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Tennessee -- History -- 19th century.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Alex Haley Papers

Identifier: MS-1888

This collection houses manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, cassette tapes, videotapes, trial transcripts, and other materials documenting Alex Haley's literary career. Of particular interest are those materials showing Haley's Roots and the subsequent plagiarism trials related to the book.

Dates: 1870-1991

Charles Watts Letter

Identifier: MS-1786

Charles Watts wrote this letter to his sister, Helen M. Watts, from Nashville, Tennessee on October 11, 1813. In it, he describes his journey from Lexington to Nashville (including a saltpeter cave he visited and his meeting with Lorenzo Dow), responds to news that Helen Watts sent in her last letter, and asks after his family and friends.

Dates: 1813 October 11

Commission for Ascertaining and Adjusting the Boundary Line Between the States of Virginia and Tennessee

Identifier: MS-1269

This collection consists of one handwritten document from 1804 by William Maclin pertaining to the boundary line between Virginia and Tennessee. It also includes a handwritten letter signed by John Sevier on July 11, 1804 confirming the validity of Maclin's document. Typed transcripts of both documents are also included.

Dates: 1804 July 11

Congressional Committee Report Regarding Willie Blount

Identifier: MS-3472

This two page report, written by a select committee of the 1st session of the 18th Congress on February 24, 1824, discusses Willie Blount's claim for reimbursement of monies borrowed on behalf of Tennessee during the War of 1812.

Dates: 1824 February 24

J. K. Womack Papers

Identifier: MS-0744

This collection houses a wealth of material illustrating the lives of J. K. Womack and his family in Rutherford County, Tennessee during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the items included are land deeds, indentures, genealogical information, material documenting the Baptist Church, broadsides, and correspondence and other information describing Joseph A. Johnson's application for a pension.

Dates: 1836-1926 June 29

John Fain Anderson Statements Regarding the Hoss Apple and Hoss Family History

Identifier: MS-0147
Abstract In these statements, John Fain Anderson discusses the Hoss Apple, the Magott (or Margrett) Apple, and the Robertson Apple, provides a sketch of the Hoss family, and enumerates his memories of Washington County, Tennessee. His sketch of the Hoss family includes information about his own family beginning with his grandfathers, John R. Fain (d. 1869) and John Anderson (1765-1850), and ending with his parents, Samuel Anderson (1805-1849) and Hannah Crawford Fain (1811-1891). Also included is a...
Dates: 1928 February 4-April

Papers of Andrew Johnson Project Records

Identifier: AR-0457
Abstract This collection houses photocopied handwritten documents, microfilm, handwritten and typed notes, correspondence, congressional records, bills, pension records, military service records, diaries, journal articles, newspapers, and transcripts used to write The Papers of Andrew Johnson, a sixteen-volume set covering the years 1858 to 1875. Some material that was not published in the final set is included here. Additionally, the collection houses information about the Project itself, including...
Dates: 1829-2000; Majority of material found within 1845-2000

Print of William Blount

Identifier: MS-3742

This collection consists of a print of a sketch of William Blount etched by Albert Rosenthal in 1888.

Dates: 1888

Tennessee Documents Collection

Identifier: MS-2200

This collection contains over 100 legal and government documents from the late 18th century through the late 19th century from across Tennessee. Included are court documents, warrants, bonds, indentures, receipts, bills, and more. Around half of the documents are from the Knox County area while the remaining represent counties and areas across the state.

Dates: 1783 October 8-1889 October 31

Tennessee Historical Society Newsclippings

Identifier: MS-1614

This collection consists of newspaper clippings advertising the meetings of the Tennessee Historical Society from August to October 1859.

Dates: 1859 August-October

Tennessee Senate Bill for Sinking Fund

Identifier: MS-3591

This bill, no. 76, was introduced by Landon C. Haynes in order to provide for a Sinking Fund to be used to reduce the state's debt. It has three sections, the first establishing the sinking fund and its funding. The second section explains that the funds will be paid to the Bank of Tennessee for the purchase of state bonds. The third calls for the Bank to provide a report to each session of the General Assembly.

Dates: 1847 November 30