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Benjamin Rush Strong Estate Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2431
This collection contains a single ledger, listing the holdings of the estate of Benjamin Rush Strong. Divided into sections with different headings (W. M. Epps & B. R. Strong Estate, 938 McCammeron (?) St., B. R. & A. N. Strong, Electric Well, Strong Estate & Mrs. Kate G. Cornforth, and The Hartford), entries are dated from 1916-1917. Pages 97-130, 133-4, 139-42, 149-50 have been removed. Entries usually consist of a date, followed by a name and a dollar amount. At the bottom of each page is a total. Also, each section notes the page number of the previous account which it continues.

Dates

  • 1916-1917

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 ledger, listing the holdings of the estate of Benjamin Rush Strong. Divided into sections with different headings, entries are dated from 1916-1917.

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Rush Strong served as the postmaster of Strawberry Plains and as president of Strawberry Plains College during his life. He later moved to Knoxville. The Rush Strong School in Strawberry Plains is the result of an offer he made, providing $1,000 to any community that would name a school after him. When he died in 1915, he left land to the University of Tennessee to build a dorm with two stipulations--it would be a female dorm and a wildflower garden would be maintained. Strong Hall, completed in 1923, is said to be benevolently haunted by the ghost of his mother, Sophie Strong.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in May 2004.

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