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John Alexander Wilson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1626

This collection contains a letter written from John Alexander Wilson to his brother regarding the death of their mother, as well as a typed version of the letter and a brief biographical note on Wilson.

Dates

  • 1865

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 Special Collections.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Abstract

This collection contains a letter written from John Alexander Wilson to his brother regarding the death of their mother, as well as a typed version of the letter and a brief biographical note on Wilson.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Alexander "Alex" Wilson was born on April 20, 1828 to Andrew and Elizabeth (McQueen) Wilson in Mountain City, Tennessee. Wilson studied surveying and philosophy, and taught at several schools in Johnson County. He married Sarah Elizabeth Stout (1843-1919) on March 31, 1866. The couple had nine children: Edwin Clinton Wilson (1867-1941), Milton E. Wilson (1869-1943), Emma (Wilson) Robinson (1870-1961), Baxter Wilson (1874-1934), Roy David Wilson (1876-1966), Lola Wilson (1879, William Hamilton Wilson (1881-1885), Lula Wilson (1884-?) and Amanda (Wilson) Pierce (1888-1940). Wilson died on July 16, 1901.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single oversized box.

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