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Andrew Jackson Donelson Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3653
Abstract

This collection consists of sixteen Andrew Jackson Donelson correspondences about plantation life, slavery, and politics in Tennessee.

Dates: 1851 May 30-1869 August 3

Andrew Roberts Petition

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1929
Abstract

In this document Andrew Roberts, administrator of Adam Clapp's estate, petitions the Knox County Court to allow the sale of a slave named Roy so that the proceeds may be divided among Clapp's eight heirs.

Dates: 1852 October

David Burford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1185
Abstract

This collection houses 29 letters written to Tennessee businessman and politician David Burford between 1820 and 1860.

Dates: 1820 March 12-1860 April 3

David Burford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1027
Abstract

This collection documents David Burford's political and business activities between 1814 and 1864, including his service in the Tennessee State Senate (1829-1835) and his involvement in the slave trade.

Dates: 1814-1864

James A. Rogers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0738
Abstract The bulk of this collection houses legal documents, correspondence, plats, and other items documenting James A. Rogers' life and work. Among the subjects shown are rail and steamboat shipments in the 1850s and 1860s, land grants and sales (including land grants given in recognition of service in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), transaction records of enslaved individuals from the 1840s to the 1860s, the Civil War (including the construction of Fort Pillar north of...
Dates: 1784 November 3-1974 December 27 (bulk 1784 November 3-1897 December 10)

O. P. Temple Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0021
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1822-1922

Petition to Abolish Slavery

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1204
Abstract

This petition asks the Tennessee Legislature to pass a law that will free the state's enslaved peoples and their descendants. The petition is signed by 75 residents of Bedford County, Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1830