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Guide to Manuscript Materials on Microfilm : Original Materials - Pt. A

114th Field Artillery, Battery “C” Reunion Association Papers, 1959-1975. ~ 900 items. TSLA.
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The collection was created and maintained by Wilbur F. Piper of Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Piper was a Sergeant with the 114th during World War I and was largely responsible for the activities of the association for fifteen years. As such, the association papers reflect his activities. Mr. Piper produced the association's newsletter, alerted members of upcoming events and informed the membership of the annual meetings. He also served as the treasurer, receiving membership dues, recording paid members and reminding members to renew their membership.

The last reunion organized by Mr. Piper was held September 6, 1975. Mr. Piper became ill and died in the early part of 1976. The reunion association was not continued after his death.

Seth Abbey Papers, 1861-1866. THS 471.
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Seth Abbey was a sergeant in the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. The major feature of this collection is his diary kept from October to December of 1863. The diary contains descriptions of events during the Siege of Knoxville. Other entries contain information about the journey from Ohio to Tennessee and the return trip.

The collection also contains clippings, maps of areas in Tennessee and Virginia, orders, and a photocopy of a partial roster of soldiers in the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.

Adam Gillespie Adams Papers, 1856-1957. ~ 1,200 items. TSLA.
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These are the papers of Adam Gillespie Adams III, World War I Veteran, businessman, and real estate broker of Nashville, Tennessee, and Coral Gables, Florida, His correspondence during World War I and shortly thereafter is concerned with activities around Washington, D.C., where Mr. Adams was stationed while in service. There are over 300 letters written by his mother, Susan (Howell) Adams, and his father. There are other letters written by his brothers, Alfred, David, Elliott, Howell, Marion, and Morton as well as his grandfather, Morton Boyte Crawford Howell, a Nashville attorney who served as Mayor in 1874.

There are several family photographs, some genealogical data for the Adams, Eakin, and Ramage families. Additionally, there is a typewritten volume entitled “Notes of Nashville, 1895-1915”-- the memoirs of Adam G. Adams, III. These Memoirs contain many interesting items about the growth and development of Nashville, physically, culturally, and socially during this period. School life at Tarbox, Wallace’s School, and Vanderbilt University is described with comments about activities, teachers, and friends in these schools. There are descriptions of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, the street cars, many Nashville homes and buildings which have disappeared, performances which took place in Nashville, Beersheba Springs, and numerous other interesting details.

Adam Gillespie Adams (1887- 1967) Papers, Addition, 1929-1968. ~3,200 items. TSLA.
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This collection is composed of account books, cards, certificates, clippings, correspondence, genealogies, photographs, writings, and several miscellaneous items. The bulk of the collection is correspondence between the Adams brothers. The seven brothers are Adam G. Adams (known as “Lep”), Morton Adams, Marion S. Adams (known as “Maon”), Howell E. Adams, David P. Adams, Alfred T. Adams, and George Elliott Adams. This correspondence provides important genealogical information and interesting commentaries on politics and society.

W. M. Adkins, Account Books, 1909-1948. 2 linear feet. TSLA.
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This collection of accounts and account books is for the general merchandise store of William M. Adkins in Erin, Tennessee, for the dates 1909-1948. The account books reflect that the store carried a great variety of merchandise, examples of which range from hardware to groceries, dry-goods, ready-to-wear, wire and cheese.

Alexander Inauguration Papers, 1978-1979. ~ 300 items. TSLA.
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The collection is concentrated on the activities surrounding and leading up to the inauguration of Governor Lamar Alexander on January 20, 1979. It is composed of correspondence, financial documents, identification, lists, maps, media information, minutes, newspaper articles, photographs, programs, reports, and tickets.

Allen Family Papers—Addition, 1834-1942. ~ 790 items. TSLA.
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The Allen Family Papers -- Addition, 1834-1942, is centered around the Allen, Henegar, and Lea families, including Valentine Collins Allen III, Valentine C. Allen IV, Nicholas Q. Allen, Robert Lafayette Allen, Jennie Allen, and William B. Allen of Rhea, Polk, and Meigs Counties, Tennessee.

The bulk of this collection is comprised of deeds and grants belonging to Valentine Collins Allen (1842-1915), Chancellor of Rhea County Chancery Court, and his son William B. Allen (1899-n.d.), Clerk and Master of the Rhea County Circuit Court. A few of the land records involve other family members such as H. B. Henegar and F. W. Lea. The deeds are tracts and parcels located in Bledsoe (1907-1908), Blount (1889), Bradley (1877), Meigs (1886), Rhea (1887-1911), Hawkins (1834), counties, Tennessee, and the Ocoee District (1849-1853) in Tennessee. The grants describe tracts and parcels granted by the State of Tennessee to Francis W. Lea. These grants are primarily in Polk County, Tennessee with sections located in Bradley County, Tennessee. The correspondence is mostly from family members, friends, and professional colleagues.

Penelope Johnson Allen (1886-1985) Papers, 1898-1984. 2 linear feet. TSLA.
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This collection is centered around Penelope Johnson Allen (1886-1985), Indian historian and author, genealogist, member of a pioneer Chattanooga Family and resident of East Ridge, Tennessee. It is composed of accounts, addresses, cards, certificates, clippings, correspondence, genealogical data, notes (by Mrs. Allen), photographs, printed materials, sketches, special subjects, writings and several miscellaneous items.

Genealogical data may be found for the Campbell, Cloud, Gillespie, Hannah, Hooke, Howard, Johnson, King, Lyon, McClymonds, McDonald, and Whiteside families. There are photographs of Penelope Johnson Allen as well as family, including members of the Everett, Gillespie, Johnson, Philips, and Whiteside families.

Roland A. Alven Photograph Collection. ~ 100 items. THS 645.
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The Roland A. Alven Photograph Collection consists of scenes of the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers, the flood of 1937, suction dredges, and photographs of locks along the rivers.

American Camping Association, Tennessee Valley Section, 1947-1984. TSLA.
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The American Camping Association, Tennessee Valley Section Papers are centered around the activities of the Association in Tennessee. The American Camping Association was nationally organized in 1912. The Tennessee Valley Section was organized and held its first meeting in the fall of 1945 at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

American Jewish Community: Audio Recordings Of Presentations By Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus, 1975. TSLA.
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The American Jewish Community: Audio Recordings Collection consists of three reel to reel tapes of presentations made by Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus concerning the rise of Judaism in the United States. These recordings were made at The Temple in Nashville, Tennessee.

Christopher D. Ammons (1948- ) Papers, 1967-1970. TSLA.
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The papers cover Ammons’ two tours of duty in Vietnam while in the U.S. Army, November 1967-November 1968 and July 1969-May 1970. During his first tour, he was assigned to the First Infantry Division (the Big Red One) in Company A, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry. He began his service with the rank of PFC E-3, receiving promotions to SP/4 in March 1968 and to Sgt. E-5 in July 1968. He was made a rifleman, carrying the M-79 grenade launcher. Base camp was at Lai Khe, near Saigon, but the activities of his battalion took him near Quan Loi, Bu Dop, Di An, Song Be, and finally Dong Tam in the Mekong Delta and during his second tour was assigned to the 194th M.P. Company (attached to the First Signal Brigade), which was serving as a security force on Vung Chua Mountain near the city of Qui Nhon on the South China Sea coast. The mountain served as a communications installation. When this second tour ended in May 1970, Ammons returned to the United States and his home in Clarksville, where he has continued to reside.

The early group of letters, from his first year in Vietnam, give a detailed description of routine infantry activities such as ambush patrols, search-and-destroy missions, guarding the perimeter of base camp, and road clearing operations. Ammons gives especially good information on daily life in an infantry unit and on the arms and equipment used by the soldiers. Also described are more personal moments such as an encounter with Maj. Gen. John H. Hay, Jr., commander of the First Infantry Division, and Ammons’ opportunity to see the Bob Hope Christmas Show on Christmas Eve, 1967 at Lai Khe.

Beginning in late March, 1968, Ammons also expresses his feelings regarding the war and America’s participation in it. He voices some misgivings about American involvement in Vietnam, stating that it is “not worth the loss of life.” He graphically describes the horror of seeing his first dead body as well as some of the losses absorbed by his own company, most notably in action on Jan. 7, 1968. The letters from his second tour include less information about patrols (although he did participate in some patrols and earned the Combat Infantry Badge on one) and more about the everyday tedium of guarding a single installation.

Ammons also took many photographs while in Vietnam. These are arranged chronologically and are primarily from his second tour of duty. Subjects include Ammons himself and some of his fellow soldiers as well as views of the military installation on Vung Chua Mountain and of the city of Qui Nhon.

James Douglas Anderson (1867-1948) Papers--Addition 1 (1885-1940). 22 scrapbooks. THS 379.
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The James Douglas Anderson Papers, Addition 1, span the years 1885- 1940. The addition consists of 22 scrapbooks compiled by Mr. Anderson, mostly of newspaper clippings. Many of the clippings are articles written by Mr. Anderson for various newspapers. Some of the clippings are not identified by date, author, or newspaper.

Archivo General De Indias Papeles De Cuba Legajo, January-December 1814. 201 items.
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This collection is comprised of photocopies of official Spanish correspondence concerning the activities of the United States, Great Britain, and Spain in Florida during the year 1814. Although most of the letters are written in Spanish, a few documents include English copies of reports and orders issued by Andrew Jackson and British commanders. The major topics of these letters are the Creek Indian uprising and the efforts of the British to remove the United States from Florida and Louisiana.

Ardent Gardeners Association Records, 1951-1998. 1 cubic foot. TSLA.
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The Ardent Gardeners are a group of African-American women who first met in 1951 to learn, cultivate, and celebrate their love of gardening. These records reflect the association's intentions, goals, organization, its founding members, and some of the association's activities. Included in the records are: minutes, correspondence, guest books, yearbooks, news clippings, programs, invitations, reports, lectures, a history, biographies, photographs of their gardening work, and photographs of members past and present, from almost two decades of Ardent Gardener meetings and activities.

Association for the Preservation Of Virginia Antiquities Records, 1904-1970. THS 1474.
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The Records of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA), 1904-1970, consists of seven volumes including three scrapbooks consisting of clippings, correspondence, photographs, programs, membership lists, meeting minutes, and a genealogical list of the Virginia ancestry of the Nashville members of the APVA. Also included is a membership book of the Nashville branch (January 1904-December 1928); minute book (1943-1965), supplement to Scrapbook III (1959-1965), and Scrapbook IV (1947-1970).

Autograph Collection. TSLA.
The autograph collection is composed of autograph albums and letters from various sources which have been brought together by the Manuscript Section. No attempt will be made to list all donors here. They may be found in the accession book.

Samuel H. Bailey Papers, 1828-1935. ~ 500 items. TSLA.
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The Samuel H. Bailey Papers are centered around Samuel H. Bailey (1797-n.d.), farmer and merchant, of Sumner County, Tennessee. He was born in Virginia and while fifteen years of age served in the War of 1812. Most of his adult life was spent as a farmer and merchant in Sumner County, Tennessee.

