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In this letter dated August 23, 1855, the letter writer informs Joseph Meek of Nashville of his intent to purchase enslaved people from a variety of sources. He tells of opportunities in Smith County and Rogersville, Tenn., and well as a pending purchase of two men and a girl from his cousin.
This collection houses 303 items documenting Jefferson County, and specifically Lawson D. Franklin and his family, between 1809 and 1874. The majority of the papers, including correspondence, accounts, indentures, plats, records of enslaved persons, and administration of his estate, document Franklin's business dealings.
This collection houses financial papers, correspondence, land grants, and other materials documenting the Lenoir family of East Tennessee and North Carolina. These items describe the family's involvement with land in North Carolina and Tennessee, slavery, manufacturing, and the Confederate States of America.
This bond lists Nathan Southern, Hilary Hurst, and Joseph Lawhorn as indebted to the State of Tennessee in the amount of $50.00 each to secure the appearance of Anderson, an enslaved person, before the court on December 19, 1856 to face a misdemeanor charge.
The O. P. Temple Papers consist of correspondence, legal and financial files, writings, newspaper clippings, awards, gifts, and photographs documenting the life and work of Knoxville businessman and politician Oliver P. Temple.
This petition asks the Tennessee Legislature to pass a law that will free the state's enslaved peoples and their descendants. The petition is signed by 75 residents of Bedford County, Tennessee.
This collection consists of a letter written by Robert M. Barton of Greeneville, Tenn., on October 24, 1847, to his brother of Readyville, Tenn. He writes that he must buy or assist in the buying of an enslaved person for a friend with a sick wife. The letter also contains family information.
This collection contains a letter from Samuel Martin of Campbell's Station, Tenn. to Hamilton Fish, Governor of New York, dated January 25, 1849. In the letter, Martin expresses concern about the possibility of slavery being kept from expanding. An enslaver, Martin defended the institution. He also discusses his desire to create a canal from the Dismal Swamp Canal in North Carolina around to the Mississippi and the need for a National Agricultural School.
This collection contains a single note, hiring a slave belonging to Calloway Hodge to William Wilson for a year, dated February 5, 1864.
This bill of sale documents an 1846 transaction between Stephen B. Jones of Mississippi and John W. Dillahoy of Tennessee in which Jones sold Dillahoy six enslaved people for $1800.00. The people sold were Claborn and Mary, an enslaved couple with two children, Billy and Peter, and a Native American woman named Mary and her son, Daniel. They were sold on June 25th, 1846 in Lafayette County, Mississippi.
This document constitutes a summary of a lawsuit that Thomas Humes brought against William Smith, John Gore, and James Roddy of Jefferson County, Tennessee. Additional notes signed by Frances Alexander Ramsey and Archibald Roane dated April 5, 1799 certify that the document is an accurate copy of the Court's records.
Collection consists of part of an unsigned letter written to My dear Annie, dated July 4. The year not given, and the letter is incomplete, lacking one or more pages. Much of the letter deals with the writer defending the treatment of enslaved people by southerners. Also writes that her husband, a Presbyterian minister, and her had to move from Kentucky to Clarksville, Tennessee to avoid factionalism within the church.
This collection houses four bonds issued in what is now Washington County, Tennessee. The first bond, issued by the short-lived State of Franklin, ensures that William Moore will appear to answer charges that John Waddle has brought against him regarding a debt of fifty pounds. The remaining bonds free four enslaved persons belonging to William Nodding and five enslaved persons belonging to William Calvert.
In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.
This collection contains a ledger book of William Graham of East Tennessee, dated 1857-1863. Entries include records of business transactions, monies spent, slaves bought and sold, county bonds owned (in Washington and Jefferson Counties), notes owned, private land sales, and settlement of accounts.
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.
This account book houses the records of Dandridge attorney and merchant William Caswell. Of particular interest are the docket of the 12th Judicial Circuit (1843 to 1854), slave records, estate inventories, and personal accounts.
- Subject: Slavery -- Tennessee X
- Slavery -- Tennessee 35
- Legal documents -- Tennessee. 4
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
- Tennessee -- Politics and government. 4
- Legal documents -- United States. 3
- Slavery -- Tennessee -- History -- 19th century. 3
- Tennessee -- Politics and government -- To 1865. 3
- Bedford County (Tenn.) -- History. 2
- Freedmen -- Tennessee. 2
- Greeneville (Tenn.) -- History. 2
- Slave trade -- Southern States. 2
- Slave trade -- Tennessee. 2
- Slavery -- Tennessee -- Knox County. 2
- Slavery -- Virginia. 2
- Smith County (Tenn.) -- History. 2
- Tennessee -- Commerce. 2
- Tennessee. Militia. 2
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
- Abolitionists -- Tennessee 1
- African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century. 1
- Anderson County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Cholera -- Tennessee -- Knoxville. 1
- Christian life -- United States. 1
- Court records -- Tennessee -- Jefferson County. 1
- Court records -- Tennessee -- Madison County. 1
- Dandridge (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Education, Higher -- Tennessee. 1
- Estates (Law) -- Tennessee. 1
- Haywood County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Indians of North America -- Tennessee. 1
- Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- Government relations. 1
- Jefferson County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Knox County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Land tenure -- Tennessee -- Knox County. 1
- Lawyers -- Tennessee. 1
- Madison County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Montgomery County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Nashville (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Overton County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Presbyterians -- Tennessee. 1
- Railroads -- Tennessee. 1
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Tennessee. 1
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877). 1
- Shelby County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Slavery -- Tennessee -- Claiborne County. 1
- Slavery -- Tennessee -- Washington County. 1
- Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States. 1
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African-American. 1
- Tennessee -- History. 1
- Tennessee -- Religion. 1
- Tennessee, East -- History. 1
- Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836. 1
- Trials (Rape) -- Tennessee. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African-American. 1
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783. 1
- United States -- History -- War of 1812. 1
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1857-1861. 1
- United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century. 1
- United States. War Dept. 1
- Washington County (Tenn.) -- History. 1 ∧ less