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H. J. Anderson Letter to the Editor of the Globe

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1155

This collection consists of a handwritten letter by H. J. Anderson of Toulon, Haywood County, Tennessee, to F. P. Blair, the editor of the Globe (Washington, D.C.), on January 23, 1835 regarding his subscription to the newspaper.

Dates

  • 1835 January 23

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 consists of a handwritten letter by H. J. Anderson of Toulon, Haywood County, Tennessee, to F. P. Blair, the editor of the Globe (Washington, D.C.), on January 23, 1835 regarding his subscription to the newspaper.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harrod Jones Anderson was born April 22, 1795 to John and Mary Trevillian Anderson in Hanover County, Virginia. He eventually moved to Haywood County, Tennessee, where he owned land at Toulon. He was appointed postmaster of Belmontaine in 1833. He married Matilda Woodson Hope (1800-1867) and they had several children. He died in Haywood County on November 10, 1861.

Francis Preston Blair, Sr. (1791-1876) was a politician and also served as editor of the Washington, D.C. newspaper, the Globe from 1830-1849. While editor of the paper, Blair supported the Democratic Party and served on Andrew Jackson’s “kitchen cabinet.” In 1854, he helped start the new Republican Party. Blair married Eliza Violet Gist in 1812 and they had three sons: Montgomery (1813-1883), James (1819-1852), and Francis Preston, Jr. (1821-1875).

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

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