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Charles T. Cates Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1403

  • Staff Only

This ledger documents the accounts of Maryville lawyer Charles T. Cates between 1866 and 1876. In each record, Cates lists the name of his client, describes the services he performed, and indicates how much he charged. An index (arranged by the client's last name) appears on the first few pages of the book.

Dates

  • 1866 May-1876 October 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 (1 folder)

Abstract

This ledger documents the accounts of Maryville lawyer Charles T. Cates between 1866 and 1876. In each record, Cates lists the name of his client, describes the services he performed, and indicates how much he charged. An index (arranged by the client's last name) appears on the first few pages of the book.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Theodore Cates was born to Reuben Louis and Amanda Lavinia (Wilkinson) Cates in Maryville, Tennessee on January 8, 1840. He attended the Blount County public schools and graduated from Maryville College in 1857. He married Martha Victoria Kidd on February 24, 1862, and the couple had four children: Charles Theodore, James M., Lula (Cates) Trimble, and Mary Jane. Cates enlisted in Company E of the 5th (McClellan's) Cavalry Battalion during the Civil War on August 13, 1861 and was promoted to Adjutant on September 1, 1861. The unit was later reorganized as Company K of the 2nd (Ashby's) Tennessee Cavalry.

After the war ended, Cates returned to Maryville, studied law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1866. He practiced law in Maryville, served as a director of a Maryville bank, and was one of the incorporators of Southern State Company in 1893. He also served briefly as the Attorney General for the 3rd judicial district of Tennessee (1872) and was appointed back-tax attorney (1895). Charles Cates died in Maryville on April 11, 1919.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this account book in December of 1987.

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