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Almon C. Brown and Robert B. Thompson Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2251

An 1895 contract between Almon C. Brown of Cumberland Island, Ga., and Robert B. Thompson of London, England states that Brown will sell property in Overton County, Tenn., on which oil has been obtained to Thompson if no other bidders come forward in the next ten days. Attached to the contract is a "Prospectus of Oil Well Property in Overton County, Tennessee," which describes the location and production of the wells on the property. The prospectus also notes that drilling on these wells had stopped due to difficulties faced in transporting the oil to McMinnville, the closest town. It continues, however, saying that the Nashville & Knoxville Railroad is now only three miles away from the property, making transportation much simpler.

Dates

  • 1895 July 10

Conditions Governing Access

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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

Abstract

A pamphlet entitled "Prospectus of Oil Well Property in Overton County, Tennessee" describes the location and production of the wells on the property as well as the difficulties faced and recent improvements in transportation of the oil. The pamphlet is attached to an 1895 contract to sell this property between Almon C. Brown and Robert B. Thompson.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information has been found on Almon C. Brown of Cumberland Island, Ga., or Robert B. Thompson of London, England.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in April 2000.

Repository Details

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

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