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117th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Company B) Medical Ledger

Identifier: MS-2773

Seventy page battlefield ledger for Company B of the 117th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The ledger includes daily medical reports from January 24th to April 15, 1863. During this time the company was stationed at Ft. Pickering, Tenn. defending Memphis. Patients are listed by name and action (i.e. excused from duty, assigned modified duty, sent to hospital, or quarantine). A small loose piece of paper -- possibly a prescription or doctor's note -- is included among the pages.

Dates: 1863 January-April

Adam Loy Letters

Identifier: MS-2872

This collection consists of two letters written by Adam Loy of the 89th Indiana Infantry to his wife Sarah Loy. The first letter is written from Memphis, Tennessee and is dated May 21, 1863. The second letter is dated May 23. Loy writes of his experiences in the infantry.

Dates: 1863

Attwood Ledger

Identifier: MS-2787

This collection consists of a 1853-1870 ledger book by Attwood from the Memphis, Tennessee area. Transactions involve the purchase of lumber, stone cutters, and sales of building lots. This collection also contains two loose receipts one of which is undated while the other is dated 1878.

Dates: 1853-1878

Civil War Letter

Identifier: MS-2906

In this letter to his sister Beulah, Union army soldier Josh reports that his orders are to head to Mississippi on 1863 May 10. He is unhappy at the prospect of leaving his current lodgings at a Secesh woman's home, but glad to escape the rampant spread of smallpox through Memphis, Tennessee.

Dates: 1863 May 10

Civil War Letter

Identifier: MS-3234

This letter is addressed to Mrs. Sylvia (possibly Julia) Kimbler from Union soldier Maggie in Memphis, Tennessee. The author mentions a few details about the movement of his regiment and inquires as to why Mrs. Kimbler has not yet responded to his four previous letters.

Dates: 1862 June 20

Civil War Photographs and Slides

Identifier: MS-3787

The six photographs of this collection depict scenes of Union soldiers at Lookout Mountain and also war grounds along the Tennessee River and in Augusta, Georgia during the Civil War. The four lantern slides in this collection depict various Civil War battles and naval scenes.

Dates: 1862-1863

Donald F. Paine Collection of Hiram Hall, Eugene D. Blanchard, and Stanley Puryear

Identifier: MS-3204
Abstract This collection houses trial documents, research notes, newspaper articles, and photographs showing three separate murder cases. The first of these cases is State of Tennessee vs. Hiram Hall. Hall was convicted of murdering his wife, Ida Hassler Hall, on August 18, 1897 near Crossville, Tennessee. The second case researched is State of Tennessee vs. Eugene D. Blanchard. Blanchard was convicted of murdering Harry Gervin in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 16, 1930. The third case included is State...
Dates: 1897 August-2007 October

Donald Paine Collection Regarding Tennessee v. Daisy Root

Identifier: MS-3445

This collection consists of Donald Paine’s research materials and resulting article regarding the case of Tennessee v. Daisy Alexander Root. The research materials consist of derivative newspaper articles, copies of court documents, contemporary articles, Donald Paine’s notes and correspondence, and a Memphis street map.

Dates: 1935 November 11-1937 December 26, 2002 March-2009 December 21

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

Frank M. Renshaw Papers

Identifier: MS-2764

The Frank M. Renshaw Papers contain a 100 page diary, an 1871 photograph of seven unidentified men, and an 1877 railroad pass. The diary contains entries from January to November, 1862, and tells of the Battles of Fort Pillow, Plum Run Bend, and Memphis, as well as the sailor's time spent on the USS Judge Torrence of the United States Navy.

Dates: 1862-1877 (bulk 1862)

George Patterson Note and Clippings

Identifier: MS-2235

In a July 8, 1864 note, Col. George Patterson is commanded to report for citizen train guard in Memphis. Attached to the note are two newspaper clippings related to Special Order No. 74, requiring prominent Memphis secessionists to ride trains from Memphis to LaGrange in order to curb attacks on the railroads by Confederates.

Dates: 1864-1865

George W. Tryon Letter

Identifier: MS-0435

In this letter dated March 15, 1915, New York City advertiser George W. Tryon thanks George T. Brodnax of Memphis, Tennessee for the excellent service he received when purchasing a $500 diamond ring from Brodnax's firm. A shipping invoice from George T. Brodnax, Inc., Gold and Silversmiths appears on the reverse of the letter.

Dates: 1915 March 15

J. H. Lowenstein & Brothers Petition

Identifier: MS-1451
Abstract On February 11, 1867, J. H. Lowenstein and Brothers petitioned the court in Memphis, Tennessee for a mandamus against John Logue, clerk of Shelby County. The wholesale dry goods company had paid their taxes with notes from the Bank of Tennessee, which Logue did not accept and therefore would not reissue the company's business license. Also included is a note from John Donovan, the clerk who transcribed these proceedings; an itemized Bill of Costs for $15; and a stained cover sheet dated...
Dates: 1867 February 11

James S. Robinson Apothecary Prescription Ledger

Identifier: MS-2100

This bound ledger contains approximately 2,250 prescriptions written by Memphis physicians and veterinarians in 1898. The prescriptions themselves are mounted in groups of 8 to 10 per page.

Dates: 1898

James S. Robinson Apothecary Prescription Ledger

Identifier: MS-3298

This collection consists of a pharmacy ledger containing approximately 3,000 handwritten prescriptions filled by the James S. Robinson Apothecary in Memphis, Tennessee from 1893 May 2 to 1893 June 7.

Dates: 1893 May 2-1893 June 7

John E. McDermot Pass

Identifier: MS-3164

A travel pass issued by John E. McDermot of the 108th Illinois Infantry at Union headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee on May 2, 1865. It allowed J. T. Willis, his wife, and their four children to pass through Union lines for a period of 30 days without facing arrest.

Dates: 1865 May 2

M. McKay Bonner Papers

Identifier: MS-1642

This collection houses correspondence, theater programs, circulars, scripts, musical compositions, reviews, minutes of club meetings, newspaper clippings, and personal photographs documenting the life and work of Malcolm McKay Bonner, an African-American man living in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1920s.

Dates: 1922 December 17-1970 April

Memphis Freedman's Bureau Illustration

Identifier: MS-3001

This collection consists of a color newspaper illustration depicting the Office the Freedmen's Bureau in Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1866-1868. It shows three seated white men, one of whom is T. A. Walker (the Superintendent of the District of Western Tennessee's Freedmen's Bureau), and a group of African-American men, who seem to be asking for their assistance.

Dates: circa 1866-1868

Memphis Freedmen's Bureau Report

Identifier: MS-3240

This collection consists of a four page report detailing events in the Memphis, Tennessee district of the Freedmen's Bureau during the month of May 1864. The writer, Captain T. A. Walker of the 63rd Infantry Regiment (Colored Troops), describes the city of Memphis (particularly its schools) as well as the contraband camps of Holly Springs, Shiloh, and President's Island.

Dates: 1864 May 31

Memphis Gayoso Gas Company Lawsuit

Identifier: MS-1452
Abstract This transcription documents a series of lawsuits between the Memphis Gaslight Company and the Memphis Gayoso Gas Company between 1867 and 1872. On September 18, 1867, Thompson Dean of New York, principal shareholder in the Memphis Gaslight Company, sued the Memphis Gayoso Gas Company for infringing upon their exclusive right to supply gas to the city. In 1870, Special Chancellor Isham G. Harris heard and dismissed the case. In the same year, the Memphis Gayoso Gas Company sued Thompson Dean...
Dates: 1867 September 18-1872 June 27

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