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This reference, handwritten on The Herald and Mail letterhead, vouches for the character and reputation of Mr. Ned Carmack. It is signed by A.S. Horsley.
The Columbia Athenaeum created this progress report for the information of Lizzie Williams' parent or guardian in November of 1873. Williams had been studying history, elocution, dictation, composition, arithmetic, algebra, natural philosophy, geology and mineralogy, piano, penmanship, and art. The report's reverse bears an advertisement for the school.
This collection houses the August 17, 1837, letter of James H. Otey in Columbia, Tennessee, to his sister, Mrs. Frances A. Buford, in Bedford County, Virginia. Otey recounts his ordeals with a near-fatal disease and enthusiastically advises his sister about her religious condition.
James Wilkins wrote this letter from Columbia, Tennessee to Colonel Robert Allen in Carthage, Tennessee. Wilkins encloses a promissory note from Dr. Dillowee that was due in 1839 and asks Col. Allen to collect it. In a postscript, Wilkins commends Captain Tommy Williams as a worthy citizen who would also benefit from the proceeds of the note.
In this transcript (taken from an interview that James A. Burran conducted with Maurice M. Weaver), Weaver describes his involvement, through the NAACP, in the aftermath of the February 1946 race riot in Columbia, Tennessee.