The collection is composed of accounts, an account book, Civil War documents, land records, music, slavery items (bill of sale and list) and several miscellaneous items. A large part of the Bailey papers is composed of the music collection of Professor Carl Schroeder of Portland, Tennessee. Professor Schroeder married Theodosia Bailey (1836-1921) a daughter of Samuel H. Bailey. Researchers interested in early music should find the collection of interest.

John Barbee Letterbook, 1886-1889. 1 vol. TSLA.
The letters, approximately 50 in number, were written by John Barbee, an engineer and partner in the Cumberland Lumber and Transportation Company for the years 1886-1889.

William Ewing Beard Papers – Addition, 1896-1917. 34 items. THS.
This collection consists of clippings, correspondence, speeches, writings, and several miscellaneous items of William Ewing Beard of Nashville, Tennessee, a soldier, journalist, war correspondent, naval historian, and officer of the Tennessee Historical Society. Items in the collection reflect Beard's interest in the Civil War, World War II, and the U.S. Navy. It includes two letters from Cordell Hull.

Benjamin W. Bedford Letterbook, 1853-1867. ~ 600 letters. TSLA.
The letters of Benjamin W. Bedford, planter, Panola County, Mississippi, were written to friends and acquaintances all over the United States during the years 1853 to 1867. They give an interesting and valuable picture of conditions in the area around the little town of Como in Panola County, Mississippi where he lived during the greater part of the period in which the letters were written. He was the son of Thomas Bedford, the Revolutionary soldier for whom Bedford County, Tennessee was named and he married Martha Ann Whyte, daughter of the Tennessee Supreme Court Judge, Robert Whyte. It is interesting to note that he was the only person who voted locally against secession. His letters during the Civil War tell of the burning of his cotton by Confederates to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Federals. He discontinued farming his land on the Mississippi River after his crop was burned and removed his slaves to other farms away from the River. In 1865 he moved to Shelby County, Tennessee but continued to run his plantation in Panola County, Mississippi.

Nannie Seawell Boyd Collection Of Papers Relating To Montgomery Bell, 1853-1939. ~ 100 items. TSLA.
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The papers include some biographical data relating to Montgomery Bell’s family; several newspaper clippings; about 44 letters concerning Bell’s life obtained from a number of prominent individuals; a sketch of Montgomery Bell Academy by Judge Robert Ewing; some brief sketches and notes written by Mrs. Boyd; some documents relating to Bell’s colonization project in Liberia; and Bell’s will and papers dealing with his estate. A few photographs and memorabilia make up the balance of the collection.

Mrs. Boyd’s correspondence received includes such individuals as Judge John H. Dewitt; W.B. Leech; Robert Ewing; Mrs. John Trotwood Moore; Park Marshall, of Franklin; Andrew M. Sea, of Louisville, Kentucky; C. G. Woodson, Director of the Journal of Negro History; Patterson Bain, a descendant of Montgomery Bell’s sister, Christine Sadler, and others. Bell’s most outstanding accomplishment was the establishment of about 14 iron furnaces throughout Middle Tennessee.

In 1853 and 1854 Bell sent two groups (about 100 individuals) of his slaves to Liberia, Africa. He provisioned them for six months, and in the case of one group he arranged for them to obtain ore land in Liberia to set up a furnace. In his will, Bell stipulated that his remaining slave families not be separated when sold.

Robert E. Bell, Jr., Churches Of Tennessee, Photograph Collection, 1950-1970. 606 items. TSLA.
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This collection of photographs was made by Robert Erskine Bell, Jr. during 1951-1978 when he was church news editor for the Nashville Banner. It consists of 606 photograph negatives of church officers, buildings, and church related events including conventions, meetings, and homecomings.

Basil Berry Papers, 1815-1868. 1.29 linear feet. TSLA.
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This collection contains the records of a blacksmith's shop in Williamson County, Tennessee (1815-1868), which was owned by Basil Berry. In addition, there are five hand-written nineteenth century arithmetic. The names of many well-known Williamson County persons appear in the volumes. They include William Bateman, Ephraim Brown, John Cartright, Stephen Childress, John D. Garrett, Zacheus German, Thomas Gray, Joseph Hews, Benjamin Lee, Benjamin Leigh, James McGavock, Hezekiah Oden, Daniel Perkins, Nicholas Perkins, William Perkins, Demay Sawyer, Henry Steward, William Swanson, Benjamin Tarkington, Abraham Truett, and John Williamson.

William Wells Berry Papers, 1838-1896. ~ 300 items. TSLA.
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These are the papers of William Wells Berry (1813-1876) of Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, druggist, banker, businessman, and owner of extensive land holdings. Most of the materials relate to transactions involving land in either Davidson County, Tennessee, or Jefferson County, Arkansas. They consist of correspondence, accounts, bills, and receipts, 1844-1870; Confederate money, oath of allegiance, receipts for cotton crops destroyed for the Confederacy during the Civil War; contract for employment of an overseer, and court cases, 1869-1870; land records, 1830-1893; maps, a memorandum, promissory notes, 1854-1866; slave records, 1841-1853; and tax records, 1848-1894.

Betty Family Papers, 1835 – 1935. ~ 80 items. TSLA.
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The Betty Family Papers, of Rutherford County, Tennessee, consist of correspondence, three loose documents, genealogical data, photographs, and sketches. Included in the correspondence are letters from William Francis McClanahan Betty (ca. 1829-1902/03) to his wife, Sophie Burrus (Rucker) Betty (1839-1866), before and after they married in 1859. William Betty served as Lieutenant in the 28th Tennessee, Confederate States of America, from 1862 to 1865. There are seven letters from Betty to his wife expressing his love and how much he misses his family between 1864-65. His younger daughter, Willie, was born after he left for service. She became an internationally acclaimed artist and had a studio in Paris, France, and later in Nashville, Tennessee, where she died in 1935. (She was born January 21, 1863; married J. W. Newman in 1882, and to this day is referred to as Willie Betty Newman.)

“Beyond The Myths: Tennessee’s Cultural Heritage” 1985. TSLA.
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“Beyond the Myths: Tennessee’s Cultural Heritage” consists of 1 folder outlining the project and 14 reel-to-reel tapes. This series was arranged by Professor Russell J. Linneman, Professor of History, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and then produced by radio station WUTC-FM, the campus radio station. Dr. John McCormack, Director of WUTC-FM, served as the project coordinator. This series was made possible by a grant from the Tennessee Committee for the Humanities, Inc. Additional assistance was provided by the East Tennessee Historical Society, Mrs. Anna Rhinehart, Ms. Eugenia Herndon, and Ms. Doris Blackman. Audio cassette copies of all reels are available.

Bible Records, 1750-1981, Obion County, Tenn. and Fulton County, Ky. 39 items. TSLA.
These records consist of birth, death and marriage dates from the Bibles of families primarily of Obion County, Tennessee and Fulton County, Kentucky. These records were donated by the Union City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists. See container list for family names.

The Bills Family – John V. Wright Papers, 1727-1943. 10,750 items and 30 volumes. TSLA.
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The bulk of the Bills Family Papers are made up of accounts and correspondence belonging to Major John Houston Bills and his son Leonidas Bills with whom he operated the mercantile firm, J.H. Bills and Son, in Bolivar, Tennessee. Some of the business correspondence pertains to the management of the Bills’ plantation, “Cornucopia,” outside of Bolivar. These letters provide considerable information on the cotton industry during the antebellum years and even later during the turmoil of the Civil War and Reconstruction period. Of particular interest is a Civil War letter written by Leonidas Bills, October 23, 1864, to his sister while a prisoner-of-war on Johnson’s Island. He laments the shortage of clothes and urges her to write frequently.

Genealogical information relates to the Bills, House, Houston, Miller and Polk families.

The business correspondence also includes many incoming and outgoing letters of John V. Wright relating to his hardwood saw mills located at Bolivar and Gilmore, Arkansas. Mr. Wright not only owned the J.V. Wright Lumber Company but also the Bolivar Hampshire Farms and was well known as a breeder of Hampshire hogs.

Frank Bilotta Papers, 1912-1917. 27 items. TSLA.
These are the Papers of Frank Bilotta, an Italian emigrant who lived in Nashville, Tennessee from 1911 to 1917 and worked as a cutter, tailor, and restaurateur. Most of the documents are in Italian, and include correspondence, pay envelopes, a contract for purchase of restaurant supplies, and receipts and sales materials from Mariani Bros., a New York firm specializing in liquor, wine, and grocery sales. Others mentioned in the papers include Philip Rotella, Giovannina Rotella, Angela Duggan, A. Giordano, and Domenico Petrucelli. No translations are available.

J.A. Blevins Family Papers, 1796-1952. 20 items. TSLA.
The papers of Joseph Alfred Blevins of Greeneville, Tennessee, and his family includes certificates, clippings, deeds, receipts, one letter, and a school register, 1927-1928. Blevins taught school and served as circuit court clerk and state representative from Greene County, Tennessee. Photocopies.

Stephen Dean Boyd Interviews On Frank G. Clement, 1971. TSLA. Audio Tapes.
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The Stephen Dean Boyd Interviews on Frank G. Clement consists of interviews of associates of Frank G. Clement conducted by Mr. Boyd on the life of Frank G. Clement. The interviews concentrate on the political life of Frank G. Clement, with occasional references to Clement’s childhood. Frank G. Clement served as Tennessee’s governor from 1953-1959, and again 1963-1967. These interviews were conducted as part of the research done by Mr. Boyd for his dissertation at the University of Illinois, and a copy of the dissertation titled “The Campaign Speaking of Frank Clement in the 1954 Democratic Primary: Field Study and Rhetorical Analysis” is available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

Bradford Family Papers, 1830-1895. ~ 100 items. TSLA.
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The Bradford Family Papers are centered around Frederick Bradford ( - 1866), Nashville, Tennessee, farmer. The bulk of the material is composed of family correspondence. Possibly the most valuable letters are those written by Bradford’s sons, John and Edward, members of the 20th Tennessee Volunteers, Confederate States of America. They were first at Camp Trousdale, May to August of 1861. After this time the letters show the brothers were sent to the following places: Cumberland Gap; Camp King; Camp Barry; Camp Zollicoffer; Camp Cumberland; Camp Buckner; Tullahoma; a camp near Atlanta; and Camp Chase, a Ohio prison camp. The last letter of Edward is dated May 16, 1963, from Fairfield, Bedford County, Tennessee. John’s last letter was written from prison camp in Ohio. Other members of the family wrote about family news and business. These are copies made from the originals which remain in a private collection.

Thomas H. Bradley Papers, 1836-1847. .48 cubic feet. TSLA.
This is a collection consisting primarily of papers relating to Thomas H. Bradley's tenure as Major General of the 3rd Division of Tennessee Militia. Most papers pertain to the time at the beginning of and immediately preceding the Mexican War, when a call for volunteer troops was made. Included are correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, as well as documents relating to military elections and resignations. Personal documents include an estate record of James Bradley, Brazoria, Texas, 1836; a letter from J. Knox Walker, Pres. Polk's nephew and secretary, concerning the prospect of war with Mexico; and other items of personal and business correspondence.   

