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James C. Luttrell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2219

In an October 4, 1857 letter to his wife, James C. Luttrell describes the Nashville political climate just prior to the Civil War. He expresses disgust as the ways in which members of the Legislature are campaigning for various offices, saying "I shall have nothing to do with their elections -- shall let them fight it out among themselves."

Dates

  • 1857 October 4

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In an October 4, 1857 letter to his wife, James C. Luttrell, a former Knoxville mayor and Comptroller of the Treasury for the State of Tennessee, describes the Nashville political climate just prior to the Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Churchwell Luttrell (1813-1878) served as mayor of his hometown of Knoxville in 1854 and again from 1859 through 1867. His two sons, James, Jr. and Samuel, also were Knoxville mayors. From 1855-1857, Luttrell served as Comptroller of the Treasury for the State of Tennessee, a constitutional officer position elected by the General Assembly for a term of two years.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in August 2001.

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