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James M. Welcker Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0271

This collection houses five letters addressed to James M. Welcker. Most discuss financial and political matters (including Polk's nomination as a presidential candidate), but some also touch on family affairs.

Dates

  • 1844 May 29-1855 November 12

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 five letters addressed to James M. Welcker. Most discuss financial and political matters (including Polk's nomination as a presidential candidate), but some also touch on family affairs.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Monroe Welcker was born to John Henry and Elizabeth (Inman) Welcker in Tennessee on May 29, 1817. He was one of at least ten children, including Frederick Augustus, William Lewis, Charles Freeling, George Lewis, Henry Inman, Catherine Freeling, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Gallatin, Mary Jane McDowell, and Dewitt Clinton. Welcker married Margaret Park in 1843, and the couple had one known child, Sophia Elizabeth. Professionally, Welcker worked as a lawyer. He was admitted to the Bar in 1848 and practiced with his brother Albert in Knoxville and Kingston and later with David M. Key in Chattanooga before being named Chancellor for the Third District of Tennessee. He remained in that post until his death in 1858.

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