Thomas H. Bradley was born in Williamson County, Tennessee and was a Franklin, Tennessee merchant and Major General in the Tennessee Militia before moving to Crittenden County, Arkansas in 1847. He was a Unionist leader of Arkansas ' secession convention and was later appointed as Brigadier General of the Eastern Division of Arkansas' Confederate military units. This appointment was revoked during the first year of the Civil War. Bradley died in Memphis, Tennessee, in Sept. 1864.  

Bransford Family Papers, 1813-1928. ~ 50 items. TSLA.
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The Bransford Family Papers contain items belonging to Anthony Wayne Johnson, Major John S. Bransford, and other members of the family including a great deal of genealogical data detailing the family lines of the Bransfords, Johnsons, Sterling Smiths, Lees, Withers, Claibornes, Lewises, and other kindred families. The correspondence contains several Civil War letters, two of which are written in pencil on cloth.

Albert Sidney Britt Papers, 1897-1944. ~ 325 items. THS 431.
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This finding aid covers the papers of Albert Sidney Britt (1888-1964), lawyer, trust officer, real estate broker and public official with the Home Owners Loan Corporation, and spans the years 1897-1944. The correspondence during the period 1933-1936 relates to the lending phase of the Corporation.

Subsequent correspondence deals primarily with disposal of properties and attempts to recover the costs of loans. Reading these letters gives the researcher an insight into the inner-workings of a loan business venture at a time when the nation was recovering from a deep economic depression and was facing a worldwide war. The letters reflect the spirit of the times. The correspondence relates to the affairs of the business as it was carried out in the region of the Home Owners Loan Corporation in the states of Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Aaron V. Brown Papers, 1846-1859. 6 items. TSLA.
This is a collection of 6 items: One letter, 1850, to Gen. Gideon J. Pillow concerning assistance in starting a newspaper sympathetic to the Democratic Party; one letter, 1858, to John Butterfield, president of the Overland Mail Company in St. Louis, Mo., congratulating him on the successful arrival of the first overland mail from San Francisco to St. Louis; Brown's appointment of Herman H. Heath as postmaster at Dubuque, Iowa, 1858; a letter, 1846, to Col. A.A. Kincannon, regarding an opportunity to purchase land; an 1847 document from the U.S. Treasury Dept. relating to a $10,000 requisition; and a printed broadside of the order of proceedings for the funeral of Aaron V. Brown, 1859. In part, photocopies.

Ellsworth Brown Papers, 1918-1962, 400 items. TSLA.
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The collection is composed largely of the military records of Lt. Ellsworth Brown as the Regimental Telephone Officer (RTO), Headquarters company of the 114th Field Artillery. In this capacity, Lt. Brown served as the signal officer for the 114th and his papers reflect that military capacity. The papers are composed of instructional memoranda concerning signal operations, artillery range, and deflection calculations, field messages, special, and general orders, photographs and related materials.

Also included in the papers are materials related to the 114th Field Artillery reunion organizations. The 114th field Artillery was mustered into federal service on July 25, 1917. The regiment trained at Camp Sevier, South Carolina and thereafter was sent to France. The 114th participated in the St. Mehiel offensive and the Argonne-Verdun offensive. After the Armistice on November 11, 1918, the 114th was sent to Luxembourg until the return home in march of 1919. The 114th was mustered out of service on April 6, 1919.

Mary Elizabeth (Stay) Buckner Papers, 1818-1918. TSLA.
Mrs. Buckner’s family papers, although primarily concerned with Alabama, offer a variety of interests in other areas since the correspondence comes from various sections of the country. The letters of Dr. Hugh W. Henry, a graduate of Princeton University, are particularly noteworthy in meticulously describing personal and local activities. Three letters written from camp during 1836 by Dr. Hugh W. Henry, Sr., tell of trepidations faced by the soldiers serving in the Creek War. There is a carbon copy of one of Andrew Jackson’s letters, dated July 1, 1827, to General Richard K. Call.

Robert Franklin Bunting Papers, 1861?. ~ 150 items. UTX.
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The Bunting papers are composed of typed copies of 97 Civil War Letters, a diary, and writings of Reverend Robert Franklin Bunting (1828-1891), and some writings of his son, Henry S. Bunting. Reverend R.F. Bunting was sent as a missionary to Texas by the Presbyterian Church in 1851, and served pastorates at La Grange, Columbus, and San Antonio, Texas, prior to the Civil War. In 1861 he was made Chaplain of Terry's Texas Rangers, Eighth Texas Cavalry. He was Regimental Historian and War Correspondent for the Houston Daily, the Tri Weekly Telegraph and the San Antonio Herald. After the war he served pastorates at Nashville, Tennessee, Galveston, Texas, Rome, Georgia, and Gallatin, Tennessee. The originals of Rev. R. F. Bunting's letters are in the University of Texas library.

Charles G. Burress Papers, 1939-1961. 210 items. TSLA.
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The Charles G. Burress Papers, 1939-1961, centers around the life of Charles G. Burress, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beginning with entry in World War II in 1941, ending with Burress’ participation in the Army Reserve. The papers are composed of military records, consisting of appointments, certificates, correspondence, financial records, orders, physical examinations, a report, and service records.

Butler Family Papers, 1834-1949. ~ 90 items. TSLA.
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Most of the papers are receipts, many of which are those of William F. Butler (1855-1926), who lived at Fountain Head, Sumner County, Tennessee. Also included are Federal government promises to pay for corn, etc., appropriated during the Civil War (1862-63) made out to Oliver Porter Butler (1818-1875), father of William F. Butler and a merchant and farmer of Fountain Head; various land records of Sumner County and land records regarding the Fountain Head Methodist Episcopal Church South; genealogical data including Xerox copies of the will of Aaron Butler (ca. 1782-1848), pioneer settler in Sumner County; a biographical sketch [source unknown] of his son, Oliver Porter Butler; records of 2 family Bibles (7 pages) of Butler family members; and a typed pedigree chart of William F. Butler.

Byrns-Watson Family Papers, 1839-1980. 9 items. TSLA.
This collection of papers is primarily correspondence between John M. Watson and his family of Tennessee and James Byrns of Texas. A November 6, 1866 letter from Watson to his Texas family gives a detailed description of the Civil War experiences of family members and friends in Tennessee, especially mentioning deaths of acquaintances in the Sumner County area. There is also a set of family group sheets showing the connectivity between the Byrns and Watson families.

Caldwell Collection, 1795-1919. 19 items. TSLA.
This is a collection of documents, primarily correspondence, generated by various Tennessee politicians and businessmen, including Willie Blount, William Blount, W.B. Campbell, William Carroll, Isham G. Harris, Ben W. Hooper, Joseph McMinn, Josiah Patterson, Malcolm R. Patterson, Sidney L. Peeler, A.H. Roberts, Tom C. Rye, John M. Taylor, and Paul M. Ryman. It also includes two court records involving Thomas Seawell, C.Y. Oliver, Charles McCormick, and J.C. Moore, and a militia commission for William Williams, Bedford County, 1832. Photocopies.

Mary French Caldwell Collection, Ca. 1930-1940. 4 cubic feet. TSLA.
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This collection contains materials relating to the career and life of Mrs. Mary French Caldwell, a noted historian and author of Nashville, Tennessee. Mrs. Caldwell was born in Morgan County, Tennessee in 1896 and attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While in college, Mrs. Caldwell was employed as a reporter for the Knoxville Journal, thus beginning her career as a writer. After graduation, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee and married Mr. Winston Caldwell, Sr. In Nashville, Mrs. Caldwell became active in the women’s suffrage movement, and began the first of her five novels: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage; General Jackson’s Lady; The Duck’s Back (a critical essay on the Tennessee Valley Authority); Tennessee, The Volunteer State; Tennessee, The Dangerous Example, Watauga to 1849. Mrs. Caldwell also served as editor for the Methodist Publishing House, and was a frequent contributor of articles for the Nashville Tennessean. In the mid-1930’s, Mrs. Caldwell was employed as a publicist for the State of Tennessee Department of Education, serving under Commissioner of Education Dr. Walter D. Cocking. Many articles in the collection relate to the problems in public education that the State of Tennessee was experiencing during the 1930’s.

Campbell – Hunt Family Papers, 1802-1891. 300 items. THS.
The papers consist of correspondence, court records, and legal documents. The collection is centered around David Campbell (1802-1889), attorney, chancellor, judge, and legislator of Nashville, Tennessee; and George H. Hunt, Episcopal minister of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and his wife Inez (Rodes) Hunt of Pulaski, Tennessee.

George Washington Campbell Correspondence, 1793-1833..42 linear feet. TSLA.
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This collection of papers (photostats primarily) of George Washington Campbell (1769-1833), lawyer, Tennessee member of Congress, 1803-1809, U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1811-1818, Secretary of the Treasury (briefly), Minister to Russia, 1818-1820, and, U.S. Claims Commissioner, 1831, were given to the State by his descendants. Five original letters written by nephews of G.W. Campbell were also deposited by descendants.

Michael Campbell Papers, 1797-1914. ~ 645 items and 2 volumes. TSLA.
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This collection is centered around Michael Campbell (1757-1839), Revolutionary War soldier, physician and state legislator of Bardstown, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee. Included are various records, correspondence, land records, poetry and legal documents.

Mr. Campbell was very active in the slave trading business and there are a number of slave bills of sale, dating from 1802 – 1797. There is also an account of items bought to equip a slave in 1797 and a receipt for a slave.

There are a number of letters in the collection, written to and by Michael Campbell, as well as other family members. Subjects include land transactions, the cotton, sugar and tobacco markets, religion and politics.

Edward Ward Carmack Papers, 1850-1942. 3.78 linear feet. SHC.
Edward Ward Carmack, 1858-1908, was an editor of Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee, newspapers, prohibitionist, U.S. representative, 1897-1901, and senator, 1901-1907.

The bulk of the papers, chiefly from 1890, of Edward Ward Carmack, pertain to elections: 1896 and 1898 when Carmack was elected to the House; 1906 when he was defeated for re-election to the Senate; and 1908, when he was defeated in the Democratic primary for governor. The collection includes papers relating to the campaigns, speeches, and letters of congratulations. Also included are political scrapbooks; correspondence, 1902, and a scrapbook concerning the Philippine question (Carmack was anti-imperialist); messages received on Carmack's assassination; personal and business papers of Carmack's widow and son in the 1920s; a lettercopy book of a lumber business in Burnside, Ky., 1894-1895; and a collection of photographs of African American agricultural laborers and other plantation scenes.

These are copies of the Edward Ward Carmack Papers and were purchased from the Southern Historical Collection, University of South Carolina, the repository of the originals.

David W. Carter Family Papers, 1833-1863. ~ 58 items. TSLA.
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David W. Carter was the Clerk of Circuit Court for Carter County, Tennessee in the 1840’s. The bulk of this collection is composed of business correspondence with some family correspondence included as well.

Joseph Marion Dixon Cates Papers, 1846-1942. 100 items. TSLA.
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These papers are centered around the life of Joseph Marion Dixon Cates (1815-1887), Baptist preacher and publisher of The Baptist Messenger, of the Cateston Community, Cannon County, Tennessee.

