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117th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Company B) Medical Ledger

Identifier: MS-2773
Abstract Seventy page battlefield ledger for Company B of the 117th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The ledger includes daily medical reports from January 24th to April 15, 1863. During this time the company was stationed at Ft. Pickering, Tenn. defending Memphis. Patients are listed by name and action (i.e. excused from duty, assigned modified duty, sent to hospital, or quarantine). A small loose piece of paper -- possibly a prescription or doctor's note -- is included among the pages.

Adam Loy Letters

Identifier: MS-2872
Abstract This collection consists of two letters written by Adam Loy of the 89th Indiana Infantry to his wife Sarah Loy. The first letter is written from Memphis, Tennessee and is dated May 21, 1863. The second letter is dated May 23. Loy writes of his experiences in the infantry.

Attwood Ledger

Identifier: MS-2787
Abstract This collection consists of a 1853-1870 ledger book by Attwood from the Memphis, Tennessee area. Transactions involve the purchase of lumber, stone cutters, and sales of building lots. This collection also contains two loose receipts one of which is undated while the other is dated 1878.

Civil War Letter

Identifier: MS-3234
Abstract This letter is addressed to Mrs. Sylvia (possibly Julia) Kimbler from Union soldier Maggie in Memphis, Tennessee. The author mentions a few details about the movement of his regiment and inquires as to why Mrs. Kimbler has not yet responded to his four previous letters.

Civil War Letter

Identifier: MS-2906
Abstract In this letter to his sister Beulah, Union army soldier Josh reports that his orders are to head to Mississippi on 1863 May 10. He is unhappy at the prospect of leaving his current lodgings at a Secesh woman's home, but glad to escape the rampant spread of smallpox through Memphis, Tennessee.

Civil War Photographs and Slides

Identifier: MS-3787
Abstract The six photographs of this collection depict scenes of Union soldiers at Lookout Mountain and also war grounds along the Tennessee River and in Augusta, Georgia during the Civil War. The four lantern slides in this collection depict various Civil War battles and naval scenes.

Donald F. Paine Collection of Hiram Hall, Eugene D. Blanchard, and Stanley Puryear

Identifier: MS-3204
Abstract This collection houses trial documents, research notes, newspaper articles, and photographs showing three separate murder cases. The first of these cases is State of Tennessee vs. Hiram Hall. Hall was convicted of murdering his wife, Ida Hassler Hall, on August 18, 1897 near Crossville, Tennessee. The second case researched is State of Tennessee vs. Eugene D. Blanchard. Blanchard was convicted of murdering Harry Gervin in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 16, 1930. The third case included is State of...

Donald Paine Collection Regarding Tennessee v. Daisy Root

Identifier: MS-3445
Abstract This collection consists of Donald Paine’s research materials and resulting article regarding the case of Tennessee v. Daisy Alexander Root. The research materials consist of derivative newspaper articles, copies of court documents, contemporary articles, Donald Paine’s notes and correspondence, and a Memphis street map.

Ephemera Collection

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

Frank M. Renshaw Papers

Identifier: MS-2764
Abstract The Frank M. Renshaw Papers contain a 100 page diary, an 1871 photograph of seven unidentified men, and an 1877 railroad pass. The diary contains entries from January to November, 1862, and tells of the Battles of Fort Pillow, Plum Run Bend, and Memphis, as well as the sailor's time spent on the USS Judge Torrence of the United States Navy.

George Patterson Note and Clippings

Identifier: MS-2235
Abstract In a July 8, 1864 note, Col. George Patterson is commanded to report for citizen train guard in Memphis. Attached to the note are two newspaper clippings related to Special Order No. 74, requiring prominent Memphis secessionists to ride trains from Memphis to LaGrange in order to curb attacks on the railroads by Confederates.

George W. Tryon Letter

Identifier: MS-0435
Abstract In this letter dated March 15, 1915, New York City advertiser George W. Tryon thanks George T. Brodnax of Memphis, Tennessee for the excellent service he received when purchasing a $500 diamond ring from Brodnax's firm. A shipping invoice from George T. Brodnax, Inc., Gold and Silversmiths appears on the reverse of the letter.

J. H. Lowenstein & Brothers Petition

Identifier: MS-1451
Abstract On February 11, 1867, J. H. Lowenstein and Brothers petitioned the court in Memphis, Tennessee for a mandamus against John Logue, clerk of Shelby County. The wholesale dry goods company had paid their taxes with notes from the Bank of Tennessee, which Logue did not accept and therefore would not reissue the company's business license. Also included is a note from John Donovan, the clerk who transcribed these proceedings; an itemized Bill of Costs for $15; and a stained cover sheet dated March...

James S. Robinson Apothecary Prescription Ledger

Identifier: MS-3298
Abstract This collection consists of a pharmacy ledger containing approximately 3,000 handwritten prescriptions filled by the James S. Robinson Apothecary in Memphis, Tennessee from 1893 May 2 to 1893 June 7.

James S. Robinson Apothecary Prescription Ledger

Identifier: MS-2100
Abstract This bound ledger contains approximately 2,250 prescriptions written by Memphis physicians and veterinarians in 1898. The prescriptions themselves are mounted in groups of 8 to 10 per page.

John E. McDermot Pass

Identifier: MS-3164
Abstract A travel pass issued by John E. McDermot of the 108th Illinois Infantry at Union headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee on May 2, 1865. It allowed J. T. Willis, his wife, and their four children to pass through Union lines for a period of 30 days without facing arrest.

M. McKay Bonner Papers

Identifier: MS-1642
Abstract This collection houses correspondence, theater programs, circulars, scripts, musical compositions, reviews, minutes of club meetings, newspaper clippings, and personal photographs documenting the life and work of Malcolm McKay Bonner, an African-American man living in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1920s.

Memphis Freedman's Bureau Illustration

Identifier: MS-3001
Abstract This collection consists of a color newspaper illustration depicting the Office the Freedmen's Bureau in Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1866-1868. It shows three seated white men, one of whom is T. A. Walker (the Superintendent of the District of Western Tennessee's Freedmen's Bureau), and a group of African-American men, who seem to be asking for their assistance.

Memphis Freedmen's Bureau Report

Identifier: MS-3240
Abstract This collection consists of a four page report detailing events in the Memphis, Tennessee district of the Freedmen's Bureau during the month of May 1864. The writer, Captain T. A. Walker of the 63rd Infantry Regiment (Colored Troops), describes the city of Memphis (particularly its schools) as well as the contraband camps of Holly Springs, Shiloh, and President's Island.

Memphis Gayoso Gas Company Lawsuit

Identifier: MS-1452
Abstract This transcription documents a series of lawsuits between the Memphis Gaslight Company and the Memphis Gayoso Gas Company between 1867 and 1872. On September 18, 1867, Thompson Dean of New York, principal shareholder in the Memphis Gaslight Company, sued the Memphis Gayoso Gas Company for infringing upon their exclusive right to supply gas to the city. In 1870, Special Chancellor Isham G. Harris heard and dismissed the case. In the same year, the Memphis Gayoso Gas Company sued Thompson Dean...

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