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Ada Larew Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0205
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3679
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0263
Abstract

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

Dates: undated

History of the Cherokee Indians Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0086
Abstract

This collection consists of a manuscript for a book entitled History of the Cherokee Indians, written in 1935 by Penelope Johnson Allen. It documents the history of the Cherokee Indians in the Southeastern United States and their dealings with white settlers from the 1770s until their removal to Indian Territory in the late 1830s.

Dates: 1935

Indian Factories Cash Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3467
Abstract

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

John Sevier Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3231
Abstract

This collection houses a single handwritten letter from John Sevier to an Honorable [M] Smith in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792 regarding the region's escalating hostilities with the Creek and Cherokee nations.

Dates: 1792 October 30

John Williams Letter to Col. Gideon Morgan

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1005
Abstract

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 E. Clemm Journal

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1549
Abstract

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

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Identifier: MS-3774
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0195
Abstract

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

Penelope Johnson Allen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3060
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of historian and genealogist Penelope Johnson Allen, from the 1770s to the 1980s, primarily the twentieth century. The collection includes personal papers, research material, genealogical research material, publications, and more.

Dates: 1777-1983 (bulk 1860-1983)

Sampson Williams Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1959
Abstract

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