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Carver Wagon Company Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3024

This collection contains a letter and three receipts documenting purchases from the Carver Wagon Company in Morristown, Tennessee made in 1918, 1924, and 1940.

See also MS.2308: Morristown, Tenn., Collection, 1840-1955 (bulk 1910-1955).

Dates

  • 1918, 1924, 1940

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 letter and three receipts documenting purchases from the Carver Wagon Company in Morristown, Tennessee made in 1918, 1924, and 1940.

Biographical/Historical Note

Morristown, Tennessee, was incorporated in 1855 when Gideon, Daniel, and Absalom Morris settled within the present city limits. The town is the county seat of Hamblen County, Tennessee, which was formed in 1870. Morristown is also the childhood home of David Davy Crockett, legendary congressman and frontiersman, and now houses the Davy Crockett Tavern/Museum.

Oscar Reed Carver was born July 25, 1869, in Clinton, Indiana, to Benjamin and Margaret Carver. After marrying Carrie B. Taylor on October 4, 1898, the couple had two children, Margaret and William. Carrie passed away in 1912. Carver had established his wagon company in Morristown by 1910, but the advent of the automobile and the Great Depression caused him to go out of business. He died on August 22, 1943, in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection purchased by UTK Special Collections Library in March 2007.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480