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Act to Amend the Charter of Knoxville and Kentucky Rail Road Company

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3851
Abstract This collection is the handwritten Act to Amend the Charter of Knoxville and Kentucky Rail Road Company which details funds and boundary lines for the company's railway construction.

Almon C. Brown and Robert B. Thompson Records

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Identifier: MS-2251
Abstract A pamphlet entitled "Prospectus of Oil Well Property in Overton County, Tennessee" describes the location and production of the wells on the property as well as the difficulties faced and recent improvements in transportation of the oil. The pamphlet is attached to an 1895 contract to sell this property between Almon C. Brown and Robert B. Thompson.

Campbell Wallace Papers

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Identifier: MS-0001
Abstract This collection houses personal and professional correspondence documenting Campbell Wallace's involvement with insurance and property, requests for financial aid, references, verification of character, financial backing, railroads, private businesses, and stock companies.

Captain William E. Merrill's Rail Road Bridges and Tunnels Document

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Identifier: MS-3844
Abstract This collection contains a lithograph document compiled by Captain William E. Merrill in 1864 featuring records of bridges and tunnels along the railway between Georgia and Tennessee.

Carolina, Knoxville, and Western Railroad Circular

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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.

Cumberland-Sequatche Railroad Collection

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Identifier: MS-1114
Abstract This collection houses 7 manuscript notebooks containing survey and engineering data.

East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad Company Letter Regarding William Hunt

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Identifier: MS-0159
Abstract This letter appoints William Hunt Attorney in Fact for the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company. Hunt is instructed to apply to the Tennessee Legislature for the 250 bonds (worth $1,000 each) that the previous Legislature had set aside for the Railroad.

East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad Records

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Identifier: MS-1100
Abstract This collection contains documents from the Office of East Tennessee & Virginia Rail Road Company in 1854. Included is a dray ticket, a letter to James L. Coile and sons about money owed for shares of stock in the company, and copy of a resolution to the Board of Directors regarding stock money collection arrangements.

East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Records

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Identifier: MS-2211
Abstract The East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Records Collection contains letters, legal papers, and receipts which document the development of a railroad connection between Knoxville and Virginia. Much of the material deals with a lawsuit for non-payment between the railroad and Jesse Crouch of Washington County, Tenn.

Elliott, Johnson & Co. Letter

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Identifier: MS-1188
Abstract In this letter to Richard H. Charles, a representative of Elliott, Johnson & Co. discusses Charles' purchase of bonds supporting the Chattanooga Union Railway Company. The author also mentions having sent Charles some circulars describing the railroad (not included), but regrets that they do not describe recent improvements.

G. W. Young Letter

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Identifier: MS-2240
Abstract In a March 5, 1856 letter to his father in Chaplin, Conn., G. W. Young of Clarksville, Tenn. writes of the area's agricultural practices as well as the influence of a new railroad on coal mining and prices.

Illinois Central Railroad Annual Reports

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Identifier: MS-3149
Abstract This collection consists of two bound volumes housing the annual reports of the Illinois Central Railroad Company's Board of Directors from 1852 to 1900. Topics discussed include passenger and freight business, railroad construction, income, expenditures, and general business conditions.

J. W. Wilson & Co. Record

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Identifier: MS-3218
Abstract This collection consists of one receipt describing J. W. Wilson & Co.'s shipment of goods by rail. The record is printed on the official paper of the company and includes a description of the goods shipped. The document is intended to validate the receipt of the goods at the destination address. The objects were sent to a Mr. Lieb in Shelbyville, Tennessee and addressed to the care of Evans & Shepard.

Kate Thornberg Letter

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Identifier: MS-2908
Abstract In this letter to her sister Veronica Boyers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Nashville resident Kate Thornberg tells of freezing weather and a lack of food due to the influx of Union Soldiers and Confederate refugees and the Union's control of the Lexington and Nashville Railway Line.

Louisville & Nashville Railroad Case Brief Book

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Identifier: MS-1694
Abstract This collection contains a case brief book of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. The first portion consists of an alphabetized directory of court cases, followed by a second portion containing brief accounts of each case.

Mississippi Central & Tennessee Railroad Bill of Lading

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Identifier: MS-1424
Abstract This bill of lading indicates that J. L. Moore consigned 10 bales of cotton to Fowlkes & Co. in Memphis, Tennessee at Loone's Station.

Nancy Dickinson Estabrook Diary

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Identifier: MS-3368
Abstract This forty-page diary, written by Nancy Dickinson Estabrook, documents antebellum Knoxville, Tennessee from the perspective of an educated woman from New England. Estabrook is twenty-nine when the diary begins. She often records her religious and emotional thoughts, her feelings about her only daughter (Charlotte Ann Estabrook) and other relatives, and her own physical afflictions, which she feels will soon take her life. She mentions many notable Knoxvillians and local events, including the...

Nashville & Knoxville Railroad Prospectus

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Identifier: MS-1096
Abstract This collection consists of a five-page typed prospectus describing the railroad set to be completed by May 1, 1890, extending from Lebanon to Cookeville, Tennessee.

Nashville and Florence Railroad Company Construction Cost Estimates

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Identifier: MS-1431
Abstract The first document in this collection is a bid from O. H. P. Bennett Engineers dated April 17, 1880 indicating that they could construct the proposed Nashville and Florence Railroad at a cost of $19,990. The second item is a bid from Chas. W. Brown dated May 15, 1880 stating that his organization could construct the line for $39,000.

New Market Railroad Construction Photograph

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Identifier: MS-3327
Abstract This photograph depicts workers using a steam-driven shovel to repair railroad tracks in New Market, Tennessee. A number of civilians, including women in dresses and hats, are observing them. The damage to the tracks may have been incurred during the New Market Train Wreck (1904). A caption written across the top of the photograph reads Mr. Ed. King, New Market, Tennessee.

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