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Virginia House of Delegates Walker's Line Resolution

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0792
Abstract

The collection consists of a written agreement by the Virginia House of Delegates to settle differences for the boundaries of North Carolina and Virginia on January 10, 1800.

Dates: 1800 January 10

W. B. Lewis Letter

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Identifier: MS-0857
Abstract

In this letter, W. B. Lewis relates news about several friends and family members, mentions that cholera is still afflicting Nashville and the surrounding areas, asks Jackson to pass some news to Ralph E. W. Earl, and complains that [t]imes in Nashville are exceedingly dull and hard. He closes by asking after General Eaton (who he thinks should come to Nashville because the Foster and Grundy parties are waxing very hot) and sending his respects to Jackson's family.

Dates: 1833 May 1

W. Gibbs McAdoo Letter

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Walter M. Fitzgerald Speech Extracts

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3423
Abstract This broadside, apparently a newspaper supplement, explains Fitzgerald's opposition to an upcoming bill that would increase taxes in Tennessee. He blames fiscal policies of previous administrations, particularly in regard to railroad bonds, as well as improper or fraudulent behavior of several officials. He also claims that the comptroller, Harris, projects that there will be no deficit so a tax increase is unnecessary. Finally, he recommends cutting government expenses rather than...
Dates: 1896 September

Wesley T. Kennerly Papers

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Identifier: MS-3440
Abstract The bulk of this collection houses correspondence written to and by W. T. Kennerly between 1891 and 1943. Among his correspondents are the nurses that he met while hospitalized in San Francisco during the Spanish-American War and such political figures as Senators Kenneth McKellar and Tom Stewart and Tennessee governor Prentice Cooper. Many of the letters document Kennerly's efforts to help friends and supporters secure employment with such agencies as the WPA and the TVA. The collection...
Dates: 1855 February 21-1943 May (Bulk 1891 June 8-1943 May)

William B. Bate Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2316
Abstract

In this February 7, 1877 letter to John H. Erskine, William B. Bate describes his problematic run and subsequent defeat in his most recent senatorial race.

Dates: 1877 February 7

William C. Dunlap Circular

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Identifier: MS-3612
Abstract

William Dunlap sent this three-page letter of extravagant prose to the citizens of Roane and Morgan Counties in order to tell them about his positions during a campaign for state legislator.

Dates: 1825 July 27

William Emerson Brock III Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0106
Abstract

William E. Brock’s papers include legislation, correspondence, schedules, calendars, books, speeches, and certificates. Media includes paper, photographs, slides, audio recordings, films, videos, scrapbooks, and ephemera. The collection is stored in approximately 119 linear feet of boxes.

Dates: 1930-1994

William Foust Campaign Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3619
Abstract

In this broadside, William Foust explains why he didn’t attend the political convention as part of his campaign for the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Dates: 1851 July 26

William G. Brownlow Letter Supporting Congress

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Identifier: MS-4002
Abstract

This April 3, 1866, letter was written by William G. Brownlow in Knoxville, Tennessee during his time as governor. In this short handwritten letter, Brownlow gives his support to Congress on an unspecified matter instead of President Andrew Johnson.

Dates: 1866 April 3

William G. Brownlow Papers

 Collection
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 G. Brownlow Tennessee Bonds Circular

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Identifier: MS-2750
Abstract

This collection consists of a Tennessee Bonds Circular dated May 9, 1866 and signed by Governor William G. Brownlow. In addition, the collection also contains an Executive Department envelope that includes an image of the Tennessee seal.

Dates: 1866 May 9

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 Gannaway Brownlow Papers

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Identifier: MS-0225
Abstract

This collection contains a copy of a newspaper account book, A Narrative of the Life, Travels, and Circumstances Incidents Thereto of William G. Brownlow, and two bonds signed by Brownlow. The narrative appears to have suffered water damage and many parts are faded or illegible.

Dates: undated

William H. Polk Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1977
Abstract

This collection consists of a single letter written by William H. Polk on 17 May 1843 regarding the prospects of his party in the upcoming election. The letter, which is marked private, was written from Columbia. In it, Polk discusses the results of canvassing in Western and Middle Tennessee. He predicts that his party will gain three to seven members in the Legislature in the western counties and surpass the Whig Party in Middle Tennessee.

Dates: 1843 May 17

William Houston Letter

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Identifier: MS-0496
Abstract

This collection contains a letter from October 13, 1843 written by William Houston to send to his brother-in-law Thomas Wier of Jacksboro, Tennessee.

Dates: 1843 October 13

William I. Davis Denial

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3585
Abstract

This small leaflet records the oath of William I. Davis in which he denies the charge that Isham G. Leabow made against him. Davis swears that he did not tell Leabow that T.H. Ford, candidate for sheriff, had been paid $600 to run.

Dates: 1900 July 27

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

William M. Churchwell Political Circular

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3424
Abstract

This circular is addressed to the voters of the second congressional district of Tennessee in order to announce Churchwell's candidacy for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, running against Horace Maynard.

Dates: 1853 July

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