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Charles and Betty Torreyson Collection

Identifier: MS-2347

  • Staff Only

This collection contains nine folders of correspondence sent to the Torreysons mostly between February and April of 1942. It includes a selection of congratulations cards on the birth of their son and of sympathy cards upon his subsequent death, as well as some general correspondence.


  • 1941-1945 (Bulk 1942)

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.


0.9 Linear Feet


This collection contains nine folders of correspondence sent to the Torreysons of Knoxville, mostly between February and April of 1942.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Torreyson was born on September 12, 1902 in Arkansas to parents Cornelius Torreyson and Mary Belle Davis. Around 1922, he moved to Knoxville, Tennessee. About 1930, he then lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Four years later, his mother died in Memphis, Tennessee. The year following his mother's death, Torreyson moved Missouri. Sometime between 1930 and 1940, he married Betty Tucker (1911-1985). In 1940, the couple resided in Knoxville. The following year, Torreyson's father also died in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1952, Charles Torreryson was living in Kentucky where he lived until his death on December 6, 1973.


Collection consists of nine folders.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to the Special Collections Library.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA