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James Graham Land Grant

Identifier: AR-0743
Abstract This document records the purchase of 160 acres in Washington County, Kansas under the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862. It is signed by Charles White on behalf of President Ulysses S. Grant. On the back, there is a handwritten record of the deed's filing in October of 1873. The proceeds of this sale supported agricultural and mechanical education in Tennessee. As East Tennessee University had been designated the land grant school for Tennessee in 1869, the sale benefited this school that...
Dates: 1870 May 20

Pyrrhus Joseph Neil Letter

Identifier: AR-0756

This collection contains a transcription of a letter written by Pyrrhus Joseph (P.J.) Neil, in 1868, to his father, John Harvey McKinley Neil while P.J. was a student at East Tennessee University. The image at the bottom of the letter is of P.J.'s grandfather, along with two brothers, who came to Knox County from Ireland in the late 1700's.

Dates: 1868 June 2

Richard O. Currey Letters

Identifier: MS-0361

This collection consists of six letters concerning a faculty position at East Tennessee University. In the first letter Dr. Richard Currey submits his letter of intent to Joseph Estabrook. The other letters concern recommendations on behalf of Richard Currey.

Dates: 1846 July 29-August 21

Thomas W. Humes Correspondence

Identifier: AR-0754

This collection consists of one correspondence from Thomas W. Humes to R. H. Armstrong. It was written on July 6, 1868. Humes writes to Armstrong about the salary and housing of a recently appointed professor, Reverend M. Grace.

Dates: 1865

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