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5th Iowa Infantry Letter

Identifier: MS-3640

This collection consist of an eight page letter, dated June 24, 1864, written by John S. R. Fellows at Camp Patrick, Tennessee, during the Civil War. In the letter, Fellows writes home to his brothers and sisters about the hanging of 500 Confederate soldiers in Nashville during the Civil War.

Dates: 1864 June 24

Adna Anderson Letters

Identifier: MS-3718

This collection consists of a Civil War letter and document written to B.D. Parkinson from Adna Anderson. The letter appointed Parkinson as Engineer of Repairs, United States Military Railroads, Military Division of the Mississippi. The document, titled Special Order No. 9., officially recognizes the appointment. Anderson assisted the North during the Civil War as chief superintendent and engineer of all the military railroads.

Dates: 1864 November 1-2

Alfred William Douglass Letter

Identifier: MS-2415

In a March 19, 1849 letter to his cousin D. C. Clint Douglass in Lebanon, Tenn., Alfred William Douglass writes of the increase in students enrolled at his school, his desire that Clint remain another year in law school, and his dislike of life in the city. He also notes that there is no alarm here about cholera, though there are some deaths nearly every day.

Dates: 1849 March 19

Alice Clement Love Letters

Identifier: MS-2809

This collection contains eight love letters, dated 1912-1914, to the Reverend A. E. Clement -- commissioner of Galloway Memorial Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. -- from his wife, Alice.

Dates: 1912-1914

Alice Clement Love Letters

Identifier: MS-2850

This collection consists of fourteen love letters written by Alice Clement to her husband Reverend Andrew E. Clement of Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1912 September 17-1914 March 9

Andrew Johnson Letters

Identifier: MS-0763

This collection includes two letters written by Andrew Johnson. The letters are dated March 3, 1863 and February 4, 1865 and are written from Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1863 March 3, 1865 February 4

Anthony Foster Letter

Identifier: MS-1961

In this letter to David Henley, Anthony Foster reports that several days previously F. B. Sappington and Docr. May differed and fought. Although the duel was conducted gentlemanly on both side, Sappington was killed. May fled to Knoxville, and Foster asks Henley to advance May any money that he might need. The verso contains a note indicating that the letter was to be hand delivered by May.

Dates: 1800 March 20

Army of the Cumberland Quartermaster's Report

Identifier: MS-2904

In a letter dated 1865 May 5 the chief quartermaster of the Army of the Cumberland, E. B. Carling, sends his annual report for the month of March to his superior, A. J. Mackay. The letter was sent internally from the quartermaster's office located in Nashville, Tenn. The letter concerns the movements of the Army of the Cumberland's 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Cavalry divisions throughout the state of Mississippi.

Dates: 1865 May 5

Arthur Allyn Letter and Central Hospital for the Insane Publication

Identifier: MS-2222

This collection contains a November 24, 1862, letter from Arthur Allyn, a Union soldier stationed near Nashville with the 14th Army Corps, to his father, describing the reorganization of the army. Also included is a January 1897 biennial report of the Central Hospital for the Insane near Nashville.

Dates: 1862 November 24, 1897

Autobiography of a Country Boy

Identifier: MS-0864

In this book, John Richard Blanton describes his childhood in Unionville, Tennessee, his education at the University of Tennessee in the 1920s, and his later career as a teacher and school administrator in primary and secondary schools in Spring City, Nashville, and Jackson, Tennessee. He also provides some information about his service in World War II and about his ancestry, including a genealogical chart of the Blanton and Crisp families.

Dates: 1974

B. F. Roy Diary

Identifier: MS-1272
Abstract This collection consists of one handwritten diary by B. F. Roy from 1848 to 1851. Topics of entries include thoughts on national news, politics, and figures of the time such as Sam Houston, the Mexican-American War, the annexation of California, and the death of Zachary Taylor. Other writings are more general and talk about Roy's daily life in Nashville, Tennessee, family matters, his health, visiting friends such as John Overton, Jr., and his love for Mary "Molly" Maxwell. The majority of...
Dates: 1848-1851

Barnabas Wood Papers

Identifier: MS-3459

This ledger houses the notes, essays, research, and observations of Dr. Barnabas Wood, a dental surgeon who lived in Nashville before the Civil War. His interests included (among other things) physiognomy, phrenology, slavery, spirituality, morality, botany, and zoology.

Dates: circa 1844-1850

Baxter James Hodge Papers

Identifier: MS-2076

The Baxter J. Hodge Papers, 1888-1897, document the early part of Hodge’s career as an architect in Nashville, Tennessee. During these years, Hodge designed several prominent Nashville buildings along with a number of private residences. This collection contains contractor’s bids for various projects, formal contracts between Hodge, his clients, and selected contractors, drawings of various projects, and blueprints.

Dates: 1888-1897

Box Factory Ledgers

Identifier: MS-3483

These ledgers record each sale made by a box fabricator to a variety of businesses and individuals. The information recorded for each transaction includes items sold, prices, and payments made.

Dates: 1895 September 6-1896 August 11, 1906 February 1-1908 May 8

Charles Henry Shriner Diary

Identifier: MS-3458

Charles Henry Shriner wrote the bulk of this diary while traveling through Tennessee between October of 1843 and April of 1844. During this trip, he stayed in the Nashville area, visited Andrew Jackson, learned about slavery and abolition, and participated in political activities. Shriner added a brief biographical sketch (including an index of major events) at a later date at the end of the book.

Dates: 1843-1890 (bulk 1843-1844)

Colonel John T. Lockman Letter

Identifier: MS-2784

This collection consists of a single letter from Colonel John T. Lockman of the 119th New York Infantry to Edward Dewitt in New York, N.Y. The letter, written in diary form, is addressed from near Marietta, Ga. and postmarked from Nashville, Tenn. It chronicles the activities of Lockman's unit from June 22-July 6, 1864.

Dates: 1864

Donald F. Paine Papers

Identifier: MS-2915

This collection contains Donald F. Paine's research papers documenting four early 20th century Tennessee murder trials, including the supposed death of Tom Buntin in 1931, a possible murder committed by Dr. J. Herman Feist in 1906, the conviction and pardon of Claude Nichols in 1955 and in the 1970s, and the numerous trials and eventual acquittal of Bertie Wrather in the 1940s.

Dates: 1907-1908, 1929-1964, 1987-2006

Douglass, Wood, & Co. Notice

Identifier: MS-3093

This collections houses a printed notice from Douglass, Wood, & Co. informing customers that they have sold their Nashville business to Gibson & Winston. It is accompanied by a statement from Gibson & Winston that they will continue the business as before.

Dates: 1836 June 17

E. H. Rennolds Diaries

Identifier: MS-0170

E. H. Rennolds maintained these two diaries while he was serving with the 5th Tennessee Infantry (CSA) in 1863 and 1864 during the Civil War. In them, he describes his service in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, including his participation in the battles of Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville.

Dates: 1863-1864

Ephraim Hubbard Foster Letter

Identifier: MS-3077

This collection consists of a letter from Ephraim Foster to his daughter Jane Ellen Foster Cheatham, sent from Nashville on October 24, 1846. The letter discusses his grandchildren's schooling, the Cheatham family, and Ephraim's desire to see his young grandson Robert.

Dates: 1846 October 24

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