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Edward J. Sanford Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3503

This ledger opens with several months of purchase records (which are glued into the book) and proceeds to a cash and contra record for 1856 and 1857. After several empty pages, it presents a cash record for 1864 and 1865 and ends with numerous blank pages.

Dates

  • 1856 June 18-1864 July 19

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

0.2 Linear Feet

Abstract

This ledger opens with several months of purchase records (which are glued into the book) and proceeds to a cash and contra record for 1856 and 1857. After several empty pages, it presents a cash record for 1864 and 1865 and ends with numerous blank pages.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Jackson Sanford was born in Connecticut on November 23, 1831 to John Wheeler and Altha (Fanton) Sanford. He married Emma Chavannes on August 21, 1860, and together they had Anna (1861-1864), John Adrian (1862-1864), Edward Terry (1865-1930), Louis Chavannes (1868-1868), Emma (Sanford) Sanford (1869-1940), George William (1871-1872), Alfred Fanton (1875-1946), Mary (Sanford) Ault (1877-1970), Hugh Wheeler (1879-1961), and Louise (Sanford) Fisher (1882-1964). Sanford fought in the Civil War under General Burnside. After the war, he moved to Knoxville and became a wealthy businessman and community leader with interests in a lumber firm and a drug store in addition to influential positions in the Knoxville Woolen Mills, Mechanics National Bank, and the East Tennessee Female Institute. Along with Charles McClung McGee, he established the charter for Lenoir City, Tennessee. Edward J. Sanford died on October 27, 1902 and is buried in the Old Gray cemetery.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Acquisition Note

This ledger was donated to Special Collections by the Knoxville Academy of Medicine on January 18, 1990.

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