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Patricia Cornwell Collection of 19th Century Popular Culture

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3823
Abstract

This collection of manuscript materials does not include rough drafts or notes from Patricia Cornwell’s own writing. It consists of materials she collected as part of her very extensive research. In addition to notebooks, pamphlets, and newspaper articles about Medicine and Crime, it includes primary source documents about the abolition movement, suffragettes, Prince Albert-Victor and other 19th century celebrities, education, and literature.

Dates: 1715-1976, bulk 1818-1915; Majority of material found within 1818 - 1915

Washington County Emancipation and Appearance Bonds

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0152
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1786 May 7-1804 November 8