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Ada Larew Papers

Identifier: MS-0205

This collection consists of the personal papers of Ada Campbell Larew and includes manuscripts, historical essays, poems, plays, and short stories authored by Larew. Also available are personal correspondence, press clippings, and memorabilia.

Dates: 1912 April 2–1963 August 18, undated

Chief Nunna Hi-Diha Pathkiller Letter

Identifier: MS-3679

This appeal bond on behalf of Cherokee Chief Nunna Hi-Diha Pathkiller was signed by Return J Meigs III, Pathkiller’s acting attorney. The material included in the collection is an appeal bond to the Supreme Court at Knoxville. The case was a contest over the title to lands settled by the Blair Family in what is now Loudon, Tennessee. Ultimately, the courts sided with the Blair Family.

Dates: 1835

Colonel Return J. Meigs Biographical Sketches

Identifier: MS-0263

This collection consists of two papers written by William H. Thomas on Colonel Return Jonathon Meigs and the Eastern Cherokee Claims.

Dates: undated

Indian Factories Cash Book

Identifier: MS-3467

This book, titled Cash Book for Monies belonging to the Cherokee Indian Factories, contains a listing of debits and credits to Cherokee Indian factories in Tellico, Tennessee and Coleraine, Georgia from March 10, 1797 to April 26, 1798.

Dates: 1797 March 10-1798 April 26

James Collingsworth Account

Identifier: MS-1139

This collection contains one detailed bill from 1797 for James Collingsworth for "smith work done by him for the Cherokee" as he was ordered to do by General Robertson.

Dates: 1797 July 8-1798 March 7

John Williams Letter to Col. Gideon Morgan

Identifier: MS-1005

This collection features a letter from John Williams to Col. Gideon Morgan regarding relations between the Cherokee Indians and the U.S. government.

Dates: 1820 August 15

Joseph Anderson Letter

Identifier: MS-3306
Abstract Senator Joseph Anderson wrote this letter to Secretary of War James McHenry in approximately 1800. In it, he provides a summary of a petition that the Tennessee State Legislature sent to Congress asking that the government explain its apparently unjustified actions in East Tennessee. According to Anderson, numerous white settlers have been expelled from their land because government's commissioners surveyed the boundary with the Cherokee Nation incorrectly and U. S. Army officers have...
Dates: circa 1800

Joseph E. Clemm Journal

Identifier: MS-1549

Joseph E. Clemm began this diary on June 22, 1819 with the intention of making the gift of this journal to him [the reader] at some future period. The early part of this work is devoted to Clemm's activities in Augusta, Georgia. Later on, Clemm describes a trip to Tennessee to collect an overdue debt, during which he passes through the Cherokee Nation.

Dates: 1819 June 22-October

Kenneth Palmer Papers

Identifier: MS-3774

This collection contains material collected during the excavation and archaeological research conducted of Fort Loudoun, TN in the 1950s and 1960s. In addition, there are a few documents from Knox County, TN from the late 18th century and the early 19th century concerning property and land ownership.

Dates: 1797, 1816-1817, 1936-1964

Laura Thornburgh Collection

Identifier: MS-0195

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, articles, newsclippings, pamphlets, and books concerning author Laura Thornburgh and her book, The Great Smoky Mountains.

Dates: 1921-1960, undated

Return J. Meigs Letter

Identifier: MS-2039

This collection consists of a single letter dated April 14, 1812 from Return J. Meigs to John Strothers in Nashville, Tennessee. Meigs writes about his concern that both the Chickasaw and Cherokee rights are being violated by the United States government over land grants.

Dates: 1812

Sampson Williams Letter

Identifier: MS-1957

In this letter to Colonel David Henley (then serving in Knoxville as the War Department's agent in charge of Indian Affairs), Sampson Williams reports a number of robberies that he believes were committed by Cherokee Indians.

Dates: 1798 December

Sampson Williams Letter

Identifier: MS-1959

In this letter to Andrew Jackson (then serving as a Senator from Tennessee), Sampson Williams asks his friend to use his influence to prevent Congress from converting Fort Blount into an unarmed trading post.

Dates: circa 1795

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