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Absalom Arthur Kyle Papers

Identifier: MS-0027
Abstract This collection houses correspondence, appointments, and other official documents related to Absalom Arthur Kyle and his son Hugh Graham Kyle. Hugh Graham Kyle was born on December 27th, 1849 to Absalom and Marry Anne in Rogersville, TN. Hugh followed in his father's footsteps and served as a judge and was a respected member of the Tennessee bar. He died on July 15th, 1927. There are also account books, private records of legal cases, and a cash book.

Allen A. Hall Letters

Identifier: MS-1635
Abstract In these four letters, Allen Hall's correspondents discuss such political matters as appointments to the Post Office, removals of political officeholders, and the political situation in Knoxville and East Tennessee.

Austin Peay Appointment

Identifier: MS-0037
Abstract In this 1926 document, Tennessee governor Austin Peay appoints Miss Mary E. Baker as a delegate to the 50th Anniversary Conference of the American Library Association. This conference was held October 4-9, 1926, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ben Hooper Letter

Identifier: MPA-0311
Abstract This letter (March 17, 1900) announces Hooper's intention to be a candidate to the National Convention and expresses Hooper's hope for help from an old friend, an unidentified Paul.

Benjamin O. Duggan Papers

Identifier: MPA-0139
Scope and Contents Note B.O. Duggan's papers are drawn from his files of reports and letters concerning education in Tennessee, which he kept while he was a professor at the University and a Commissioner of Education for the state. Items of particular interest include Duggan's Personal File as Commissioner, his education scrapbook (which contains articles about Tennessee education), and bound quarterly reports. Collection consists of three boxes divided into three series: Subject File, Scrapbooks, and Reports.

DeWitt Clinton Senter Message

Identifier: MS-3587
Abstract This small leaflet, entitled "Message of the Governor" presents the alarming conditions of the state penitentiary and requests the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives take some definite and prompt action before they adjourn for the holidays. The alarming conditions were the result of overcrowding and immense indebtedness. It is signed in type by D.W.C. Senter.

Douglas B. Hill Letters

Identifier: MS-2745
Abstract The collection consists of two letters written by Congressman Douglas B. Hill, represensative for Fayette to Shelby counties. Both letters are to Abe Waldauer, who had close ties -- and later managed --the campaigns of Governor Gordon Browning. The first letter, dated January 26, 1925, is responding to a request by Abe Waldauer to get a pardon for an inmate. Hill responds, "I feel sure that I can get your man out ok someway as I see no reason why the Governor (Austin Peay) should let murder...

Edward W. Carmack Pamphlets

Identifier: MPA-0211
Abstract This collection consists of seven campaign pamphlets dating from 1905 to 1907 supporting Senator Edward W. Carmack's re-election to the U.S. Senate.

Essay on H. Clay Evans' 1894 Run for Governor of Tennessee

Identifier: MS-2503
Abstract This collection contains one short essay on H. Clay Evans' run for governor of Tennessee in 1894. It mentions his opponent Walter Brownlow and Evans' asking that soldiers from the Civil War not be allowed to vote in the election for the Republican nomination.

General George Thomas Letters

Identifier: MS-2246
Abstract The General George Thomas Letters, 1869, outline the debate over a resolution proposing the removal of Thomas's portrait from the state capitol.

H. H. Thomas Letter

Identifier: MS-3062
Abstract This collection consists of a letter from Union solider H. H. Thomas to William G. Brownlow in Knoxville, Tennessee. Thomas congratulates Brownlow on his nomination for governor of Tennessee, praises him as a supporter of the Union, and asks for a position in his administration.

John M. Lea Letter

Identifier: MS-3068
Abstract This collection consists of a letter from John M. Lea to William G. Brownlow, Governor of Tennessee. Lea briefly introduces his recommendation of H. G. Smith as Judge of the Supreme Court and refers Brownlow to a full letter of recommendation originally enclosed with this letter.

J.R. Butler Circular

Identifier: MS-3586
Abstract This small circular announces Butler's re-election bid for sheriff of Claiborne County, Tennessee and requests that the Republicans choose him at the primary on May 23. His appeal is based on the Republican custom of giving officials a second term and on his financial record during his first term.

J.S. Golladay Speech

Identifier: MS-3565
Abstract This speech, printed in a nine-page booklet, is Golladay's response to Horace Maynard's December 12 speech. It was given in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 15, 1868, and concerns the Reconstruction of Tennessee. In it, Golladay claims that Maynard and the other delegates from Tennessee do not accurately represent the wishes of the citizens, nor does Governor Brownlow, because they were elected by the small fraction of voters who swore loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. He insists...

Judge Barclay Martin Letter

Identifier: MS-3066
Abstract Judge Barclay Martin writes to Tennessee's governor William G. Brownlow concerning the possible vacancy of the 16th Circuit judgeship. Martin is recommending E. G. Hill, Esquire for the position.

Judge J. F. Lauck Letter

Identifier: MS-3161
Abstract A single handwritten letter dated August 26, 1868 to the Honorable W. G. Brownlow, Governor of Tennessee, from Judge J. F. Lauck of Gallatin, TN in reference to a dispute about Lauck's Chancellorship, meetings of the Tennessee Bar Association about him, and injunction brought up against him.

Knoxville Community Planning Council Records

Identifier: MS-0417
Abstract This collection houses minutes, plans, reports, correspondence, and publications documenting the Knoxville Community Planning Council's work between 1943 and 1946. The bulk of the material focuses on the Master Planning Committee.

L. H. Passmore Letter

Identifier: MS-3083
Abstract This collection consists of a letter from L. H. Passmore of Ducktown, Tennessee to Senator William G. Brownlow. Passmore asks Brownlow's advice on with candidate the Republican party should nominate for governor of Tennessee, given that both support giving former Confederate soldiers back the vote, a policy that Passmore opposes.

Major Paul E. Divine Materials

Identifier: MS-3659
Abstract This collection consists of 14 letters regarding political matters and positions from various leaders of Tennessee's regional and state government.

Neal and Wheelock Family Papers

Identifier: MS-2014
Abstract This collection houses correspondence, certificates, textbooks, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting the Neal and Wheelock families of East Tennessee. It also includes newspaper articles and transcripts showing the Scopes Trial.

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