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Thomas Lee McClung, circa 1860-1923

Identifier: IV

Thomas Lee McClung was a graduate of Yale University. He went on to become the treasurer of Yale and later the U.S. Treasurer. This series contains information collected by and about Lee McClung from the time he was a student at Exeter and then Yale, until his resignation from the office of U.S. Treasurer. It contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia from his time as a student and football player at Yale until his untimely death in 1914. This series is broken down into subseries in chronological groupings. A.Biographical sketch and obituaries. B.Correspondence to Lee McClung while a student at Yale. (1888-1891) C.Memorabilia from Exeter and Yale, including photographs and newspaper clippings about the Yale football team. D.General Correspondence of Lee McClung (1896-1906) E.Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia from his time as U.S. Treasurer. (1909-1912) 1.Correspondence- some of these letters came from a box in his office. 2.Articles about his appointment, the controversy in the Treasury office, and his resignation. 3.Memorabilia including documents from his tenure in office. F.Financial papers, including statement of accounts, receipts, and documents concerning his will, trusts, and donations. G.Abraham Lincoln Collection H.Souvenirs and ephemera.


  • circa 1860-1923

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From the Collection: 6 Linear Feet (5 boxes, 1 oversized box)

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA