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Memphis (Tenn.) -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Attwood Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2787
Abstract

This collection consists of a 1853-1870 ledger book by Attwood from the Memphis, Tennessee area. Transactions involve the purchase of lumber, stone cutters, and sales of building lots. This collection also contains two loose receipts one of which is undated while the other is dated 1878.

Dates: 1853-1878

Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3234
Abstract

This letter is addressed to Mrs. Sylvia (possibly Julia) Kimbler from Union soldier Maggie in Memphis, Tennessee. The author mentions a few details about the movement of his regiment and inquires as to why Mrs. Kimbler has not yet responded to his four previous letters.

Dates: 1862 June 20

Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2906
Abstract

In this letter to his sister Beulah, Union army soldier Josh reports that his orders are to head to Mississippi on 1863 May 10. He is unhappy at the prospect of leaving his current lodgings at a Secesh woman's home, but glad to escape the rampant spread of smallpox through Memphis, Tennessee.

Dates: 1863 May 10

Donald F. Paine Collection of Hiram Hall, Eugene D. Blanchard, and Stanley Puryear

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3204
Abstract This collection houses trial documents, research notes, newspaper articles, and photographs showing three separate murder cases. The first of these cases is State of Tennessee vs. Hiram Hall. Hall was convicted of murdering his wife, Ida Hassler Hall, on August 18, 1897 near Crossville, Tennessee. The second case researched is State of Tennessee vs. Eugene D. Blanchard. Blanchard was convicted of murdering Harry Gervin in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 16, 1930. The third case included is State...
Dates: 1897 August-2007 October

Donald Paine Collection Regarding Tennessee v. Daisy Root

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3445
Abstract

This collection consists of Donald Paine’s research materials and resulting article regarding the case of Tennessee v. Daisy Alexander Root. The research materials consist of derivative newspaper articles, copies of court documents, contemporary articles, Donald Paine’s notes and correspondence, and a Memphis street map.

Dates: 1935 November 11-1937 December 26, 2002 March-2009 December 21

Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera
Abstract

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

Dates: 1452, 1776-2011

George W. Tryon Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0435
Abstract

In this letter dated March 15, 1915, New York City advertiser George W. Tryon thanks George T. Brodnax of Memphis, Tennessee for the excellent service he received when purchasing a $500 diamond ring from Brodnax's firm. A shipping invoice from George T. Brodnax, Inc., Gold and Silversmiths appears on the reverse of the letter.

Dates: 1915 March 15

J. H. Lowenstein & Brothers Petition

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1451
Abstract On February 11, 1867, J. H. Lowenstein and Brothers petitioned the court in Memphis, Tennessee for a mandamus against John Logue, clerk of Shelby County. The wholesale dry goods company had paid their taxes with notes from the Bank of Tennessee, which Logue did not accept and therefore would not reissue the company's business license. Also included is a note from John Donovan, the clerk who transcribed these proceedings; an itemized Bill of Costs for $15; and a stained cover sheet dated...
Dates: 1867 February 11

James S. Robinson Apothecary Prescription Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3298
Abstract

This collection consists of a pharmacy ledger containing approximately 3,000 handwritten prescriptions filled by the James S. Robinson Apothecary in Memphis, Tennessee from 1893 May 2 to 1893 June 7.

Dates: 1893 May 2-1893 June 7

James S. Robinson Apothecary Prescription Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2100
Abstract

This bound ledger contains approximately 2,250 prescriptions written by Memphis physicians and veterinarians in 1898. The prescriptions themselves are mounted in groups of 8 to 10 per page.

Dates: 1898

M. McKay Bonner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1642
Abstract

This collection houses correspondence, theater programs, circulars, scripts, musical compositions, reviews, minutes of club meetings, newspaper clippings, and personal photographs documenting the life and work of Malcolm McKay Bonner, an African-American man living in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1920s.

Dates: 1922 December 17-1970 April

Memphis Freedman's Bureau Illustration

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3001
Abstract

This collection consists of a color newspaper illustration depicting the Office the Freedmen's Bureau in Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1866-1868. It shows three seated white men, one of whom is T. A. Walker (the Superintendent of the District of Western Tennessee's Freedmen's Bureau), and a group of African-American men, who seem to be asking for their assistance.

Dates: circa 1866-1868

Memphis Freedmen's Bureau Report

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3240
Abstract

This collection consists of a four page report detailing events in the Memphis, Tennessee district of the Freedmen's Bureau during the month of May 1864. The writer, Captain T. A. Walker of the 63rd Infantry Regiment (Colored Troops), describes the city of Memphis (particularly its schools) as well as the contraband camps of Holly Springs, Shiloh, and President's Island.

Dates: 1864 May 31

Memphis Gayoso Gas Company Lawsuit

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1452
Abstract This transcription documents a series of lawsuits between the Memphis Gaslight Company and the Memphis Gayoso Gas Company between 1867 and 1872. On September 18, 1867, Thompson Dean of New York, principal shareholder in the Memphis Gaslight Company, sued the Memphis Gayoso Gas Company for infringing upon their exclusive right to supply gas to the city. In 1870, Special Chancellor Isham G. Harris heard and dismissed the case. In the same year, the Memphis Gayoso Gas Company sued Thompson Dean...
Dates: 1867 September 18-1872 June 27

Memphis Hardware Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3189
Abstract

This collection consists of a ledger listing transactions between a company in Memphis, Tennessee and homes, schools, churches, and hotels from 1918 to 1924. The transactions are mainly purchases of construction supplies or hardware.

Dates: 1918-1924

Memphis, Tenn., Construction Company Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3087
Abstract

This collection contains the ledger book for a Memphis, Tenn., construction company (possibly G. W. Lewis Construction Company) from 1926 to 1934. Projects include the Lamar Theatre in Memphis, Tenn., Vanderbilt University additions, Dr. Wallace's Sanitarium, and the John Gaston Hospital.

Dates: 1926-1934

Memphis World Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3181
Abstract This collection consists of 59 black and white photographs from the 1950s and 1960s. 22 photographs are dated. Almost all of the photographs were taken in Memphis, but one is from Virginia. The photographs were probably collected by the Memphis World. A significant number of the photographs show university professors, men in uniform, and religious leaders. The photographs include images of Dr. Deborah Cannon Partridge, Horace Mann Bond, Fred Valentine, Reverend Varnado of Memphis inspecting...
Dates: 1952-1964

Nursing Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3289
Abstract

This collection consists of 252 photographs, primarily of women in nursing uniforms, taken in Memphis, Tennessee in about 1923.

Dates: circa 1923

Wilbur P. Buck Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3271
Abstract

Wilbur P. Buck wrote these three letters, dated between October 9, 1862 and June 23, 1863, to his sweetheart, Charlotte Lottie Smith. The first letter was sent from Camp Fuller and the others were written at the Officer's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. They discuss Buck and Smith's relationship, Buck's homesickness, and the wounded and dead soldiers that Buck sees in the field hospital where he works.

Dates: 1862 October 9-1863 June 23

Wildermuth Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3360
Abstract

This collection houses 22 letters written between various members of the Wildermuth family during the Civil War. Brothers John, Henry, and Eli Wildermuth wrote much of this correspondence while serving in the Union Army and discuss such topics as life in the South, the battles they have experienced, their living conditions, and their desire to return home to Wisconsin.

Dates: 1862 September 17-1865 May 20