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James Wilkins Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0937

James Wilkins wrote this letter from Columbia, Tennessee to Colonel Robert Allen in Carthage, Tennessee. Wilkins encloses a promissory note from Dr. Dillowee that was due in 1839 and asks Col. Allen to collect it. In a postscript, Wilkins commends Captain Tommy Williams as a worthy citizen who would also benefit from the proceeds of the note.

Dates

  • 1844 April 30

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for research use. Readers 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 (1 folder)

Abstract

James Wilkins wrote this letter from Columbia, Tennessee to Colonel Robert Allen in Carthage, Tennessee. Wilkins encloses a promissory note from Dr. Dillowee that was due in 1839 and asks Col. Allen to collect it. In a postscript, Wilkins commends Captain Tommy Williams as a worthy citizen who would also benefit from the proceeds of the note.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Wilkins was born on July 2, 1788 in North Carolina. He married Susannah R. Dix (1785-1879) on November 30, 1811 in Pittsylvania, Virginia. Wilkins died on April 17, 1876.

Colonel Robert Allen was born on June 19, 1778 in Augusta County, Virginia. He served as a colonel in the War of 1812 and as a U.S. Congressman from Tennessee from 1819 to 1827. He lived in Carthage, Tennessee, where he was engaged in the mercantile business and served as county clerk. Allen died on August 19, 1844.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

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