Tennessee -- Description and travel.
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This collection consists of one illustrated comic letter about Tennessee.
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.
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.