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John T. Burtwell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0254

This collection consists of receipts, correspondences, and business accounts of John T. Burtwell. Some of the correspondences are about personal and family matters, while others concern business accounts with local merchants. The Burtwell family was one of the first settlers of western Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1833 October 1-1869 December 31

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 receipts, correspondences, and business accounts of John T. Burtwell. Some of the correspondences are about personal and family matters, while others concern business accounts with local merchants.

Biographical/Historical Note

John T. Burtwell's date of birth is unknown. His family moved from New London, Connecticut, to Ohio. In 1830, Burtwell lived in McNairy County, Tennessee and became a local merchant. He married Cornelia Bedford of Florence, Alabama. He subsequently moved to Florence, Alabama, and the couple had four children. He remained in Alabama until his death.

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