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Major Paul E. Divine Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3659

This collection consists of 14 letters regarding political matters and positions from various leaders of Tennessee's regional and state government. Many of the letters are from Walter P. Brownlow, a U.S. congressman from Tennessee, and William I. Davis, the circuit court clerk for Claiborne County.

Dates

  • 1894 February 20-1906 October 9, undated

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 collection consists of 14 letters regarding political matters and positions from various leaders of Tennessee's regional and state government.

Biographical/Historical Note

Major Paul Eave Divine was born to Dr. John Washington and Mary Adelaide "Ada" (Newlee) Divine in 1871. He was one of nine children. Divine began his career working for Walter P. Brownlow during his first term in office as a U.S. Representative from Tenn. (1897-1901). Divine went on to work with the National Soldiers' Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Jonesboro, Tennessee. He formed the legal firm Guinn and Divine with David M. Guinn in Johnson City, Tennessee on May 20, 1911. On September 27, 1906 Divine married Lulu Belle Milburn (1881-1955), daughter of William Elbert Franklin (1844-1925) and Florence Ella (Williams) Milburn (1859-1910). Paul and Lulu Divine had three daughters: Josephine (Divine) Brandt (1908-1971), Milburn Adelaide Sis (1909-2001), and Florence Ellen (Divine) Miller (1916-1997). Paul Divine passed way in 1935 and is buried in Greene County, Tenn.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was transferred from the Tennessee State Archives to Special Collections in 2012.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult:

Missing Title

  1. MS.0908: Milburn Divine Letter to LaReine Warden Clayton and And This Is Our Heritage Chapters
  2. MS.2361: Paul Divine Papers
  3. MS.2555: Divine Family Papers
  4. MS.3789: Divine Family Correspondence

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