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Tennessee -- Politics and government.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Some Themes in the Early Life of William G. Brownlow

Identifier: MS-0561

This collection consists of a senior thesis on William G. Brownlow originally submitted to the history department of Princeton University by Gordon Bonnyman Jr. The thesis discusses Brownlow's early life, career as a circuit rider, and some themes to 1860.

Dates: 1969

V. R. Harris Letter to A. J. McWhirter

Identifier: MS-1927

Collection consists of a single letter handwritten by V. R. Harris addressed to the Honorable A. J. McWhirter. The letter is written on stationery from the office of Harris and Buquo and concerns Harris's political views. He states that he will vote for Robert "Bob" Taylor for governor and A. J. McWhirter, who the letter was written to, for state commissioner.

Dates: 1886 July 9

Walter M. Fitzgerald Speech Extracts

Identifier: MS-3423
Abstract This broadside, apparently a newspaper supplement, explains Fitzgerald's opposition to an upcoming bill that would increase taxes in Tennessee. He blames fiscal policies of previous administrations, particularly in regard to railroad bonds, as well as improper or fraudulent behavior of several officials. He also claims that the comptroller, Harris, projects that there will be no deficit so a tax increase is unnecessary. Finally, he recommends cutting government expenses rather than...
Dates: 1896 September

William G. Brownlow Papers

Identifier: MS-1940

This collection consists primarily of letters documenting William Gannaway Parson Brownlow's service as Governor of Tennessee and showing the problems that Tennessee faced during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Also included are letters to and from Brownlow's son John Bell Brownlow.

Dates: 1848 December 18-1902 August 5

William Gannaway Brownlow Letters

Identifier: MS-0936

This collection contains five letters written by William G. Brownlow between 1836 and 1862. In them, he discusses speaking engagements and the Civil War. Also included are three photographs of Brownlow.

Dates: 1836-1862

William Gannaway Brownlow Papers

Identifier: MS-0225

This collection contains a copy of a newspaper account book, A Narrative of the Life, Travels, and Circumstances Incidents Thereto of William G. Brownlow, and two bonds signed by Brownlow. The narrative appears to have suffered water damage and many parts are faded or illegible.

Dates: undated

William H. Polk Letter

Identifier: MS-1977

This collection consists of a single letter written by William H. Polk on 17 May 1843 regarding the prospects of his party in the upcoming election. The letter, which is marked private, was written from Columbia. In it, Polk discusses the results of canvassing in Western and Middle Tennessee. He predicts that his party will gain three to seven members in the Legislature in the western counties and surpass the Whig Party in Middle Tennessee.

Dates: 1843 May 17

William Houston Letter

Identifier: MS-0496

This collection contains a letter from October 13, 1843 written by William Houston to his brother-in-law Thomas Wier of Jacksboro, Tennessee.

Dates: 1843 October 13

William M. Churchwell Political Circular, 1853 July

 File — Box 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Note From the Collection: This circular is addressed to the voters of the second congressional district of Tennessee in order to announce Churchwell's candidacy for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, running against Horace Maynard. His primary issues in the circular are to defend himself against negative claims reported in the Knoxville Register on June 22 and 29, and to criticize Maynard for some essays he published in the Times under a false name. Churchwell includes a letter written by John Bell on...
Dates: 1853 July

William R. Brown Letter

Identifier: MS-0224
Abstract This collection contains a letter from William R. Brown of Nashville to Jesse Abernathy, Esq. of Pulaski, Tennessee, dated December 11, 1837. In the letter, Brown relays several points of political information about the state of Tennessee and the United States, such as 6 million dollars to be proposed for self-improvement, the foundation of a state bank, Henry Clay’s announcement as the Whig candidate for the presidency, and President Jackson’s writings and visits. Brown also states that he...
Dates: 1837 December 11