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Fox Family Papers

Identifier: MS-1714

This collection includes the papers of a multitude of Fox family members, including Andrew Fox Sr. and his sons Andrew, Ezekiel, Henry, and Isaac. Also included are the papers of an additional son, James A. Fox; his son, James A. Fox Jr.; and grandson, James S. Fox. The majority of these papers are comprised of correspondence, receipts, property deeds, and grants. Also included is a collection of family photographs.

Dates: 1787-1925

Greeneville (Tenn.) Daybook

Identifier: MS-0005

This daybook contains the records of a general store in Greeneville, Tennessee, including the names of customers, the items they purchased (including cloth, tobacco, coffee, and turpentine), and the prices they paid.

Dates: 1813

H. L. Rich Letter to Horace Thomson

Identifier: MS-1671

This collection contains a letter from H. L. Rich in East Tennessee to Horace Thomson in Farmington, Connecticut. The letter is dated July 7, 1834. Rich asks Thomson and other old friends from Connecticut to continue to supply Rich's Sabbath School with supplies, such as school books, as well as monetary donations.

Dates: 1834 July 7

Henry B. Wetzell Correspondence

Identifier: MS-2782
Abstract The Henry B. Wetzell Correspondence consists of two letters written to his father while enlisted as a soldier in the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. In the first letter, dated January 17, 1863, from Strawberry Plains, Tenn., Wetzell mentions their pursuit of Longstreet, the 2nd U. S. Artillery in Knoxville, Tenn. and a transfer from the 51st Pa. to the 11th NHV. Wetzell also discusses his decision not to re-enlist. In the second letter, dated September 25, 1866, Wetzell...
Dates: 1863, 1866

Henry Cherry Letters

Identifier: MS-2214

The Henry Cherry Letters, 1864-1865, contain nine letters from Cherry, a Chaplain with the 10th Michigan Cavalry in the Civil War, to Amos Gould of Owosso, Mich., describing both military and civilian life in the Union Army during the Civil War. The majority of these letters were written from Knoxville, Tenn.

Dates: 1864-1865

J. R. Payne Real Estate Ledger

Identifier: MS-0615

This collection includes a ledger dated 1911 for J. R. Payne Real Estate as inscribed on the first page. The book includes information about sales, rentals, and clients of the East Tennessee-based company. Also included are some loose materials including notes, correspondence dating between 1912-1918, and company letterhead for "J. H. Payne, Farms Any Size in Any Part of East Tennessee, Timber, Mineral and Grazing Lands."

Dates: 1911-1918

James Merrill Safford Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3728

This collection contains one correspondence from James Safford. He writes about a distinguished botanist that came to measure the peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, which are the highest in North Carolina and Tennessee. Safford goes on to note that they are the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River.

Dates: 1822-1907

J.C. Vaughn Notice

Identifier: MS-3582

This small leaflet announces to all Bushwhackers, Outlaws, and Deserters that if they perpetrate any more crimes against Confederate soldiers or citizens,their houses and property will be burned to the ground. On October 19, 1864, R.C. Brown added that the above Order will be strictly enforced.

Dates: 1864 October 18

Jefferson Justice Report on Siege of Knoxville

Identifier: MS-3838

Jefferson Justice's handwritten report in September 1863 of items lost in transportation from Crab Orchard, Kentucky to Knoxville, Tennessee after the 1863 Siege of Knoxville; items mentioned include bread, coffee, and sugar.

Dates: 1863 September

John E. Toole Pass Voucher

Identifier: MS-3482

This pass, issued on the authority of Colonel and Provost Marshal John E. Toole on January 29, 1864, authorizes the travel of J. T. Maggison, horses, and wagons from Bristol, Tennessee to Lynchburg, Virginia.

Dates: 1864 January 29

John H. Bills Letter

Identifier: MS-0030

This collection consists of a single letter and account summary from James H. Bills to David A. Deaderick of East Tennessee College.

Dates: 1841 June 2

John Watkins Letters and Poem

Identifier: MS-1781

This collection consists primarily of two undated, fragmentary letters that John Watkins wrote during the Civil War. One is written on United States Sanitary Commission letterhead. These two items are accompanied by a poem entitled "The Union," which Watkins apparently authored.

Dates: circa 1860s

Joseph Anderson Letter

Identifier: MS-3306
Abstract Senator Joseph Anderson wrote this letter to Secretary of War James McHenry in approximately 1800. In it, he provides a summary of a petition that the Tennessee State Legislature sent to Congress asking that the government explain its apparently unjustified actions in East Tennessee. According to Anderson, numerous white settlers have been expelled from their land because government's commissioners surveyed the boundary with the Cherokee Nation incorrectly and U. S. Army officers have...
Dates: circa 1800

Knoxville Postcard Collection

Identifier: MS-3793

The collection consists of 100 postcards depicting various locations and buildings in Knoxville, Tennessee from the early 1900s.

Dates: circa 1900-1910

LaReine Warden Clayton Research Material

Identifier: MS-1299

A collection of newspaper clippings, printed articles, and sketches used as research material by LaReine Warden Clayton. Most of the material relates to various historic sites, homes, and properties in the greater East Tennessee area.

Dates: circa 1970s-1980s

Letter to General Samuel Houston

Identifier: MS-0804

This collection consists of a single letter written to General Sam Houston and signed by several parties including John Thomas, John M. Cox, and John C. Rutledge.

Dates: 1848 July 5

Letters of James Monroe Griffith

Identifier: MS-1002

This collection contains one typescript copy of James Monroe Griffith's letters to his son, George. Griffith's biographical letters to his son contain his known information about his ancestry, a recounting of the significant events in his life, and his service during the Civil War including travels and fighting in East Tennessee.

Dates: 1906-1907

Loudon Bridge/Civil War Collection

Identifier: MS-2686

This collection consists of nine letters and two printed bridge diagrams on silk regarding the rebuilding of the burned bridge crossing the Tennessee River at Loudon, Tennessee during the United States Civil War. In addition, the collection also contains two other Civil War era letters.

Dates: 1862-1865

Malinda Harmon Relief Act

Identifier: MS-3583

The U.S. Senate and House passed this act, giving Malinda Harmon almost $5000 in order to keep her land. Her husband, Jacob Harmon, and two of her sons had been caught by Confederate forces after burning a bridge for the Union Army at Lick Creek on November 8-9, 1861. They had acquired a debt in order to hire a lawyer, but were found guilty and hanged, leaving Malinda with five children and a mortgage.

Dates: 1871 January 21

Marion Greenwood Sketches

Identifier: MS-3750
Abstract This collection consists of 11 sketch panels done by Marion Greenwood in preparation for her commissioned work for the University of Tennessee University Center in 1955. In 1954, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, hired Greenwood for a year as a visiting professor and artist in residence, to create a mural officially to be called "The History of Tennessee." The sketches depict specific subject sketches of people, to be included in the finished mural, representing Greenwood's idea of the...
Dates: 1954-1955

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