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John L. Davidson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3102

This collection consists of a letter from John L. Davidson of Nashville, dated October 1st, 1850 to his sister Harriet Ann Davidson of Logan City, Kentucky. John discusses his job in a dry goods store, dancing, love affairs, and family news.

Dates

  • 1850 October 1

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 John L. Davidson of Nashville, dated October 1st, 1850, to his sister Harriet Ann Davidson of Logan City, Kentucky. John discusses his job in a dry goods store, dancing, love affairs, and family news.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Littlejohn Davidson was born on June 28th, 1830 in Elkton, Kentucky to James W. and Priscilla Guinn (Jones) Davidson. He worked at a dry goods store in Nashville, Tennessee. John enlisted in the Union Army as a Major in Bowling Green, Kentucky on September 9th, 1861. He was commissioned into Company S of the 26th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on March 8, 1862. He was killed at the Battle of Shiloh in Shiloh, Tennessee on April 7th, 1862. He is buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Elkton, Kentucky. Harriet Ann Davidson was born on January 25th, 1834 in Franklin County, Kentucky to James W. and Priscilla Guinn (Jones) Davidson. She was the sister of John Littlejohn Davidson. Harriet never married. She died in Franklin, Kentucky on December 19th, 1912 and is buried with her brother in Glenwood Cemetery in Elkton, Kentucky.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single oversized folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections on February 14, 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