Holston Paper Mill Account Books
These account books for Holston Paper Mill are ledgers documenting buyers who purchased from the company during the years 1825-1836. One book includes a daily log of each transaction made. The other book has sections designated for a specific buyer and their purchases.
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.
0.5 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes)
These account books for Holston Paper Mill are ledgers documenting buyers who purchased from the company during the years 1825-1836.
Holston Paper Mill was constructed around 1826 in Marhsall's Ferry in Grainger County, Tennessee and was the first paper mill in Tennessee. David and Milton Shields via the firm D. & M. Shields & Co. operated the mill which was located on Spring Creek near the Holston River, north of Morristown (now under Cherokee Lake). The mill operated from 1825 to 1861 and produced a fine paper from rags, lint, and wheat straw.
David and Milton Shields were uncles to John K. Shields, a Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice and a U.S. Senator, and W. S. Shields, a banker who provided land to the University of Tennessee and served as a trustee for the school.
This collection consists of two boxes.
Special Collections purchased this collection in December 1967.
Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA