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John L. Neely Letter and Receipt

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0156

This collection consists primarily of a letter that Cadet John L. Neely wrote to his mother, Bettie Neely, from the University of Tennessee on September 19, 1887. In it, he says that he enjoys school, discusses his classes, assures his mother that his health has been good, and mentions having spoken with the University's President (Charles W. Dabney) when he was visiting the dorm. Also included is a receipt (signed by W. W. Morrison) indicating that Cadet J. L. Neely has paid the $20.00 that he owed for board between November 1 and December 27, 1887.

Dates

  • 1887 September 19-November 14

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

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection consists primarily of a letter that Cadet John L. Neely wrote to his mother, Bettie Neely, from the University of Tennessee on September 19, 1887. In it, he says that he enjoys school, discusses his classes, assures his mother that his health has been good, and mentions having spoken with the University's President (Charles W. Dabney) when he was visiting the dorm. Also included is a receipt (signed by W. W. Morrison) indicating that Cadet J. L. Neely has paid the $20.00 that he owed for board between November 1 and December 27, 1887.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Lee Neely was born to George Logan and Bettie (Carothers) Neely in Tennessee on March 8, 1869. He attended the University of Tennessee from 1887 to 1888 but did not complete a degree. Neely married Varrie Leech on October 19, 1897 and the couple had three children: John Lee (1899-1983), George Leonard (1901-1990), and Sarah Elizabeth (Neely) Tisdale (1905-1992). For most of his professional career, John Neely worked as an attorney and for some time served as the Assistant Attorney General of Tennessee. He died in Nashville, Tennessee on August 14, 1938.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

John L. Neely Jr. donated these materials to Special Collections on September 16, 1955.

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