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Greeneville (Tenn.) -- History.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

"A Historical Sketch of the Presbyterian Church of Greeneville, Tennessee"

Identifier: MS-0905

Reverend John E. Alexander presented this sketch to the Presbyterian Historical Society of Philadelphia on July 2, 1876. In it, he details the history of the Presbyterian Church of Greeneville, Tennessee (previously known as Harmony and Mt. Bethel), including a list of the members of the church's session since its early years.

Dates: 1876 July 2

Colonel Fay Warrington Brabson Papers

Identifier: MS-0829

Research material relating to Fay Warrington Brabson's biography of Andrew Jackson published in 1972. Includes a manuscript version of the book, Andrew Johnson, A Life in Pursuit of the Right Course, 1808-1875; correspondence, photographs, research notes, and clippings about Johnson, the Civil War, Greeneville, Tenn., and related subjects; and original letters to and from Johnson, W. G. Brownlow, Thaddeus Stevens, members of the Johnson family and others.

Dates: 1836-1969

Ephemera Collection

Identifier: Ephemera

Artificial collection of ephemera items related to the history of Knoxville, Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains, and more.

Dates: 1800-2012

Greeneville (Tenn.) Daybook

Identifier: MS-0005

This daybook contains the records of a general store in Greeneville, Tennessee, including the names of customers, the items they purchased (including cloth, tobacco, coffee, and turpentine), and the prices they paid.

Dates: 1813

James K. P. Sayler Papers

Identifier: MS-2262

The James K. P. Sayler Papers, 1857-1943, contain correspondence, writings and speeches, bills, contracts, and other papers related to the life of Sayler, a Confederate soldier stationed in Vicksburg, MS, during the Civil War and a teacher Romeo, Tenn. Among the topics discussed are pre-Civil War politics (particularly in Missouri), military life and movement during the war, and educational and religious theory.

Dates: 1857-1943

John Cocke Letter

Identifier: MS-0731

In this letter, John Cocke orders Colonel Ewen Allison (stationed in Greeneville, Tennessee) to ready a brigade of men to repel what Cocke fears is a forthcoming attack by the Creek tribe. Allison is further instructed not only to repel them but to chastise them. Cocke closes by reminding Allison be careful not to mistreat peaceable Indigenous people but treat them with hospitality and friendship.

Dates: 1813 September 6

New Federal Building Opening Ceremony Invitation

Identifier: MS-1987

This invitation announces the ceremony for the Completion and Opening of the New Federal Building in Greeneville, Tennessee on June 5, 1905. It includes lists of the committees that organized the ceremony and of the event's speakers (including Walter Brownlow, congressman and nephew of former governor William Brownlow, and Tennessee Governor John J. Cox). A small card bearing a schedule for the ceremony is also included.

Dates: 1905 June 5

Robert M. Barton Letter regarding Slave Purchase

Identifier: MS-2664

This collection consists of a letter written by Robert M. Barton of Greeneville, Tenn., on October 24, 1847, to his brother of Readyville, Tenn. He writes that he must buy or assist in the buying of an enslaved person for a friend with a sick wife. The letter also contains family information.

Dates: 1847 October 24

"The History of Main Street, Greeneville, Tenn."

Identifier: MS-1004

This collection includes a handwritten manuscript of William Walter Harman's The History of Main Street, Greeneville, Tenn. written in 1920. The manuscript is written in two bound journals.

Dates: 1920

The Owl

Identifier: MS-1213
Abstract John A. Hankins and Jessie J. Rankin created this handwritten newspaper, entitled The Owl, while studying at an unspecified school in Greeneville, Tennessee in 1875. It includes an introduction and editorial expressing the editors' hopes for their paper, miscellaneous stories and local items, letters to the editors, and articles about how to write well, ice skating, hunting, imagination, snow, Saturday nights, the ocean, Queen Elizabeth I, and moral subjects (including...
Dates: 1875 February 26

Will R. Story Letter

Identifier: MS-1136

In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.

Dates: 1865 August 16

William Dickson Indenture

Identifier: MS-2089

With this indenture, William Dickson sells John Maloney Jr. 0.5 acres of land in Greeneville, Tennessee for $600.00. The reverse of the document bears a notation indicating that the sale was formally recorded in the Greene County Register's Office the following day.

Dates: 1837 May 22-23