Thomas W. Humes Correspondence
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.
This collection is in English.
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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 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.
This collection consists of a single folder.
Purchased in 2014 from Tennessee Rare Books and Autographs.