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T. J. Fisher Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1402

This book opens on October 9, 1874 as the Minute Book of the Carthage Automatologian Society with W. D. Gold president and T. J. Fisher secretary. Fisher used the later pages for a variety of purposes, including an alphabetical digest of laws (pages 1-61), the financial records of his law practice (pages 62-83), calving records for a herd of red polled cattle (pages 84-86), financial records concerning his guardianship of James E. and Cethilda Haywire (pages 107-111), other financial records (pages 112-154), and a meeting roll and agenda (page 156).

Dates

  • 1874 October 9-1892 October 26

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This book opens on October 9, 1874 as the Minute Book of the Carthage Automatologian Society with W. D. Gold president and T. J. Fisher secretary. Fisher used the later pages for a variety of purposes, including an alphabetical digest of laws (pages 1-61), the financial records of his law practice (pages 62-83), calving records for a herd of red polled cattle (pages 84-86), financial records concerning his guardianship of James E. and Cethilda Haywire (pages 107-111), other financial records (pages 112-154), and a meeting roll and agenda (page 156).

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Jefferson Fisher was born to James and Rachel (Plunkett) Fisher in DeKalb County, Tennessee on February 22, 1847. He attended Geneva Academy in Carthage, Tennessee before graduating from the New Middleton Institute with his AM degree in 1871. He went on to study law and was admitted to the Bar in 1873. Fisher married Amelia Bryan on September 2, 1875 and the couple had ten children: Albert Ernest, James Nelson, Minnie, Virgie, Alice, Thomas Jefferson, Christine, Amelia Bryan, Mai Sanders, and Helen. In 1884, Fisher became the Attorney General of the 5th Judicial Circuit. He left this position to become Judge of the 5th Chancery Division in 1886, where he served until 1902. Fisher also served as the mayor of Carthage. He died in Carthage on November 14, 1916 and is buried in Ridgewood Cemetery.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this ledger in July of 1987.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480