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Knoxville National Banks Reports

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0612

These six ledgers document the financial status of various national banks in Knoxville between 1887 and 1930. The five banks most frequently mentioned are the Holston National Bank, the Third National Bank, the Mechanics National Bank, the City National Bank at Knoxville, and the East Tennessee National Bank. All of the reports present were originally published in unidentified newspapers and then cut out and pasted into these ledgers. Volume five houses typewritten notes discussing various Knoxville businesses in addition to bank reports.

Dates

  • 1887 August 1-1930 September 24

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

4.23 Linear Feet

Abstract

These six ledgers document the financial status of various national banks in Knoxville between 1887 and 1930. The five banks most frequently mentioned are the Holston National Bank, the Third National Bank, the Mechanics National Bank, the City National Bank at Knoxville, and the East Tennessee National Bank. All of the reports present were originally published in unidentified newspapers and then cut out and pasted into these ledgers. Volume five houses typewritten notes discussing various Knoxville businesses in addition to bank reports.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Holston National Bank was founded in 1890. It built the Holston building to support its growing size and added a thirteenth and fourteenth floor after Holston National Bank merged with Union National in 1928. The newly-formed Holston-Union was unable to survive the economic crisis of the Great Depression and the bank failed in 1930.

The Third National Bank opened in Knoxville, TN in 1887. It was assigned charter number 3708.

The Mechanics' National Bank was chartered in 1882 and moved into what is now 612 South Gay Street in Knoxville, TN. Only a few months after the bank's inception, its president, Thomas O'Connor, was killed in a shootout. The bank was reorganized into Mechanics' Bank and Trust in 1907.

The City National Bank at Knoxville opened in 1888 under the charter number 3837.

The East Tennessee National Bank opened in 1872 under the charter number 2049.

Arrangement

This collection consists of six volumes housed in four boxes.

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