John A. Catlett Papers, 1909-1919. 80 items. TSLA.
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This collection primarily consists of papers relating to Private John A. Catlett, of Clarksville, Tennessee, and his service as an ambulance driver in France for the American Field Service during World War I. Also included are legal documents and an obituary for A.H. Patch, John Catlett’s uncle, also of Clarksville, Tennessee.

John Catron Papers, 1813-1918. 12 items. TSLA.
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These twelve items of Judge John Catron consist of letters, a biographic sketch, his will, and the story of a murder case spanning 1833 to 1918, but the bulk of the material dates 1833 to 1862. John Catron, a self-educated man, after serving under Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812, was elected state attorney by the Tennessee legislature. By 1824, he was a member of the Tennessee Court of Errors and Appeals, its highest court. He became Chief Justice of the Court and served until 1836 when he retired in accordance with a provision of the new state constitution. Catron was active in politics and in 1836 directed the presidential campaign of Martin Van Buren in Tennessee. Andrew Jackson nominated Catron to the Supreme Court on March 3, 1837, Jackson’s last full day as President. He held that office until his death. He was noted for his familiarity with laws involving titles to western land. He stood on the states’ rights side but opposed secession. He was forced to leave Tennessee when he refused to support the Confederacy.

Samuel A. Champion papers, 1877-1885. ~ 300 items. TSLA.
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Samuel A. Champion was a lawyer in Paris, Tenn. and a Tennessee State Senator, 1883-1884. This collection includes business letters and postcards. Correspondents include W.H. Cherry, Charles M. Ewing, W.B. Grizzard, James M. Head, W.E. Reigh, A. Rosecrans, F.M. Thompson, A.G. Travistree, John M. Taylor, John R. Thomason, W.L. Utley, John J. Vertrees, R.A. Wade, William H. Washington, and L.R. Willis.

Chandler – Jackson Family Papers, 1787-1868. ~ 225 items. TSLA.
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The Chandler-Jackson Family Papers focus on the papers of David Chandler, William Jackson, and allied families, residents of eastern Davidson County, Tennessee, and western Wilson County, respectively. The papers include personal correspondence and financial records. Also in the collection are individual records pertaining to the family, including a copy of William Jackson’s will, a divorce decree, a land survey and miscellaneous correspondence. Other items in the collection include documents concerning Locust Grove Church, part of an almanac, recipes, poetry and a grammar/ writing book dated 1791.

Kitty Cheatham Papers, 1892-1946 .5 cubic feet. TSLA.
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The papers of Catherine Smiley “Kitty” Cheatham (1865-1946), American singer, author and lecturer, are composed of biographic sketches, clippings, correspondence, printed material, sheet music, writings, photographic images, and several miscellaneous items.

Cheatham was born in Nashville, the daughter of Colonel Richard Boone and Frances Anna (Bugg) Cheatham. She began her musical career at the age of 14 when she performed at the First Presbyterian Church. Soon afterwards, she studied music in New York, Paris and Berlin. Her first professional recital was in London, where she met and became friends with members of the royal family. Her name was known throughout Europe and the United States. She was one of the first artists to make known the African-American spiritual to Europe an audiences. In the United States, she was a pioneer in the creation of children’s concerts for the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra and other concert orchestras.

Clarkson Family Papers, 1779-1916. .84 cubic feet. TSLA.
These papers span the years 1779-1916, with the bulk of the collection concentrated between 1868-1916. A large part of the collection centers around the fund-raising efforts to build a monument in memory of Sam Davis, who was hanged at Pulaski, Tennessee, after being convicted as a spy for the Confederate Army. Some of the correspondence is addressed to and from Mr. T.A. Clarkson, who was associated with the Nashville and Decatur Railroad, and later with the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railroad.

Also included in the collection is material associated with the Tennessee Centennial Exposition such as programs, passes, admissions department account book, memorabilia, charter and by-laws of the Centennial Exposition Company of Tennessee and other items. Other subjects included in the collection are the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railroad, the John W. Thomas Monument, and the tributes paid to Major E.C. Lewis.

Rebecca Sharp Clayton Papers, 1864-1875. 8 items. TSLA.
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The Rebecca Sharp Clayton Papers is composed of six photostatic copies and two transcripts of diaries belonging to Rebecca Sharp Clayton and other members of her family. The diaries contain daily journals of William P. Sharp, 1874, 1875; Sally Sharp Gaines Ridley, 1866; and Rebecca Sharp Clayton, 1864, 1865. The papers present a typical life in and around Carroll County, Tennessee.

Governor Frank G. Clement Audio Collection, 1955-1969. TSLA.
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The Governor Frank G. Clement Audio Collection consists of 21 audiocassette copies of speeches made by, and one interview of, Frank Clement. Frank G. Clement was Governor of Tennessee from 1953-1959, and again from 1963-1967. The audiotapes in this collection are copies made from various other collections housed in the Tennessee State Library and Archives. This artificial collection was created to facilitate research of speeches made by Governor Clement. The collection concentrates on speeches made during his terms of office. Most of the speeches made were in joint sessions of the Tennessee House of Representatives and Senate.

The tapes in this collection are stored in a climate-controlled vault. A 24-hour notice is required before listening to these tapes.

Frank G. Clement Papers Addition, 1946-1962. TSLA.
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This addition to the Frank G. Clement Papers consists of material dating from 1946 through 1962. The majority of the materials focuses on Clement’s three gubernatorial campaigns, those being 1952, 1954, and 1962. The majority of the addition consists of campaign speeches, correspondence, speaking invitations, and press releases. Early materials, such as the correspondence and printed materials from Clement’s membership in the American Legion, are also present.

Clift Family Papers, ~ 1820-1968. ~ 150 items.
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This collection is composed of Civil War letters, Bible records, genealogical data and correspondence, historical and biographical sketches, and Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of 1812 applications.

Of special interest are the letters of Colonel William Clift, 7th Tennessee Regiment, USA, his second wife, Elizabeth, and other members of the family in Kentucky. Clift’s letters reflect his movement and conditions in Kentucky, his imprisonment in Atlanta, and his activities in East Tennessee where he carried messages for the Federals through Confederate lines. A letter written by Major General George H. Thomas assures Mrs. Clift of her husband’s safety. These papers also include a sketch concerning how the Civil War in East Tennessee affected the Clift family around Hamilton County.

Included is genealogical information for the Brooks, Brothers, Clift, Doughty, Fowler, Hutcheson, Kearley, McDonald, Rawlings and Rowland families.

John Cocke Papers, 1774-1851. ~ 18 items. TSLA.
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These are the papers of John Cocke (1772-1854), Mayor General of the Tennessee Volunteers, 1813-1815, member of the Tennessee Legislature, House and Senate, and, member of Congress, 1819-1827. This collection is composed of correspondence, indentures, land grants, bills of sale, articles of agreement, and dueling rules for the dates 1774-1851.

The most valuable portion of these papers is the correspondence for the period of the War of 1812 and those dealing with Tennessee politics, candidates and elections. All except two of the letters are addressed to John Cocke.

Coffee - Perkins Family Papers, 1783-1828. ~ 250 items. TSLA.
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This collection relates to early pioneer families of Middle Tennessee. It is composed of accounts, correspondence, diaries, financial documents, land records, legal documents, lists, and tax records.

The correspondence is mainly legal in nature, although there is an early letter written from Mansker's Station (now Goodlettsville, TN ) in 1783. One of the most important parts of the collection are the surveys of Davidson County, Tenn. The surveys provide the names of some of the earliest settlers of Middle Tennessee, including John Overton, John Donelson, and Frederick Stump.

Collier family papers, 1833-1896. ~ 2,600 items and 48 volumes. TSLA.
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Henry Clements Collier was a real estate agent and lawyer of Charlotte, Tennessee. This collection includes correspondence, legal records, clippings, and general store account books of the Collier family of Charlotte, Tennessee. Most of the correspondence relates to Henry Clements Collier, including ca. 200 inquiries from residents of the northern U.S. about Tennessee lands during the Reconstruction period. Other family members represented in the collection are John C. Collier, William Clements Collier, Christopher Columbus Collier, Charles Bell Collier, and Benjamin Anderson Collier. Their papers relate to business and personal activities. Of special interest is material pertaining to the invention of a fountain pen in 1874 by H.C. Collier. Other correspondents include Neill S. Brown, Adam J.G. Adams, W.C. Rutland, James H. Williams, V.L. Williams, and W.H. Garrett.

Colonial Dames Of America Portraits In Tennessee Painted Before 1866 Photograph Collection. 1 cubic foot. TSLA.
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This collection consists of photographs of portraits painted prior to 1866, now hanging in Tennessee. Marice Wolfe, of Vanderbilt University Special Collections through the agency of Jim Hoobler, donated the collection in December 1995 to the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

Community Chest and United Givers Fund, Nashville Tennessee, Scrapbooks, 1922-1959. 10 linear feet. TSLA.
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This collection of scrapbooks tell the story of the Community Chest, and its successor, the United Givers Fund of Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

Cooke family papers, 1807-1953. ~124 items. TSLA.
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These are primarily papers of the E.S. Cooke family, residents of Maryville, Tennessee. It consists of correspondence, greeting cards, land records, financial records, and other documents. Also included are papers (1856-1857) of Lewis C. Adkinson of Indiana and papers (1909-1916) of the Thompson family of Loudon County, Tennessee. The land records include an 1807 land grant to Alexander Moore and an 1807 indenture from John Rousin to William Finley.

Cooper Family Letters, 1836-1847. 11 items. TSLA.
This is a collection of letters from Cooper family members of Roane County, Tennessee, to their relative Armstrong Cooper of Morgan County, Illinois. The letters primarily deal with family and community news. Photocopies.

Jesse Cox Family Papers, 1823-1960. 85 items. TSLA.
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These are the papers of Reverend Jesse Cox (1793-1879), a pioneer Williamson County, Tennessee, Primitive Baptist minister. These papers relate to his life and other family members. See also Mf. 86: Jesse Cox Diary and Memoirs.

Wilbur F. Creighton, Jr. Collection, 1800-1985. ~ 300 items. TSLA.
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These materials consist of genealogical files of various families, such as the Ezell, Tarkington, Harris, Pope, Moore, Creighton, Tabb, Snodgrass, Waters, Hancock, Ferguson, Stephens, Foster, and Dudley families. Many of these families are related to Mr. Creighton and reside in the Nashville area.

Additional materials of interest in this collection are newspaper clippings on the Civil War; the Nashville Centennial of 1880; the Tennessee Centennial Exposition of 1897; Mr. Creighton's great grandfather, Dr. John Bunyan Stephens, and copies of Civil War-era photographs of Joseph King Stephens and James Balaam Stephens.

Crews Family Papers, 1904-1909. 36 items. TSLA.
This is a collection of correspondence of W.G. Crews and Era Turney Crews of Liberty, Tennessee, in DeKalb County. Some letters concern W.G. Crews' teaching career at Liberty Training School and condolences received upon his death. Other correspondents include R.H. Lankford and Charles Comstock.   

Andrew Crockett Papers, 1778-1888. ~ 800 items and 10 volumes. TSLA.
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Andrew Crockett was a blacksmith, cattleman, farmer, gunsmith, land speculator and soldier in Wythe County, Virginia and Williamson County, Tennessee. Records for his business enterprises include account books, correspondence, land records, legal documents and military records.

