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George Washington Campbell Papers

Identifier: MS-3253

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This collection consists of two letters written by George Washington Campbell in 1806 and 1832, as well as an undated stereograph of Campbell's Nashville, Tennessee mansion. The first letter, dated 1806, is a hand drawn survey and description of George Washington Campbell's land in Maury County, Tennessee. Interestingly, the paper bears a watermark dated 1799. The second letter, dated 1832, concerns his Nashville properties and is addressed to a Mrs. Doherty of North Carolina.


  • 1806, 1832

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This collection consists of a hand drawn survey dated 1806 of lands held near Nashville, Tennessee by George Washington Campbell, a letter written by Campbell to a Mrs. Mary Doherty in 1832 concerning 640 acres of Campbell's land in Tennessee, and an undated stereograph of George Washington Campbell's Nashville, Tennessee mansion.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Washington Campbell was a frontier statesman born in Scotland on February 9, 1769. He immigrated with his parents to North Carolina in 1772. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) in 1794 and was soon after admitted to the bar in North Carolina. He moved to Knoxville, Tennessee and practiced law there for several years before running for political offices. He was elected to Congress in 1803 and throughout his noted and long political career served as Secretary of the Treasury under President James Madison and Foreign Minister to Russia. He died in Nashville, Tennessee on February 17, 1848 at the age of seventy-nine.


This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Purchased by Special Collections on September 25, 2006.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA