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Daniel Briscoe Company Inventory of Purchases

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0601

This collection houses six volumes of invoices and records of sales documenting the Daniel Briscoe Company's activities between 1909 and 1928.

Dates

  • 1909 May-1928 December

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

4.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses six volumes of invoices and records of sales documenting the Daniel Briscoe Company's activities between 1909 and 1928.

Biographical/Historical Note

Daniel Briscoe Sr. was born on June 7, 1843 to Philip Jackson and Martha Allen Briscoe in Greene County, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Mississippi 1861 and went on to serve with the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After the war ended, he joined his father-in-law, Joseph H. Earnest, in the mercantile business in Morristown, Tennessee. He came to Knoxville in 1882 and founded George and Briscoes with his brother, Philip Jackson Briscoe, and Solomon H. George. In 1884, the company was reorganized with R. R. Swepson as Briscoes, Swepson, and Company. The firm was reorganized again in 1889 as Daniel Briscoe, Brother and Company and continued under this name until Daniel Briscoe's retirement in 1909. In its various incarnations, the firm engaged in the dry goods jobbing business and was very profitable, earning its various owners places among Knoxville's merchant princes. Daniel Briscoe also maintained interests in the Island Home Insurance Companies and in the East Tennessee National Bank. He died on February 7, 1918 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is buried in Old Gray Cemetery.

Daniel Briscoe, Sr. married Catherine (Kate) C. Ernest (1846-1883) in Tennessee in 1864. The had at least four children; Mattie B. Briscoe (1865-1884), Joseph Earnest Briscoe (1867-1939), John G, Briscoe (1874-1884), and an unnamed infant son who died in 1878. After Catherine passed away in 1883, Daniel married again in 1889 to Lucy Gillespie White (1862-1943). Daniel and Lucy had two children; Lucien White Briscoe (1891-1937) and Margaret (Briscoe) Burdett (1894-1969).

Arrangement

Collection consists of six volumes.

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

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