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Carte de Visite Depicting William G. Brownlow

Identifier: MS-1790

This carte de visite is a commercial reproduction of a portrait of W. G. Brownlow.

Dates: circa 1860

Confederate States of America Legislative Document

Identifier: MS-3436

This broadside, published by Authority, presents to the citizens of Tennessee the General Assembly's reasons for proposing to leave the United States of America, as well as the Declaration of Independence of Tennessee, the military agreement between Tennessee and the Confederacy, the act to authorize a provisional force, and the Constitution of the Provisional Government of the Confederated States of America.

Dates: 1861 May

Congressional Papers of Southern States

Identifier: MPA-0306
Abstract This collection contains a variety of papers written by or about various political figures from 1813 to 1929 with the bulk of the material from 1868 through 1877 and 1892. While most of the political figures are from Tennessee, many others are from states including Kentucky, Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia. The name of the collection is derived from the fact that the large majority of the documents are from politicians representing southern states, but some states...
Dates: 1813 - 1929

David Burford Papers

Identifier: MS-1185

This collection houses 29 letters written to Tennessee businessman and politician David Burford between 1820 and 1860.

Dates: 1820 March 12-1860 April 3

David Burford Papers

Identifier: MS-1027

This collection documents David Burford's political and business activities between 1814 and 1864, including his service in the Tennessee State Senate (1829-1835) and his involvement in the slave trade.

Dates: 1814-1864

Davidson County Political Circular

Identifier: MS-3588

Clement W. Nance had this circular printed during the campaign for circuit court clerk in order to respond to prejudicial statements being made about him by Major R.B. Turner. In the document, he recounts the events leading to Turner's abuse, lists the specific financial misdeeds he had uncovered over the past year, and gives a history of his own service to the county. At the bottom of the back side, someone has worked several arithmetic problems in ink.

Dates: 1843 September 12

DeWitt Clinton Senter Message

Identifier: MS-3587

This small leaflet, entitled "Message of the Governor" presents the alarming conditions of the state penitentiary and requests the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives take some definite and prompt action before they adjourn for the holidays. The alarming conditions were the result of overcrowding and immense indebtedness. It is signed in type by D.W.C. Senter.

Dates: 1869 December 6

Don Sundquist Papers

Identifier: MPA.0325
Abstract Don Sundquist represented Tennessee’s seventh district in the United States House of Representatives for six terms (1982-1994) before serving as Governor of Tennessee from 1995 to 2003. As a congressman, Sundquist was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, the House Republican Task Force on Ethics Reform and served as chairman of the House Republican Task Force on Trade. The largest part of this collection focuses on Sundquist’s work in the U.S. Congress, covering political,...
Dates: 1973-1998

Douglas B. Hill Letters

Identifier: MS-2745
Abstract The collection consists of two letters written by Congressman Douglas B. Hill, represensative for Fayette to Shelby counties. Both letters are to Abe Waldauer, who had close ties -- and later managed --the campaigns of Governor Gordon Browning. The first letter, dated January 26, 1925, is responding to a request by Abe Waldauer to get a pardon for an inmate. Hill responds, "I feel sure that I can get your man out ok someway as I see no reason why the Governor (Austin Peay) should let murder...
Dates: 1925 January 26-February 8

Edmund Dillahunter Letter

Identifier: MS-2239

In a July 21, 1849 letter to General George W. Gordon, Edmund Dillahunter of Middle Tennessee discusses a recent cholera epidemic as well as the local political scene. He expresses his dislike of secession and his fear that the rift over the slavery question will only escalate.

Dates: 1849 July 21

Edward W. Carmack Pamphlets

Identifier: MPA-0211

This collection consists of seven campaign pamphlets dating from 1905 to 1907 supporting Senator Edward W. Carmack's re-election to the U.S. Senate.

Dates: circa 1905-circa 1907

Essay on H. Clay Evans' 1894 Run for Governor of Tennessee

Identifier: MS-2503

This collection contains one short essay on H. Clay Evans' run for governor of Tennessee in 1894. It mentions his opponent Walter Brownlow and Evans' asking that soldiers from the Civil War not be allowed to vote in the election for the Republican nomination.

Dates: undated

F. B. Ragland Autobiography

Identifier: MS-1174

This collection includes F. B. Ragland's autobiography, written in 1891 for the benefit of his children and to whom the work is affectionately dedicated. In it, Ragland discusses his ancestry, his immediate family, his work as a farmer and businessman, his service in the Tennessee State Legislature, his memories of the Civil War (including the emancipation of enslaved peoples), and his activities in retirement.

Dates: 1891 April 1

F. S. Heiskell Papers

Identifier: MS-0875

This collection contains letters and papers of F. S. Heiskell, several discussing the construction of a railroad. Also among the letters is a detailed definition of what a copperhead is.

Dates: 1870-1888

F. S. Heiskell Scrapbook

Identifier: MS-2190

This collection contains a F. S. Heiskell's scrapbook of 1840's newspaper clippings, mainly about the government, the economy, agriculture, and the Mexican War.

Dates: circa 1840-1851

Felix Grundy Circular

Identifier: MS-3613

Felix Grundy had this circular printed in order to inform the voters of Rutherford, Williamson, and Davidson counties of his political views as he aspired to be the "Representative of a free and enlightened people."

Dates: 1826 October

Felix K. Zollicoffer Letter

Identifier: MS-1719
Abstract In this letter to Moses White, Felix Zollicoffer responds to rumors regarding Granville Searcy that Moses White mentioned in an earlier communication. According to these whisperings, Searcy is an unusually profane man, a whore-house bully, a notorious drunkard, has left an insane wife at home ... at the point of death, and attended a negro ball. Zollicoffer concedes that he has seen Searcy drink and heard him swear (although neither to excess), but denies the rest of the accusations, saying...
Dates: 1853 April 19

Frank G. Clement Addresses

Identifier: MPA-0314

This collection houses typscripts of 22 addresses given by Governor of Tennessee Frank Goad Clement between 1954 and 1958.

Dates: 1954-1958

Fred D. Thompson Papers

Identifier: MPA-0116

The Fred D. Thompson Papers (1993-2002) detail Thompson's career as a U.S. Senator from Tennessee from 1994-2002. Correspondence, notes, memoranda, reports, audio and video tapes, and many other formats of materials document the complete workings of the Thompson administration, both in Washington and in his state offices throughout Tennessee. Some material on Thompson's two Senatorial campaigns (1994 and 1996) is also included.

Dates: 1993-2002

General George Thomas Letters

Identifier: MS-2246

The General George Thomas Letters, 1869, outline the debate over a resolution proposing the removal of Thomas's portrait from the state capitol.

Dates: 1869

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