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Thomas Humes' Court Summons

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2521

This collection contains one Knox County court summons for the Union Bank president, Thomas William Humes, to answer a Bill in Equity, filed against him by John Caniger, Sr. It is signed by the clerk and master J. F. Deaderick, and by Humes on the back with a handwritten acknowledgement of receipt.

See also AR.0001: Presidents Papers, 1867-1954.

Dates

  • 1842 November 1

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 Knox County court summons for the Union Bank president, Thomas William Humes, to answer a Bill in Equity, filed against him by John Caniger, Sr.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas William Humes (1815-1892), born in Knoxville, Tenn., was a clergyman, college president, author, and librarian. He graduated from East Tennessee College (now the University of Tennessee) in 1831 and received a master's degree in 1833. He then spent a term at Princeton Theological Seminary but returned to Knoxville as a journalist. He edited the Knoxville Times, Knoxville Register, and the Whig's Watch Tower. He was ordained in 1845 then became a rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Knoxville (1846-61, 1863-69). He was Chairman of the East Tennessee Relief Association, which aided Unionists in East Tennessee. He served as president of East Tennessee University from 1865 to 1883. Humes served as librarian for the Lawson McGhee Library in Knoxville from 1886 until his death.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

George E. Webb, Jr., donated this collection.

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
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