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B. R. Strong Papers

Identifier: MS-1312
Abstract This collection houses correspondence, invoices, receipts, lease agreements, mortgages, and other materials documenting B. R. Strong's business activities between 1880 and 1918.

Bell Laundry Company Cash Ledger

Identifier: MS-0596
Abstract This collection contains two cash ledger volumes from the Bell Laundry Company for the years 1925-1927. Neither ledger is used cover to cover.

Carolina, Knoxville, and Western Railroad Circular

Identifier: MS-3629
Abstract This circular provides “facts and figures showing why the voters of Knox County should vote for the subscription of $100,000 at the election, Saturday, October 29.” Specifically, it lists the assessed valuation for each district in Knox County and compares the needed tax to the potential gains in markets and other value.

Daniel Briscoe, Bro. & Co. Advertisements

Identifier: MS-2196
Abstract This collection contains three letter advertisements from Daniel Briscoe, Bro. & Co. / Importers / and / Wholesalers / Dry Goods, / Notions / -and- / Furnishings of Knoxville, Tenn. One, undated, is about the Greatest Mail Order House in Knoxville. The other two are about the 1904 and 1905 spring goods for sale at prices under market value.

Edgar H. Stegall Scrapbook

Identifier: MS-0767
Abstract The collection consists of one scrapbook belonging to Edgar H. Stegall, a Knoxville area businessman, around 1917. It contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, business cards, postcards, and other small pieces of ephemera.

Horace Maynard Letter

Identifier: MS-2231
Abstract Horace Maynard begins this December 12, 1857 letter to W. G. Parson Brownlow with an outline of his reasons for serving in Congress, including his desire to get a just proportion of government funding for the people of East Tennessee. He goes on to discuss a new custom house for Knoxville, emphasizing the building's importance in building up the town and mentioning the location that he feels would be optimal for the structure (between Cumberland and Clinch Streets on the north and south, and...

J. Allen Smith and Company Day Book

Identifier: MS-0611
Abstract This collection is an account book from April-June 1888 for J. Allen Smith and Company in Knoxville, Tennessee.

James T. Thornton Papers

Identifier: MS-1306
Abstract This collection houses receipts that James T. Thornton collected over a period of forty years, from 1875 to 1914.

Knox County Bank and Trust Co. List of Stockholders

Identifier: MS-1153
Abstract This collection is a single page document consisting of a mimeograph of a handwritten list of stockholders from January 1, 1895 for Knox County Bank and Trust Company. The list includes the number of shares and amount each stockholder has. The list is signed by cashier Charlton Karns.

Knoxville Railway and Light Company Records

Identifier: MS-1502
Abstract This collection houses vouchers, journal entries, and account records documenting the activities of the Knoxville Park Association, the Knoxville Electric Light and Power Company, the Knoxville Street Railway, and the Knoxville Traction Company between 1891 and 1920.

Murphy and Robinson Letter

Identifier: MS-2746
Abstract Collection consists of a short letter written on the letterhead for Murphy and Robinson, a Knoxville, Tenn., dealer of hats, caps and straw goods. The letter, dated November 2, 1899, reads in part, "I have sold over $200.00 worth of them this year. Everything is moving along nicely. The spring goods are beginning to come in and we have just finished taking stock."

R. H. Coker Business Card

Identifier: MS-3945
Overview A single business card for R. H. Coker, a barber in Knoxville. The card lists that Coker's business is an "antiseptic barber shop."

Ruth Stephens Radio Interviews

Identifier: MS-0208
Abstract This collection consists of an interview tape and transcripts from the WKGN radio station completed by commentator Ruth Stephens. The transcripts concern a series of broadcast on the business concerns of Knoxville. Each month, a Knoxville company was investigated, and Ruth would discuss her findings on her radio show.

W. S. Coile Account Books

Identifier: MS-1101
Abstract Three account books documenting William S. Coile's market from 1841 to 1884 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

W. W. Woodruff Papers

Identifier: MS-0234
Abstract This collection contains two ledgers of purchased items from John Cruze in 1868 and 1869, from Woodruff’s hardware store. Also contained is a receipt of payment from John Cruze, signed by Woodruff, a certificate for one share of stock in the Eastern Division Fair Association, and a Certificate of Distinction from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, giving W. W. Woodruff a note of distinction in Latin, dated June 5, 1888.

William Cannon Ledger

Identifier: MS-0600
Abstract This collection contains a ledger belonging to William Cannon from 1853-1864 in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. The 19-page handwritten ledger includes accounts for garments, food, wool, and more.

Woods and Taylor Invoices

Identifier: MS-0235
Abstract This collection includes receipts of payment for the Woods and Taylor clothing store of Knoxville, Tennessee, from various manufacturers in the area from July 9 to September 11, 1902.

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