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Tennessee -- Emigration and immigration.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

American Emigrant Aid and Homestead Company Letter and Notebooks

Identifier: MS-3513
Abstract This collection houses a letter that surveyor Willard Day wrote to Francis W. Tappan and other directors of the American Emigrant Aid and Homestead Company on January 15, 1859 concerning a 6,000 acre plot of land that Day owned in Crossville, Tennessee and wanted to convey to the company for a fee. The collection also houses two pocket notebooks belonging to Day documenting land held by the American Emigrant Aid and Homestead Company in both Bledsoe and Cumberland Counties, Tennessee. Many...
Dates: 1859 January 15-August, undated

Anna Chavannes Journal

Identifier: MS-0418

Anna Chavannes begins her account of her emigration from Switzerland to Wartburg, Tennessee with her family's departure from Havre on May 3, 1848. She goes on to describe their boat trip with the Gouffon, Guyaz, and Sterchi families, their landing in New York and transfer to the Southerner, and their overland trip through Chattanooga to Wartburg, Tennessee. This item is a transcription of the original and was translated from the French by Emma S. Robinson in 1930.

Dates: 1848 May 9-July 14

German and Swiss Colonization in Morgan County, Tennessee

Identifier: MS-1026

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

Welsh Colony Papers

Identifier: MS-1813

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