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James Lynn Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3357

This broadside, issued by James Lynn on December 22, 1875, begs his debtors to come forward and pay up. Lynn, a produce merchant from Kingsport, Tennessee, claims his own creditors are demanding immediate payment and even offers to buy back his produce at full market value in lieu of repayment in cash. He also informs his customers that he will be postponing any further general credit to be issued until more money is available.

Dates

  • 1875 December 22

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 broadside, issued by James Lynn on December 22, 1875, begs his debtors to come forward and pay up. Lynn, a produce merchant from Kingsport, Tennessee, claims his own creditors are demanding immediate payment and even offers to buy back his produce at full market value in lieu of repayment in cash. He also informs his customers that he will be postponing any further general credit to be issued until more money is available.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Lynn was born in September of 1837 in Tennessee. He married Sarah Rogan (1838-1920) on September 5, 1861 and the couple had seven children: Samuel Edward, John Fleming, Carrie Powell, Ellen A., Leila Mae, Nannie Rhea, and Perry Rogan. Four of these children attended the University of Tennessee: Samuel E. (graduated 1884), John F. (graduated 1886), Nannie (withdrew 1894), and Perry (withdrew 1893). Lynn worked as a grocer in Kingsport, Tennessee before moving to Knoxville in the late 1870s or early 1880s. Here, he worked as a clerk and later as a salesman for Cowan, McClung & Co. James Lynn died in Knoxville, Tennessee on December 23, 1915.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this broadside.

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