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Clark Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0079
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1816 - 1899

Walter Durham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0881
Dates: multiple

Walter Lynwood Fleming Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0144
Dates: 1900 - 1932

William Giles Harding Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0189
Scope and Contents This .42 linear feet collection is divided into three series: Series I includes original, handwritten general correspondence sent to William Giles Harding primarily from Matthew Fontaine Maury, 1827-1872. The letters discuss Agricultural and Meterological Societies, importation of Llamas and Alpacas from South America to Tennessee, the Civil War, and politics. It also includes an address by Matthew Fontaine Maury before the...
Dates: 1827-1872

Stanley F. Horn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0213
Abstract The Stanley F. Horn Collection of Tennessee Manuscripts contains more than six hundred individual pieces. Although they range in date from 1782 to the 1870s, most are concentrated in the first four decades of the nineteenth century. Virtually all of the early governors of Tennessee are represented by one or more documents. There are also papers of Sam Houston, John Sevier, JohnQuincy Adams, James Robertson, Davy Crockett, and others; there is one legal writ bearing the unique signature mark...
Dates: 1780 - 1905

Stanley F. Horn Pamphlet Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0668
Scope and Content Note The Stanley F. Horn Pamphlet Collection (1782-1978) includes material ranging over a wide variety of subjects, from an early (1870) printed poem of Bret Harte to rules for dueling to an 18th century pamphlet by Thomas Paine. The most extensive part of the collection pertains to the Civil War and Tennessee history. There are many 19th century pamphlets dealing with the election and presidency of Andrew Jackson. There are also numerous materials pertaining to the Civil...
Dates: 1782 - 1978

Robert Manson Myers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0308
Dates: multiple

Frank Lawrence Owsley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0003
Abstract

The papers of Frank Lawrence Owsley (1913-1959) consist of ten cubic feet of materials and are primarily concerned with the professional life and career of this historian, author, and teacher. The major series in the papers include the Correspondence, the Writings, Personal and Biographical Materials, Agrarians, Publication Material, Academic Career, Professional Activities, and Research Materials.

Dates: 1913 - 1959

Hariett Chappel Owsley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0321
Abstract

The Owsley Charts were compiled at Vanderbilt University circa 1939-45 through the combined efforts of Harriet Chappell Owsley, Blanche Henry Clark, and Chase Mooney, under the direction of Frank Lawrence Owsley, Professor of History. The charts themselves represent a composite of Schedules I (land ownership), H (slave ownership), and IV (products of agriculture) of the unpublished Federal Census for Tennessee, 1850 and 1860.

Dates: circa 1939-1945

General Gates P. Thruston Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0454
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an address, biographical and collection details, journal articles, and a manuscript relating to General Gates P. Thruston.

Please note that additional information regarding ‘The Thruston Collection’ is located in the Secretary of the University Records, RG 900, under Robert McGaw.

Dates: 1900 - 1910

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