Families prominently mentioned in the correspondence include the Baldridge and Neal family of Crockett County, the Eddins family of Wilson County and the Gaines family of Lafayette County, Mississippi.

Because Andrew Crockett was a Revolutionary War veteran with military land grants to over 11,000 acres of land, this collection provides a great deal of information on the settlement of western lands in the post Revolutionary War period, particularly for the area south of the Ohio River which would be organized as Kentucky and Tennessee.

Military records include a return of Captain Andrew Porter’s Company in the Second Battalion of the Thirty-second Regiment of Virginia Militia for 1790, a division list of Captain John T. Sayer’s Company, Second Battalion of the Thirty-fifth Regiment of Virginia Militia from Wythe County dated 1798, and, the service pension application and supporting papers dated 1878 of Andrew Crockett’s son and James’ widow, Martha E. Crockett.

Penn Crockett Genealogical Collection, 1917-1955. ~500 items. TSLA.
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This collection is composed entirely of genealogical data. Included are these families: Burton, Cannon, Carmack, Clayton, Crockett, Duke, Ferris, Finney, Freeman, Garrett, Greer, Hawkins, Jarrett, Longmire, Macon, Matthews, Nucholls, Penn, Rankin, Sandidge, Shelton, Smith, Sterger, Stovall, Taylor and Terry.

Crouch, Arthur W., Tennessee Electric Power Company, 1860-1939. 32 items and 54 volumes. TSLA.
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This collection was assembled by Mr. Arthur W. Crouch to be used as a source for anyone interested in the history of the Tennessee Power Company. Most of the material covers the period from 1922 through August 15, 1839 at which time all properties were transferred to the Tennessee Valley Authority, municipalities and cooperatives.

Material includes annual reports, heat rates, a generation data book, promotional materials, published materials and scrapbooks.

Crowell Family Papers, 1786-1894. ~ 100 items. TSLA.
The papers of the Crowell family of Bedford County, Tennessee, primarily of William Crowell and his son, Samuel Crowell, includes deeds, receipts, bills of sale, estate papers, and some genealogical data. Also included is a property sale record, 1849, for the estate of Thomas Shearin, deceased, on which numerous Crowell family names appear. Photocopies.

Annie Long Crutcher papers, ca. 1906-1952. TSLA.
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Annie Crutcher helped found the Tennessee Congress of Parents and Teachers and served as president, 1913-1923; curator, Fort Nashborough (Nashville, Tenn.), 1939-1953. Incoming correspondence predominates, most of it relating to the many organizations in which Mrs. Crutcher was active. Some of the organizations represented include the American War Mothers, Fort Nashborough, the National Congress of Mothers, the Daughters of the American Revolution, t he Tennessee Woman's Historical Association, the Tennessee Congress of Parents and Teachers, the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, and the National Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teacher Associations. Also included are personal papers such as financial records, genealogical data, clippings, and writings and speeches.

Crutchfield family papers, 1828-1886. 50 items, 1 volume. TSLA.
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These are the papers of the family of Thomas Crutchfield, Sr. and Thomas Crutchfield, Jr., including biographical and genealogical material, clippings, correspondence, wills and legal papers, slave deeds, and a diary of Thomas Crutchfield, Jr. The diary contains daily entries from 1852, when Crutchfield was a young lawyer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The entries chiefly concern his law practice and settlement of his father's estate, but also include interesting comments on the treatment of slaves. Featured in the correspondence is an 18-page letter by Thomas Crutchfield, Jr. regarding his position as a Unionist before and during the Civil War.

Cumberland River Development Project Papers, 1925-1953. 100 items, and 18 volumes. TSLA.
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This collection of papers consists of correspondence, maps and charts, printed documents, reports, bibliographies, bills and newspaper clippings. As documented primarily in the correspondence and legislative proceedings, a major objective of this project was that of having the Cumberland River included under the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Tennessee Society Records. 5 linear feet. TSLA.
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This collection contains about 100 papers written by members on historical subjects and filed in the DAR Lending Bureau; a lineage book; chapter Rolls of Honor, 1940-1945; minutes of the Davidson County Regents Council, 1931-1940; minutes of the Cumberland Chapter, 1892-1948; minutes of the Thomas McCrory Chapter, 1932-1939; minutes of the State Conference, 1947 and 1950; records of Cumberland, Chickamauga, Old Glory, and Campbell chapters; a small amount of correspondence; marriage records for Davidson County, 1789-1839; membership lists of Watauga Chapter, 1894-1941; Directory of Committees, 1939-1940; District regents, 1944; programs of Continental Congresses, State Conferences, 1947-1954; proceedings of Tennessee Officer's Club, 1937; chapter histories of Adam Dale, Campbell, Commodore Perry, David Craig, Margaret Gaston, Robert Cartwright, Thomas McCrory, and Watauga, 1894-1909; auditor's reports; Continental Congress reports; reports of the historian, 1905-1908; scrapbooks for the Tennessee DAR, 1938-1941, and for the Cumberland, Old Glory, and Robert Cook chapters; and Record Book of Tennessee schoolchildren's contributions to the Jackson-Sevier Statue Fund, sponsored by the DAR 1923.

Mary Trotter Shields Davies Scrapbooks, 1943-1972. TSLA.
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Mrs. Davies was involved in the Business and Professional Women's Club of Tennessee. A large percentage of this collection is concentrated on activities relating to the club. In her professional life, Mary Trotter Shields Davies worked for the State of Tennessee as a secretary for various departments. During her career, she involved herself in Tennessee Democratic politics, working on various campaigns in Tennessee. A large percentage of the books are dedicated to politics in Tennessee. The scrapbooks consist of airline tickets, cards, certificates, correspondence, magazines, menus, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and printed materials.

Harold Lenoir Davis Papers, 1936-1955. ~ 100 items. TSLA.
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These are photocopies of the papers of Harold Lenoir Davis (1896-1960), poet and novelist. The papers are composed of drawings, clippings, a photograph, and letters written by Mr. Davis to Bowen Ingram during the period 1936-1955.

James Orren Davis Papers, 1897-1950. ~ 50 items. TSLA.
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This collection comprises clippings, copies of correspondence and photographs concerning James O. Davis, the first chief of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The collection deals predominately with the Tennessee Highway Patrol in the early 1930s.

Gaetano De Luca Scrapbooks, 1907-1936. 4 volumes. TSLA.
The scrapbooks were kept by Gaetano De Luca during his career as voice teacher and head of the Nashville Conservatory of Music. In addition to materials related to the operation of the Conservatory, the scrapbooks feature materials related to the careers of four of De Luca’s students who went on to national prominence: James Melton, Joseph MacPherson, Raymond Cordon, and Alvee Stewart. [Volume 1 missing on June 1999.]

DeMoss family papers, 1803-1931. ~ 600 items. TSLA.
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This collection consists of papers relating to the DeMoss family of Davidson County, Tennessee, early land and mill owners of Davidson County, Tennessee. Two of the more prominent persons mentioned in the collection are Abraham and James Demoss. It includes account books for transactions involving cotton, lumber, and a distillery; correspondence; court records; Bible records for the Bradford family; land records; and miscellaneous other documents.

Dickinson-Peebles Family Papers, 1825-1849. 12 items. TSLA.
This collection includes letters of the Dickinson and Peebles families of the northeastern United States. The families were connected by the marriage of Catherine A. Dickinson and R.H. Peebles. The letters were written from Steubenville, Ohio, Cambridge, Mass., Burlington, Vt., and various locations in Pennsylvania, and primarily deal with family and school news. Most of the letters are to Catherine Dickinson from friends and her mother, although one letter is from Miss Dickinson to her father, William R. Dickinson (b. 1779.)

C.E.W. Dorris Letters, 1942-1945. 23 letters. THS.
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This collection of letters written by C.E.W. Dorris were to fellow preachers telling them his opinion of what their “Christian duty” should be during World War II.

Charles Elias Webb Dorris (1871-1964) of Portland, Tennessee, began preaching in 1890. He attended the Nashville Bible School, and studied the Bible under David Lipscomb and James A. Harding. He wrote for the Gospel Advocate, did radio work on WLAC, Nashville, and in Gallatin, Tennessee, and wrote commentaries on Matthew and Mark.

Mary Stahlman Douglas (1895-1979) Papers, 1930-1976. TSLA.
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The Mary Stahlman Douglas papers consist of business and personal correspondence related to her work as the Book Page Editor for the Nashville Banner from 1935 to 1972.

Dudney Family Papers, 1862-1991. ~300 items. TSLA.
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The Dudney Family Papers are centered around the Dudney and Stowers families of Tennessee. The bulk of this collection is composed of photographs of members of the Dudney family. The majority of the photographs center on Adelle and Katherine Dudney, twin daughters of Clyde A. Dudney and George Emma (Stowers) Dudney.

John Turner Stowers (1839-1925) enlisted on May 10, 1861, and served under General George W. Gordon as a member of Company B, Eleventh Tennessee Infantry. He was so seriously wounded in the battle of Atlanta, July 28, 1864, that he was retired. Mr. Stowers was a charter member of the Frank Cheatham Bivouac of the Veterans of the Confederacy and was active in the organization. He lived in West Nashville thirty-two years.

The genealogical data is centered around the Dudney, Stowers, Tilford, and their related families. The Stowers family data contains information on Thomas J. Stowers, Union Army veteran, who was with General Grant during the Civil War. From 1865 to 1868, he was in service in Louisiana and in 1873 was transferred to Fort Lincoln, Nebraska. Mr. Stowers went with General Custer into Montana in 1876. He escaped being killed with General Custer because, with a few other men, he was four miles from the shooting when the Sioux Indians made an attack on General Custer and his men while scouting on Little Big Horn River, Montana, June 25, 1876. Following the Sioux War, he was present at the capture of Chief Joseph.

Duffy Family Papers, 1794-1936. .25 linear ft. TSLA.
The Papers of the Duffy family of Sumner County, Tennessee and Todd County, Kentucky includes an account book of Francis Duffy; land records, primarily from Sumner, Smith, and Bedford counties, Tennessee, and Christian, Todd, Hardin, and Hickman counties, Kentucky; and family correspondence. Of special interest are letters written during the Mexican War from Patrick Duffy and his nephew, Tom P. Duffy, members of the 1st Tennessee Infantry Regiment, giving detailed descriptions of battles and camp life, and letters written during the Spanish-American War by Charles M. Duffy, a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and Pat Duffy, Jr. Tom P. Duffy also wrote some letters after the Mexican War describing his travels west to California. Photocopies.

Papers of Hugh W. and John H. Dunlap, 1824-1905. 200 items. TSLA.
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Primarily the legal papers and correspondence of Hugh W. and John H. Dunlap, attorneys, of Henry County, Tennessee, this collection includes slave bills of sale, indentures, deeds of trust, promissory notes, and bills of gift. Some of the documents pertain to Nellie Gray Toler.

