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Knoxville (Tenn.) -- Commerce.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

B. R. Strong Papers

Identifier: MS-1312

This collection houses correspondence, invoices, receipts, lease agreements, mortgages, and other materials documenting B. R. Strong's business activities between 1880 and 1918.

Dates: 1880-1950s; Majority of material found within 1880-1918

Bell Laundry Company Cash Ledger

Identifier: MS-0596

This collection contains two cash ledger volumes from the Bell Laundry Company for the years 1925-1927.

Dates: 1925 May-1927 December

Carolina, Knoxville, and Western Railroad Circular

Identifier: MS-3629

This circular provides “facts and figures showing why the voters of Knox County should vote for the subscription of $100,000 at the election, Saturday, October 29.” Specifically, it lists the assessed valuation for each district in Knox County and compares the needed tax to the potential gains in markets and other value.

Dates: 1890 October

Daniel Briscoe, Bro. & Co. Advertisements

Identifier: MS-2196

This collection contains three letter advertisements from Daniel Briscoe, Bro. & Co. / Importers / and / Wholesalers / Dry Goods, / Notions / -and- / Furnishings of Knoxville, Tenn. One, undated, is about the Greatest Mail Order House in Knoxville. The other two are about the 1904 and 1905 spring goods for sale at prices under market value.

Dates: 1903-1905

Edgar H. Stegall Scrapbook

Identifier: MS-0767

The collection consists of one scrapbook belonging to Edgar H. Stegall, a Knoxville area businessman, around 1917. It contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, business cards, postcards, and other small pieces of ephemera.

Dates: 1917-1918

Horace Maynard Letter

Identifier: MS-2231
Abstract Horace Maynard begins this December 12, 1857 letter to W. G. Parson Brownlow with an outline of his reasons for serving in Congress, including his desire to get a just proportion of government funding for the people of East Tennessee. He goes on to discuss a new custom house for Knoxville, emphasizing the building's importance in building up the town and mentioning the location that he feels would be optimal for the structure (between Cumberland and Clinch Streets on the north and south,...
Dates: 1857 December 12

J. Allen Smith and Company Day Book

Identifier: MS-0611

This collection is an account book from April-June 1888 for J. Allen Smith and Company in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1888 April-June

James T. Thornton Papers

Identifier: MS-1306

This collection houses receipts that James T. Thornton collected over a period of forty years, from 1875 to 1914.

Dates: 1875-1914

Kaiser Brothers Day Book

Identifier: MS-0607

The Kaiser Brothers Day Book Collection contains ledgers from the Kaiser Brothers from October-December 1932. This collection contains warehouse documentation of the wholesale items.

Dates: 1932 October-December

Knox County Bank and Trust Co. List of Stockholders

Identifier: MS-1153

This collection is a single page document consisting of a mimeograph of a handwritten list of stockholders from January 1, 1895 for Knox County Bank and Trust Company. The list includes the number of shares and amount each stockholder has. The list is signed by cashier Charlton Karns.

Dates: 1895 January 1

Knoxville Railway and Light Company Records

Identifier: MS-1502

This collection houses vouchers, journal entries, and account records documenting the activities of the Knoxville Park Association, the Knoxville Electric Light and Power Company, the Knoxville Street Railway, and the Knoxville Traction Company between 1891 and 1920.

Dates: 1891-1920

Murphy and Robinson Letter

Identifier: MS-2746

Collection consists of a short letter written on the letterhead for Murphy and Robinson, a Knoxville, Tenn., dealer of hats, caps and straw goods. The letter, dated November 2, 1899, reads in part, "I have sold over $200.00 worth of them this year. Everything is moving along nicely. The spring goods are beginning to come in and we have just finished taking stock."

Dates: 1899 November 2

R. H. Coker Business Card

Identifier: MS-3945

A single business card for R. H. Coker, a barber in Knoxville. The card lists that Coker's business is an "antiseptic barber shop."

Dates: undated

Ruth Stephens Radio Interviews

Identifier: MS-0208

This collection consists of an interview tape and transcripts from the WKGN radio station completed by commentator Ruth Stephens. The transcripts concern a series of broadcast on the business concerns of Knoxville. Each month, a Knoxville company was investigated, and Ruth would discuss her findings on her radio show.

Dates: 1957-1958

W. S. Coile Account Books

Identifier: MS-1101

Three account books documenting William S. Coile's market from 1841 to 1884 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1841-1884

W. W. Woodruff Papers

Identifier: MS-0234

This collection contains two ledgers of purchased items from John Cruze in 1868 and 1869, from Woodruff’s hardware store. Also contained is a receipt of payment from John Cruze, signed by Woodruff, a certificate for one share of stock in the Eastern Division Fair Association, and a Certificate of Distinction from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, giving W. W. Woodruff a note of distinction in Latin, dated June 5, 1888.

Dates: 1868 June-1888 June 5

William Cannon Ledger

Identifier: MS-0600

This collection contains a ledger belonging to William Cannon from 1853-1864 in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. The 19-page handwritten ledger includes accounts for garments, food, wool, and more.

Dates: 1853-1864

Woods and Taylor Invoices

Identifier: MS-0235

This collection includes receipts of payment for the Woods and Taylor clothing store of Knoxville, Tennessee, from various manufacturers in the area from July 9 to September 11, 1902.

Dates: 1902 July 9-September 11