one envelopes, stamp missing from 2nd envelope. Inside of one envelope addressed to Gen. Jas. H. Reagan, Facility, Tenn. Handwritten dates on front: ‘17th May,’ ’ and ‘6th Aug.’ + one envelope dated Nov. 29/63 (from) Pigeon River, N. C. to Miss Julia Reagan, care of J. C. Norwood, Lenoir, Caldwell Co., N. C. (torn, stamp missing) 2) July 21, 1862, letter to Miss Margaret....
Dates: 1862-1864

Newberry Monthly Meeting of Friends, Friendsville, Blount County, Tenn., Men’s Minutes, 1808-1848, 1871-1874; Women’s Minutes, 1856-1873. Transcriptions.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1997.134 a-c
Scope and Contents Newberry Monthly Meeting of Friends, Friendsville, Blount County, Tenn. MM.1997.134 a: Men’s Minutes, 1808-1848. Typed transcription including index. 146 pp. MM.1997.134 b: Men’s Minutes,1871-1874. Typed transcription including index 50 pp. MM.1997.134 c: Women’s Minutes, 1856-1873. Typed transcription including index 73 pp. Name of church later changed to Friendsville Monthly Meeting of Friends.
Dates: 1808-1873

Newport Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church Records, 1824-1862.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0165
Scope and Contents Records of the Newport Circuit, Methodist Episcopal Church. Includes plans of circuits, n.d., 1834-1844; journal, 1818-1819 (author unknown); T. K. Catlett journal, 1830-1831; printed sketch of the Methodist Church by Rev. Levi Brotherton, n.d.; quarterly reports, n.d., 1824-1862; class lists; misc.
Dates: 1824-1862

Paul Wright, Maryville, Tenn., letter to Gracie. November 26, 1896 and letter from Papa to Gracie, June 6, 1899.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2009.011
Scope and Contents Letter from Paul H. Wright, Maryville, Tenn., to Gracie. Nov. 26, 1890. Note added to top of first page: “My dead Gracie, I love thee so very much. Thy Mother.” ALS 2 pcs. (4 pp.). Mentions writers toothache and exhaustion, long walk with papa, stop at a school house called Shake-rag or Scab that had a spelling bee, invitation to and description of Thanksgiving meal, Lynn Hill’s 10 minute prayer before the meal, games after the meal. Letter from Papa, Maryville, Tenn., to Gracie June 6, 1899....
Dates: 1896-1899

Printed envelope with Parson Brownlow pictured with flag and 1861 quote. (ephemera)

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2003.001
Scope and Contents Envelope printed with blue and red ink published by Jas. Gates, Cincinnati. Portrait of Parson (William G.) Brownlow and April 22, 1861 excerpt from letter to General Gideon Pillow refusing to serve as chaplain. Typed note pasted to bottom of envelope ,’ He answered not in the spirit of The Master.” 1 pc.
Dates: 1861

“Rev. Dr. Ross’ Column” for The Christian Observer by Dr. Frederick A. Ross. (scrapbooks)

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1998.023
Scope and Contents Scrapbook of glued-in newspapers clippings of the column by Dr. Frederick Augustus Ross, D. D. (1796-1883). Some identified as from the Christian Observer (Richmond, Va.). Title of column was “Rev. Dr. Ross’ Column.” Mostly religious and political. Undated. Includes printed copy of December 16, 1868, letter from Dr. Ross, Huntsville, Ala., to Col. John A. McKinney, Rogersville, Tenn.
Dates: undated

[Reverend Joseph Rhea] sermon preached at Fahan, Ireland, 1759.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1998.020
Scope and Contents [Reverend Joseph Rhea] sermon preached at Fahan, Ireland, 1759. AD 16 pp. document hand sewn together (no cover).
Dates: 1759

T. Jones letter to Robert Carter. October 4, 1793.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1997.050
Scope and Contents Letter from T(ho[mas])(?) Jones, Spring Garden, to Hon. Robert Carter, Baltimore Town. October 4, 1793. Introduces his brother-in-law, a professor of religion in the Methodist Church; Jones's health (bilious, dysentery); writings of Swedenborg; “extinction of errors of the old church.” ALS 1 p.
Dates: 1793