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Republican Circular Against Judge Campbell

Identifier: MS-3630

This circular was published to refute accusations Judge Campbell had made against Colonel Walter P. Brownlow.

Dates: circa 1898

Republican Party Broadside

Identifier: MS-3627
Abstract This three-column broadside presents a campaign manifesto supporting President Grant and the unionist principles of the Republican Party. It asserts that the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land and it claims that in 1861 Tennessee had been forced into rebellion over the wishes of the people. It then itemizes past actions that make the Democrats unfit to continue as a political party, and describes the patriotism and accomplishments of the Republicans. It is signed in type by...
Dates: circa 1872

S. P. Solomonson Photograph

Identifier: MS-3118

This collection houses a photograph taken by S. P. Solomonson in Fayetteville, Tennessee on May 1, 1908. The photograph, which depicts a crowd in what may be a campaign rally, documents the Democratic gubernatorial primary between Malcolm Rice Patterson and Edward Ward Carmack.

Dates: 1908 May 1

Selected Academic Manuscripts on Tennessee Politics and Politicians

Identifier: MPA-0315

This a selection of academic papers about Tennessee history. Many address the political careers of Albert Gore, Estes Kefauver, and Frank G. Clement.

Dates: 1964-1983

Tennessee Comptroller's Office Broadside

Identifier: MS-3329
Abstract G. W. Blackburn issued this broadside on June 22, 1869 as a public notice informing the state's revenue officers of the treasury's dire financial situation. Blackburn explains his recently acquired legal rights as comptroller to issue bonds (in this instance, bonds valued at $400,000) to pay the state's debt. Due to increasing expenditures and shrinking tax revenues, the Tennessee state treasury faced a potentially dangerous situation: if they defaulted on their bonds (held by the Fourth...
Dates: 1869 June 22

The Congressional Canvass

Identifier: MS-3465
Abstract Benjamin F. Lillard published this broadside, entitled The Congressional Canvass. To the People of the Fifth Congressional District, composed of the Counties of Franklin, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, Bedford, Coffee, and Rutherford, during his unsuccessful bid for John Bright Morgan's Congressional seat. In it, he introduces himself as a Democratic candidate and outlines his campaign platform, which includes repealing the National Banking Act, repealing tax laws affecting medicine, whiskey,...
Dates: 1878

"The Need of a Revision of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee"

Identifier: MS-0048

This political essay by R.H. Stevens calls for the revision of the constitution of the State of Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1912

Thompson McKinley Letter

Identifier: MS-1964

In this letter, Tennessee State Representative Thompson McKinley of Sumner County asks Governor William G. Brownlow to appoint D. M. Biddle, Esq., T. M. McKinley, and J. H. Rees, Esq. Directors of the Louisville and Nashville Turnpike Company.

Dates: 1868 January 1

Wesley T. Kennerly Papers

Identifier: MS-3440
Abstract The bulk of this collection houses correspondence written to and by W. T. Kennerly between 1891 and 1943. Among his correspondents are the nurses that he met while hospitalized in San Francisco during the Spanish-American War and such political figures as Senators Kenneth McKellar and Tom Stewart and Tennessee governor Prentice Cooper. Many of the letters document Kennerly's efforts to help friends and supporters secure employment with such agencies as the WPA and the TVA. The collection...
Dates: 1855 February 21-1943 May (Bulk 1891 June 8-1943 May)

William B. Bate Letter

Identifier: MS-2316

In this February 7, 1877 letter to John H. Erskine, William B. Bate describes his problematic run and subsequent defeat in his most recent senatorial race.

Dates: 1877 February 7

William G. Brownlow Letter Supporting Congress

Identifier: MS-4002

This April 3, 1866, letter was written by William G. Brownlow in Knoxville, Tennessee during his time as governor. In this short handwritten letter, Brownlow gives his support to Congress on an unspecified matter instead of President Andrew Johnson.

Dates: 1866 April 3

William G. Brownlow Tennessee Bonds Circular

Identifier: MS-2750

This collection consists of a Tennessee Bonds Circular dated May 9, 1866 and signed by Governor William G. Brownlow. In addition, the collection also contains an Executive Department envelope that includes an image of the Tennessee seal.

Dates: 1866 May 9

William I. Davis Denial

Identifier: MS-3585

This small leaflet records the oath of William I. Davis in which he denies the charge that Isham G. Leabow made against him. Davis swears that he did not tell Leabow that T.H. Ford, candidate for sheriff, had been paid $600 to run.

Dates: 1900 July 27

William Jay Smith Autobiographical Sketch

Identifier: MS-0909

In this autobiographical sketch, William Jay Smith describes his military career and ends with his election to the Tennessee Senate in 1867.

Dates: circa 1867

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