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Thomas W. Humes Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0754

  • Staff Only

This collection consists of one correspondence from Thomas W. Humes to R. H. Armstrong. It was written on July 6, 1868. Humes writes to Armstrong about the salary and housing of a recently appointed professor, Reverend M. Grace. Thomas W. Humes was president of East Tennessee State University from 1865 to 1883.

Dates

  • 1865

Language

This collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The UT Libraries claims only physical ownership of most material in the collections. Persons wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants on www.special.lib.utk.edu for detailed information. Collections must be requested through a registered Special Collections research account.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of one correspondence from Thomas W. Humes to R. H. Armstrong. It was written on July 6, 1868. Humes writes to Armstrong about the salary and housing of a recently appointed professor, Reverend M. Grace.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas William Humes was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 22, 1815 to Thomas Humes and Margaret (Russell) Cowan Humes. Thomas W. Humes graduated from East Tennessee College in 1831; he received a master's degree in 1833. Initially, Humes intended to become a Presbyterian minister, but decided he could not subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith. He returned in Knoxville and dabbled in journalism in the early 1840s. From 1845 to 1861, Humes was a rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Knoxville. From 1865 to 1883, he was president of East Tennessee University. In the last six years of his life, he was librarian of the Lawson McGhee Library. He died in Knoxville on January 16, 1892.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Purchased in 2014 from Tennessee Rare Books and Autographs.

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