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C. M. McClung & Co. Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3137

This collection houses receipts and letters from the C. M. McClung & Co. hardware company, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, recording sales to Frank William Taylor of Morristown, Tennessee made between 1929 and 1941.

Dates

  • 1929-1941

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 houses receipts and letters from the C. M. McClung & Co. hardware company, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, recording sales to Frank William Taylor of Morristown, Tennessee made between 1929 and 1941.

Biographical/Historical Note

C. M. McClung & Co. was a wholesale and mail-order supplier of hardware, stoves, and other goods, located on Jackson Avenue in downtown Knoxville. The company dates back to 1820 when James Cowan started a general store on Gay Street. In 1859 this enterprise became the firm of Cowan, McClung, & Co. In 1884, Calvin Morgan McClung bought the business's wholesale hardware division, which he named after himself. The first Jackson Avenue warehouses were built in 1893. The company went out of business in 1971. Despite plans to turn the warehouses into residential lofts, several of the warehouses were destroyed by fire in 2007.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections on March 20, 2007.

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