Frances Bowen Durrett Papers, 1952. .42 linear feet. TSLA.
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The collection consists primarily of correspondence and notes concerning Dr. Durrett’s dissertation research on the New Orleans literary publication, The Double Dealer. The publication was established in New Orleans in January, 1921. It included as its subject matter the issues of the day – political, social, religious and aesthetic. During its existence there were published a total of 43 issues grouped in eight volumes. The magazine suspended publication in 1926.

Included in the collection is correspondence with and brief biographical notes for such literary figures as Thornton Wilder, Robert Graves, Robert Penn Warren, Mark Van Doren, and Howard Mumford Jones.

The Frances Bowen Durrett Papers provide valuable primary information on an important literary movement of the 1920s.

Eakins Family Papers, 1828-1915. 15 items, 1 volume. TSLA.
The papers of the John Eakin family of Londonderry, Ireland, and Tennessee, who farmed and owned mercantile establishments in Shelbyville, Fayetteville, and Nashville, Tennessee, includes a memoir of William Eakin (1810-1849) describing his youth in Ireland and the family's move from Ireland to Tennessee; a partial copy of a Civil War diary of Laura Cowan, granddaughter to John Eakin; a photograph of a portrait of Jane Rodgers Eakin; tribute to the late Thomas Eakin, 1874; wills of Mary Jane Eakin (1853) and John Eakin (1849); a letter, 1851, from Mary Strickler Adams to her father, Benjamin Strickler; a family record written by Alexander Eakin, 1865; receipts, slave bills of sale, and an oath of amnesty of Alexander Eakin; a 1915 letter by a descendant. One letter is a photocopy.   

Edmondson Family Papers, 1848-1885. .42 linear feet. TSLA.
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The photocopies of the Edmondson Family Papers were made from originals owned by Mrs. J.T. Edwards, Clarksville, Tennessee, in 1965. The majority of the papers are on microfilm in the Emory University Library.

The Edmondson Family Papers consist of the correspondence of the family of John Edmondson of Rutherford County, Tennessee. Five of Edmondon’s sons served in the Confederate Army, and of these there are letters during this period from four of them (William, George, Robert Paine, and Thomas Pinkney). George served in Co. E, 20th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry; William in the 37th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry and from one of Williams’s letters we learn that he (William) served with Martin’s Regiment at one time; Robert P. with the 9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry; Thomas P. served with the 2 nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry; and, Catesby Edwin served with the 4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (McLemore’s).

George Edmondson wrote two of his letters from Mill Springs, Kentucky, (Logan Cross Roads) in December 1861 before the battle there on January 19, 1862. His comments on preparations being made and on the general situation are revealing. Seventeen of his letters were written from prison at Fort Delaware, and comment upon such topics as their trouble with small pox and the kindly treatment he has received at the prison.

Robert Paine Edmondson wrote during the last two years of the Civil War eleven letters from Rock Island Prison. These are primarily personal in nature, but reflect to some extent general prison life.

William Edmondson went in 1852 to visit his Uncle Tom in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in the hope of entering business there. His letters written while there tell of passing through “Whigish” McNairy County, Tennessee, and later of agricultural conditions around Holly Springs.

Thomas Pinkney Edmondson wrote two letters from Camp Holmes near Manassas, Virginia, in October and November 1961. In these letters he describes the severe conditions under which they are living and reports heavy firing in the direction of Manassas, speaks of the Federal provision blockade the Confederates are attempting to effect, and mentions that “they (the Federal soldiers) were spying around yesterday in a balloon and are at it again this morning”.

Twenty-four of the letters in the collection were written by Thomas W. Edmondson, a bachelor brother of John, who lived at Holly Springs, (Marshall County) Mississippi. His post-war letters describe conditions faced by Mississippians after the war.

In 1971 there was an addition to the collection consisting of genealogical data for the Edmondson, Craddock, and Randolph families for the years 1782-1926.

Clara Cox Epperson Papers, ca. 1865-1973. .84 linear feet. TSLA.
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The Clara Cox Epperson Papers span the period 1865-1973, although the bulk is largely concentrated in the years 1885-1937. The bulk of this collection deals with the writings of Clara Cox Epperson, former poet laureate of Tennessee. There is also a scrapbook entitled, “ Settling and Formation of Jackson County and Gainesboro,” which offers a good deal of information concerning the early history of Jackson County, Tennessee. Also included is genealogical data concerning the Carson, Cox, Draper, and Epperson families.

Erskine – Gordon – Gordon – LeConte Papers, 1780-1940. 3.78 linear feet. THS.
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The major portion of this collection consists of correspondence, spanning the period of the 1800’s. The three main correspondents are: Dr. Alexander Erskine, a noted physician and professor of obstetrics and the diseases of children at Memphis Hospital Medical College, Memphis, Tennessee; Lou Gordon Erskine, his wife; and Mary Brown Gordon Erskine.

Of great interest will be the journal of Margaret Erskine, grandmother of Alexander Erskine. Margaret was born on February 28, 1753 in Pennsylvania. In her journal, she describes her journey through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky, her capture and subsequent five-year-long captivity by the Shawnee Indians. The closing page of the journal offers genealogical data on the Erskine family.

The land records offer an invaluable account of the acquisitions made by the William Bradshaw family in the early 1800s. Likewise, the slave records and legal documents contain a detailed account of the business dealings of this prosperous family.

Estill – Ray Papers, 1861-1865. 27 items. TSLA.
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The Estill-Ray Papers are primarily comprised of correspondence and orders which pertain to the duties of G.M. Ray, an agent of the Commissary Department, Confederate States of America. Ray discusses the difficulties of obtaining provisions and authorization to impress supplies from farmers and other citizens. There is also some correspondence from Nathaniel Green Estill which was written while he was serving in the Confederate Army.

Evans – Angus Family Papers, 1820-1911. ~ 35 items. TSLA.
The papers of the Evans and Angus families of Giles County, Tennessee, includes William Evans, Robert L. Evans, Gustavus Angus, James Angus, and David Angus. It also includes deeds, a land grant, Civil War letters and documents, and an inventory of the estate of Mary Angus, 1859. Photocopies.

Dean Evans Tennessee Picture Collection, ca. 1940s-1990s. ~ 2,200 items. TSLA.
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The Dean Evans Tennessee Picture Collection consists of approximately 2,200 post cards, magazine pictures, and snapshots of various subjects and locations related to Tennessee.

Paul Fitzsimons Eve Papers, 1836-1931. ~ 300 items. TSLA.
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This is a collection of Xerox copies of the originals owned by Mrs. Dudley Bransford, Nashville, Tennessee, who loaned them for copying. The Paul F. Eve Papers are composed of correspondence, clippings, biographical data, photographs, sketches, speeches, lecture notes, and surgical records for the dates 1836-1931. Dr. Fitzsimons served as Chair of Surgery at the University of Nashville from 1851-1868 and 1870 to 1876 lectured to classes at the University of Nashville and Vanderbilt University after its founding. In 1877 he left University of Nashville to help with the new Nashville Medical College. Dr. Paul Fitzsimons Eve (1806-1877) was one of the most outstanding surgeons in the nineteenth century.

Evins Brothers Store, Culleoka, Tennessee, 1847-1947. 7.2 linear feet. TSLA.
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These thirty-one account books and about twelve items dating from 1847 through 1947 contain accounts of the Howlett General Store in Mooresville later moved to Culleoka where it became the Evins Brothers Store in 1893. The business was organized in Mooresville and acquired by Sterling Brown Howlett around 1850. It was then called Howlett’s Store. In 1859, when the Nashville and Decatur Railroad reached Culleoka, Mr. Howlett built the first store in the new village. However, Howlett’s store was not operated during the Civil War but was opened again afterward. Mr. Howlett died in 1879, leaving the store to his nephew, Captain I.J. Howlett. In 1893, W.S. and Benson Evins bought the store. It then became known as Evins Store.

Included in the collection are twenty-one Howlett’s Store volumes, 1847-1883; and ten Evins Store volumes 1897-1947. These consist of shopbooks, account books, cash books, and one tax book, along with several loose tax forms and related correspondence for the years 1919-1927.

Flintville Fish Hatchery Records, 1931-1944. .25 linear feet. TSLA.
Prior to 1940 this agency was known as United States Bureau of Fisheries. The collection includes correspondence, 1931-1933 and 1942-1944; superintendent's reports, 1934-1936; weekly itineraries and reports of activities, 1942; and documents relating to W.P.A. Project No. O.P. 702-2-72, 1938-1940. Photocopies; original records located at Flintville Fish Hatchery.

Four Minute Men Association, 1917-1919. ~ 200 items and 1 volume. TSM
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This collection is centered around the activities of the “Four Minute Men” patriotic association during World War I. The association was developed and directed by the war-time Committee on Public Information as a means of uniting the nation behind the Liberty Loan drives of World War I.

J.F. Frank & Company Account Book, 1865-1871. 1 volume. TSLA
This large account book contains the original purchase invoices made by the J.F. Frank & Company, grocers, commercial merchants and cotton factors, of Memphis, Tennessee, between December 22, 1865 and October 10, 1871.

Frierson-Warfield Papers, 1813-[1859-1925]-1928. 2.94 cubic feet. TSLA.
This collection consists of items related to the Frierson and Warfield families of Maury County, Tennessee. These two families are related through the marriage of Horace Frierson, Jr. and Julia Warfield. The collection contains materials including account books, bills and receipts, cards, correspondence, diaries (including the diary of Major A.W. Warfield), land records, legal documents, military records, newspaper clippings, notebooks, notices, photographs, and school records.

The bulk of the material in this collection is concentrated on Seth W. Warfield, Cornelia A. Warfield, Emma Frierson, and Washington Merideth.

W. Dudley Gale family papers, 1863-1959. 125 items. TSLA.
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Primarily this collection contains the World War I letters of W. Dudley Gale, Jr., containing detailed accounts of his experiences at camp in the U.S. and in combat overseas, chiefly in France. He saw action at Chateau-Thierry, Saint-Mihiel, Meuse, and Meuse-Argonne. Most of the letters are typed transcripts which may have been edited by the typist; one folder of original letters is included. Also in the collection are biographical data and a letter of Gale's ancestor, Confederate General Leonidas Polk; biographical data on Gale's mother, Meta Orr Jackson Gale; World War I photographs; and clippings. Gale served as Lieutenant, Battery C, 18th Field Artillery during World War I. He was also a Nashville, Tennessee businessman and civic leader.

Albert Franklin Ganier, Sr. (1900-1955) Photographic Collection. 956 items. TSLA.
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This collection consists of photographs and miscellaneous items of Albert F. Ganier, noted Tennessee naturalist and founding member of the Tennessee Ornithological Society. The collection also contains materials related to Kentucky Ornithological Society field trips, the Ganier family, and Albert Ganier's work on the Warner Brothers film "Sergeant York."

Albert Franklin Ganier, Sr. (1883-1973) Photographic Collection—Addition. ~ 124 items. TSLA.
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The Albert F. Ganier Photographic Collection – Addition contains numerous photographs of Reelfoot Lake and the wildlife of that area. These photos were the property of Albert F. Ganier, noted Tennessee naturalist and former president of the Tennessee Ornithological Society and the Tennessee Historical Society. The photographs are an addition to a previous donation of Dr. Wintfred Smith, Dept. of Biology, University of Tennessee at Martin, Tennessee.

