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Alice Bass Luttrell Memoir

Identifier: MS-0460

This collection consists of a Xerox copy of Alice Bass Luttrell’s memoir. The memoir traces the family history from the immigration of Joseph Phillips from Wales in the mid-18th century to Luttrell's personal child remembrances. In addition to the manuscript, also available are photocopied selections of music.

Dates: 1955

Anna Chavannes Journal

Identifier: MS-0418

Anna Chavannes begins her account of her emigration from Switzerland to Wartburg, Tennessee with her family's departure from Havre on May 3, 1848. She goes on to describe their boat trip with the Gouffon, Guyaz, and Sterchi families, their landing in New York and transfer to the Southerner, and their overland trip through Chattanooga to Wartburg, Tennessee. This item is a transcription of the original and was translated from the French by Emma S. Robinson in 1930.

Dates: 1848 May 9-July 14

Bettie Rhea Testimonial

Identifier: MS-1613

Testimonial awarded to Bettie Rhea for exceptional performance in English grammar class. The book contains poems and greetings from teachers, family, and friends.

Dates: 1858

East Tennessee Female Institute Journal of Trustees

Identifier: MS-0088

This journal outlines the proceedings of the trustees of the Knoxville Female Academy (later the East Tennessee Female Institute) from 1827 to 1907.

Dates: 1827-1907

Eleanora Willauer Diary

Identifier: MS-2940

This collection consists of the Confederate diary of Eleanora Willauer, of Dickson County, Tennessee, written between October 1, 1862 and November 9, 1869.

Dates: 1862 October 1-1869 November 9

Elizabeth Baker Crozier Journal

Identifier: MS-1048
Abstract In this journal, Elizabeth (Baker) Crozier describes life in Knoxville during the siege of 1863. She recounts Union troops plundering and burning her home as well as destroying the homes of her friends and neighbors. She also recalls the kindness of others as she and her husband attempted to reestablish a home and life for their family. In a small excerpt at the end, Crozier also writes of the death of her brother, Dr. Henry Baker, at the hands of Union troops. This document is a typewritten...
Dates: 1863-1864

First Presbyterian Church (Nashville, Tenn.) Women's Guild Minutes

Identifier: MS-1442

This collection contains the minutes taken from Nashville's First Presbyterian Church's Woman's Guild from 1901-1922.

Dates: 1901-1922

Julia Francis Hammond Spring Diary

Identifier: MS-1316

This diary was kept by Julia Frances Hammond Spring and covers a period from 1852-1878. Much in the diary is of a religious nature, regarding the Methodist Church, mentions of preachers, and sermons. Also in the collection is another handwritten book that appears to be her daughter's first school exercise book.

Dates: 1852-1878

Kate Hill Turner Letters

Identifier: MS-0135

This collection consists of letters spanning from 1840-1848 related to Kate Hill Turner. Several are love letters from Charlie to Katie. Charlie writes from Amherst College in Maine. Also in the collection is a letter of recommendation for James W. Hill from Asa Clark.

Dates: 1840-1868

Lucinda Cowan Album

Identifier: MS-1342

A single album belonging to Lucinda Cowan which contains notes and sketches from Cowan's friends.

Dates: 1831-1834

Margaret Barton Crozier Ramsey Diary

Identifier: MS-0322
Abstract Margaret Barton Crozier Ramsey kept this diary while she was in exile in North Carolina during and shortly after the Civil War. In it, she describes the destruction of her home in Tennessee, her journey to and life in North Carolina, the churches she attended, her religious views, her homesickness for her life in Tennessee, and her feelings toward the Union Army. She also relates family news, including news of her sons and other family members serving in the Confederate Army. This document...
Dates: 1864-1885

Martha Johnson Patterson Photograph

Identifier: MS-2867

This is an undated black and white photograph of Martha Johnson Patterson, daughter of President Andrew Johnson.

Dates: undated

Mrs. G. F. Lewis Coverlet Patterns

Identifier: MS-0162

This collection consists of eleven coverlet patterns, including Whig Rose, World's Wonders, Nothing Delight, Sixteen Snowballs, Mountain Cucumber, and Nine Chariot Wheels.

Dates: undated

National Organization for Women, Memphis Chapter, Newsletters

Identifier: MS-2890

This collection houses two newsletters from the National Organization for Women's Memphis Chapter discussing NOW's fight for women's rights in Tennessee.

Dates: 1974

Nina Cunningham Diary

Identifier: MS-1400

Nina Cunningham of Maryville, Tennessee kept this diary between 1886 and 1899. In it, she describes her time as a student at Maryville College in addition to family and social events.

Dates: 1886 July 30-1899 March 13

Phrenological Character of Amelia W. Bryan

Identifier: MS-1458

This manuscript is a nine-page handwritten description of Amelia Bryan's personality based on the theories of phrenology. It includes no illustrations or charts depicting her head but makes numerous predictions about her future behaviors and tendencies.

Dates: 1858 June 8

Ruth Cates Baird Papers

Identifier: MS-2934

The Ruth Cates Baird papers consist of the personal and professional materials and papers that Baird collected over her lifetime. Most of the collection is made up of of scrapbooks from her vacations and greeting cards from her friends and students. One scrapbook contains poetry that she collected from newspaper clippings. The collection also houses her school records and yearbooks from primary school through college.

Dates: 1920-2006

Soule College for Young Ladies List of Graduates

Identifier: MS-0138

This collection consists of a list of graduates of Soule Female College in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Graduates from the classes of 1853-1855 are listed.

Dates: 1853-1855

Spence Family Ledger and Diary

Identifier: MS-1925
Abstract Collection contains a bound notebook used by the Spence family from 1813-1862. Half of the book is a ledger for Porter & Spence, a Nashville company partly owned by John Spence. The ledger contains receipts, copies of invoices, and a comprehensive inventory of merchandise for the company from 1813-1821. Later, after John passed away, the back portion of the book was used by John's widow, Rebecca, as a diary from 1833-1862. Rebecca wrote poetry and also documented her expenses in a...
Dates: 1813-1862

Tennessee Woman's Press and Authors' Club Minutes

Identifier: MS-0092

This collection consists of the minutes taken from the Tennessee Woman's Press and Authors' Club meetings from 1913-1921.

Dates: 1913-1921

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