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Elijah Embree Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2355

This collection contains a single letter written by Elijah Embree, 7 June 1834. He writes to Capt. E. West, discussing plans regarding his iron business. In addition, he complains of a scarcity of money in consequence of having to give cash for both corn & bacon, making it harder for him to come up with money for the business.

Dates

  • 1834 June 7

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 contains a single letter written by Elijah Embree, 7 June 1834. He writes to Capt. E. West, discussing plans regarding his iron business.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elijah Embree was born in 1784. Throughout his life, he worked in the iron industry in East Tennessee. Together with his brother, Elihu, he helped publish The Emancipator, a weekly newspaper devoted to the abolition of slavery, from April to October of 1820. He died in 1846.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The Special Collections Library purchased this letter in June of 2002.

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