Garden Study Club of Nashville Collection, History of Homes and Gardens of Tennessee, 1936. 2.7 linear feet. TSLA.
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This collection of photographs and assorted materials were used in the publication of the book, History of Homes and Gardens of Tennessee (1936) by the Garden Study Club of Nashville.

The Garden Study Club of Nashville Collection contains invaluable historical material for the research of prominent Tennessee homes and gardens.

Henry R. Gibson Papers, 1875-1893. 83 items. TSLA.
These are the papers of Henry R. Gibson (1837-1938), lawyer, publisher, and legislator of East Tennessee. The collection includes clippings, receipts, ballot sheets, and two political cartoons.

Giles County Oral History Project, 1995-1996. 39 audio cassettes.
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The Giles County Oral History Project was a project conducted by the Giles County Historical Society in 1995 and 1996, in conjunction with Tennessee’s Bicentennial Celebration. The collection consists of 39 audiocassettes and transcripts of interviews of various Giles County residents. The interviews concentrate on life in Giles County and give an interesting account of the many changes that have taken place in the county. Individuals from various walks of life, including, but not limited to, pastors, farmers, and schoolteachers give their accounts of Giles County.

Girl Scout Council of Nashville (Tenn.) History of Tennessee Contest Scrapbooks, 1936. 10 volumes. TSLA.
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These scrapbooks are arranged alphabetically by compiler's name. They consist of the ten winning scrapbooks from a contest sponsored by the Girl Scout Council of Nashville, Inc. in 1936. The scrapbooks contain clippings, picture postcards, photographs, biographical sketches, sketches of historical sites, and other data pertaining to the history of Tennessee. One scrapbook was compiled by a student at the Tennessee School for the Blind and is primarily in Braille.

Albert T. Goodloe Papers, 1835-1912. 20 items. TSLA.
These are papers of Albert Theodore Goodloe, physician, farmer, Methodist preacher, and soldier who served as a First Lieutenant in Company D, Thirty-Fifth Regiment Alabama Volunteer infantry, C. S. A. It includes family letters of Goodloe, his wife, Sallie Cockrill Goodloe, his mother, Emily E. Williams Goodloe, and family members, G.L. Cockrill, Mollie Hill, and R.N. Sanders. The correspondence primarily deals with farming in Arkansas, treatment of slaves, family news, religious views, and the preparations for war and reaction to early war events in 1861-1862.

Edmund Goodrich Papers, 1812-1866. 10 items. TSLA.
This is a collection of receipts and land records of Edmund Goodrich of Davidson County, Tennessee.

Ellis M. Goodwin genealogical collection, 1800-1974. .84 cubic feet. TSLA.
This collection contains twelve volumes of genealogical data on the family of Andrew Jackson, as well as data for the Allison, Averitt, Baker, Bennet, Blackman, Boddie, Brown, Bryan, Cawford (Crawford), Crow, Griffin, Hutchison, Ireland, Johnston, Lee, Leslie, Peek, Simmons, Thomas, Warren, Wood and other families primarily in North Carolina, but also Ireland, Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Irene Gower Collection, 1960-1971. ~ 150 items. THS.
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This collection is centered around Irene Gower (1911-1972), collector of Gower family genealogy of Morristown, Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tennessee.

Papers Relating to the History of the Great Seal of Tennessee, 1865-1941. 21 items. TSLA.
These papers were collected by Mary Daniel Moore, former Tennessee State Librarian, pertaining to the history of Tennessee's Great Seal. They include letters, a historical sketch by W.A. Henderson, and reproductions of the seal as it appeared throughout history. An 1865 letter from Gov. William G. Brownlow is included because it is embossed with the seal, which was changed during Brownlow's administration.

Lee S. Greene Collection On Frank G. Clement, 1973-1982. TSLA.
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This collection consists of research materials and copies of the manuscript for the book Lead Me On: Frank Goad Clement and Tennessee Politics. Frank G. Clement served three terms as Governor of Tennessee. It contains correspondence, taped interviews, transcripts of the interviews, and copies of the manuscript.

Felix Grundy papers, 1820-1840. ~ 42 items. LC.
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These are photocopies of letters from the Library of Congress for the period 1820-1840 and were written primarily to James Knox Polk and are concerned with Tennessee and national politics. Additionally, there are letters written to Martin Van Buren, all dealing with politics and Felix Grundy’s qualifications for office.

Jo Conn Guild Collection of Tennessee Electric Power Company Records, 1933-1939. 107.5 linear feet. TSLA.
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This collection was prepared by Jo Conn Guild (1888- ), President of Tennessee Electric Power Company, Chattanooga, as a record of his company’s legal challenge of the Congressional act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority. Included are legal documents from all three levels of federal courts and the final decision from the Supreme Court of the United States which upheld the TVA Act, and resulted in the sale of the electric company’s properties.

Almost half of the collection is newspaper clippings which were collected by county, city and subject, making possible the recovery of week to week developments in various communities.

Hardeman Family Papers, 1806-1885. 44 items, 1 volume. TSLA.
This collection consists of an account book, certificates, correspondence, court records, legal documents, military records, and promissory notes of Thomas Hardeman (1750-1833) of Davidson and Williamson Counties, Tennessee, and his sons, Thomas Jones Hardeman (1788-1855) and Bailey Hardeman (1795-1836). Subjects also include Yellow Fever, slavery, the War of 1812, and the Battle of New Orleans.

Harding - Jackson Papers, 1819-1911. ~500 items and 16 volumes. UNC.
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These are the papers of John Harding (1777-1865), his son, William Giles Harding (1808-1886), and the two brothers, William Hicks Jackson (1835-1903) and Howell Edmunds Jackson (1832-1895), and sons-in-law of William Giles Harding, all of Belle Meade Plantation, Davidson County, Tennessee.

The papers are composed of farm accounts, primarily accounts dealing with the raising of horses and both family and business correspondence for three generations of plantation owners.

The family correspondence consists of letters written in 1862 to William Giles Harding, a political prisoner at Fort Mackinaw, from his wife, Elizabeth (McGavock) Harding, his two daughters, his father, brother-in-law, nephew, and his faithful household servant, Susanna.

Harding - Jackson Papers, Addition, 1874-1891. .42 linear feet. THS.
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This 1986 addition of the Harding-Jackson Papers consists of correspondence of Howell Edmunds Jackson (1832-1895) and his wife, Mary (Harding) Jackson (1850-1913) of Jackson and Nashville, Tennessee. The bulk of this correspondence regards their family.

Harriman, Tennessee Miscellaneous Records, 1890-1944. 2.5 linear feet & 16 volumes. TSLA.
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The Harriman, Tennessee Miscellaneous Records are centered around the development and social and cultural life of early Harriman, Roane County, Tennessee.

Harris - Wilson Family Photographs And Scrapbooks, 1846]-1938. TSLA.
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This collection contains two Wilson family scrapbooks, two Harris family scrapbooks, five photograph albums, and 497 photographs that were not included in scrapbooks or albums. There is one Col lector’s Album containing 24 cartes de viste photographs with photographs of Civil War generals.

Family trees have been partially reconstructed for the following: Eliza Pitts Black, William Owen Harris, Dempsey Weaver, William Wilson, and Andrew Crockett.

This collection exemplifies the life style of families of prominence during the period of the 1890s.

Thomas D. Harwell Papers, 1840-1891. 6 items. TSLA.
This collection consists of a marriage register (1840-1891) of Rev. Thomas D. Harwell, Methodist preacher, and five letters from John Rufus Harwell to his uncle, Rev. Harwell, 1860-1891. All letters are typed transcripts and a photocopy of the 1860 letter is also included. The marriage register covers Dyer, Giles, Crockett, and Lawrence counties in Tennessee and Limestone County, Alabama. It was transcribed and indexed by Josie Foster. Photocopies and typed transcripts.

Clara Whorley Hasslock Collection, 1884-1973. 8.2 cubic feet. TSLA.
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Clara Whorley Hasslock, 1884-1975, was a teacher and author, member of a Nashville, Tennessee family. She taught Domestic Science at Georgia State College for Women at Milledgeville, Georgia from 1913 to 1947.

Miss Hasslock also donated the book Pegasus Limping written by her sister, Augusta Thelka (Hasslock) Kemp (1882-1963). This book was compiled, edited, and published by Miss Hasslock after Mrs. Kemp’s death.

Enoch Head Papers, 1853-1894. 19 items. TSLA.
These are papers of Enoch Head (1826-1894) of Giles County, Tennessee, including receipts, a slave bill of sale, a militia appointment, an estate record for Robert Allison, Civil War passes, a deed, letters of recommendation, and an 1854 farmer's almanac.

Henegar Family Papers, 1845-1924, ~ 250 items. TSLA.
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The Henegar family was active in several mercantile and related businesses in the Middle Tennessee area. The bulk of the collection is composed of correspondence. This correspondence is mainly family in nature, but gives excellent information concerning family trips, and one letter gives an eyewitness account of the President William McKinley assassination. The correspondence from Augustin Gattinger, noted botanist, is exceptionally important. This collection also provides the social historian with a view of a prominent family before and after the Civil War.

Herbert Family Business Records, 1867-1947. 1.3 cubic feet. TSLA.
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This collection of records include business contracts, stock share certificates, land documents, sales agreements, and other business correspondence related to companies owned by Herbert family members. The companies that comprise the collection include T. L. Herbert & Sons, W.G. Bush & Co., and the Sangravl Company, Inc., which is still in operation at New Johnsonville, Tennessee, in Humphreys County.

Edwin Litton Hickman Papers, 1801-1874. .40 linear feet. TSLA.
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The papers of Edwin Litton Hickman (1875-1956), lawyer, Tennessee Legislator (1903-1907, 1909-1911), and County Judge (1918-1950) were given by Judge Hickman in 1953.

The correspondence dating from 1801 to 1840 is composed of eighteen letters written to Colonel Robert Weakley by the Locke family in North Carolina who had inherited land in Tennessee and had appointed Weakley as agent for them. Two letters written by Matt Brandon are also about Tennessee lands. One letter dated 1836 was written by a nephew of Robert Weakley, W.W. Frambro, of Cahawba, Alabama regarding Texas lands, the price of Negroes in Alabama, and the hostility of the Creek Indians. There are five letters dated 1830-1835 written by John P. Hickman to his wife, Narcissa Hickman.

Highlander Folk School Audio Collection, 1953-1963. ~ 250 audio tapes.
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This collection was made possible by Myles Horton, then director of the Highlander Folk School, who allowed the State Library and Archives to copy the original audio tapes.

These are audio recordings of labor and civil rights conferences, workshops, and panel discussions and reports held under the auspices of the Highlander Folk School between 1953 and 1963. Subjects include the integration movement, labor meetings, the student sit-in movement, citizenship schools, and voter registration.

Hollowell family papers, 1834-1961. 3.2 linear feet. TSLA.
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These are the papers of the Hollowell and Howell families of Nashville, Tennessee, including those of Miss Frank Hollowell, a musician and teacher; her brother, R.D.T. Hollowell, a businessman who served as secretary of the Non-ferrous Ingot Metal Institute and was strongly anti-New Deal, a view reflected prominently in his letters; their parents, Frank and Anna Howell Hollowell; and their grandparents, Rev. R.B. C. and Mary Ann Howell.

