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Agricultural Ledgers and Time Books

Identifier: MS-2483

This collection consists of four agricultural ledgers and two time books. The six volumes in this collection contain several entries, which extend from the years of 1858 to 1890.

Dates: 1858-1890

B. Dufield Letter

Identifier: MS-3108

In this letter to John Lellyett, Treasury Agent Benjamin Dufield reports that Federal troops have been confiscating cotton without orders from the Treasury Department even though the region they are working in is not pro-Confederate. Dufield also expresses his hope that higher officials will take action to correct the problem.

Dates: 1863 August 8

Cotton Fiber Research Laboratory Records

Identifier: AR-0489
Abstract This collection houses research files, data, publications (usually describing the use of the stelometer, arealometer, and fibrograph or referencing the lab's achievements in developing more precise versions of these tools), reference materials, and patent files documenting the activities of the University of Tennessee's Cotton Fiber Research Laboratory. The collection also contains records of various conferences where the scientists presented their research, including manuscript and final...
Dates: 1902-1999; Majority of material found within 1933-1995

Hope Factory Letters

Identifier: MS-1594

This collection houses nine handwritten letters dating between 1846 and 1854 pertaining to Hope Factory in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Many of the letters are written to and/or from Thomas and William Parkes.

Dates: 1846 December 6-1854 January 22

Lynette Wrenn Cottonseed Collection

Identifier: MS-2837

This collection contains various research on cotton including trading rules, index cards, photocopies, fairly organized research files and additional papers.

Dates: 1855-1996

Rhea Family Papers

Identifier: MS-0002

This collection consists of material relating to the Rhea family of Sullivan County, Tennessee and covers the time period 1807-1931. Contained within the collection are Civil War-era records, John Rhea's financial transactions, Sons of Temperance financial transactions, material on Samuel Rhea's missionary trips to Persia, and John Rhea's correspondence. Also are included are Rhea genealogical material and various church records.

Dates: 1807-1931

Rockdale Cotton Factory Ledger and Balance and McAnally Family Photographs

Identifier: MS-1646

This collection consists of a ledger kept for the Rockdale Cotton Factory in Lewis County, Tennessee, during the year 1852 for expenses such as cloth and thread. There is also a balance sheet for payments to A. H. Buckner at the factory for expenses such as flour and bush meal. The collection also features four photographs of the McAnally family's farm house in Maury County, Tennessee.

Dates: 1852, 1965 May

William G. Brownlow Letter

Identifier: MS-2699

This collection contains a letter from William G. Parson Brownlow, dated June 15, 1863, to Colonel Truesdail, Chief of Army Police. Brownlow, then serving as an Assistant Special Agent for the Treasury Department, discusses the trade of cotton and the seizure of nine casks of Bacon belonging to an Alabama Rebel.

Dates: 1863 June 15

William Randolph Hackley Letters

Identifier: MS-0339
Abstract This collection consists of 43 letters from William Randolph Hackley to his wife and family in Illinois written from 1863-1866. During this time, Hackley worked as a local special agent and cotton agent with the United States Department of the Treasury in West Tennessee and Mississippi. The correspondence describes Hackley's efforts to make money to send home to his family, the low salary paid to treasury employees, the corrupt nature of the Treasury Department, and the cynicism of...
Dates: 1863 November 22-1866 April 20