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Andrew Johnson Broadside
This circular, entitled Appeal to the People of Tennessee, begins with a brief history of Tennessee's recent history that leads to Johnson announcing his appointment as military governor of the state. Within this role, he invites the citizens to support his government appointments until an election can be held, and promises amnesty for all who yield to the authority of the national government. He assures them that there will be no vindictive prosecutions.
Confederate States of America Legislative Document
This broadside, published by Authority, presents to the citizens of Tennessee the General Assembly's reasons for proposing to leave the United States of America, as well as the Declaration of Independence of Tennessee, the military agreement between Tennessee and the Confederacy, the act to authorize a provisional force, and the Constitution of the Provisional Government of the Confederated States of America.
Congressional Papers of Southern States
Essay on H. Clay Evans' 1894 Run for Governor of Tennessee
This collection contains one short essay on H. Clay Evans' run for governor of Tennessee in 1894. It mentions his opponent Walter Brownlow and Evans' asking that soldiers from the Civil War not be allowed to vote in the election for the Republican nomination.
F. B. Ragland Autobiography
This collection includes F. B. Ragland's autobiography, written in 1891 for the benefit of his children and to whom the work is affectionately dedicated. In it, Ragland discusses his ancestry, his immediate family, his work as a farmer and businessman, his service in the Tennessee State Legislature, his memories of the Civil War (including the emancipation of enslaved peoples), and his activities in retirement.
H. H. Thomas Letter
This collection consists of a letter from Union solider H. H. Thomas to William G. Brownlow in Knoxville, Tennessee. Thomas congratulates Brownlow on his nomination for governor of Tennessee, praises him as a supporter of the Union, and asks for a position in his administration.
Horace Maynard Papers
This collection contains scrapbooks, speeches, correspondence, photographs, essays, eulogies, and a biography documenting the life and work of Tennessee statesman Horace Maynard. There are a few items of unknown origin, including a deed for 60 acres on the south side of the French Broad River to John Wright signed by Governor William Carroll and two certificates of sale for land in Ohio purchased by Mathew Heuston and signed by President James Madison.
James A. Rogers Papers
O. P. Temple Papers
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.
Park Family Papers
This collection houses correspondence, ledgers, and bank records documenting the lives of several members of the Park family in Knoxville, Tennessee and Galleighan, Ireland. Among the topics discussed are family news, national politics, and land holdings that the Parks are renting out.
Tennessee Higher Education Commission General Correspondence
This collection houses general correspondence from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to the University of Tennessee dating from 1976 to July of 1984.
The Congressional Canvass
Thompson McKinley Letter
In this letter, Tennessee State Representative Thompson McKinley of Sumner County asks Governor William G. Brownlow to appoint D. M. Biddle, Esq., T. M. McKinley, and J. H. Rees, Esq. Directors of the Louisville and Nashville Turnpike Company.
W. Gibbs McAdoo Letter
The W. Gibbs McAdoo letter, written November 8, 1860, describes the mood in Knoxville, Tenn., after Lincoln's election. He also tells of an incident in which someone tied a tin bucket and a note reading "Going out of the Union" to a dog and turned it loose on Gay Street.
Wade Keyes Letter
This collection consists of a brief letter from Wade Keyes dated Richmond, August 14, 1861, to J. L. Ramsey in Knoxville. Keyes confirms Ramsey's appointment as attorney for the District of Tennessee.
William G. Brownlow Papers
This collection consists primarily of letters documenting William Gannaway Parson Brownlow's service as Governor of Tennessee and showing the problems that Tennessee faced during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Also included are letters to and from Brownlow's son John Bell Brownlow.
William Gannaway Brownlow Letters
This collection contains five letters written by William G. Brownlow between 1836 and 1862. In them, he discusses speaking engagements and the Civil War. Also included are three photographs of Brownlow.
William Jay Smith Autobiographical Sketch
In this autobiographical sketch, William Jay Smith describes his military career and ends with his election to the Tennessee Senate in 1867.
Willie Blount Letter
Tennessee Governor Willie Blount wrote this letter to Henry Newman, Jr. in Boston on December 10, 1811. In it, he expresses his hope that the United States will teach the indigenous people on the Wabash and their [foreign] aiders and abetters, that we are not only united but determined to be free and independent of all nations. He also discusses family and personal business, including Judge Hugh L. White and his family.
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 9
- Tennessee -- Politics and government. 7
- Tennessee -- History. 5
- Tennessee -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950. 5
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 5
- Tennessee -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865. 4
- Elections -- Tennessee -- History. 2
- Governors -- Tennessee. 2
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
- Slavery -- Tennessee 2
- Tennessee -- Politics and government -- To 1865. 2
- United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century. 2
- Confederate States of America -- Politics and government. 1
- Confederate States of America. 1
- Courts -- Tennessee -- History. 1
- Creek Indians. 1
- Education, Higher -- Administration. 1
- Education, Higher -- Tennessee -- History. 1
- Haywood County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- Government relations. 1
- Ireland -- Genealogy. 1
- Land tenure -- Tennessee -- Hamilton County (Tenn.). 1
- Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Personal narratives, American. 1
- Mississippi -- Politics and government 1
- Missouri -- Politics and government 1
- North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950 1
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Tennessee. 1
- Roads -- Tennessee. 1
- Rutherford County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Secession -- Southern States. 1
- Sumner County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Tennessee -- Commerce. 1
- Tennessee -- Genealogy. 1
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
- Tennessee -- Politics and government -- 1951-. 1
- Tennessee, East -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Tennessee. Militia -- History -- 19th century. 1
- United States -- Foreign relations -- 1865-1898. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783. 1
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1809-1817. 1
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861. 1
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville -- Administration. 1
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville -- History. 1
- Veterans -- Tennessee. 1 ∧ less