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Henry County (Tenn.) -- History.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Camp Tyson Records

Identifier: MS-3090

This collection houses papers documenting Camp Tyson, a military base located near Paris, Tennessee during World War II. It contains photographs, documents, forms, and manuals relating to camp operations.

Dates: 1941-1942

Henry County Court Documents

Identifier: MS-2713

This collection contains about 30 documents from Henry County, Tenn., dated from the 1900s through the 1930s. These include warrants, promissory notes, replevins, magistrate's subpoenas and execution, an attachment, a bail bond, and a property description.

Dates: 1905-1939 (bulk 1920s)

Henry County Ledgers

Identifier: MS-1420

This collection consists of four ledgers from Henry County, Tennessee. One is from a Fancy and Dry Goods establishment, apparently run by Maxwell and Dinwiddie; one is from a blacksmith; one is from a cobbler named E. A. Goldsby; and one is a personal cash book for William M. Maxwell. All of the ledgers are handwritten and include itemized lists with prices, crossed out accounts, and occasional doodling.

Dates: 1838 February 18-1866 July 9

Henry County, Tenn., Magistrate's Docket

Identifier: MS-3043

This collection contains the Magistrate's Docket for the 13th District of Henry County, Tennessee from the 1870s to the 1910s. It records the trial date, reason, judgment, and payments of various people over five decades.

Dates: circa 1870-circa 1919

Jane Ellen Foster Cheatham Letter

Identifier: MS-3073

This collection consists of a letter from Jane Ellen Foster Cheatham, dated October 13, 1843, sent from Nashville to her husband Edward S. Cheatham in Mansfield, Tennessee. The letter discusses news of family and friends, particularly a wedding Ellen and her husband will attend.

Dates: 1843 October 13

Robert Morris Travis Papers

Identifier: MS-3281

This collection contains the papers, photographs, diaries, and personal effects of Robert Morris Travis, who served as a private, corporal, and sergeant in the U. S. Army's 4th Infantry for thirty years. Among these materials are copies of Morris's book, Sketches from the History of an Adventurous Life, which describes his time in Cuba and the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.

Dates: circa 1880-1943 October 11

Samuel S. Chapin Notebook

Identifier: MS-2273

This notebook, maintained by Samuel S. Chapin of Cherry Corner, Tenn. (Henry County), contains information on flat boats, lumber, and other business affairs in the early 1840s.

Dates: circa 1840-1845

William Foust Campaign Broadside

Identifier: MS-3619

In this broadside, William Foust explains why he didn’t attend the political convention as part of his campaign for the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Dates: 1851 July 26