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Newton Napoleon Polk Letter and Land Survey

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0788

This collection consists of photostats of a letter and land calculations for the East Tennessee College campus. The correspondence is from Newton Napoleon Polk to his brother John dated March 16, 1878. In the letter, Polk recalls his memories from East Tennessee College.

Dates

  • 1873
  • undated

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

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 consists of photostats of a letter and land calculations for the East Tennessee College campus. The correspondence is from Newton Napoleon Polk to his brother John, dated March 16, 1878.

Biographical/Historical Note

Newton Napoleon Polk was born on November 18, 1854. He is the son of Horace and Ophelia Polk. Newton married Mary Ellen "Minnie" Turrentine and the couple had two children. Newton Polk died on September 12, 1903.

After Blount College closed in 1809, the college developed a temporary partnership with Knoxville's Hampden-Sydney Academy and it re-opened as East Tennessee College in 1820. Due to inflation of the faculty and students, the name was then changed to East Tennessee University in 1840. The schools reached its current name the University of Tennessee, in 1879.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.0213.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections in 1960, by Stanley Folsmbee.

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