Morgan County (Tenn.) -- History.
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Written entirely in German, this 266-page account book contains the records of an unidentified merchant operating in Wartburg, Tennessee.
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.
This collection houses research and manuscripts that Ethel Freytag and Glena Kreis Ott used to write A History of Morgan County, Tennessee.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.