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Sam Tate Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1056

This collection contains one letter written by Samuel Tate to an associate by the last name Gill about the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.

Dates

  • 1860

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 (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection contains one letter written by Samuel Tate to an associate by the last name Gill about the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Tate was born November 27, 1817 in Middle Tennessee. He became a merchant in Somerville, Tennessee in 1840 before the Memphis and Charleston Railroad was chartered in 1846. Tate was the company’s secretary-treasurer before becoming president. He’s listed as one of the early iron makers of Birmingham, having organized the Birmingham Coal and Iron Company in 1880. Tate had two sons, Samuel Jr. and Thomas, with his wife, Mary Augusta Tate (1826-1864). Samuel Tate died on July 26, 1892 in his son Samuel’s home.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased for Special Collections in 1980.

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