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"A Historical Sketch of the Presbyterian Church of Greeneville, Tennessee"

Identifier: MS-0905
Abstract Reverend John E. Alexander presented this sketch to the Presbyterian Historical Society of Philadelphia on July 2, 1876. In it, he details the history of the Presbyterian Church of Greeneville, Tennessee (previously known as Harmony and Mt. Bethel), including a list of the members of the church's session since its early years.

A. J. Truan Ledger

Identifier: MS-2954
Abstract This collection houses a ledger kept by Auguste J. Truan of Greeneville, Tennessee documenting purchases and other transactions that took place between 1876 and 1879.

A. J. Truan Ledger

Identifier: MS-2955
Abstract This collection houses a ledger and address book kept by Auguste J. Truan of Greeneville, Tennessee documenting transactions that took place between 1911 and 1913.

Acme Chair Manufacturing Co. Letter

Identifier: MS-3003
Abstract This collection consists of a letter from the Acme Chair Manufacturing Co. in Knoxville, Tennessee, dated January 23, 1917 to Anson G. Betts and Co. in Asheville, North Carolina, discussing a delay in the foreclosure sale of the chair plant.

Colonel Fay Warrington Brabson Papers

Identifier: MS-0829
Abstract Research material relating to Brabson's biography of Andrew Jackson published in 1972. Includes a manuscript version of the book, Andrew Johnson, A Life in Pursuit of the Right Course, 1808-1875; correspondence, photographs, research notes, and clippings about Johnson, the Civil War, Greeneville, Tenn., and related subjects; and original letters to and from Johnson, W. G. Brownlow, Thaddeus Stevens, members of the Johnson family and others.

Ephemera Collection

Identifier: Ephemera
Abstract Artificial collection of ephemera items related to the history of Knoxville, Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains, and more.

Greeneville (Tenn.) Daybook

Identifier: MS-0005
Abstract This daybook contains the records of a general store in Greeneville, Tennessee, including the names of customers, the items they purchased (including cloth, tobacco, coffee, and turpentine), and the prices they paid.

James K. P. Sayler Papers

Identifier: MS-2262
Abstract The James K. P. Sayler Papers, 1857-1943, contain correspondence, writings and speeches, bills, contracts, and other papers related to the life of Sayler, a Confederate soldier stationed in Vicksburg, MS, during the Civil War and a teacher Romeo, Tenn. Among the topics discussed are pre-Civil War politics (particularly in Missouri), military life and movement during the war, and educational and religious theory.

John Cocke Letter

Identifier: MS-0731
Abstract In this letter, John Cocke orders Colonel Ewen Allison (stationed in Greeneville, Tennessee) to ready a brigade of men to repel what Cocke fears is a forthcoming attack by the Creek tribe. Allison is further instructed not only to repel them but to chastise them. Cocke closes by reminding Allison be careful not to mistreat peaceable Indigenous people but treat them with hospitality and friendship.

New Federal Building Opening Ceremony Invitation

Identifier: MS-1987
Abstract This invitation announces the ceremony for the Completion and Opening of the New Federal Building in Greeneville, Tennessee on June 5, 1905. It includes lists of the committees that organized the ceremony and of the event's speakers (including Walter Brownlow, congressman and nephew of former governor William Brownlow, and Tennessee Governor John J. Cox). A small card bearing a schedule for the ceremony is also included.

Robert M. Barton Letter regarding Slave Purchase

Identifier: MS-2664
Abstract This collection consists of a letter written by Robert M. Barton of Greeneville, Tenn., on October 24, 1847, to his brother of Readyville, Tenn. He writes that he must buy or assist in the buying of an enslaved person for a friend with a sick wife. The letter also contains family information.

"The History of Main Street, Greeneville, Tenn."

Identifier: MS-1004
Abstract This collection includes a handwritten manuscript of William Walter Harman's The History of Main Street, Greeneville, Tenn. written in 1920. The manuscript is written in two bound journals.

The Owl

Identifier: MS-1213
Abstract John A. Hankins and Jessie J. Rankin created this handwritten newspaper, entitled The Owl, while studying at an unspecified school in Greeneville, Tennessee in 1875. It includes an introduction and editorial expressing the editors' hopes for their paper, miscellaneous stories and local items, letters to the editors, and articles about how to write well, ice skating, hunting, imagination, snow, Saturday nights, the ocean, Queen Elizabeth I, and moral subjects (including...

Will R. Story Letter

Identifier: MS-1136
Abstract In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.

William Dickson Indenture

Identifier: MS-2089
Abstract With this indenture, William Dickson sells John Maloney Jr. 0.5 acres of land in Greeneville, Tennessee for $600.00. The reverse of the document bears a notation indicating that the sale was formally recorded in the Greene County Register's Office the following day.

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