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East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad Company Letter Regarding William Hunt

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0159

This letter appoints William Hunt Attorney in Fact for the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company. Hunt is instructed to apply to the Tennessee Legislature for the 250 bonds (worth $1,000 each) that the previous Legislature had set aside for the Railroad.

Dates

  • 1866 August 28

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 letter appoints William Hunt Attorney in Fact for the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company. Hunt is instructed to apply to the Tennessee Legislature for the 250 bonds (worth $1,000 each) that the previous Legislature had set aside for the Railroad.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Hunt was born to Samuel and Sarah (Crouch) Hunt on December 1, 1810. He earned his MD from Transylvania University on March 11, 1839 and married Sarah Gaines O'Brien on January 30, 1840. The couple had five children: Samuel (1842-1922), Susan Letitia (Hunt) Rowan (1844-1902), Mary Elizabeth (Hunt) Carson (1847-1881), Alice Nancy Patton (Hunt) Lynn (1849-1930), and Sarah Ella (1853-1933). William Hunt practiced medicine in Jonesborough and Knoxville before serving as a doctor during the Mexican-American War and going to California during the Gold Rush. Hunt returned to Tennessee in 1851 and the family moved to Cleveland (Tenn.), where Hunt continued to practice medicine until being jailed for his Union sympathies at the start of the Civil War. After his release, he served as a doctor with the 8th Tennessee Infantry. During Reconstruction, Hunt became involved in internal improvements (especially railroads) in Bradley County. The family later moved to Knoxville, where William Hunt died on February 25, 1882.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Sarah O'Brien Lynn donated this letter to Special Collections on March 30, 1943.

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