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John Bell Letter

Identifier: MS-2866

In this August 30, 1844, letter to William Brownlow, publisher of The Whig newspaper, John Bell, then Secretary of War, discusses his support of Henry Clay in 1839.

Dates: 1844 August 30

John M. Lea Letter

Identifier: MS-3068

This collection consists of a letter from John M. Lea to William G. Brownlow, Governor of Tennessee. Lea briefly introduces his recommendation of H. G. Smith as Judge of the Supreme Court and refers Brownlow to a full letter of recommendation originally enclosed with this letter.

Dates: 1868 March 21

John S. McNutt Letter

Identifier: MS-1948

In this letter, John S. McNutt solicits support from Colonel John C. Gaut for his candidacy for Attorney General. McNutt wants Gaut to persuade local citizens to support his candidacy as well.

Dates: 1845 August 19

John Sevier Circular

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MS-3548

In this circular, John Sevier calls for the state legislature to convene on Monday, July 23, in order to act upon a resolution made by the general assembly in respect to the election of the president and vice president. It is signed by John Sevier.

Dates: 1804 June 7

Joseph Buckner Killebrew Autobiography

Identifier: MS-1429

Agriculturalist J. B. Killebrew wrote this two-volume autobiography in 1896 and 1898. Volume one begins with an account of Killebrew's ancestry, describes his life from birth to the Atlanta Exposition (1881), and closes with an appendix containing more genealogical information. Volume two begins in 1882, chronicles Killebrew's life through 1897, and closes with an article from Harper's written by Martha M. Williams.

Dates: 1831-1898

J.R. Butler Circular

Identifier: MS-3586

This small circular announces Butler's re-election bid for sheriff of Claiborne County, Tennessee and requests that the Republicans choose him at the primary on May 23. His appeal is based on the Republican custom of giving officials a second term and on his financial record during his first term.

Dates: 1896 April

J.S. Golladay Speech

Identifier: MS-3565
Abstract This speech, printed in a nine-page booklet, is Golladay's response to Horace Maynard's December 12 speech. It was given in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 15, 1868, and concerns the Reconstruction of Tennessee. In it, Golladay claims that Maynard and the other delegates from Tennessee do not accurately represent the wishes of the citizens, nor does Governor Brownlow, because they were elected by the small fraction of voters who swore loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. He insists...
Dates: 1868 June 15

Judge Barclay Martin Letter

Identifier: MS-3066

Judge Barclay Martin writes to Tennessee's governor William G. Brownlow concerning the possible vacancy of the 16th Circuit judgeship. Martin is recommending E. G. Hill, Esquire for the position.

Dates: 1867 June 22

Judge J. F. Lauck Letter

Identifier: MS-3161

A single handwritten letter dated August 26, 1868 to the Honorable W. G. Brownlow, Governor of Tennessee, from Judge J. F. Lauck of Gallatin, TN in reference to a dispute about Lauck's Chancellorship, meetings of the Tennessee Bar Association about him, and injunction brought up against him.

Dates: 1868 August 26

Knoxville Community Planning Council Records

Identifier: MS-0417

This collection houses minutes, plans, reports, correspondence, and publications documenting the Knoxville Community Planning Council's work between 1943 and 1946. The bulk of the material focuses on the Master Planning Committee.

Dates: 1943-1946

L. H. Passmore Letter

Identifier: MS-3083

This collection consists of a letter from L. H. Passmore of Ducktown, Tennessee to Senator William G. Brownlow. Passmore asks Brownlow's advice on with candidate the Republican party should nominate for governor of Tennessee, given that both support giving former Confederate soldiers back the vote, a policy that Passmore opposes.

Dates: 1869 June 17

Lee Seifert Greene Collection

Identifier: MS-3662
Abstract This collection consists of materials documenting the life and work of Lee S. Greene. These materials include reserach, teaching material, student papers, photographs, newspaper clippings related to politics in Tennessee, and edited manuscripts. The majority of the documents relate to Greene's political research for his publications including Lead Me On: Frank Goad Clement and Tennessee Politics, To Foster Knowledge, Government in Tennessee, and Seven Ages: An Autobiography. The collection...
Dates: 1930-1986, undated

Lloyd Bullen Political Broadside

Identifier: MS-3422

This long broadside is addressed To the Freemen of the Third Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Greene, Cocke, Sevier and Blount. In it, Lloyd Bullen addresses the reasons he should be reelected to the Tennessee state senate. Amidst many insults to his opponents, he promises to vote against renewing corrupt bank charters and to abolish the expensive Chancery Courts. He then requests that the voters choose him in the election to be held the following Thursday.

Dates: 1859 July 30

Love Letter Mentioning Parson Brownlow

Identifier: MS-2663

This collection contains a letter signed by Harry, dated June 2, 1862 from Portland, Maine to Sherbrooke, Canada. The letter is addressed to Miss L. A. Hale in care of the Honorable E. Hale. Predominantly a love letter, Harry mentions seeing William G. Parson Brownlow speak, calling him vulgar and profane. He also talks of two musical composers of the time - Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Bringnoli.

Dates: 1862 June 2

Major Paul E. Divine Materials

Identifier: MS-3659

This collection consists of 14 letters regarding political matters and positions from various leaders of Tennessee's regional and state government.

Dates: 1894 February 20-1906 October 9, undated

Neal and Wheelock Family Papers

Identifier: MS-2014

This collection houses correspondence, certificates, textbooks, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting the Neal and Wheelock families of East Tennessee. It also includes newspaper articles and transcripts showing the Scopes Trial.

Dates: 1857 June 13-1975

Newton Cannon Circular

Identifier: MS-3633
Abstract Governor Newton Cannon published this circular to present his position and objectives in the current race for governor. This document is addressed to Mr. John Rhea in Marshall County, Tennessee. In it, Cannon supports a national bank, deplores Van Buran’s profligacy, refers voters to his record in office, anticipates supporting the Whig/Republican candidate in the presidential campaign two years hence, and opposes a large standing army and government support of West Point. Cannon closes...
Dates: 1839 May

O. P. Temple Papers

Identifier: MS-0021

The O. P. Temple Papers consist of correspondence, legal and financial files, writings, newspaper clippings, awards, gifts, and photographs documenting the life and work of Knoxville businessman and politician Oliver P. Temple.

Dates: 1822-1922

Oliver Perry Temple Letter (Transcription)

Identifier: MS-0798

This collection consists of a transcribed letter from Oliver Perry Temple to Dr. W. G. Brownlow. The letter concerns O.P. Temple reporting back to Dr. W. G. Brownlow about speeches given in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Montgomery, Alabama. The letter was transcribed in 1971.

Dates: 1860 August 1

Park Family Papers

Identifier: MS-0538

This collection houses correspondence, ledgers, and bank records documenting the lives of several members of the Park family in Knoxville, Tennessee and Galleighan, Ireland. Among the topics discussed are family news, national politics, and land holdings that the Parks are renting out.

Dates: 1803 May 30-1874 May 1

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