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Account Books

Identifier: MS-1445

This folder houses three account books containing lists of financial transactions. The two smaller books have notes about Wm Co, the smaller with entries in $100 increments and the larger only half full. The largest book has entries about livestock, cotton, and other agricultural transactions.

Dates: 1849-1886

Alex Haley Papers

Identifier: MS-1888

This collection houses manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, cassette tapes, videotapes, trial transcripts, and other materials documenting Alex Haley's literary career. Of particular interest are those materials showing Haley's Roots and the subsequent plagiarism trials related to the book.

Dates: 1870-1991

Campbell Wallace Papers

Identifier: MS-0001

This collection houses personal and professional correspondence documenting Campbell Wallace's involvement with insurance and property, requests for financial aid, references, verification of character, financial backing, railroads, private businesses, and stock companies.

Dates: 1840-1946; Majority of material found within 1840-1895

Captain William E. Merrill's Rail Road Bridges and Tunnels Document

Identifier: MS-3844

This collection contains a lithograph document compiled by Captain William E. Merrill in 1864 featuring records of bridges and tunnels along the railway between Georgia and Tennessee.

Dates: 1864

Carolina, Knoxville, and Western Railroad Circular

Identifier: MS-3629

This circular provides “facts and figures showing why the voters of Knox County should vote for the subscription of $100,000 at the election, Saturday, October 29.” Specifically, it lists the assessed valuation for each district in Knox County and compares the needed tax to the potential gains in markets and other value.

Dates: 1890 October

Charles Watts Letter

Identifier: MS-1786

Charles Watts wrote this letter to his sister, Helen M. Watts, from Nashville, Tennessee on October 11, 1813. In it, he describes his journey from Lexington to Nashville (including a saltpeter cave he visited and his meeting with Lorenzo Dow), responds to news that Helen Watts sent in her last letter, and asks after his family and friends.

Dates: 1813 October 11

Commission for Ascertaining and Adjusting the Boundary Line Between the States of Virginia and Tennessee

Identifier: MS-1269

This collection consists of one handwritten document from 1804 by William Maclin pertaining to the boundary line between Virginia and Tennessee. It also includes a handwritten letter signed by John Sevier on July 11, 1804 confirming the validity of Maclin's document. Typed transcripts of both documents are also included.

Dates: 1804 July 11

Congressional Committee Report Regarding Willie Blount

Identifier: MS-3472

This two page report, written by a select committee of the 1st session of the 18th Congress on February 24, 1824, discusses Willie Blount's claim for reimbursement of monies borrowed on behalf of Tennessee during the War of 1812.

Dates: 1824 February 24

Cumberland-Sequatche Railroad Collection

Identifier: MS-1114

This collection houses 7 manuscript notebooks containing survey and engineering data.

Dates: 1870-1880

East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Records

Identifier: MS-2211

The East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Records Collection contains letters, legal papers, and receipts which document the development of a railroad connection between Knoxville and Virginia. Much of the material deals with a lawsuit for non-payment between the railroad and Jesse Crouch of Washington County, Tenn.

Dates: 1852-1871

East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad Records

Identifier: MS-1100

This collection contains documents from the Office of East Tennessee & Virginia Rail Road Company in 1854. Included is a dray ticket, a letter to James L. Coile and sons about money owed for shares of stock in the company, and copy of a resolution to the Board of Directors regarding stock money collection arrangements.

Dates: 1854

G. W. Young Letter

Identifier: MS-2240

In a March 5, 1856 letter to his father in Chaplin, Conn., G. W. Young of Clarksville, Tenn. writes of the area's agricultural practices as well as the influence of a new railroad on coal mining and prices.

Dates: 1856 March 5

J. K. Womack Papers

Identifier: MS-0744

This collection houses a wealth of material illustrating the lives of J. K. Womack and his family in Rutherford County, Tennessee during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the items included are land deeds, indentures, genealogical information, material documenting the Baptist Church, broadsides, and correspondence and other information describing Joseph A. Johnson's application for a pension.

Dates: 1836-1926 June 29

John Fain Anderson Statements Regarding the Hoss Apple and Hoss Family History

Identifier: MS-0147
Abstract In these statements, John Fain Anderson discusses the Hoss Apple, the Magott (or Margrett) Apple, and the Robertson Apple, provides a sketch of the Hoss family, and enumerates his memories of Washington County, Tennessee. His sketch of the Hoss family includes information about his own family beginning with his grandfathers, John R. Fain (d. 1869) and John Anderson (1765-1850), and ending with his parents, Samuel Anderson (1805-1849) and Hannah Crawford Fain (1811-1891). Also included is a...
Dates: 1928 February 4-April

Lenoir Family Papers

Identifier: MS-0016

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.

Dates: 1783-1917; Majority of material found within 1830-1890

Mississippi Central & Tennessee Railroad Bill of Lading

Identifier: MS-1424

This bill of lading indicates that J. L. Moore consigned 10 bales of cotton to Fowlkes & Co. in Memphis, Tennessee at Loone's Station.

Dates: 1857 March 7

Nathan Southern, Hilary Hurst, and Joseph Lawhorn Bond Regarding Anderson

Identifier: MS-0160

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.

Dates: 1856 December 18

Papers of Andrew Johnson Project Records

Identifier: AR-0457
Abstract This collection houses photocopied handwritten documents, microfilm, handwritten and typed notes, correspondence, congressional records, bills, pension records, military service records, diaries, journal articles, newspapers, and transcripts used to write The Papers of Andrew Johnson, a sixteen-volume set covering the years 1858 to 1875. Some material that was not published in the final set is included here. Additionally, the collection houses information about the Project itself, including...
Dates: 1829-2000; Majority of material found within 1845-2000

Print of William Blount

Identifier: MS-3742

This collection consists of a print of a sketch of William Blount etched by Albert Rosenthal in 1888.

Dates: 1888

Sam Tate Letter

Identifier: MS-1056

This collection contains one letter written by Samuel Tate to an associate by the last name Gill about the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.

Dates: 1860

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