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Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

A Sermon By W. G. Brownlow. ‘A Sermon on Youth & Progress.’

Identifier: MM.2006.007
Scope and Contents A Sermon By W. G. Brownlow. ‘A Sermon on Youth & Progress.’ Handwritten with tipped in sections of ‘Harris’s Sermons Of Important Subjects’ (printed) and other printed material in several places. 1 bound volume.
Dates: 1850

Amnesty Petition for Alfred Layne

Identifier: MM.2020.004
Scope and Contents Handwritten petition addressed to “His Excellency Abraham Lincoln President of the United States” dated April 7, 1865 requesting the release of Confederate prisoner Alfred Layne (Company B 20th Tennessee) and signed by John B. Layne, T. H. Roberts, John Hugh Smith (Mayor of Nashville), W. G. Brownlow (Governor of Tennessee), and others.
Dates: 1865

Article by H. D. Paine on the history of W. G. Brownlow’s printing engine + 1905 article by H. H. Ingersoll on Knoxville’s 113th birthday.

Identifier: MM.nd.053
Scope and Contents Typed article by H. D. Paine on the history of W. G. Brownlow’s printing engine + 1905 article by H. H. Ingersoll on Knoxville’s 113th birthday (photocopy).
Dates: 1905

Brady CDV of William G. Brownlow

Identifier: SPC 2001.004
Scope and Contents Brady CDV of William G. Brownlow (seated, right hand in coat). 1 pc. Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, NY.
Dates: 1860s

Brownlow and Latta Collection (William G. Brownlow and George G. Latta scrapbook; 2 journals with names).

Identifier: PAS 0061
Scope and Contents William G. Brownlow and George G. Latta scrapbook. Includes newspaper clippings, some printed articles and engravings, several pieces of correspondence. Fannie Brownlow married George G. Latta in 1876. 1 scrapbook (pages loose; very brittle. Interleaved with acid free paper). Also, 2 journals with names and cities, ca. 1894-1904. Theodore Roosevelt written in Sept. 8, [19]02. Gift of Terri Taylor.
Dates: 1876-1904

Brownlow (Parson Brownlow’s Farewell Address in view of his imprisonment by the Rebels, October 24, 1861). (Ephemera)

Identifier: Q Ephemera 2001.001
Scope and Contents Parson Brownlow’s Farewell Address in view of his imprisonment by the Rebels, October 24, 1861. Printed by Thomas W. Hartley, Philadelphia. Includes picture of Brownlow. 1 pc. 10.75 x 13.5”
Dates: 1861

Brownlow Scrapbooks.

Identifier: MSC 0040
Scope and Contents Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, ca. 1900-1910, about William G. “Parson” Brownlow, wife Elizabeth O’Brien Brownlow, house, etc. + Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession; with a Narrative of Personal Adventures among the Rebels. by W.G. Brownlow. Philadelphia: George W. Childs, 1862. + Ought American Slavery to be Perpetuated? A Debate between Rev. W.G. Brownlow and Rev. A. Pryne, Held at Philadelphia, September, 1858. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1858. +...
Dates: 1858-1910

Carte de visite of William G. Brownlow

Identifier: SPC 2002.006
Scope and Contents CDV of William G. Brownlow. Taken from waist up, hand in pocket, light colored vest with watch chain, looking slightly to side.
Dates: 1860s

CDV of William G. Brownlow (Parson Brownlow)

Identifier: SPC 1999.004
Scope and Contents CDV of William G. Brownlow (Parson Brownlow) (standing with hand on column, pointing). Made by D. Appleton & Co., N.Y. A.A. Turner, Photographer.
Dates: 1860s

Circular from W. G. Brownlow to the Loyal Men of East Tennessee.

Identifier: Ephemera 2017.013
Scope and Contents Senator Brownlow explaining his opposition to the appointment of General James Longstreet as Surveyor of Customs for the Port of New Orleans by President Ulysses S. Grant, 1869
Dates: 1869

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 correspondence,...
Dates: 1840-1961

Engraved portrait, W. G. Brownlow.

