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Ephraim Hubbard Foster Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3077

This collection consists of a letter from Ephraim Foster to his daughter Jane Ellen Foster Cheatham, sent from Nashville on October 24, 1846. The letter discusses his grandchildren's schooling, the Cheatham family, and Ephraim's desire to see his young grandson Robert.

Dates

  • 1846 October 24

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 Ephraim Foster to his daughter Jane Ellen Foster Cheatham, sent from Nashville on October 24, 1846. The letter discusses his grandchildren's schooling, the Cheatham family, and Ephraim's desire to see his young grandson Robert.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ephraim Hubbard Foster was born on September 17, 1794 near Bardstown, Kentucky and moved to Nashville, Tennessee with his family as an infant. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1820. He worked as Andrew Jackson's privzte secretary for a time. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1829 to 1831 and from 1835 to 1837 and served as Speaker during both terms. He served in the U. S. Senate from 1838 to 1839 and again from 1843 to 1845 as a member of the Whig party. He died on September 6, 1854, in Nashville.

Jane Ellen Foster was born to Ephraim Hubbard and Jane Mebane (Lytle) Foster in December of 1821. 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

Collection was purchased by Special Collections on April 8, 2007

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may with consult MS.3077, Ephraim Hubbard Foster Letter, 1844 September 24.

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