BLACKMAN, LUTHER MEADE, PAPERS, 1857-1919

The Luther Meade Blackman Papers, spanning the years 1857-1919 and containing approximately 3,800 items and 3 volumes consist of accounts, advertisements, cartoons, certificates, claims, clippings, contracts, correspondence, court records, election records, an epitaph, genealogical data, legislative records, military records, newspapers, notes, poems, promissory notes, a prospectus, publications, receipts, resolutions, sketches, and speeches. Concentrated in the period of the American Civil War and Reconstruction, this collection documents the career of Luther Meade Blackman (1834-1919) as soldier, public official and businessman of Eve Mills, Monroe (now Loudon) County, Tennessee.