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John L. Polk Auction Inventory

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1417

This inventory documents the property of John L. Polk (deceased) that was disposed of at Public Auction on December 23-24, 1831. It is written on a large sheet of paper divided into three columns listing Polk's household goods and their prices. Among the items included are a razor strop, sundry books, 5 plows, 15 hogs, and Fanny, an enslaved woman. The estate's total value was $1526.06.

Dates

  • 1831 December 23-24

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is 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 inventory documents the property of John L. Polk (deceased) that was disposed of at Public Auction on December 23-24, 1831. It is written on a large sheet of paper divided into three columns listing Polk's household goods and their prices. Among the items included are a razor strop, sundry books, 5 plows, 15 hogs, and Fanny, an enslaved woman. The estate's total value was $1526.06.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Lee Polk was born on March 23, 1807 in Maury County, Tennessee to Samuel and Jean Gracy (Knox) Polk. He was one of ten children, the oldest being James Knox Polk, the eleventh president of the United States. John died on September 28, 1831.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this manuscript in April of 1987.

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