Frank Hollowell served in the cavalry under General McNairy and General Forrest. Anna Howell Hollowell kept a Civil War journal as a teenager which describes the capture of Nashville by Union troops.

Genealogical and biographical data have been included for both the Howell and Hollowell families. Other correspondents include Rev. D.W. Gwin, Marion Martin Hollowell, R.D.T. Hollowell, Jr., Morton B. Howell, G. Charlton Smith, and Eugene Jones. The papers also include photographs of both families and of Beersheba Springs, Tennessee.

“Home Front”: World War II Oral History, 1991 – 1993. THS 739 & 772.
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“Home Front” was a project conducted by the Tennessee Historical Society across the entire state of Tennessee . The project consisted of interviews with various people and questionnaires regarding their experiences during World War II, focusing on the home front. The collection consists of 5 original audiocassette tapes, 30 videotapes, and questionnaires.

James Allen Hoobler Photograph and Drawing Collection, 1862-1986. ~ 3 linear feet. THS.
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This collection is largely centered around Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee during the Civil War years. The collector, James Allen Hoobler (1950- ), used most of these drawings and photographs in his book, Cities Under the Gun, published in 1986.

Adam Hope Papers, 1815-1827. 4 items. TSLA.
The Adam Hope Papers consists of documents relating to Adam Hope, an early resident of Davidson County, Tennessee. It includes a subscription list certifying Hope's honesty, 1815, signed by many prominent Tennesseans; an 1827 letter from John H. Eaton, enclosing a survey of Hope's land claim; a deed for the land in Callaway County, Missouri, 1825; and a note written in French regarding the sale of sheep. Photocopies.

Stanley F. Horn Collection. Andrew Jackson papers, 1780-1905 ~ 650 items. VUL/TSLA.
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This collection was compiled by Mr. Stanley Horn, Nashville historian and businessman. It is composed of the letters and papers of Andrew Jackson, Andrew Jackson III, Daniel Montgomery, and a few papers of John Overton.

Subjects of the Andrew Jackson papers include the Creek Indian War, Indian lands, the presidential elections of 1824 through 1844, Jackson’s political observations, the Burr conspiracy, Sam Houston and the Texas question, Jackson’s military exploits and the removal of the Indians to west of the Mississippi.

The papers of Andrew Jackson, III contain correspondence during the Civil War with his aunts, his mother, Sarah Yorke Jackson, and his father, Andrew Jackson, Jr. A small diary kept by Andrew Jackson III contains a few entries about troop movements.

The Daniel Montgomery Papers for the period 1795-1852 are primarily land grants, deeds, indentures, surveys, and other legal documents for Sumner County, Tennessee.

Stanley F. Horn Collection – Addition, index, 1989.
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The Horn Collection addition, consists of a file of correspondence to and from Stanley F. Horn mainly relating to his work as a writer. Also included is correspondence regarding Emil Hurja’s collection on Andrew Jackson.

Zilphia Horton folk music collection, 1935-1956. 800 items. TSLA.
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Mrs. Horton was Director of Music at the Highlander Folk School in Grundy County, Tennessee from 1935 to 1956 and wife of school director Myles Horton. This collection includes correspondence, folksongs, labor union songbooks, picket line song sheets, musical tapes, notes, and some published material dealing with folk music accumulated by Mrs. Horton during her career as director of music at Highland Folk School, the leading training center for southern labor and civil rights leaders from 1932 to 1961. Most of the songs collected by Mrs. Horton were songs of social protest, covering topics such as unionism, racial intolerance, world peace, and politics. Also included are a number of rounds, square dance calls, and poems adaptable to music. Included with most songs is historical information about the song itself, the event about which the song was written, or about the composer. The bulk of the correspondence is between Mrs. Horton and folksingers, union leaders, and others interested in songs of social protest.

Howell Family Papers, 1785-1947. ~ 1,000 items. TSLA.
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These are the family papers of Joseph Toy Howell, Sr., his wife, Amanda Lindsay Howell, their son, Joseph Toy Howell, Jr., and father, Robert Boyte Crawford Howell. The papers are composed of correspondence, genealogical data, school records, Masonic items, early Tennessee records, indentures, wills and 5 bound volumes of R.B.C. Howell’s sermons. The earliest records came from the ancestor of Mrs. Joseph T. Howell, Sr., Joseph Brown, an early Tennessee pioneer.

Joseph Toy Howell, Sr. Papers, 1860-1918. ~ 300 items. TSLA.
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Joseph Toy Howell, Sr., was an officer of several banking institutions in Nashville, Tennessee . He was also a member of several banking and business associations, and a member of the Masons, Phoenix Lodge 131.

His papers are composed of account books, announcements, associations, institutions, etc.; cards, clippings, correspondence, diaries, memoirs, etc.; financial documents, invitations, lists, memorabilia, notes, notices, obituaries, photographs, drawings, etc.; poetry, printed materials, programs, sketches, speeches, addresses, etc.; and writings.

Adam Huntsman Papers, 1786-1849. ca. 50 items. LC.
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This collection of papers are photocopies of originals housed in the Library of Congress. They contain correspondence from Adam Huntsman to his friends and political allies. The bulk of the letters were written to James K. Polk, then Governor of Tennessee. In these letters Huntsman has written entirely of politics, the progress of his party, and the campaigns of the candidates. Many of the letters refer to David Crockett, defeated by Huntsman in 1834. The majority of the letters were written from Jackson, Tennessee, where Huntsman resided.

Hutchings family papers, 1804-1970. 550 items. TSLA.
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This is a collection of Hutchings family personal papers, primarily relating to Christopher Hutchings (ca. 1774-1854), his brothers John Hutchings (ca. 1770-1817) and Stockley Donelson Hutchings (ca. 1780-1821), his son-in-law, John H. Cross, and his nephew, Andrew Jackson Hutchings (1813-1841). It includes correspondence pertaining to plantation business and family news; accounts and plantation records for the plantation of Christopher Hutchings in Madison County, Tennessee and that of John H. Cross in Poinsett County, Arkansas; legal documents, including the 1817 will of John Hutchings in the handwriting of Andrew Jackson; and genealogical notes on the Hutchings, Donelson, Dyas, and Coffee families.

Jewish Federation Of Nashville Collection, 1859-1986. 1.27 cubic feet. TSLA.
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The collection is comprised mainly of photographs of prominent families and events in the Jewish Community. Also included in this collection is a copy of the minutes and history of the Ohava Emes Congregation, predecessor of The Temple located on Harding Road in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gilbert M.L. Johnson family papers, 1773-1910. .43 cubic feet. TSLA.
This collection includes an affidavit, Bible records, correspondence, genealogical data on the Epps and Johnson families, military papers, clippings, pension application papers, a will, programs from the 8th and 27th reunions of the 11th Indiana Cavalry Association, and a photograph album. Correspondents include Joseph Wheeler and Conrad Baker. Gilbert Johnson was a commanding officer of the 13th Indiana Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army, during the Civil War.

Robertson Yeatman Johnson Papers, 1861-1909. 10 items, 15 volumes. TSLA.
This collection is composed of nine large ledgers and one small one for the dates 1870 – 1900 kept by Robertson Yeatman Johnson for the farm owned by the Johnson family in Montgomery County, near Clarksville, Tennessee. The ledgers contain accounts of his brothers and sisters, his father Alexander Lewis Johnson; his mother, Diana Coleman Williams (Terry) Johnson; and his uncle, Ivory Johnson. The ledgers contain complete accounts for farm income and all disbursements. There are also some accounts for political campaign expenses.

In addition to the farm ledgers, there are two volumes containing the minutes for the Dark Tobacco Grower’s Protective Association, 1906-1908, and, the Planter’s Protective Association of Montgomery County, 1909; three volumes of R.Y. Johnson’s Magistrate Dockets for 1877-1883, 1884-1888, 1888-1900; and a partial inventory of the property of Alexander Lewis Johnson dated 1893.

Robertson Yeatman Johnson was also a captain in the Confederate Army.

Ira Philander Jones Papers, 1845-1954. 1 cubic feet. TSLA.
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The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and other materials, primarily of Ira Philander Jones (1829-1897), lawyer, newspaper editor, organizer of the Tennessee Press Association and member of the Tennessee General Assembly.

Thomas Kelley Jones, Collector. Shackelford Family Genealogical Collection, Ca. 1658-Ca. 1960. 12.5 cubic feet. TSLA.
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The Thomas Kelley Jones collection of Shackelford Genealogy composed of thirty bound volumes and approximately 1,000 items is an extensive tracing of the Shackelford (Shackleford) and related families in the United States dating from 1658 to ca. 1960. These records were compiled by Mr. T. K. Jones, a Shackelford descendant, during his lifetime. Among the sources used for obtaining information were census and tax lists, family Bibles, deed books, newspapers, and published material. Mr. Jones was editor of the Shackelford Clan Magazine until April 1957 and through this medium he came into possession of much family data.

Besides the descendants of John and Abraham Jones, some other family names mentioned frequently in the collection include Bartholomew, Halbrooks, Herron, Goff, Maness, Tosh, Stone, Sego, and Waller.

Robert Walter Kemmer Papers, 1875-1972. 1.26 cubic feet. TSLA.
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Robert Walter Kemmer (1893-1977) was a Senator from Spring City, Rhea County, Tennessee. The vast majority of the concerns the political life of Robert Walter Kemmer, who served in the 75th and 76th General Assemblies, 1947-1951. Also included in this correspondence are materials concerning Kemmer serving in the Constitutional Conventions of 1959 and 1965. The remainder of the collection concerns Kemmer’s life as an attorney in Spring City, Tennessee.

Augusta Thekla (Hasslock) Kemp Papers, 1617-1967. 110 items and 1 volume. TSLA.
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The papers of Augusta Thekla (Hasslock) Kemp, geologist, paleontologist and science teacher of Seymour, Texas, consist of correspondence, genealogical data, documents, sketches and the manuscript copy of Mrs. Kemp’s Pegasus Limping, a book of her poems, essays and reminiscences.

The correspondence includes two letters written in 1849 by Mrs. Kemp’s grandmother, Thekla Dombois Hasslock, describing her trip to the United States as an emigrant, her stay in New Orleans, the river trip to St. Louis and her farm nearby.

The genealogical data on the Hasslock and Dombois families traces both back to the early 1600’s in France and Germany.

Also included are reprints and pamphlets dealing with Mrs. Kemp’s work as a paleontologist, geologist and teacher.

Kercheval – Trimble Papers, 1851-1931. 26 items. TSLA.
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The Kercheval – Trimble Papers are primarily genealogical materials concerning the Trimble family. Additionally there is data concerning the Betts, Campbell, Clark, Coleman, Doak, Edmiston, Fleming, Houston, Kennedy, Kercheval, Lindsley, McEwen, and Payne families. There is also an original letter written by Sam Houston to Mrs. H.H. McEwen, June 11, 1851, in regard to a land deed. Also included is the Equity Case Book of John Trimble containing the names of many well known persons for the years 1846 – 1849.

 

Updated May 22, 2010