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William R. Caswell Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0357

This account book houses the records of Dandridge attorney and merchant William Caswell. Of particular interest are the docket of the 12th Judicial Circuit (1843 to 1854), slave records, estate inventories, and personal accounts.

Dates

  • 1836-1862

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

1.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This account book houses the records of Dandridge attorney and merchant William Caswell. Of particular interest are the docket of the 12th Judicial Circuit (1843 to 1854), slave records, estate inventories, and personal accounts.

Biographical/Historical Note

William R. Caswell was born on October 22, 1809. Caswell served as attorney general for Tennessee’s Twelfth District, served on the board of directors for the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, and worked for the Dandridge Bank. Caswell also served in the Mexican-American War as well as a Brigadier General in the Provisional Army of Tennessee during the Civil War. He resigned this position in October 1861 and died in 1862. He is buried in Knox County, Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one box.

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, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480