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Henry Ault Grocery Solicitation

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3618

Henry Ault printed these solicitation letters to inform potential customers of his Grocery & Commission business on Gay Street. He specifically mentions constant and ample supplies of coffee and sugar before describing his warehouses and his consignment procedures. He closes by reminding his recipients of his long experience. This letter has been folded and mailed to Joseph Johnson Esq., a merchant in Madisonville, Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1848 January

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

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Henry Ault printed these solicitation letters to inform potential customers of his Grocery & Commission business on Gay Street. He specifically mentions constant and ample supplies of coffee and sugar before describing his warehouses and his consignment procedures. He closes by reminding his recipients of his long experience. This letter has been folded and mailed to Joseph Johnson Esq., a merchant in Madisonville, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Ault was born on November 29, 1813 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Frederick and Mary Ault. He married Sarah Jones in August of 1830 and they had at least five children: Mary Ann, Fred, Martha, Henry I. and Mary. He bought the grocery from James King and was a member of the Knoxville Board of Trade, serving as its treasurer in 1870 and its vice president in 1871. Ault died on May 23, 1878 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this document in 1997.

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