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Tennessee -- Description and travel.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Cary G. Branch Papers

Identifier: MS-2294

The Cary G. Branch Papers, 1948-1992, consists of three series and a variety of documents: travel journals, undated photographs, letters, and a notebook of collected writings and clippings. Included in the journals is an account of Branch's trip to Nashville and Knoxville.

Dates: 1948-1992

Charles E. Haven Letter to Annie (Earp) Haven

Identifier: MS-1864
Abstract Charles E. Haven begins this letter to his wife, Annie (Earp) Haven, with a description of the business that he conducted in Nashville, Tennessee. He is anxious for this business to succeed, as his dislikes depending on his wife's relatives for money. He assures her that he has done all he can to ensure his success. Haven then describes his subsequent travels in Tennessee and Kentucky, tells his wife that he hopes to be home by the first of February, and provides her with several pieces of...
Dates: 1844 January 7-9

Charles Watts Letter

Identifier: MS-1786

Charles Watts wrote this letter to his sister, Helen M. Watts, from Nashville, Tennessee on October 11, 1813. In it, he describes his journey from Lexington to Nashville (including a saltpeter cave he visited and his meeting with Lorenzo Dow), responds to news that Helen Watts sent in her last letter, and asks after his family and friends.

Dates: 1813 October 11

East Tennessee Automobile Club Letter

Identifier: MS-1906

Collection consists of a single letter written by Mary Coleman of the East Tennessee Automobile Club to Herbert P. Carl regarding the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Dates: 1930 September 12

Ephraim Hubbard Foster Letter

Identifier: MS-3076

This collection consists of a letter from Ephraim Foster in Murfreesboro to his daughter Jane Ellen Foster Cheatham dated September 24, 1844. The letter details an arduous stagecoach journey from McMinnville and Nashville, Ephraim's son John falling ill with a fever while in the wilderness, and the death of Ellen's grandfather.

Dates: 1844 September 24

F. H. Knapp Letter to D. G. Broom

Identifier: MS-1873
Abstract F. H. Knapp wrote this letter to his friend D. G. Broom in Natchez, Mississippi from Nashville, Tennessee on July 15, 1842. Although he finds that the hard times are felt [here] even more than in Mississippi, he has enjoyed his time in Tennessee. Knapp does not believe that he will have enough work to keep him busy for more than another month, after which he will go either to Baltimore or to North Carolina. Knapp goes on to describe some of the people he has met and things he has seen. He...
Dates: 1842 July 15

John E. McDermot Pass

Identifier: MS-3164

A travel pass issued by John E. McDermot of the 108th Illinois Infantry at Union headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee on May 2, 1865. It allowed J. T. Willis, his wife, and their four children to pass through Union lines for a period of 30 days without facing arrest.

Dates: 1865 May 2

John Thompson Diary

Identifier: MS-1271

This collection consists of a handwritten diary of John Thompson's with entries dated between 1803-1811. Included is a travel account of Thompson's journey by boat from Nashville, Tennessee, to New Orleans, Louisiana, and his return on land via the Natchez Trace. Other entries include recipes, remedies, and miscellaneous tales. Typed notes about his entries accompanies the diary.

Dates: 1803-1811

Joseph E. Clemm Journal

Identifier: MS-1549

Joseph E. Clemm began this diary on June 22, 1819 with the intention of making the gift of this journal to him [the reader] at some future period. The early part of this work is devoted to Clemm's activities in Augusta, Georgia. Later on, Clemm describes a trip to Tennessee to collect an overdue debt, during which he passes through the Cherokee Nation.

Dates: 1819 June 22-October

Tennessee Comic Letter

Identifier: MS-3187

This collection consists of one illustrated comic letter about Tennessee.

Dates: 1940

Thomas Appleton Letter to James B. Williams

Identifier: MS-1278

One handwritten letter dated May 8, 1822 from Thomas Appleton in Springfield, Tennessee to James B. Williams in Bean Station, Tennessee. Appleton discusses his travels from Clarksville, Tennessee to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and back.

Dates: 1822 May 8

Three Days on the Cumberland Journal

Identifier: MS-3761

This collection consists of a humorous three-chapter journal of three women's camping adventures in the South Fork of the Cumberland River in 1904 Tennessee.

Dates: 1904