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Albion Tipton Blair Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3194

This collection consists of correspondence and financial papers documenting Albion Tipton Blair of McMinn County, Tennessee between 1840 and 1884. These materials detail the goods and transactions of the general store he owned and the financial collapse of another one of his operations. In addition, the collection houses poetry written or copied by Blair's wife, Eliza Ann (Reynolds) Blair.

Dates

  • 1840-1841, 1858, 1883-1884

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 correspondence and financial papers documenting Albion Tipton Blair of McMinn County, Tennessee between 1840 and 1884. These materials detail the goods and transactions of the general store he owned and the financial collapse of another one of his operations. In addition, the collection houses poetry written or copied by Blair's wife, Eliza Ann (Reynolds) Blair.

Biographical/Historical Note

Albion Tipton Blair was born to Hugh and Rachel (Tipton) Blair on September 12, 1811. He married Eliza Ann Reynolds on May 21, 1846 and the couple had at least nine children. Blair owned a general store before the Civil War in McMinn County, Tennessee near what is today Etowah. He also owned an ironworks in Pigeon Forge, which was sold to pay for taxes. Albion Blair died on July 11, 1896, and Eliza followed on November 5, 1896.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single oversize folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collection on February 8 and 11, 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