Benjamin Rush Strong Estate Ledger
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.
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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.
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.
Collection consists of a single folder.
This collection was purchased by Special Collections in May 2004.