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John B. Brownlow Inspection Report

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3245

John Bell Brownlow wrote this inspection report in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 21, 1878. He discusses an anonymous collector in Arkansas who is apparently falling short of his professional expectations and says that the desire for this collector's removal is almost unanimous within his district. This letter was likely written while Brownlow was a revenue agent for the U. S. Treasury Internal Revenue Department. The letterhead reads Remarks of the Inspecting Officer and the report is entitled Report on Collector Cooper[?] of Arkansas.

Dates

  • 1878 January 21

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

John Bell Brownlow wrote this inspection report in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 21, 1878. He discusses an anonymous collector in Arkansas who is apparently falling short of his professional expectations and says that the desire for this collector's removal is almost unanimous within his district. This letter was likely written while Brownlow was a revenue agent for the U. S. Treasury Internal Revenue Department. The letterhead reads Remarks of the Inspecting Officer and the report is entitled Report on Collector Cooper[?] of Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Bell Brownlow was born to William Gannaway Parson Brownlow, an ardent East Tennessee Unionist and editor of the Knoxville Whig, and Eliza O'Brien Brownlow in Elizabethton, Tennessee on October 19, 1839. He graduated from Emory and Henry College in Virginia and then served a long internship at his father's newspaper. During the Civil War, Brownlow commanded the Union's 9th Regiment of Tennessee Cavalry. After the war, he served as a special agent for the United States Treasury Department (1865-1866) and then worked for the United States Post Office. In 1904, Brownlow and his son, William G. Brownlow II, started Knoxville's first real estate firm, J. B. & W. G. Brownlow Co. John Bell Brownlow died in 1922.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

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