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John S. Andrews Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0025
Overview This collection contains a medical receipt made out to Dr. John S. Andrews in 1857.
Dates: 1857

Lisa Aron Collection – Addition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0710
Scope and Contents This .63 linear foot collection is housed in three boxes, and is an addition to her previous collection. This collection contains three original manuscripts. The manuscripts are broken down by chapters and described in series. Series I is titled: “Leaving Them Behind” (about Black Women in Nineteenth Century America). Series II is titled, “No Place for Them” (about Black Soldiers in World War I). Series...
Dates: multiple

Assessment of the Value of a Plantation

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0956
Overview This collection consists of a two-page draft document assessing the value of a plantation in Mayan County, Alabama from circa 1855.
Dates: circa 1855

Sidney Dalton/Stephen Foster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0736
Dates: multiple

Alfred T. Hamilton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0187
Scope and Contents This collection contains copies of letters written by Alfred T. Hamilton to his father, 1858 and 1859. He was a doctor in Franklin County, and his letters discuss the medical conditions of this patients as well as living conditions in the South. Copies of 2 letters from James B. Childs to Mrs. Noble in 1961 regarding the location of the town.
Dates: 1858-1859

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
Overview 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 of...
Dates: 1780 - 1905

Andrew Jackson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0224
Scope and Contents This collection contains four handwritten legal trial transcripts, arranged in four file folders, signed by Andrew Jackson who was the Judge of the Superior Court. A typescript of each letter is included in the folders.
Dates: 1791 - 1803

Thomas S. Jones/John R. Jones Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0231
Scope and Contents This collection contains the accounting records of a plantation in Charleston, Mississippi; the correspondence of two brothers, Thomas S. Jones [who was in charge of the plantation] and John R. Jones [who was practicing medicine in Marshall County, Tennessee]; and speech. Buleah Davis donated this collection in 1939.
Dates: 1848 - 1859

Anti-Slavery Pamphlet Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0731
Overview The Anti-Slavery Pamphlet Collection contains 245 items dated 1787 to 1916 that focus on the abolishment of slavery and Reconstruction of the Southern States after the American Civil War. Represented are imprints from Europe and the United States. The European publications also discuss situations in Poland and its politics during the 1850s.
Dates: 1787 - 1916

William Turner Lawsuit Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0897
Overview The William Turner Lawsuit Collection is a small collection comprised of original, handwritten legal documents from an 1848-1852 dispute over the sale of a fourteen-year old enslaved girl, Phebe. 17 folders contain original letters; the other 10 are transcriptions created in 2017.
Dates: 1848-1852

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