Nashville (Tenn.) -- History.
Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:
In a March 19, 1849 letter to his cousin D. C. Clint Douglass in Lebanon, Tenn., Alfred William Douglass writes of the increase in students enrolled at his school, his desire that Clint remain another year in law school, and his dislike of life in the city. He also notes that there is no alarm here about cholera, though there are some deaths nearly every day.
This collection contains eight love letters, dated 1912-1914, to the Reverend A. E. Clement -- commissioner of Galloway Memorial Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. -- from his wife, Alice.
This collection consists of fourteen love letters written by Alice Clement to her husband Reverend Andrew E. Clement of Nashville, Tennessee.
In this letter to David Henley, Anthony Foster reports that several days previously F. B. Sappington and Docr. May differed and fought. Although the duel was conducted gentlemanly on both side, Sappington was killed. May fled to Knoxville, and Foster asks Henley to advance May any money that he might need. The verso contains a note indicating that the letter was to be hand delivered by May.
In this book, John Richard Blanton describes his childhood in Unionville, Tennessee, his education at the University of Tennessee in the 1920s, and his later career as a teacher and school administrator in primary and secondary schools in Spring City, Nashville, and Jackson, Tennessee. He also provides some information about his service in World War II and about his ancestry, including a genealogical chart of the Blanton and Crisp families.
This ledger houses the notes, essays, research, and observations of Dr. Barnabas Wood, a dental surgeon who lived in Nashville before the Civil War. His interests included (among other things) physiognomy, phrenology, slavery, spirituality, morality, botany, and zoology.
The Baxter J. Hodge Papers, 1888-1897, document the early part of Hodge’s career as an architect in Nashville, Tennessee. During these years, Hodge designed several prominent Nashville buildings along with a number of private residences. This collection contains contractor’s bids for various projects, formal contracts between Hodge, his clients, and selected contractors, drawings of various projects, and blueprints.
These ledgers record each sale made by a box fabricator to a variety of businesses and individuals. The information recorded for each transaction includes items sold, prices, and payments made.
Charles Henry Shriner wrote the bulk of this diary while traveling through Tennessee between October of 1843 and April of 1844. During this trip, he stayed in the Nashville area, visited Andrew Jackson, learned about slavery and abolition, and participated in political activities. Shriner added a brief biographical sketch (including an index of major events) at a later date at the end of the book.
This collection contains Donald F. Paine's research papers documenting four early 20th century Tennessee murder trials, including the supposed death of Tom Buntin in 1931, a possible murder committed by Dr. J. Herman Feist in 1906, the conviction and pardon of Claude Nichols in 1955 and in the 1970s, and the numerous trials and eventual acquittal of Bertie Wrather in the 1940s.
This collections houses a printed notice from Douglass, Wood, & Co. informing customers that they have sold their Nashville business to Gibson & Winston. It is accompanied by a statement from Gibson & Winston that they will continue the business as before.
This collection consists of a letter from Ephraim Foster to his daughter Jane Ellen Foster Cheatham, sent from Nashville on October 24, 1846. The letter discusses his grandchildren's schooling, the Cheatham family, and Ephraim's desire to see his young grandson Robert.
This collection contains one letter written in 1893 by the Tennessee State Prison Warden Felix G. Buchanan to Colonel C. A. M. Daniel concerning the sale of farm land to a Mr. Derrick. Mr. Buchanan informs Col. Daniel of his upcoming trip to the branch prisons in East Tennessee, which leaves him unable to attend to this business right away.
This collection consists primarily of letters written by members of the Foster and Cheatham families. The majority of these letters are addressed to Ellen (Foster) Cheatham. Many were written by her father, Senator Ephraim H. Foster, and discuss such family matters as weddings and deaths of interest. Other letters were written from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tennessee.
This collection contains three letters from George Morris to his wife Rowena and to his parents dating from 1863 to 1864. They discuss troop movements, life in the army, and his position as bridge guard or builder.
This collection consists of a hand drawn survey dated 1806 of lands held near Nashville, Tennessee by George Washington Campbell, a letter written by Campbell to a Mrs. Mary Doherty in 1832 concerning 640 acres of Campbell's land in Tennessee, and an undated stereograph of George Washington Campbell's Nashville, Tennessee mansion.
This collection houses invoices and sales contracts produced by the Hermitage Feed Mills (located in Nashville, Tennessee) documenting sales of animal feed to Frank William Taylor of Morristown, Tennessee in 1934, 1935, and 1940. Also included are advertising fliers from Hermitage Mills, including prices.
J. Colghborn wrote this letter to Thomas Hickman of Nashville, Tennessee after he returned from a sales trip in order to finalize a land contract between the two men.