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Andrew Johnson Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3557
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1862 March 18

Confederate States of America Legislative Document

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Identifier: MS-3436
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1861 May

Congressional Papers of Southern States

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Identifier: MPA-0306
Abstract This collection contains a variety of papers written by or about various political figures from 1813 to 1929 with the bulk of the material from 1868 through 1877 and 1892. While most of the political figures are from Tennessee, many others are from states including Kentucky, Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia. The name of the collection is derived from the fact that the large majority of the documents are from politicians representing southern states, but some states...
Dates: 1813 - 1929

Essay on H. Clay Evans' 1894 Run for Governor of Tennessee

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Identifier: MS-2503
Abstract

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.

Dates: undated

F. B. Ragland Autobiography

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1174
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1891 April 1

H. H. Thomas Letter

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Identifier: MS-3062
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1865 January 28

Horace Maynard Papers

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Identifier: MS-0415
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1800-1998; Majority of material found within 1828-1882

James A. Rogers Papers

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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

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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

Park Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-0538
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1803 May 30-1874 May 1

Tennessee Higher Education Commission General Correspondence

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Identifier: AR-0284
Abstract

This collection houses general correspondence from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to the University of Tennessee dating from 1976 to July of 1984.

Dates: 1976-1984

The Congressional Canvass

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3465
Abstract Benjamin F. Lillard published this broadside, entitled The Congressional Canvass. To the People of the Fifth Congressional District, composed of the Counties of Franklin, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, Bedford, Coffee, and Rutherford, during his unsuccessful bid for John Bright Morgan's Congressional seat. In it, he introduces himself as a Democratic candidate and outlines his campaign platform, which includes repealing the National Banking Act, repealing tax laws affecting medicine, whiskey,...
Dates: 1878

Thompson McKinley Letter

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Identifier: MS-1964
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1868 January 1

W. Gibbs McAdoo Letter

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Identifier: MS-2232
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1860 November 8

Wade Keyes Letter

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Identifier: MS-3103
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1861 August 14

William G. Brownlow Papers

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Identifier: MS-1940
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1848 December 18-1902 August 5

William Gannaway Brownlow Letters

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Identifier: MS-0936
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1836-1862

William Jay Smith Autobiographical Sketch

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0909
Abstract

In this autobiographical sketch, William Jay Smith describes his military career and ends with his election to the Tennessee Senate in 1867.

Dates: circa 1867

Willie Blount Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0737
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1811 December 10

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