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Campbell Wallace Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0001
Abstract

This collection houses personal and professional correspondence documenting Campbell Wallace's involvement with insurance and property, requests for financial aid, references, verification of character, financial backing, railroads, private businesses, and stock companies.

Dates: 1840-1946 (Bulk 1840-1895)

Captain William E. Merrill's Rail Road Bridges and Tunnels Document

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3844
Abstract

This collection contains a lithograph document compiled by Captain William E. Merrill in 1864 featuring records of bridges and tunnels along the railway between Georgia and Tennessee.

Dates: 1864

Carolina, Knoxville, and Western Railroad Circular

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3629
Abstract

This circular provides “facts and figures showing why the voters of Knox County should vote for the subscription of $100,000 at the election, Saturday, October 29.” Specifically, it lists the assessed valuation for each district in Knox County and compares the needed tax to the potential gains in markets and other value.

Dates: 1890 October

Cumberland-Sequatche Railroad Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1114
Abstract

This collection houses 7 manuscript notebooks containing survey and engineering data.

Dates: 1870-1880

East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2211
Abstract

The East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Records Collection contains letters, legal papers, and receipts which document the development of a railroad connection between Knoxville and Virginia. Much of the material deals with a lawsuit for non-payment between the railroad and Jesse Crouch of Washington County, Tenn.

Dates: 1852-1871

East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad Company Letter Regarding William Hunt

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0159
Abstract

This letter appoints William Hunt Attorney in Fact for the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company. Hunt is instructed to apply to the Tennessee Legislature for the 250 bonds (worth $1,000 each) that the previous Legislature had set aside for the Railroad.

Dates: 1866 August 28

East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1100
Abstract

This collection contains documents from the Office of East Tennessee & Virginia Rail Road Company in 1854. Included is a dray ticket, a letter to James L. Coile and sons about money owed for shares of stock in the company, and copy of a resolution to the Board of Directors regarding stock money collection arrangements.

Dates: 1854

Kate Thornberg Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2908
Abstract

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

Mississippi Central & Tennessee Railroad Bill of Lading

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1424
Abstract

This bill of lading indicates that J. L. Moore consigned 10 bales of cotton to Fowlkes & Co. in Memphis, Tennessee at Loone's Station.

Dates: 1857 March 7

Nashville and Florence Railroad Company Construction Cost Estimates

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1431
Abstract

The first document in this collection is a bid from O. H. P. Bennett Engineers dated April 17, 1880 indicating that they could construct the proposed Nashville and Florence Railroad at a cost of $19,990. The second item is a bid from Chas. W. Brown dated May 15, 1880 stating that his organization could construct the line for $39,000.

Dates: 1880 April 17-May 15

Sam Tate Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1056
Abstract

This collection contains one letter written by Samuel Tate to an associate by the last name Gill about the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.

Dates: 1860

Smoky Mountain Railroad Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0424
Abstract

The Smoky Mountain Railroad Collection includes correspondence, financial records, bank statements, payroll reports, agents' reports and profit and loss statements. There are also two ledgers for 1909-1912 and 1925, a record book for 1926, and a cash book for 1944-1945.

Dates: 1909-1963

Tennessee Railroad Depot Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1470
Abstract

This collection consists of 46 photographs of train depots across Tennessee. With one exception, each image is identified by place and time, and a few have the photographer name on the back. The photograph of Spring City, taken by P. M. Darnell on June 6, 1964, also includes a note reading "Old-fashioned train robbery held - also, all train passengers fed free meal." Other identified photographers include Tom Sink, Warren Calloway, James L. Paty, and Fran Goodyear.

Dates: 1923-1976, undated