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George Washington Campbell Papers

Identifier: MS-3253

This collection consists of a hand drawn survey dated 1806 of lands held near Nashville, Tennessee by George Washington Campbell, a letter written by Campbell to a Mrs. Mary Doherty in 1832 concerning 640 acres of Campbell's land in Tennessee, and an undated stereograph of George Washington Campbell's Nashville, Tennessee mansion.

Dates: 1806, 1832

Hermitage Feed Mills Records

Identifier: MS-3136

This collection houses invoices and sales contracts produced by the Hermitage Feed Mills (located in Nashville, Tennessee) documenting sales of animal feed to Frank William Taylor of Morristown, Tennessee in 1934, 1935, and 1940. Also included are advertising fliers from Hermitage Mills, including prices.

Dates: 1934-1935, 1940

Ilene Jones Cornwell Papers

Identifier: MS-2054
Abstract Series I of this collection contains photographs, correspondence, sketches, postcards, clippings, publications, and other materials documenting Paul J. Adams. Many of these items discuss Adams' beloved dog, Cumberland Jack II. Of particular interest is a typewritten manuscript for Adams' unpublished "Cumberland Jack." Series II houses photographs, notes, publications, and other materials showing Tennessee historian Paul M. Fink. Series III houses materials unrelated to Adams and Fink,...
Dates: 1923-circa 2010

J. Colghborn Letter

Identifier: MS-1453

J. Colghborn wrote this letter to Thomas Hickman of Nashville, Tennessee after he returned from a sales trip in order to finalize a land contract between the two men.

Dates: 1797 July 1

J. T. Sloan Correspondence and Other Materials

Identifier: MS-3514
Abstract The first section of this collection houses letters written to J. T. Sloan regarding events at home. Although the majority of Sloan's correspondents lived in Nashville, he also received letters from friends and family in Murfreesboro (Tenn.), Birmingham (Ala.), Memphis (Tenn.), and Atlanta (Ga.). The second section houses letters that J. T. Sloan wrote describing his life in camp and in the field, reporting on family members and friends also serving in the Army, and expressing his desire...
Dates: 1914 December 25-1920 January 13, 1938 July 4-11

J. W. Wilson & Co. Record

Identifier: MS-3218

This collection consists of one receipt describing J. W. Wilson & Co.'s shipment of goods by rail. The record is printed on the official paper of the company and includes a description of the goods shipped. The document is intended to validate the receipt of the goods at the destination address. The objects were sent to a Mr. Lieb in Shelbyville, Tennessee and addressed to the care of Evans & Shepard.

Dates: 1870 January 22

John L. Davidson Letter

Identifier: MS-3102

This collection consists of a letter from John L. Davidson of Nashville, dated October 1st, 1850, to his sister Harriet Ann Davidson of Logan City, Kentucky. John discusses his job in a dry goods store, dancing, love affairs, and family news.

Dates: 1850 October 1

Joseph E. Clemm Journal

Identifier: MS-1549

Joseph E. Clemm began this diary on June 22, 1819 with the intention of making the gift of this journal to him [the reader] at some future period. The early part of this work is devoted to Clemm's activities in Augusta, Georgia. Later on, Clemm describes a trip to Tennessee to collect an overdue debt, during which he passes through the Cherokee Nation.

Dates: 1819 June 22-October

Jubilee Songs and Plantation Melodies Sheet Music

Identifier: MS-2928

This collection consists of several loose pages of sheet music from Jubilee Songs and Plantation Melodies.

Dates: 1884

Kate Thornberg Letter

Identifier: MS-2908

In this letter to her sister Veronica Boyers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Nashville resident Kate Thornberg tells of freezing weather and a lack of food due to the influx of Union Soldiers and Confederate refugees and the Union's control of the Lexington and Nashville Railway Line.

Dates: 1864 December 10

Laura Norvell Elliot Diary

Identifier: MS-2771

This collection consists of the diary, dated 1917-1919, of a young woman from Nashville, Tenn. In her diary, which begins on the day that war was declared on Germany in 1917, she details her experience in the publishing business and her thoughts on the war.

Dates: 1917-1919

Medical School of the University of Nashville and the University of Tennessee Records

Identifier: AR-0032

This collection contains materials documenting the University of Nashville and the University of Tennessee's joint medical school in Nashville, which operated from 1909 to 1911. These materials include patient information, operating procedures, and names of doctors. Some of the records are administrative and cover payments received, supply inventories, and employee wages.

Dates: 1909-1911

Milton Weaver Collection

Identifier: MS-2128
Abstract The Milton Weaver Collection contains a number of letters dating from the American Civil War describing in detail Union military camp conditions and drills, the environment of Tennessee, military operations in Middle Tennessee and Georgia (including Nashville, Stones River, Chattanooga, and Sherman's campaign in Georgia), opinions about Confederates and Copperheads, family life during the war, and the emotional trauma of conflict. The collection also includes several poems written by Milton...
Dates: 1856-1866

Nashville Cholera Letter

Identifier: MS-3135

This collection houses a letter written by a woman possibly named Sapphire to her sister Electa on March 20, 1874, sent from Nashville, Tennessee. She discusses a recent cholera epidemic in Nashville, as well as the weather, aging, and religion.

Dates: 1874 March 20

Nashville (Tenn.) Civil War Battlefield Stereoview

Identifier: MS-2260

This stereoview photograph presents a scene of the outer lines of the Federal entrenchments on the battlefield at Nashville on December 16, 1864.

Dates: 1864

Opryland Information Packet

Identifier: MS-2502

This collection contains a 1978 Opryland Entertainment Complex information packet, including photographs and press releases from the hotel and amusement park about musical performances and shows.

Dates: 1978

Robert A. Kerr Letter

Identifier: MS-3274

Robert A. Kerr wrote this letter to a friend from Nashville, Tennessee on December 5, 1862. In it, he discusses his regiment's living conditions and describes some fighting in the area.

Dates: 1862 December 5

Romulus Riggs Estate Letters

Identifier: MS-3086

This collection contains three 1847 letters to the executor (Charles H. Graff) of the estate of Romulus Riggs. Primarily, the contents concern settlements of debts for Col. Sanders, Henry S. Peyton, J. F. Wilkinson, and others.

Dates: 1847

S. H. Laughlin Letter to W. I. Whitthorne

Identifier: MS-1205

In this letter (marked Private) to W. I. Whitthorne, S. H. Laughlin discusses local and national politics. He touches on the possible adjournment of the U. S. House of Representatives, the state of the Native American Democratic ticket and the Whig Party, and his own efforts to promote the Democratic Party and fight the Whigs in Tennessee. He ends with a plea for funds to support his work.

Dates: 1844 April 20

Sarah Bet Letter to Jane T. Woods

Identifier: MS-1875

Sarah Bet begins this letter by reporting on the health and activities of Jane Woods's family and friends in Nashville. She goes on to describe the parties and weddings she has attended, mentions two recent deaths, and discusses her upcoming graduation.

Dates: 1839 November 20

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