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Ephraim Hubbard Foster Letter

Identifier: MS-3076

This collection consists of a letter from Ephraim Foster in Murfreesboro to his daughter Jane Ellen Foster Cheatham dated September 24, 1844. The letter details an arduous stagecoach journey from McMinnville and Nashville, Ephraim's son John falling ill with a fever while in the wilderness, and the death of Ellen's grandfather.

Dates: 1844 September 24

J. K. Womack Papers

Identifier: MS-0744

This collection houses a wealth of material illustrating the lives of J. K. Womack and his family in Rutherford County, Tennessee during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the items included are land deeds, indentures, genealogical information, material documenting the Baptist Church, broadsides, and correspondence and other information describing Joseph A. Johnson's application for a pension.

Dates: 1836-1926 June 29

Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Photograph

Identifier: MS-3309

This photograph, dated 1950 September 30, depicts Sheriff Robert Goodwin and deputies finding a moonshine still in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Dates: 1950 September 30

The Congressional Canvass

Identifier: MS-3465
Abstract Benjamin F. Lillard published this broadside, entitled The Congressional Canvass. To the People of the Fifth Congressional District, composed of the Counties of Franklin, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, Bedford, Coffee, and Rutherford, during his unsuccessful bid for John Bright Morgan's Congressional seat. In it, he introduces himself as a Democratic candidate and outlines his campaign platform, which includes repealing the National Banking Act, repealing tax laws affecting medicine, whiskey,...
Dates: 1878