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J. G. M. Ramsey Receipt

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2238

The J. G. M. Ramsey Receipt, dated December 5, 1845, payment of $4.50 by Moses Armstrong for medical services rendered on September 24, 1845.

Special Collections also holds a larger collection of J. G. M. Ramsey's papers, which can be found in MS.0253.

Dates

  • 1845 December 5

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

The J. G. M. Ramsey Receipt, dated December 5, 1845, notes payment of $4.50 by Moses Armstrong for medical services rendered on September 24, 1845.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Gettys McGready Ramsey (1797-1884) was a prominent Knoxville physician, public official, religious leader, banker, railroad developer, historian, and staunch secessionist. In addition to his work to establish railroad service in Knoxville, a mission accomplished in 1855 with the arrival of the first train in town, Ramsey became an important author and historian of Tennessee's early settlement period. In addition to supporting the organization of the East Tennessee Historical and Antiquarian Society (now the East Tennessee Historical Society), Ramsey published The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century in 1853. During the Civil War, he publicly supported states' rights and served as a treasury agent and field surgeon for the Confederacy. His family was forced out of East Tennessee during the war, moving through Georgia and the Carolinas before returning to Knoxville in the early 1870s. Ramsey continued to play an active role in the community until his death in 1884.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in June 2000.

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