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George A. Nelson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0849

In this letter to his brother, James R. Nelson, George Nelson writes that he received the money James sent and has used it to pay a man to whom he owed money for land. Nelson goes on to report that he has just finished planting his corn and that there have been a number of fires in the area, including one that caused between $5,000 and $6,000 of damage. He closes by sending his love to his family and imploring his brother to write soon.

Dates

  • 1856 April 18

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

In this letter to his brother, James R. Nelson, George Nelson writes that he received the money James sent and has used it to pay a man to whom he owed money for land. Nelson goes on to report that he has just finished planting his corn and that there have been a number of fires in the area, including one that caused between $5,000 and $6,000 of damage. He closes by sending his love to his family and imploring his brother to write soon.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Addison Nelson was born to Thomas and Elizabeth (Green) Nelson in Fauquier County, Virginia on May 14, 1807. He was one of eight children, including James Richard (1808-1861). George Nelson was raised on his father's farm and purchased a farm of his own in Virginia in the late 1820s. He married Margaret Selecman in 1831, and the couple had four children: Elizabeth, Margaret F., George F., and Arthur. Nelson sold his Virginia property in 1856 and moved his family to Davidson County, Tennessee. Here, he continued to farm until his death on January 15, 1883.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this letter in 1975.

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