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Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

Scrapbook (containing clippings, etchings, poems, etc.) pasted over printed 1870 census book.

Identifier: PAS 0093
Scope and Contents Includes printed etching of William G. Brownlow as a young man. Clippings, etchings, drawings, poems, obituaries, small engraved portraits, etc. pasted over printed 1870 census statistics book.
Dates: nineteenth century

T. A. R. (Thomas Amis Rogers) Nelson Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0002
Scope and Contents Papers of Thomas Amis Rogers Nelson (1812-1873), a lawyer, judge, congressman, and defense counsel for President Andrew Johnson in his impeachment trial of 1868. Nelson began law practice in Washington County, Tenn, in 1832, served two terms as attorney general of the 1st judicial circuit, and was presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1844 and 1848. Strong Unionist, elected to the 36th Congress in 1859 and 1861; was captured by Confederate forces and imprisoned in Richmond, Va.. He moved...
Dates: 1782-1873

Three CDVs of William G. (“Parson”) Brownlow

Identifier: SPC 2000.004
Scope and Contents Three CDVs of William G. (“Parson”) Brownlow. 2000-004-001: three-quarter view with hand in coat. 2000-004-002: portrait in oval shape (waist up), hand on lapel ‘W. G. Brownlow, Editor of the Knoxville Whig.’ Publ. by E. Anthony, 501 Broadway, NY. 2000-004-003: portrait in soft oval (chest up). Publ. by E. Anthony, 501 Broadway, NY.
Dates: 1860s

W. G. Brownlow, 1862 correspondence and carte-de-visite; comments on slavery.

Identifier: MM.2013.012
Scope and Contents May 17, 1862 letter from ‘A Conservative Man,’ New York, to Dr. Brownlow. May 19, 1862 response from W.G. Brownlow, Astor House, to ‘A Conservative Man’ on same paper. ALS 2 pp. (1 pc.) Re: Cruelty inflicted on Union men was by people “raised and educated in the midst of slavery.” Brownlow replied that the worst actions he witnessed were by Northern men. W.G. Brownlow, Providence, note to Mr. Crossman. June 3, 1862. Thanking him for the memorial of Roger Williams. ANS 1 pc. Carte-de-visite of...
Dates: 1862

W. G. Brownlow, Cincinnati, Ohio, letter to G. W. Childs, Philadelphia, Penn. Sept. 25, 1863)

Identifier: MM.1999.006
Scope and Contents Letter from W. G. Brownlow, Cincinnati, Ohio, to G. W. Childs, Philadelphia, Penn. Sept. 25, 1863. ALS 1 p. + envelope with stamp. Re: leaving on a government train via Cumberland Gap with family and printing supplies; send bound bundle of Whigs; wife’s sewing machine; battle in Georgia with son James’ regiment of 840 East Tennesseans.
Dates: 1863

W. G. Brownlow letter

Identifier: MM.2019.067
Scope and Contents Letter on lined note paper from W. G. Brownlow to L. P. Chapin. ALS.

“Knoxville, Tennessee, Nov. 17, 1864. L. P. Chapin: I have your letter in regard to John Hide [Hiele?], wounded and left in the Court House in Sevierville. He was taken to the House of a Mr. Rawlings, and died of his wounds, and was charity buried. I have no other particulars. W. G. Brownlow”
Dates: 1864

W. G. Brownlow letter, 1864.

Identifier: MM.1981.062
Scope and Contents August 5, 1864, letter from W. G. Brownlow, Knoxville, to D. F. Harrison, Postmaster at Loudon. ALS 1 pc. Re: his remarks about Dr. Harrison’s family being rebels; Brownlow almost mobbed in Cleveland two weeks ago. .
Dates: 1864

W. G. Brownlow letter, 1867.

Identifier: MM.1981.064
Scope and Contents March 5, 1867, letter from W. G. Brownlow, Governor of Tennessee, Nashville, to “Merchants in Eastern Cities to whom this may be presented.” ALS 1 pc. Letter of introduction for H. Foster, Foreman and business agent of the Knoxville Union Mercantile Co. Endorsements added by John Caldwell, Disbursing Pension Agent for East Tennessee, and by J. J. Craig, N. Y.
Dates: 1867

W. G. Brownlow letter to W. Wines, 1866.

Identifier: MM.1981.063
Scope and Contents November 9, 1866, letter from W. G. Brownlow, Governor of Tennessee, Nashville, to Hon. W. Wines. Re: complying with Wines’ request for Brownlow’s autograph for Rev. Dr. Sprague of Albany. ALS 1 pc.
Dates: 1866

“Water Street”.

Identifier: MM.1987.017
Scope and Contents Unsigned handwritten history of “Water Street” and about Knoxville and its citizens. No author, no dates mentioned in the text. 15 pp. Mentions anecdote about William G. Brownlow as Knoxville’s ugliest man.
Dates: 1870-1930

William G. Brownlow and Andrew Johnson carte de visite photographs

Identifier: PC 0096
Scope and Contents Cartes de visite (CDVs) of William G. Brownlow. 23 pcs. Cartes de visite (CDVs) of Andrew Johnson. 14 pcs.
Dates: 1850-1870

William G. Brownlow and family photographs

Identifier: SPC 2019.076
Scope and Contents Photographs of William G. Brownlow (copy neg. was made 7/2001), Brownlow’s granddaughter and grandson, and family wedding pictures from 1899 (Clarence Benscoter and Lucille Boynton). 3 folders. Photograph of seated Wm. G. Brownlow with right hand in coat was made from a Matthew Brady negative (Brady’s National Portrait Gallery).
Dates: 1899

William G. Brownlow image and quote printed on envelope / cover.

Identifier: MM.2002.020
Scope and Contents One envelope with image of William G. Brownlow and quote from him re: never deserting the Stars & Stripes. Printed in blue ink. Letters at far left edge of quote are missing. 3 cent stamp. Addressed to G. H. Skade(?) in Ohio with another handwritten note across the address dated May 27, 1862, ‘nothing worthy of note except Daniel Kurtz swindling the soldiers out of their money.’
Dates: 1862

William G. Brownlow Inaugural Address, April 1865, and two books.

Identifier: MSC 0396
Scope and Contents Inaugural Address of William G. Brownlow, Governor of Tennessee to the General Assembly, April 1865. Handwritten, leather-bound volume. 1 vol., some water & mold damage. + 2 books given to McClung Collection : Sketches of the Rise, Progress and Decline of Secession... by W.G. Brownlow, 1862 (duplicate) and Life of Andrew Johnson... by James S. Jones, 1901. Inscribed in front to Jno B. Brownlow from Walter P. Brownlow. (McClung Collection has 2 copies)
Dates: 1862 - 1865; 1901

William Rule Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0008
Scope and Contents Papers of William Rule(1839-1928), a newspaper editor, mayor of Knoxville (1873, 1898), and postmaster (1873, 1877) in Knoxville, Tenn. Born in Knox County, Tenn. Married Lucy Anne Maxey in 1858. Worked with William G. Brownlow on Knoxville Whig. Served in Sixth Tennessee Volunteer Regiment, Union Army, 1862-1865. Published Republican newspaper, the Knoxville Chronicle. Founded the Knoxville Journal in 1885, which merged with the Tribune in 1888 to become the Journal and Tribune. Rule was...
Dates: 1860-1927