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5th Iowa Infantry Letter

Identifier: MS-3640

This collection consist of an eight page letter, dated June 24, 1864, written by John S. R. Fellows at Camp Patrick, Tennessee, during the Civil War. In the letter, Fellows writes home to his brothers and sisters about the hanging of 500 Confederate soldiers in Nashville during the Civil War.

Dates: 1864 June 24

A.A. Taylor Report on Pensions for East Tennesseans

Identifier: MS-3604
Abstract This three-page leaflet presents the text from Alfred A. Taylor's report to the 51st U.S. House of Representatives, to accompany H.R. 13424. It calls for pensions to be provided for the survivors and widows of the group who successfully burned bridges around Knoxville in November of 1861. To justify this request, Taylor recounted the plans and results of that event and then referred to H.R. 7051 that had established pensions for men who had failed in their attempt to burn bridges around...
Dates: circa 1891

Account Book

Identifier: MS-1426

Written entirely in German, this 266-page account book contains the records of an unidentified merchant operating in Wartburg, Tennessee.

Dates: 1834-1852

Ada Larew Papers

Identifier: MS-0205

This collection consists of the personal papers of Ada Campbell Larew and includes manuscripts, historical essays, poems, plays, and short stories authored by Larew. Also available are personal correspondence, press clippings, and memorabilia.

Dates: 1912 April 2–1963 August 18, undated

"Aerie Echoes" Yearbook

Identifier: MS-3971

The “Aerie Echoes” Yearbook collection consists of the 1946-1947 yearbook for Lanier School in Maryville, Tennessee. It includes photographs of the students, administration, activities, clubs/organizations, and more.

Dates: 1946-1947

Alice Bass Luttrell Memoir

Identifier: MS-0460

This collection consists of a Xerox copy of Alice Bass Luttrell’s memoir. The memoir traces the family history from the immigration of Joseph Phillips from Wales in the mid-18th century to Luttrell's personal child remembrances. In addition to the manuscript, also available are photocopied selections of music.

Dates: 1955

An Introduction to the Ethno-History of East Tennessee: Statement of Methods

Identifier: MS-1648

This collection consists of an undated article entitled "An Introduction to the Ethno-History of East Tennessee: Statement of Methods" about the use of ethnic identity in archaeology, specifically at the University of Tennessee. The article also includes footnotes and a bibliography.

Dates: undated

Andrew B. McTeer Appointment

Identifier: MS-0052

This collection consists of one appointment letter signed by the governor of Tennessee, Andrew Johnson, to Andrew B. McTeer on November 17, 1863.

Dates: 1863 November 17

Andrew Knott Papers

Identifier: MS-1677

A collection of ledgers, deeds, receipts, correspondence, and more related to Andrew Knott and the Knott family. Also included is a portrait of Andrew Knott. The material relates to the family's business and insurance dealings in East Tennessee.

Dates: 1821-1963

Archibald Alexander Doak Letter

Identifier: MS-1509

This letter was written by Archibald Alexander Doak on October 16, 1848 while he was president of Washington College in Tennessee. In the letter, Doak addresses the parents of a student named William.

Dates: 1848 October 16

Charles H. Pierce Papers

Identifier: MS-3283

This collection houses two books that Union Sergeant Charles H. Pierce used to keep a diary and record roll call in addition to a formal studio portrait depicting Pierce in his later years wearing his Grand Army of the Republic Star.

Dates: 1863-1864, circa 1890

Dunn-Oliver Collection

Identifier: MS-3690
Abstract This collection includes extensive documentation on the history and families of Cades Cove, Tennessee, collected by John W. Oliver and used by Durwood C. Dunn in his book Cades Cove: The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937. Papers include original manuscripts, typescripts, photocopies, and notes. The materials include correspondence; legal and business documents; genealogical, church, and cemetery records; personal memoirs; newspaper...
Dates: 1730-1984

Early Inns and Hostelries in the East Tennessee Country, 1760-1860

Identifier: MS-0998

This collection features a twelve-chapter manuscript of Early Inns and Hostelries in the East Tennessee Country, 1760-1860 written by LaReine Warden Clayton.

Dates: undated

East Tennessee Claim Books

Identifier: MS-0662

This collection consists of four ledger books that contain property and pension claims made by East Tennesseans following the Civil War.

Dates: circa 1860-1890

East Tennessee County Tax Lists

Identifier: MS-0029

This collection consists of tax records and receipts from East Tennessee. The records date from 1803-1804. Also included is a receipt for paid taxes dated 1875 November 5.

Dates: 1803-1804, 1875 November 5

East Tennessee Educational Association Program

Identifier: MS-3554
Abstract This small program, for the Fourth Annual Meeting of the East Tennessee Educational Association, is missing its center pages. On the back of the front cover, it lists the Officers, the members of the Executive Committee, the Music Committee, and the Reception and Entertainment Committee. On the front of the back cover, it lists events from Friday evening and Saturday morning. The back cover has a call for attendance, lodging information and prices, and rules for presentations, written...
Dates: 1898 August 24-27

Eastern State Hospital for the Insane Photograph

Identifier: MS-3881

This collection features a single, mounted black and white photograph of 6 female patients and 15 female nurses from the Eastern State Hospital for the Insane dating circa 1915.

Dates: circa 1915

Edward Lynn Letter

Identifier: MS-2848

This letter was written on December 25-27, 1863, in Blains Cross Roads, Tenn., by Assistant Surgeon Edward Lynn of the 65th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, to his sister. In the letter, Lynn writes of the Siege of Knoxville and the Battle of Fort Sanders, as well as on meeting Parson William Brownlow.

Dates: 1863 December 25-27

Emory Family Papers

Identifier: MS-2351

This collection of Emory family papers contains a pocket diary from 1868, an autograph book, and a letter to Mrs. A. M. Emory in 1904.

Dates: 1868-1904

Estelle Jarnagin Naff Collection

Identifier: MS-0123

This collection consists of an article written by Estelle Jarnagin Naff entitled "The Battle of Mossy Creek: Yankees Defeat Rebels." This article ran in The Jefferson County Standard on Wednesday, January 6, 1954, and gives an account of the Battle of Mossy Creek that was fought on December 29, 1864, in what is now Jefferson City, Tennessee. Also included in the collection is a descriptive letter about the article. The letter is dated March 8, 1954.

Dates: 1954 January 6-March 8

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