Samuel Bond Letter
This collection is a letter from Samuel Bond to his sister Melinda Bond from June 25, 1825. In his letter, Bond writes to his sister Melinda in Mooresville, Alabama, and discusses his experience at Cumberland College. He acknowledges that he gets along well with his roommate, and he talks about the religious services that occur at the college. In addition, he discusses his visit with General Andrew Jackson and notes that Jackson is not in the best of health. Furthermore he notes that his wife liked to talk and seemed to be very concerned with religion.
The collection also includes a photocopy of a letter from Stanley J. Folmsbee, Professor Emeritus, to Sam Smith, faculty member in the History Department at the University of Tennessee. This photocopied letter is dated December 3, 1971. In this letter, Folsbee gives Smith some background on the Samuel Bond letter.
- 1825 June 28, 1971 December 3
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This collection is a letter from Samuel Bond to his sister Melinda Bond from June 25, 1825. The collection also includes a photocopy of a letter from Stanley J. Folmsbee, Professor Emeritus, to Sam Smith, faculty member in the History Department at the University of Tennessee. This photocopied letter provides background information on the Bond letter and is dated December 3, 1971.
Samuel Bond was born in Knox County, Tennessee on December 10, 1804. He attended Cumberland University, studying medicine, and was a practicing physician through the 1840s. He spent some time living with his family who moved from Knox County to Alabama before he settled in Shelby County, TN. He served one term in the Tennessee General Assembly from 1847-1849. He would go on to focus his efforts in cotton planting. He died on August 8, 1862 in Shelby County.
Samuel's sister, Melinda Bond, was born in 1806 in Knox County but eventually relocated with the family to Alabama. She married Vincent Hubbard and died in 1826.
Stanley John Folmsbee (1899-1974) was an author and professor, spending much of his career with the University of Tennessee in the History Department. He specialized in Tennessee and American history and later developed an interest in the history of UT. Over the course of his career, Folmsbee authored and edited six books and innumerable articles. In addition to his work with the University, he was deeply involved with the East Tennessee Historical Society, where he served as president from 1934 to 1935 and as managing editor of Society's Publications from 1937 until his death.
Sam B. Smith was a faculty member with the History Department at the University of Tennessee and is the co-author of Tennessee History: A Bibliography and The Papers of Andrew Jackson. Vol. I: 1770-1803.
This collection is in one folder.
This material was given to Special Collections by Stanley J. Folmsbee in 1972.