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Mary Jane McNairy Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3075

This collection consists of a letter from Mary Jane McNairy in Nashville, dated December 19, 1838, to (Jane) Ellen Foster in Philadelphia. Mary discusses her plans for Christmas break, local parties, and gossip about friends and love affairs.

Dates

  • 1838 December 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

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from Mary Jane McNairy in Nashville, dated December 19, 1838, to (Jane) Ellen Foster in Philadelphia. Mary discusses her plans for Christmas break, local parties and gossip about friends and love affairs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Jane McNairy was a friend of Jane Ellen Foster's and went to school in Nashville.

Jane Ellen Foster was born to Ephraim Hubbard and Jane Mebane (Lytle) Foster in December of 1821. Her father represented Tennessee in the U. S. Senate from 1838 to 1839 and from 1843 to 1845. She was married to Edward Saunders Cheatham (1818-1878), a state legislator, on October 19, 1841 in Henry County, Tennessee. She died on June 20, 1851.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this collection on April 7, 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