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F. H. Knapp Letter to D. G. Broom

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1873

F. H. Knapp wrote this letter to his friend D. G. Broom in Natchez, Mississippi from Nashville, Tennessee on July 15, 1842. Although he finds that the hard times are felt [here] even more than in Mississippi, he has enjoyed his time in Tennessee. Knapp does not believe that he will have enough work to keep him busy for more than another month, after which he will go either to Baltimore or to North Carolina. Knapp goes on to describe some of the people he has met and things he has seen. He closes with a request that Broom remember him to his friends and write soon.

Dates

  • 1842 July 15

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

F. H. Knapp wrote this letter to his friend D. G. Broom in Natchez, Mississippi from Nashville, Tennessee on July 15, 1842. Although he finds that the hard times are felt [here] even more than in Mississippi, he has enjoyed his time in Tennessee. Knapp does not believe that he will have enough work to keep him busy for more than another month, after which he will go either to Baltimore or to North Carolina. Knapp goes on to describe some of the people he has met and things he has seen. He closes with a request that Broom remember him to his friends and write soon.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frederick Hopkins Knapp was born in Guildford, New York on May 17, 1815. He studied law with his brother-in-law Daniel S. Dickson before deciding to practice dentistry in 1834. Knapp attended lectures at the Medical College of New York and opened an office in Baltimore, Maryland in 1835. He married Sophia A. Neal in 1840, and the couple had one son, Frederick James. Knapp relocated to Havana, Cuba in 1840 in order to treat a respiratory problem, but within a few months, he was sufficiently improved to relocate his practice to New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to his dental work, he also served as a member of the Secession Legislature of Louisiana and as President of the Louisiana State Dental Society. Frederick Knapp died of heart disease in New Orleans on June 23, 1883.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter in October of 1991.

Digitized Materials

This collection was digitized as part of the Tennessee Documentary History project. These digital materials can be accessed through the project’s webpage located at http://diglib.lib.utk.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=tdh;cc=tdh;tpl=home.tpl

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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