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Tennessee River -- Commerce.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

George Stacker Account Books and Journals

Identifier: MS-1419
Abstract The first volume in this collection documents George Stacker's farm between 1851 and 1853. The majority of the entries describe the weather, how many plows are being used, and what crops are being planted. The second volume is an account book for a shipping business containing entries from 1819 to 1834. Later hands, including Blanche S., George, Charley, and Margaret Stacker, used the book's blank pages for doodling and practicing their handwriting. The final volume is composed primarily of...
Dates: 1819 June 1-1860 November 8, 1885-1886; Majority of material found within 1819-1860

J. J. G. Smith Letter

Identifier: MS-2385

J. J. G. Smith's letter to his brother (January 2, 1838) discusses his upcoming travels as a river boat captain. He also considers the benefits of taking a job on shore or continuing to work on the river.

Dates: 1838 January 2

Nathan Gammon & Son Circular

Identifier: MS-3577

This circular presents the relative merits of shipping goods to Knoxville through Chattanooga by steamboat as compared to using the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad through Louden. There is very little difference in price, but for several reasons, Mr. Gammon feels the steamboat is a better choice.

Dates: 1853 February