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"A Historical Sketch of the Presbyterian Church of Greeneville, Tennessee"

Identifier: MS-0905

Reverend John E. Alexander presented this sketch to the Presbyterian Historical Society of Philadelphia on July 2, 1876. In it, he details the history of the Presbyterian Church of Greeneville, Tennessee (previously known as Harmony and Mt. Bethel), including a list of the members of the church's session since its early years.

Dates: 1876 July 2

Acme Chair Manufacturing Co. Letter

Identifier: MS-3003

This collection consists of a letter from the Acme Chair Manufacturing Co. in Knoxville, Tennessee, dated January 23, 1917 to Anson G. Betts and Co. in Asheville, North Carolina, discussing a delay in the foreclosure sale of the chair plant.

Dates: 1917 January 23

Andrew Johnson Family Papers

Identifier: MS-1943

This collection contains the papers of the Andrew Johnson family, spanning over a century from 1835 to 1967. Though the collection consists primarily of correspondence, other materials are included such as legal and financial documents, photographs, articles, calling cards, manuscripts, and more. Family members represented include Andrew and Eliza M. Johnson, David T. and Martha (Johnson) Patterson, Andrew J. and Martha B. Patterson, Margaret J. (Patterson) Bartlett, and others.

Dates: 1835-1967

Charles Morris Civil War Letters

Identifier: MS-4006

This collection contains two handwritten letters from soldier Charles Morris written in 1864 and 1865 from east Tennessee. The letters are addressed to his brother and sister in South Wales, New York.

Dates: 1864 April 11, 1865 June 9

Colonel Fay Warrington Brabson Papers

Identifier: MS-0829

Research material relating to Fay Warrington Brabson's biography of Andrew Jackson published in 1972. Includes a manuscript version of the book, Andrew Johnson, A Life in Pursuit of the Right Course, 1808-1875; correspondence, photographs, research notes, and clippings about Johnson, the Civil War, Greeneville, Tenn., and related subjects; and original letters to and from Johnson, W. G. Brownlow, Thaddeus Stevens, members of the Johnson family and others.

Dates: 1836-1969

Ephemera Collection

Identifier: Ephemera

Artificial collection of ephemera items related to the history of Knoxville, Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains, and more.

Dates: 1800-2012

Greeneville Board of Mayor and Alderman Tax Lists

Identifier: MS-0816

This collection contains two ledger books from Greeneville, Tennessee, with entries from the Board of Mayor and Alderman on tax reports, town codes, and more between 1818 and 1871.

Dates: 1818-1871

Greeneville Post Office Carriers' Route Directories

Identifier: MS-1262

This collection consists of two route directories for postal carriers in Greene County, Tennessee from 1911 and 1915. Written in the directories are names of residents and businesses, listed alphabetically, and their addresses.

Dates: 1911, 1915

Greeneville (Tenn.) Daybook

Identifier: MS-0005

This daybook contains the records of a general store in Greeneville, Tennessee, including the names of customers, the items they purchased (including cloth, tobacco, coffee, and turpentine), and the prices they paid.

Dates: 1813

James K. P. Sayler Papers

Identifier: MS-2262

The James K. P. Sayler Papers, 1857-1943, contain correspondence, writings and speeches, bills, contracts, and other papers related to the life of Sayler, a Confederate soldier stationed in Vicksburg, MS, during the Civil War and a teacher Romeo, Tenn. Among the topics discussed are pre-Civil War politics (particularly in Missouri), military life and movement during the war, and educational and religious theory.

Dates: 1857-1943

John Cocke Letter

Identifier: MS-0731

In this letter, John Cocke orders Colonel Ewen Allison (stationed in Greeneville, Tennessee) to ready a brigade of men to repel what Cocke fears is a forthcoming attack by the Creek tribe. Allison is further instructed not only to repel them but to chastise them. Cocke closes by reminding Allison be careful not to mistreat peaceable Indigenous people but treat them with hospitality and friendship.

Dates: 1813 September 6

New Federal Building Opening Ceremony Invitation

Identifier: MS-1987

This invitation announces the ceremony for the Completion and Opening of the New Federal Building in Greeneville, Tennessee on June 5, 1905. It includes lists of the committees that organized the ceremony and of the event's speakers (including Walter Brownlow, congressman and nephew of former governor William Brownlow, and Tennessee Governor John J. Cox). A small card bearing a schedule for the ceremony is also included.

Dates: 1905 June 5

Rhodes Studio Portraits

Identifier: MS-1624

This collection contains two cabinet cards with portraits taken at Rhodes Studio in Greeneville, Tennessee. One photo depicts a man and a woman, and the other depicts two children.

Dates: circa 1880s

Robert M. Barton Letter regarding Slave Purchase

Identifier: MS-2664

This collection consists of a letter written by Robert M. Barton of Greeneville, Tenn., on October 24, 1847, to his brother of Readyville, Tenn. He writes that he must buy or assist in the buying of an enslaved person for a friend with a sick wife. The letter also contains family information.

Dates: 1847 October 24

Roswell Kingsley Collection

Identifier: MS-0003

This collection consists of 25 letters relating to Roswell and Nannie Kingsley, their family members, and some of their friends written from 1850-1885. The correspondence provides insights into East Tennessee during the Civil War as well as a look at ex-Confederate home life.

Dates: 1850-1885

Screenplay for Tennessee Johnson

Identifier: MS-3833

A screenplay of Andrew Johnson: The Man on America’s Conscience, later Tennessee Johnson from 1942.

Dates: 1942 May 2-June 28

Stereoview of Andrew Johnson's Office

Identifier: MS-2495

This collection contains a single stereoview photograph of Andrew Johnson's Greeneville, Tennessee office taken on August 3, 1875, three days after Johnson's death.

Dates: 1875 August 3

"The History of Main Street, Greeneville, Tenn."

Identifier: MS-1004

This collection includes a handwritten manuscript of William Walter Harman's The History of Main Street, Greeneville, Tenn. written in 1920. The manuscript is written in two bound journals.

Dates: 1920

The Owl

Identifier: MS-1213
Abstract John A. Hankins and Jessie J. Rankin created this handwritten newspaper, entitled The Owl, while studying at an unspecified school in Greeneville, Tennessee in 1875. It includes an introduction and editorial expressing the editors' hopes for their paper, miscellaneous stories and local items, letters to the editors, and articles about how to write well, ice skating, hunting, imagination, snow, Saturday nights, the ocean, Queen Elizabeth I, and moral subjects (including...
Dates: 1875 February 26

Will R. Story Letter

Identifier: MS-1136

In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.

Dates: 1865 August 16

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