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This collection is comprised of documents related to the history of Texas and Tennessee from 1817-1865. It comprises four parts: documents of the Republic of Texas, 1837-1845; the early documents of Tennessee, 1817-1862; Senate and House broadsides from 1835-1848; Scrapbooks relative to the American Civil War, 1860-1865.
This collection contains 13 rare 19th Century imprints relating to the State of Tennessee.
This collection contains 21 letters, mostly written by James C. Chowning to his mother and sisters, during the Civil War and afterwards. They describe his training with the Tennessee Volunteers in the Confederate Army, and military operations of those troops.
The Correspondence of various members of the Clark family of Campbell County, Virginia, originally Quakers, but later scattered to other denominations. Members of the family settled in Franklin, KY and Russellville, KY.
This collection provides information on the life and career of an early settler in Nashville, John Elisha Davis. Much of this collection consists of land documents and early survey records. Researchers interested in the Davis family history will also find rich material in a short family booklet.
This collection contains 4 typed copies of the same document regarding men involved in a secret society during the Civil War. It appears to be a portion of the record of a court-martial of men involved in a “Peace Society” called “The Knights of the Golden Circle.” The first few pages of the document are missing.
This collection is primarily composed of business and personal receipts of David Morris Harding and his wife, Fanny Gieves Harding, from the early 19th century. It also includes a few letters, account statements and books, land records/surveys, and miscellaneous notes. David Morris Harding is the Uncle of William Giles Harding of Belle Meade Plantation.
The E.D. Hicks Family Papers collection contains the personal and buisness records of the Hicks family. The collection spans the life of four generations of the Hicks family. The Hicks family was a prominent cattle farm owning family in Nashville, Tennessee. The majority of this collection's materials focus on the 2nd and 4th generations of the family.
This collection contains two letters from the Civil War era to "Camilla" and some school ephemera from the 1890s.
This collection contains three diaries of T.M.N. Jones, describing his service in the Cavalry of the Confederate Army from September 24, 1863 to May 23, 1865. There is a typed transcript of the same. The collection is in two file folders.
This collection contains thirty-eight financial records related to medical services given by Dr. Joyner. These bills are mostly on small bits of paper, some of which are undated. It also contains one letter, and a land transfer document for heir property.
- Southern States--History 11
- Nashville (Tenn.)--History 10
- Tennessee--History 10
- family papers 10
- Southern States--Culture 9
- Diaries 5
- Civil war 4
- Correspondence 4
- Scrapbooks 4
- Confederate States of America 3
- United States--History 3
- Native American 2
- Slavery 2
- Tennessee History 2
- Tennessee--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 2
- World War, 1914-1918 2
- antebellum 2
- African Americans 1
- Agrarians (Group of writers) 1
- Archaeology 1
- Autobiographies 1
- Business 1
- Courts-martial and courts of inquiry 1
- Economics 1
- Education 1
- Engineering 1
- Fugitives (Group) 1
- History, Ancient 1
- Law 1
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 1
- Literature 1
- Matagorda County (Tex.) -- History 1
- Military history 1
- Music 1
- North Carolina--Robeson County. 1
- Pamphlets 1
- Poetry--1860-1870 1
- Postcards 1
- Railroad bridges 1
- Railroads -- History 1
- Religion 1
- Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence 1
- Southern States 1
- Supreme Court justices--Tennessee 1
- United States--Politics and government 1
- United States. Army 1
- Vanderbilt University--Faculty 1 ∧ less
- Owsley, Frank Lawrence 1
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