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Wade Keyes Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3103

This collection consists of a brief letter from Wade Keyes dated Richmond, August 14, 1861 to J. L. Ramsey in Knoxville. Keyes confirms Ramsey's appointment as attorney for the District of Tennessee. He makes reference to a commission which was originally enclosed with the letter.

Dates

  • 1861 August 14

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 brief letter from Wade Keyes dated Richmond, August 14, 1861, to J. L. Ramsey in Knoxville. Keyes confirms Ramsey's appointment as attorney for the District of Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Wade Keyes was born in 1821. He attended school at LaGrange College and the University of Virginia, then studied law in Lexington, Kentucky. He practiced law in Tallahassee, Florida from 1844 to 1851, then moved to Montgomery, Alabama. During the Civil War he served as Assistant Attorney General for the Confederate States of America. After the war he continued to practice law in Florence, Alabama, where he died in 1879.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single oversize folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections on March 6, 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