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Henry Bell and Son Special License

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3636

This Special License to Ship into Insurrectionary States and Districts was awarded to Henry Bell and Son to enable them to ship merchandise to James Bond in Brownville, Tennessee. It is attached to a three-page inventory amounting to $1083.26. The inventory contains various articles of clothing and shoes, an assortment of fabric and sewing notions, coffee and several different kinds of spice, nails, and a saddle and harness.

Dates

  • 1863 September 19

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 the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This Special License to Ship into Insurrectionary States and Districts was awarded to Henry Bell and Son to enable them to ship merchandise to James Bond in Brownville, Tennessee. It is attached to a three-page inventory amounting to $1083.26. The inventory contains various articles of clothing and shoes, an assortment of fabric and sewing notions, coffee and several different kinds of spice, nails, and a saddle and harness.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Bell was born in 1808 in Delaware or Maryland to William Bell and his wife. He married Clarissa Davis and they moved to Kentucky where he developed a thriving wholesale and dry goods business in Lexington and was the president of the Northern Bank of Kentucky. Bell died in 1883.

Daniel W. Bell was born on February 27, 1831 in Salisbury, Maryland to Henry and Clarissa (Davis) Bell, and moved to Kentucky with his family. He was educated at Transylvania University and opened a branch of the family business in St. Louis, Missouri in 1857. He married Eleanor Warfield and they had two children, Clara and Ernest. Daniel died on September 4, 1877.

James Bond had a coal, livery, and transportation business in Brownsville, Tennessee. It was still in business as late as 1921.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this document in 1989.

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