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W. G. Hunt Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2445

This collection contains one Nov. 13, 1824 letter from William G. Hunt, the founder of The National Banner. He writes to Abram Maury and John Fitzgerald of the Nashville Republican, inquiring about the identity of an anonymous writer who assailed Hunt.

Dates

  • 1824 November 13

Conditions Governing Access

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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 one Nov. 13, 1824 letter from William G. Hunt, the founder of The National Banner. He writes to Abram Maury and John Fitzgerald of the Nashville Republican, inquiring about the identity of an anonymous writer who assailed Hunt.

Biographical/Historical Note

William G. Hunt (d. 1833) and John S. Simpson started The National Banner in 1822. It was combined with The Nashville Whig in 1826 with Hunt as Editor. Hunt, W. Hassell Hunt, and Peter Tardiff purchased The National Banner and The Nashville Whig in 1830, continuing with Hunt as editor.

In 1824, Abram P. Maury and Cary A. Harris began The Nashville Republican, which changed names to Nashville Republican and Tennessee Gazette. John Fitzgerald and Allen A. Hall bought the paper in 1826 and George Wilson's Nashville Gazette in 1827, and merged them into the Nashville Republican and State Gazette.

Abram Maury was also a State Senator from Williamson County, for whom Maury County was named.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection purchased June 2002.

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