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R. B. Purdom Letter

Identifier: MS-1450

In this letter, R. B. Purdom asks Major John Childs about some deposits in favor of Robert Davis that were supposed to have been forwarded to Childs by way of William Bunch and Dr. Frost and then returned (apparently to Purdom) in Huntsville, Alabama. Since they have not been received, Purdom asks Childs to search for them and send them to Davis if they are found.

Dates: 1819 July 9

Richard Green Waterhouse Journals

Identifier: MS-0918
Abstract This collection consists of photocopied transcriptions of a journal, a memorandum book, various letters, and legal papers kept by Richard Green Waterhouse as well as genealogical information collected by his granddaughter, Alice Waterhouse. In addition to recording his activities, Waterhouse's journals include poems, financial transactions, essays, recipes for dyes and liquors, and occasional inventories of his assets. The genealogical materials include sketches of family members and...
Dates: 1795-1902

Sampson Williams Letter

Identifier: MS-1957

In this letter to Colonel David Henley (then serving in Knoxville as the War Department's agent in charge of Indian Affairs), Sampson Williams reports a number of robberies that he believes were committed by Cherokee Indians.

Dates: 1798 December

Samuel Newel Summons

Identifier: MS-1584

This handwritten document summons Samuel Newel to appear at the Knoxville Courthouse to testify on his possession of any of the estate of Solomon Marks.

Dates: 1794 May 29

Sgt. William A. Smith Letter to J. O. Jones

Identifier: MS-3776

A letter was written by Sgt. William A. Smith, Co. B 71 Ind. 6th Cav., on October 5, 1863. He talks about Union occupation north of Knoxville, TN and the increased price of goods and foods in the Confederate states as oppsosed to the Union. He also writes about a brigade of women marching and carrying the U.S. flag. The letter was submitted to Mr. J. O. Jones, postmaster of Terre Haute, Indiana, in hopes that he could get it published in the local newspaper.

Dates: 1863 October 5

Strawberry Plains Bridge (Tenn.) Stereoview

Identifier: MS-2283

This undated stereoview photograph pictures the Strawberry Plains Bridge during the Civil War. Also seen are the ruins of a nearby house and a soldier standing guard.

Dates: undated

Thomas Humes Papers

Identifier: MS-1965

This collection houses two documents dating from the early 1800s describing Thomas Humes' land holdings in Knox County near the French Broad River.

Dates: 1804 December 7-1808 February 29

William Blount vs. George Mitchell Collection

Identifier: MS-1195
Abstract These four documents illustrate a case that William Blount brought against George Mitchell in 1794. Blount accused Mitchell of stealing one of his enslaved women, Amy, and demanded that Mitchell pay him the sum of one hundred pounds current money of North Carolina equal to two hundred and fifty dollars current money. Blount won the original case, but Mitchell (who acknowledged that Amy was enslaved by Blount) did not pay. Blount asked for further damages, and the case was finally settled in...
Dates: 1794 October 12-1795 April

William W. Fish Civil War Letter

Identifier: MS-3836

A handwritten letter from soldier William W. Fish dated January 25, 1864 and written from a camp five miles outside of Knoxville, Tenn.

Dates: 1864 January 25

William W. Fish Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3829

The material consists of two handwritten letters by William W. Fish during February 1864.

Dates: 1864 February 9-20

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