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John H. Crozier Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1348

In this letter to William S. McEwen, Crozier writes that he will do his best to get a new mail route from Kingston to Athens, Tennessee, through Congress. Until then, the Postmaster General would probably let someone do it for the revenue generated from its postage. Crozier then asks McEwen to share the contents of this letter with other interested parties in the area.

Dates

  • 1848 January 28

Language of Materials

This material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1.6 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

In this letter to William S. McEwen, Crozier writes that he will do his best to get a new mail route from Kingston to Athens, Tennessee, through Congress. Until then, the Postmaster General would probably let someone do it for the revenue generated from its postage. Crozier then asks McEwen to share the contents of this letter with other interested parties in the area.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Hervey Crozier was born on February 10, 1812, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to John and Hanah (Barton) Crozier. He graduated from East Tennessee College in 1829, and practiced law until entering politics in 1835 as the Knox County Attorney-General. From there, he served in the Tennessee House of Representatives, on the Knoxville Board of Aldermen, before serving in the United States House of Representatives from 1845 to 1849. He supported the Confederacy, and argued publically against William Brownlow before the Civil War.

Crozier married Mary Williams on March 13, 1849, and they had eight children together, including Etheldred, Cornelia, John, James, Lizzie, Lucy, Mary, and Anna. He died on October 25, 1889, in Knoxville, and is buried in the Old Gray Cemetery, which he had helped to found.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single oversize folder.

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