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Essay on H. Clay Evans' 1894 Run for Governor of Tennessee

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2503
Abstract

This collection contains one short essay on H. Clay Evans' run for governor of Tennessee in 1894. It mentions his opponent Walter Brownlow and Evans' asking that soldiers from the Civil War not be allowed to vote in the election for the Republican nomination.

Dates: undated

John M. Lea Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3068
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from John M. Lea to William G. Brownlow, Governor of Tennessee. Lea briefly introduces his recommendation of H. G. Smith as Judge of the Supreme Court and refers Brownlow to a full letter of recommendation originally enclosed with this letter.

Dates: 1868 March 21

S. P. Solomonson Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3118
Abstract

This collection houses a photograph taken by S. P. Solomonson in Fayetteville, Tennessee on May 1, 1908. The photograph, which depicts a crowd in what may be a campaign rally, documents the Democratic gubernatorial primary between Malcolm Rice Patterson and Edward Ward Carmack.

Dates: 1908 May 1

Tennessee Elections of 1966 Campaign Literature

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0133
Abstract

This collection houses campaign literature documenting 14 politicians who ran for office in Tennessee in 1966.

Dates: 1966

Tennessee Socialist Party Platform

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3590
Abstract

This small leaflet lists reasons for workers to join the Socialist Party. The bottom of the second page lists the national and state candidates for the 1932 election, including John H. Compton for governor of Tennessee.

Dates: 1932

The Congressional Canvass

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3465
Abstract Benjamin F. Lillard published this broadside, entitled The Congressional Canvass. To the People of the Fifth Congressional District, composed of the Counties of Franklin, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, Bedford, Coffee, and Rutherford, during his unsuccessful bid for John Bright Morgan's Congressional seat. In it, he introduces himself as a Democratic candidate and outlines his campaign platform, which includes repealing the National Banking Act, repealing tax laws affecting medicine, whiskey,...
Dates: 1878

William H. Polk Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1977
Abstract

This collection consists of a single letter written by William H. Polk on 17 May 1843 regarding the prospects of his party in the upcoming election. The letter, which is marked private, was written from Columbia. In it, Polk discusses the results of canvassing in Western and Middle Tennessee. He predicts that his party will gain three to seven members in the Legislature in the western counties and surpass the Whig Party in Middle Tennessee.

Dates: 1843 May 17

Winfield Dunn Autobiography Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3213
Abstract

This manuscript describes the political life of former Governor of Tennessee Winfield C. Dunn. The bulk of the text deals with the 1970 Republican Gubernatorial Primary and the subsequent Gubernatorial race in the State of Tennessee.

Dates: undated

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