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Morgan County (Tenn.) -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1426
Abstract

Written entirely in German, this 266-page account book contains the records of an unidentified merchant operating in Wartburg, Tennessee.

Dates: 1834-1852

Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1463 Yearbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3092
Abstract

This collection houses a photocopy of the Pictorial Review yearbook of Civilian Conservation Camp Company 1463. It contains photographs and brief descriptions of the camp and the work and leisure activities that went on there, as well as pictures of officers and enrollees.

Dates: 1939

Ethel Freytag Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0986
Abstract

This collection houses research and manuscripts that Ethel Freytag and Glena Kreis Ott used to write A History of Morgan County, Tennessee.

Dates: undated

German and Swiss Colonization in Morgan County, Tennessee

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1026
Abstract

In this thesis (submitted to the University of Tennessee in 1925), author Hobart Cooper describes an apparent first attempt to colonize foreign immigrants in Tennessee. His sources include interviews, letters, diaries, maps, court records, newspapers, and census reports. Also included are photographs, negatives, several blueprints, a map, and excerpts from his interviews and documents.

Dates: 1925

Hobart Cooper Papers Regarding "German-Swiss Colonization in Morgan County, Tennessee"

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1286
Abstract

This collection houses correspondence and notes that Hobart S. Cooper created while writing his M.A. thesis, "German-Swiss Colonization in Morgan County, Tennessee" (1925). Also included are account books, letters, and other documents created by German and Swiss settlers between 1846 and 1900.

Dates: 1846-1925

James Aslinger Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1955
Abstract

In this letter, James Aslinger asks Pleas Centers to "get me a Petition and get the states atty to sign it for me and send it to the Governor to try to get me a Pardon." Should Centers succeed, Aslinger promises that he will "reform in every Respect and try to lead a new life." He points out, however, that his current situation is not entirely of his own doing, "since if it haden't have been for Thos Patterson I would never have been in this trouble."

Dates: 1875 April 20

Johannes Kreis Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1449
Abstract

These thirteen small notebooks, written primarily in German, contain daily lists of purchases or sales with prices. The three notebooks in English list groceries and dry goods. Some notebooks also include grids with monthly tallies.

Dates: 1842-1874

Rugby, Tennessee and the Hughes Public Library

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0145
Abstract

Otho N. Walraven begins this account of Rugby, Tennessee and the Hughes Public Library with a brief description and history of the town. He goes on to describe the library's founding in 1885 and closes with a mention of Rugby's little English Church. This typescript was produced as part of the Federal Writers' Project.

Dates: circa 1941

Welsh Colony Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1813
Abstract

William Jones (nephew of Samuel Roberts) collected these papers. He and Richard Roberts were the trustees of Samuel Roberts' will and were entrusted with the responsibility of seeing the land claims through to resolution. Included are copies of documents dealing with original land purchases from E. D. Saxton, maps showing the locations of the purchased tracts, testimonies of William and Richard Edward Jones, and brief accounts of the history of the Welsh Colony written by William Jones.

Dates: 1836-1937