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M. M. Newcomer Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0625

This collection houses six volumes of incorporation papers, stock certificates, meeting minutes, purchase records, and sales records documenting the activities of the M. M. Newcomer Company between 1907 and 1926.

Dates

  • 1907-1926

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 incorporation papers, stock certificates, meeting minutes, purchase records, and sales records documenting the activities of the M. M. Newcomer Company between 1907 and 1926.

Biographical/Historical Note

Morris Martin Newcomer was born on October 3, 1863 to William and Catharine Newcomer in Pennsylvania. He married Lucy Fichthorn Wright (1862-1932) on November 22, 1883 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Morris and Lucy had one child, Clara Adele (Newcomer) Pierce (1884-1974). The couple moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where Morris operated a store. In October 1907, Newcomer, Charles F. Young, William A. McBath, William E. Dunford, and John O. Tilley formed the M. M. Newcomer Company. This organization expanded Newcomer's original enterprise. M. M. Newcomer Company remained in business until 1932, when it was replaced by Knox Dry Goods. Morris Newcomer died on July 26, 1936, in Dallas, Texas, and is buried at the Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.

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