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Pyrrhus Joseph Neil Letter

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0756
This collection contains a transcription of a letter written by Pyrrhus Joseph (P.J.) Neil, in 1868, to his father, John Harvey McKinley Neil while P.J. was a student at Blount College. In the letter, P.J. writes how much he is enjoying going to school at Blount College and how attentive his professors were to him. The image at the bottom of the letter is of P.J.'s grandfather, along with two brothers, who came to Knox County from Ireland in the late 1700's.

Dates

  • 1868 June 2

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is 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 contains a transcription of a letter written by Pyrrhus Joseph (P.J.) Neil, in 1868, to his father, John Harvey McKinley Neil while P.J. was a student at East Tennessee University. The image at the bottom of the letter is of P.J.'s grandfather, along with two brothers, who came to Knox County from Ireland in the late 1700's.

Biographical/Historical Note

Pyrrhus Joseph Neil was born on February 2, 1848, outside of Knoxville. After the Civil War P.J. was sent to live with his uncle in Knoxville and attended East Tennessee University. After he completed his education, he married and settled in Knox County. After the death of his first wife and child, he moved to Morgan County where he met his second wife, a young Cherokee girl named Isadora Jane Brient. He remained in Sunbright, Tennessee until his death on April 14, 1914.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections in 2011.

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