Identifier: Artifact 1995.002
Scope and Contents Engraved portrait, W. G. Brownlow. With caption, “Very respectfully, etc. W. G. Brownlow” “R. Whitechurch, S.C.” printed under portrait.
Dates: 1850 - 1860

First United Methodist Church (Knoxville, Tenn.) documents.

Identifier: MSC 0403
Scope and Contents Two documents appointing the Board of Trustees of the “Methodist Episcopal Church in Knoxville,” both signed by W. G. Brownlow as President of the Board. The first document , dated Jan. 20, 1867, gives a history of the Board from 1865-1866. The second document, dated Jan. 21, 1867, is signed by Brownlow and the entire Board accepting their charge. The third item is a framed manuscript poem “Tribute to ‘Bonny Kate’ Wife of John Sevier” by Quincy Dwight. The poem is dated 1922 and was apparently...
Dates: 1865-1867; 1922

Harper’s Weekly, April 19, 1862. Parson Brownlow of Tennessee.

Identifier: Q Ephemera 2014.002
Scope and Contents Harper’s Weekly, April 19, 1862. Parson Brownlow of Tennessee. With etching. (page 253). Ephemera
Dates: 1862

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; Eleanor...
Dates: 1800-1923

Invitation to a public reception for Rev. W. G. Brownlow by the citizens of Philadelphia, June 13, 1862; “A Hunkey Boy Is Yankee Doodle.” (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2001.006
Scope and Contents Invitation to James B. Longacre to the public reception of Rev. W.G. Brownlow of Tennessee by the Citizens of Philadelphia, June 13, 1862. Signed by Wm. D. Lewis. 1 pc. + “A Hunkey Boy Is Yankee Doodle.” Lyrics to a song mentioning Parson Brownlow. A.W. Auner, Song Publisher, Philadelphia. ND. 1 pc.
Dates: 1862

J. A. Mabry promissory note to W. G. Brownlow. February 23, 1869 (Photocopy).

Identifier: MM.nd.045
Scope and Contents J. A. Mabry promissory note to W. G. Brownlow for $3,000.00. February 23, 1869. ANS 1 pc. (photocopy) Original in possession of George Fritts.
Dates: 1869

James Grimes claim, 1868 and John Rubush claim, 1868.

Identifier: MM.1984.014
Scope and Contents June 19, 1868, claim of James Grimes, Washington County, Tenn. vs. the United States for Q. M. Stores. $233.25. Signed by Gov. W. G. Brownlow. DS on printed form. 1 pc. (4 pp.). June 29, 1868, claim of John Rubush, Washington County, Tenn. vs. the United States for Q. M. Supplies. $125.00. Signed by Gov. W. G. Brownlow. DS on printed form. 1 pc. (4pp.).
Dates: 1868

James O’Brien Family Bible, (Gift of Alice Howell)

Identifier: FB 0107
Scope and Contents Family Bible of James O’Brien (1786-1842) and wife Susanna (or Susan) D. Everett O”Brien (1802-1853). Their daughter Eliza O’Brien married William G. Brownlow. No title page--photocopy of a title page came with the Bible.
Dates: Publication: 1817

Jno. B. Brownlow letter to E. H. Strickland.

Identifier: MM.1999.003
Scope and Contents Jno. [John] B. Brownlow, Knoxville, Tenn., letter to E. H. Strickland, Chicago, Ill. April 25, 1880. ALS 1 p. Re: response to request for an autograph of Brownlow’s father [William G. Brownlow].
Dates: 1880

John and Rhoda Campbell Williams Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0170
Scope and Contents Letters of John and Rhoda Campbell Williams (Knoxville) to son Rufus Morgan Williams at Edgehill School, Princeton, N.J., 1864-1865, 1867 + one letter from Thomas L. Williams to brother, n.d. [1864]. 14 letters + one envelope. Received from donor June 23, 1987: copy photograph by Knaffl & Bro. of Rhoda Campbell Morgan Williams + photocopy of picture of Col. Joseph Williams.
Dates: 1864-1867

John Bell Brownlow Collection. (Donated by Mr. and Mrs. William G. Brownlow, IV)

