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Claiborne County (Tenn.) -- History.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew J. Herndon Letter

Identifier: MS-4009

Written on August 14, 1862, Andrew J. Herndon writes a letter to his mother and sister from "camp near Tazwell [sic]" about life in the Army camp in Tennessee. He writes about his regiment having to march and asks how his family is doing. He also tells both his mother and sister to direct their letters to Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1862 August 14

Divine Family Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3789

This collection contains correspondence written by members of the Divine Family to Paul E. Divine while he lived in Washington, D.C. Correspondents include his father, Dr. John Washington Divine, and his sister, Nellie Divine. The correspondence dates between 1892 and 1897.

Dates: 1892 April 9-1897 October 5

Divine Family Papers

Identifier: MS-2555

This collection houses correspondence, day books, photographs, legal and financial materials, newspaper articles, genealogical materials, and other items documenting the Divine family of Tazewell and Johnson City, Tennessee. Over half of the items pertain to Major Paul E. Divine; the remainder were created by Lulu Belle (Milburn) Divine, W. E. F. Divine, Florence Ella (Williams) Milburn, Blaine Milburn, and Milburn Sis Divine.

Dates: 1871-1989 (bulk circa 1890-circa 1939); Majority of material found within 1890 - 1939

John Hunt Letter

Identifier: MS-1410

John Hunt wrote this letter to his brother, David Hunt, in Franklin County, Tennessee on June 19, 1835. In it, he expresses his desire to step down as Sheriff of Claiborne County, Tennessee after having served for eighteen years. He also writes of ailments in his family and of upcoming elections, expressing distaste for a particular candidate, John Overton, whom Hunt believes falsely claims to support farmers' interests.

Dates: 1835 June 19

J.R. Butler Circular

Identifier: MS-3586

This small circular announces Butler's re-election bid for sheriff of Claiborne County, Tennessee and requests that the Republicans choose him at the primary on May 23. His appeal is based on the Republican custom of giving officials a second term and on his financial record during his first term.

Dates: 1896 April

M. Whited & Son Collection

Identifier: MS-0620

This collection houses 31 volumes of counter books and ledgers documenting the activities of the firm of M. Whited & Son between 1892 and 1904.

Dates: 1892-1904

Reminiscences of Middlesboro, Harrogate and Cumberland Gap

Identifier: MS-0377

This collection consists of a research paper from 1928 by Walter E. Bryson. The paper concerns the history of Middlesboro, Harrogate, and the Cumberland Gap.

Dates: undated