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Daniel Briscoe, Bro. & Co. Advertisements

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2196

This collection contains three letter advertisements from Daniel Briscoe, Bro. & Co. / Importers / and / Wholesalers / Dry Goods, / Notions / -and- / Furnishings of Knoxville, Tenn. One, undated, is about the Greatest Mail Order House in Knoxville. The other two are about the 1904 and 1905 spring goods for sale at prices under market value.

See also MS.0601: The Daniel Briscoe Company Inventory of Purchases.

Dates

  • 1903-1905

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.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains three letter advertisements from Daniel Briscoe, Bro. & Co. / Importers / and / Wholesalers / Dry Goods, / Notions / -and- / Furnishings of Knoxville, Tenn. One, undated, is about the Greatest Mail Order House in Knoxville. The other two are about the 1904 and 1905 spring goods for sale at prices under market value.

Biographical/Historical Note

Daniel Briscoe Sr. was born on June 7, 1843 to Philip Jackson and Martha Allen Briscoe in Greene County, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Mississippi 1861 and went on to serve with the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After the war ended, he joined his father-in-law, Joseph H. Earnest, in the mercantile business in Morristown, Tennessee. He came to Knoxville in 1882 and founded George and Briscoes with his brother, Philip Jackson Briscoe, and Solomon H. George. In 1884, the company was reorganized with R. R. Swepson as Briscoes, Swepson, and Company. The firm was reorganized again in 1889 as Daniel Briscoe, Brother and Company and continued under this name until Daniel Briscoe's retirement in 1909. In its various incarnations, the firm engaged in the dry goods jobbing business and was very profitable, earning its various owners places among Knoxville's merchant princes. Daniel Briscoe also maintained interests in the Island Home Insurance Companies and in the East Tennessee National Bank. He died on February 7, 1918 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is buried in Old Gray Cemetery.

Daniel Briscoe Sr. married twice, once to Catherine C. Earnest of Greene County in 1864 and once to Lucy G. White of Spring Hill, Tennessee, in 1889.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

George E. Webb, Jr. donated this collection to the UT Special Collections Library.

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