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William B. Carter Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0374

This collection consists of a single letter addressed to the County Court of Jefferson County, Tennessee, from William B. Carter. The letter concerns a deposit made by William Carter to be used for the inspection and use of the citizens of Jefferson County.

Dates

  • 1837 July 24

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 a single letter addressed to the County Court of Jefferson County, Tennessee, from William B. Carter.

Biographical/Historical Note

William B. Carter was born on October 22, 1792 in Elizabethton, Tennessee. He was an American politician and served as Colonel in the United States Army during the War of 1812. Carter served as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives and the Tennessee Senate. He was a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention in 1834 and a presiding officer. Carter served as a U.S. Representative from March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1841. He died on April 17, 1848 in his hometown of Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in 1966.

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