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Andrew Jackson Indenture of Partition, Conveyance, and Release

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0735
Abstract

This indenture, made on December 5, 1822 and proven in January 1825, divides a 5,000 acre tract of land in Shelby County, Tennessee, between John Overton, James Winchester, Andrew Jackson, William Winchester, and George Winchester.

Dates: 1822 December 5, 1825 January

Attwood Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2787
Abstract

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

Early Map of Memphis, Tennessee

 Collection
Identifier: MS-4013
Abstract

This collection contains a a rare, early map of what would eventually become Memphis, Tennessee. This map shows the divisions of a tract of land belonging to Andrew Jackson, John Overton, and James Winchester. This copy of the map is thought to have been created on June 8, 1836.

Dates: 1836 June 8

J. B. Kirkland Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1597
Abstract

This collection consists of a two-page handwritten letter from J. B. Kirkland to his cousin, Henry Kirkland in Trumbull County, Ohio, dated January 2, 1849. In the letter, J. B. Kirkland, writing from Memphis, Tenn., describes the area and his business.

Dates: 1849 January 2

John C. McLemore Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2441
Abstract

The John C. McLemore Collection, 1820-1993 (bulk 1820-1822), consists primarily of McLemore's logbook from 1820-1822, which includes entries on bank balances, purchases, notations of travel, and other information. Also included in the collection are four articles from the Commercial Appeal (Memphis), dated 1974 and 1991-1993.

Dates: 1820-1993 (bulk 1820-1822)

Land Grant and Indenture

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0210
Abstract

This collection houses a land grant from East Tennessee College to the Trustees of land in Shelby County, Tennessee signed by Governor William Carroll in Murfreesboro on January 25, 1825 and an indenture to Trustees (including land in Knoxville) signed by Charles H. McClung on December 16, 1827.

Dates: 1825 January 28, 1827 December 16

Solomon Porter Petition

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3330
Abstract This petition to the County Court of Shelby County, Tennessee was prepared by an unknown lawyer on behalf of a free man of color named Solomon Porter. Porter, a native of Tennessee, assures the court that he desires to seek employment in Shelby County in order to adequately support his family. He hopes to remain in the area so that his numerous acquaintances may assist him in finding employment, aided by his industry, sobriety, and honesty. The document is signed by Porter and a notation on...
Dates: circa 1844

William H. Stokes Bill of Sale for a Slave Family

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2396
Abstract

In this bill of sale, dated August, 1850, William H. Stokes transfers his ownership of a family of five ensalved people to L. Cook and R. B. Hanley of the firm of Cook & Hanley in Shelby County, Tenn. The family consists of Charles, aged 26 or 27 years, Anna his wife, aged 20 years, and their three children, Nelly about 4 years old, Betty about 3 years old, and a female infant.

Dates: 1850 August 1

William Jack & Sons Receipt

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2493
Abstract

This collection contains a single receipt for tumblers dated June 22, 1888 from William Jack & Sons to J. M. Allen of Blue Springs, Mississippi.

Dates: 1888 June 22

Winfield Dunn Autobiography Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3213
Abstract

This manuscript describes the political life of former Governor of Tennessee Winfield C. Dunn. The bulk of the text deals with the 1970 Republican Gubernatorial Primary and the subsequent Gubernatorial race in the State of Tennessee.

Dates: undated