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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

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,...
Dates: 1853 April 19

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

Greeneville Board of Mayor and Alderman Tax Lists

Identifier: MS-0816

This collection contains two ledger books from Greeneville, Tennessee, with entries from the Board of Mayor and Alderman on tax reports, town codes, and more between 1818 and 1871.

Dates: 1818-1871

H. H. Thomas Letter

Identifier: MS-3062

This collection consists of a letter from Union solider H. H. Thomas to William G. Brownlow in Knoxville, Tennessee. Thomas congratulates Brownlow on his nomination for governor of Tennessee, praises him as a supporter of the Union, and asks for a position in his administration.

Dates: 1865 January 28

Hardin P. Shannon Letter to Harmon G. Lea

Identifier: MS-1347

This letter, to Harmon G. Lea, shares Hardin Shannon's concerns about the upcoming election for representative from Grainger County, Tennessee, and discusses Shannon's affiliation with the Whig Party. Shannon is particularly worried that Colonel Cleveland and Esquire Moore will manipulate the election to Shannon's detriment so that Cleveland will be elected.

Dates: 1845 June 3

H.F. Cummins Broadside

Identifier: MS-3620

H.F. Cummins published this four-column broadside from Paris, Tennessee in order to share his political goals, should he be elected to the state legislature.

Dates: 1853 July 7

Hinchey Petway Ledger

Identifier: MS-2482

This collection consists of a memorandum of monies received by Hinchey Petway belonging to the state of Tennessee for land in Williamson County. The ledger contains fifty-six pages of entries which spans the years 1824 to 1838 with the bulk of the entries recorded prior to 1830.

Dates: 1824-1838 (Bulk 1824-1829)

Horace Maynard Papers

Identifier: MS-0415

This collection contains scrapbooks, speeches, correspondence, photographs, essays, eulogies, and a biography documenting the life and work of Tennessee statesman Horace Maynard. There are a few items of unknown origin, including a deed for 60 acres on the south side of the French Broad River to John Wright signed by Governor William Carroll and two certificates of sale for land in Ohio purchased by Mathew Heuston and signed by President James Madison.

Dates: 1800-1954; Majority of material found within 1828-1882

Isham G. Harris Telegram

Identifier: MS-1986

Isham G. Harris sent this telegram to Major General Gideon J. Pillow on July 2, 1861 (the day that Tennessee was formally admitted into the Confederacy). In it, he discusses transferring Tennessee troops into the Confederate Army.

Dates: 1861 July 2

J. L. Edwards Letters

Identifier: MS-0728
Abstract In these two letters to Andrew Johnson (then serving Tennessee in the U. S. House of Representatives), J. L. Edwards of the U. S. Pension Office officially establishes the conditions under which old Mrs. Curtis and the heirs of the late Sarah Hawley would be eligible for government pensions. Johnson forwarded both items to Blackston McDannel in Greeneville, Tennessee with a handwritten note assuring McDannel that he is doing the best he can to get the pensions approved, although it appears...
Dates: 1844 December 13-14

James A. Rogers Papers

Identifier: MS-0738
Abstract The bulk of this collection houses legal documents, correspondence, plats, and other items documenting James A. Rogers' life and work. Among the subjects shown are rail and steamboat shipments in the 1850s and 1860s, land grants and sales (including land grants given in recognition of service in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), transaction records of enslaved individuals from the 1840s to the 1860s, the Civil War (including the construction of Fort Pillar north of...
Dates: 1784 November 3-1974 December 27; Majority of material found within 1784 November 3-1897 December 10

James C. Luttrell Letter

Identifier: MS-2219

In an October 4, 1857 letter to his wife, James C. Luttrell, a former Knoxville mayor and Comptroller of the Treasury for the State of Tennessee, describes the Nashville political climate just prior to the Civil War.

Dates: 1857 October 4

James K. Polk Letter

Identifier: MS-0797

In this 1841 letter to David Burford, James Polk asks Burford to reconsider his decision to abandon his political aspirations and discusses the general political situation in Tennessee.

Dates: 1841 February 2

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