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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

North Carolina House of Commons Resolution

Identifier: MS-0932

This handwritten resolution requests that Governor Hawkins obtain a new map of the Cherokee border (as set by the Treaty of Holston in 1791) from General Pickens, as the previous map was destroyed in a fire. This new map would be filed in the Buncombe County Superior Court and transmitted to each Senator in Congress. The resolution is signed by William Miller, Speaker of the House, and by George Outlaw, President of the State Senate.

Dates: 1812 December 12

Penelope Allen Collection

Identifier: MS-2033

This collection consists of documents collected by Penelope Johnson Allen concerning the Cherokee Nation in southeastern Tennessee and northern Georgia during the 1800s. Included are materials related to the Cherokee Agency, as well as Allen's notes and research material from the 1930s-1970s.

Dates: 1801-1984 (bulk 1801-1820, 1923-1977)

Penelope Johnson Allen Collection

Identifier: MS-3060

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)

Peter H. Prince Papers

Identifier: MS-2921
Abstract The bulk of this collection is composed of photographs, newspaper clippings, computer printouts, xerox copies, floppy disks, correspondence, and reference publications documenting Peter Hayden Pete Prince's research into the history of his family and of the Great Smoky Mountains both before and after the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was formed. Other materials document Prince's personal life (including his two fiancees, his work with cerebral palsy patients, his struggle to find...
Dates: 1770-2006

Receipt of Bounty for the Return of Stolen Horses

Identifier: MS-2390

This document contains a list of items given to two Cherokee Indians in exchange for the return of ten horses stolen from the Creek Nations. In lieu of money, the payment was in goods. The document was signed by several Indian Agents, including Francis B. Sappington, in December 1797 and January 1798.

Dates: 1797-1798

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

Solomon Moor Receipt

Identifier: MS-2036

This collection is comprised of a single receipt signed by Solomoon Morr and John Kelley to David Henley, war department agent. The receipt was written on March 26, 1797, Knoxville, Tennessee. It was given as an advance of two-hundred dollars for the transportation of Creeks, Chickasaws, and Cherokee Indians from Philadelphia to Knoxville.

Dates: 1797

The Cherokee Trail of Tears

Identifier: MS-0087

This collection consists of a 237 page carbon-copy manuscript. The author introduces the manuscript as a history for general audiences.

Dates: undated

U.S. Congress Bill HR327

Identifier: MS-3592

This bill requests $5,000 to appoint a man to negotiate with the Cherokee Indians for land suitable to construct a canal between the Tennessee River and the Alabama and Mobile Rivers.

Dates: 1827 January 2

Valuations under the Treaty of 1828

Identifier: MS-3391

This compact disc houses 180 dpi .jpg scans of a property valuation book containing detailed records of Cherokee land and property holdings in various Tennessee and Georgia counties in 1833 and 1834. Each entry begins with the name of the property holder and then enumerates the values of such permanent assets as land, structures (including barns, cabins, and outbuildings), and fruit trees. Dollar values are provided for each item and then totaled into a single sum.

Dates: 1833-1834

William G. Williams Report on Cherokee Territory

Identifier: MS-0410
Abstract The bulk of this collection consists of a photocopied 35-page report describing a topographical survey of present-day Polk, Monroe, and McMinn counties in Tennessee. It is written in narrative style and includes observations and a sketched map of the area. Also included are three photocopied letters, one to John James Albert from William George Williams, one to Colonel William C. Lindsay (incomplete), and one to an unnamed commander from General Zachary Taylor to tell him of Captain...
Dates: 1838 February 8-1846 September 25

William Holland Thomas and James Robert Thomas Collection

Identifier: MS-2072

The William Holland Thomas and James Robert Thomas collection consists of five boxes of materials broken down into two series. The collection spans the years 1812-1939. The first series contains William Holland Thomas's personal Bibles, correspondence, and business papers. The second series contains his son James Robert Thomas's personal items, business materials, legal documents, correspondence, maps, newspaper articles, and supplemental materials.

Dates: 1812-1939, 1968

William Webber and John Capidy Letters

Identifier: MS-2044

This collection consists of two letters dated December 5 and 17, 1805, addressed to the Governor of the Louisiana Territory, James Wilkinson, from William Webber and John Capidy in regards to Cherokee land claims near the White River.

Dates: 1805

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