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Absalom Arthur Kyle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0027
Abstract

This collection houses correspondence, appointments, and other official documents related to Absalom Arthur Kyle and his son Hugh Graham Kyle. Hugh Graham Kyle was born on December 27th, 1849 to Absalom and Marry Anne in Rogersville, TN. Hugh followed in his father's footsteps and served as a judge and was a respected member of the Tennessee bar. He died on July 15th, 1927. There are also account books, private records of legal cases, and a cash book.

Dates: 1847-1914

Adam Huntsman Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3632
Abstract This double-sided broadside is addressed to “the free and independent voters of Madison County,” and presents to them Huntsman’s positions on the upcoming constitutional convention so they can decide whether or not to elect him as their delegate. He offers suggestions for the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, then lists ideas for justices of the peace before he turns back to his own candidacy for convention delegate, promising to do his best and praising the state of...
Dates: 1834 February 1

Address to the People of Tennessee by the Whig Members of the Twenty-Fourth General Assembly

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3403
Abstract In this 28-page pamphlet, entitled Address to the People of Tennessee by the Whig Members of the Twenty-Fourth General Assembly, the Whig Party denounces the Tennessee Democratic Senators who have prevented the Assembly from selecting two Whig U. S. Senators from Tennessee. The authors charge that the Democratic Senators refused to meet with the Tennessee House in Joint Session on the grounds that the Constitution requires each chamber to approve senatorial candidates separately. This...
Dates: 1842

Albert G. Welcker Bill and Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0068
Abstract

This collection consists of a political letter and bill addressed to Albert G. Welcker.

Dates: 1857 May 23-June 1

Allen A. Hall Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1635
Abstract

In these four letters, Allen Hall's correspondents discuss such political matters as appointments to the Post Office, removals of political officeholders, and the political situation in Knoxville and East Tennessee.

Dates: 1849 May 22-November 8

Andrew J. Fletcher Political Circular

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3635
Abstract

Andrew J. Fletcher published this circular in order to refute accusations made by Mr. Bullen, his Republican opponent in the state senate race. Fletcher refutes the charges, turns several back on Bullen, and then adds additional ones.

Dates: 1857 July 7

Andrew Jackson Donelson Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3653
Abstract

This collection consists of sixteen Andrew Jackson Donelson correspondences about plantation life, slavery, and politics in Tennessee.

Dates: 1851 May 30-1869 August 3

Andrew Johnson Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3557
Abstract

This circular, entitled Appeal to the People of Tennessee, begins with a brief history of Tennessee's recent history that leads to Johnson announcing his appointment as military governor of the state. Within this role, he invites the citizens to support his government appointments until an election can be held, and promises amnesty for all who yield to the authority of the national government. He assures them that there will be no vindictive prosecutions.

Dates: 1862 March 18

Andrew Johnson Letter

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Identifier: MS-3798
Abstract

Four page personal correspondence between Andrew Johnson and his son, Robert Johnson, dated February 7, 1859 from Washington City.

Dates: 1859 February 7

Andrew Johnson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2213
Abstract

Andrew Johnson, then serving in the U. S. House of Representatives, writes from Elizabethton, Tenn., to his son-in-law David T. Patterson on July 10, 1845, describing the political scene and campaigning action in East Tennessee.

Dates: 1845 July 10

Andrew Roberts Petition

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1929
Abstract

In this document Andrew Roberts, administrator of Adam Clapp's estate, petitions the Knox County Court to allow the sale of an enslaved person named Roy so that the proceeds may be divided among Clapp's eight heirs.

Dates: 1852 October

Austin Peay Appointment

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0037
Abstract

In this 1926 document, Tennessee governor Austin Peay appoints Miss Mary E. Baker as a delegate to the 50th Anniversary Conference of the American Library Association. This conference was held October 4-9, 1926, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1926 September 28

Boarding Bill for Eight Creek Indians

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3682
Abstract

William Maclin, Secretary of State for Tennessee, on May 24, 1799 issued a bill for the United States government concerning the boarding of eight Creek Indians for 33 1/2 cents each (including one gallon of whiskey) for two nights in Nashville, TN.

Dates: 1799 May 27

Carte de Visite Depicting William G. Brownlow

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1790
Abstract

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

Dates: circa 1860

Confederate States of America Legislative Document

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3436
Abstract

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

Daniel Bond Letter to A. J. McWhirter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1928
Abstract

Collection consists of a letter handwritten by Daniel Bond concerning the 1886 Tennessee gubernatorial election. Bond, a prominent West Tennesseean, states his support for East Tennessee's choice for governor, Robert Love Taylor. The letter was written to A. J. McWhirter, the Commissioner of Agriculture for Tennessee and friend of Taylor.

Dates: 1887 July 9

David Burford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1027
Abstract

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

David Burford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1185
Abstract

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

Dates: 1820 March 12-1860 April 3

Davidson County Political Circular

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3588
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3587
Abstract

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

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