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Morristown, Tenn., Collection

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Identifier: MS-2308

The Morristown, Tenn., Collection, 1840-1955 (bulk 1910-1955), contains 19 items in three series. It is a random assortment of receipts, checks, photographs, letters, and other documents, dealing with Morristown, Tenn. All but one of the dated documents are from the 20th century.

Series I. Receipts, Checks, and Bank Statements, 1910-1925, contains eight documents. Four checks and bank statements of Mrs. Mattie A. Forkner for the Morristown Bank & Trust Co. date to 1910, and four receipts from Frank W. Taylor for the Tate Springs Hotel date to 1925.

Series II. Photographs, 1905, is an assortment of photographs and picture postcards. Two of the six items concerns the Kingmyer Hotel - one a postcard of the hotel, the other said to be of the owner. The other four are of various men and women. Only one - of a woman dressed as a man - is dated to 1905; the rest are undated.

Series III. Other documents, 1840-1955, includes two letters, an invitation, a program for a performance of The Case of Jennie Brice, and a blank piece of stationery for the Morristown Centennial Celebration in 1955 with drawings of Davy Crockett. One letter is from 1840, another from 1941, the program from 1912, and the invitational postcard from 1937.

Dates

  • 1840-1955 (bulk 1910-1955)

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

Abstract

This collection, the Morristown, Tenn., Collection, 1840-1955 (bulk 1910-1955), contains 19 items in three series. It is a random assortment of receipts, checks, photographs, letters, and other documents, dealing with Morristown, Tenn.

Biographical/Historical Note

Morristown, Tenn., was incorporated in 1855. Gideon, Daniel, and Absalom Morris settled within the present city limits of Morristown and gave the community with a name. The town is the county seat of Hamblen County, Tenn., formed in 1870. Morristown is also the childhood home of David Davy Crockett, legendary congressman and frontiersman. Here is the Davy Crockett Tavern/Museum.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder divided into three series: Receipts, Checks, and Bank Statements; Photographs; and Other Documents.

Acquisition Note

The Special Collections Library purchased this collection in March of 2004.

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