Identifier: MSC 0380
Scope and Contents Scope: John Bell Brownlow Collection donated by William G. and Candy Brownlow, May 15 and June 2007. Gift includes manuscripts, business papers, photographs, clippings, and 1 artifact (housed in 3 boxes); 2 framed items; The Tri-Weekly Wig (in newspaper box); & plans in Flat Storage. Gift included 17 books that were moved into the McClung Collection's catalogued collection and 3 items transferred to the ETHS Sept. 6, 2007 [the 3 items transferred: 1.) a spoon 2.) unframed portrait of John...
Dates: 1865-1930

John M. Lea letter to Ben W. Austin. August 4, 1889.

Identifier: MM.1999.021
Scope and Contents Letter from John M. Lea, Mont Eagle, to Ben W. Austin. August 4, 1889. ALS 1 p. (mounted on blue paper) + 1 clipping (mounted on blue paper). Re: Austin’s request for a photograph and autograph of John M. Lea’s father and signature of Gov. Brownlow; Lea mentions he has few relics after the sacking of his home the night of the Battle of Nashville, and the burning of his home at Lealand. Clipping is a biographical sketch of John M. Lea.
Dates: 1889

Parson and Mrs. W. G. Brownlow material.

Identifier: MM.2006.011
Scope and Contents Handwritten history of the Brownlow home [attributed to Col. B. R. Strong]. AD 7 pp. (brittle paper); ‘Gov. Brownlow’s Home’ handwritten paper. 1 pc. (both sides); small photograph of Mrs. W. G. Brownlow, taken Sept, 25, 1912. 1 pc. May 5, 1987 newspaper clipping ‘Ex-Governor’s Capitol portrait coming down’; undated newspaper clipping; 'Brownlow portrait just won’t get out of sight’; undated small newspaper picture of Mrs. W. G. Brownlow; postcard of the residence of Gov. N. [sic.] G. Brownlow.
Dates: 1912

Parson Brownlow printed carte d visite (Prang & Co., Boston and Washington). (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2016.004
Scope and Contents Parson Brownlow (printed carte d visite, etching of Brownlow). Prang & Co., Boston and Washington. 1 pc.
Dates: 1861-1865

Patrick Sullivan Papers, 1865-1977.

Identifier: MSC 0851
Scope and Contents Patrick Sullivan was born in Kerry County, Ireland, on August 9, 1841, and moved to America with his family. In 1850 the family settled in Rogersville, Tenn. Patrick Sullivan moved to Knoxville, Tenn, in 1853 and lived there until his death in June 1925. During the Civil War he served as a soldier with the Union Army. After the war he went into the saloon business in Knoxville, operating a saloon on the corner of Central & Jackson. After living in Knoxville for 71 years, Patrick Sullivan...
Dates: 1865-1977

Powell High School research papers, 1992-1993, 1997. Janie Cassell, teacher.

Identifier: MSC 0804
Scope and Contents Research papers on Knoxville and area topics done by the English students of Janie Cassell at Powell High School.
Dates: 1992-1993, 1997

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

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

“Ruins of Parson Brownlow’s printing office Jonesboro, Tenn.”

Identifier: SPC 2006.005
Scope and Contents “Ruins of Parson Brownlow’s printing office Jonesboro, Tenn.” (caption on back of mounted photograph. Seller said date was 1906. Unidentified church in background. Approx. 3.25” square sepia photograph on 5” square mount.
Dates: ca. 1906

Russell W. Hanlon , Jr., Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0268
Scope and Contents Includes scrapbook of Russell W. Hanlon, Sr. (1894-1963), on Knoxville Automobile Club, Great Smoky Mountains, tourism, ca. 1920s-mid-1930s which includes information on Great Smoky Mountain Industries. Collection also includes photographs (Hanlon and McCoy families, David C. Chapman, Elkmont, Tenn., Gatlinburg, Knoxville, work by William J. McCoy, etc.); postcards; Knoxville High School Voice, 1912 and 1913; stamps; manuscripts material, including W.G. Brownlow and Oliver Temple/ Scotia...
Dates: 1789-1817; 1849-1884; 1920-1940