Guide to Manuscript Materials : MF. 1200 - MF. 1299

Mf. 1200  -- Lucy Catherine Bailey Papers, 1828-1878. 73 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
These are family letters and genealogical charts of the Bailey and other families of Clarksville, Montgomery County; Harmony Grove, Robertson County; Cabin Lodge, near Woodstock, MS; and Nashville. The charts contain information on the families of Bailey, Boyd, Bryan, Clarke, Donoho, Gardner, Marr, Murphy, Read, Ritchie, Small, Stewart, White, Whitfield, and Williamson.

Of note are six letters from Col. James E. Bailey, 49th Tennessee Inf. Regt., Confederate States Army, describing the conditions at Fort Donelson, 1861-1862.

The register includes a name index to correspondence indicating date.

Mf. 1201  -- Gertrude W. G. Fletcher Genealogical Collection, 1910-1970. 200 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
The genealogical correspondence and data, clippings, invitations, pictures and school records pertain to the Fletcher and related families: Avery, Bosley, Bowling, Bysor, Carden, Cheatham, Childress, Fletcher, Hardin, Harding, Hoggatt, Jewett, Jouett, Keeling, McInteer, Maund, Saunders, Shute, Spillman, Sugg, and Whitworth.

Mf. 1202  -- Wallace Alexander Jones Genealogical Collection, 1860-1963. 3 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 16 mm.
These are the papers of Wallace Alexander Jones, native of Brazil and Trenton, Gibson County, and law librarian of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Library in Washington. Materials pertain largely to Gibson, Maury, and Tipton counties, TN and Dewitt and Gonzales counties, TX. Genealogical data is included on the families of Allen, Alston, Bynum, Carothers, Carther, Comer, Courtney, Dockery, Edwards, Exum, Fitzgerald, Hinton, Holloway, Jones, Linington, McLemore, Morehead, Neville, Norman, Peake, Perkins, Perry, Reilly, Sanford, Shaw, Smith, Strandling, Sugar, Tanner, Thompson, Turner, Wilkins, Williams, and others. The collection contains notes from the memoirs of James Norman Smith (1789-1875), teacher in Maury and Tipton counties, TN and Gonzales County, TX. One of his students was James K. Polk.

Mf. 1203  -- Andrew Johnson Papers, 1846-1897. 100 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
This small collection of papers of Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), civil and military governor of Tennessee, 1853-57, 1862-65, and seventeenth President of the U.S., contains correspondence, clippings, a broadside, two pardons, a proclamation, a memorial pamphlet, and other items. The register includes abstracts of Johnson’s letters. See also Mf. 124 and Mf. 191 for other papers of Johnson.

Mf. 1204  -- Howell Edmonds Jackson Papers, 1841-1942. 500 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
Howell E. Jackson (1832-1895) and his brother, William H. Jackson, married daughters of William Giles Harding (1808-1886), owner of Belle Meade near Nashville. The largest portion of the papers concerns the family of Harding’s daughter Mary, who married H. E. Jackson, lawyer, senator, and U.S. Supreme Court justice. Another daughter, Selene, married William H. Jackson, who later owned and managed Belle Meade. The register includes a genealogical chart, biographical chronology of William Giles Harding (1808-1886) and a container list.

Mf. 1205  -- Hallum W. Goodloe Papers, 1863-1956. 7500 items. TSLA. 6 reels. 16 mm.
These are the papers of Hallum W. Goodloe (1869-1965), Clerk of Crockett County Court, 1891-1901; Chief Clerk to Tennessee’s Secretary of State, 1901-1907; Secretary of State 1909-1913; Private Secretary to Governor Tom C. Rye, 1915-1918; Assistant to the Superintendent of Banks, 1918-1929; Chief Clerk to State Treasurer, 1929-1931; and Deputy Superintendent of State Banks, 1931-1949. The collection contains accounts, correspondence, diaries, genealogical data, legal documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, speeches, writings, and some miscellaneous memoranda. Most of the materials fall in the period 1901-49.

Some good Civil War material is found in the collection. Dr. A.T. Goodloe, author of Rebel Relics and Confederate Echoes, related several experiences in a five page paper written about him years after the war. Goodloe, a graduate of the Richmond, Virginia, Medical College, enlisted as a private in Co. D, 35th Alabama Regiment. After the war, he became a minister in the M.E. Church South. Another article, written by Mrs. Mary G. Hart, relates a sharp skirmish between Confederates and Federals on her father’s farm in Dyer County. C.A. Goodloe was in this fight and met his future wife, Sarah Wood, there. The register includes a partial name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1206  -- The Inquirers Club Papers. Nashville, 1911-1961. 15 vols. 300 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
The papers of the Inquirers Club, literary club primarily dealing with religious subjects, is composed of minutes (1911-61); treasurer’s books (1911-20 and 1939-61); a scrapbook of the sermonettes of Reverend J. W. Cherry (founder); a history of the club; membership lists; and yearbooks (1913-61). The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1207  -- Curtis McDowell Papers, 1858-1881. 50 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
The papers of Curtis McDowell (1810-1882), of Sparta, White County, includes the diary of Amanda McDowell, daughter of Curtis and a student at the Cumberland Institute (ca.1861-65) in White County. Her brothers, Jackson and Lucien Lafayette, fought on opposite sides in the Civil War.

Mf. 1208  -- Catherine Sarver Tompkins Genealogical Collection, 1700-1968. 400 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
This genealogical collection is composed largely of typed material taken from census records, county minute books, deeds, marriage records, wills, and published works. Genealogical data is given on the Adamson, Bell, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Brown, Caudill, Causey, Dinning (Denning), Grooms, Harris, Hennessey, Herndon, Hickerson, Hill, Hollis, Jones, Kilgore, Lee, Lloyd, Rascoe (Roscoe), Rice, Rieves, Sanders, Sarver, Suber, Taylor, Tompkins, Warren, White, Whiteside, and Williams families. The register includes a genealogical chart on Charles Thompson, a container list, and biographical notes.

Mf. 1209  -- Thomas Clarke Rye Papers, 1875-1953. 1300 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
Thomas Clarke Rye (1863-1953) was an Attorney General, Chancellor, and Governor. Mostly correspondence, the collection centers on the period 1920-22 when Rye was active in Democratic party politics. The register includes a name index to correspondence indicating date and content.

Mf. 1210  -- Leonard F. Chapman Family Papers, 1786-1959. 1100 items. THS. 1 reel. 16 mm.
The papers of Leonard F. Chapman, collector, are centered on the Scott and Singleton families of Bedford County. The collection includes accounts, bills of sale, correspondence, financial documents, land records, printed materials, receipts, and several miscellaneous items. The correspondence provides source material for research on the lives of ante-bellum planters. The register includes a name index to correspondence indicating date and content.

Mf. 1211  -- Cherokee Ledger Book, 1836. / Civil War Diary, 1861-1862. / Notebook of Letters, 1869-1888. .42 cubic feet. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This reel of film contains three small collections: 1.) a Cherokee Indians Ledger from 1836 which lists provisions at Ross Landing (Chattanooga); accounts for the Meigs County Bible Society, 1846-1850; provisions purchased at New Echota, Georgia 1837-1838; an unidentified store ledger account sheets and court record warrants from 1865; 2.) a Civil War diary (1861-62) kept by Samuel Cox during his service in the Confederate Army. Included in the entries are descriptions of the Battle of Bull Run and Falls Church, Virginia. Additionally, the diary contains a roster of Captain Lillard’s Company; Confederate army supply records and miscellaneous materials; and, 3.) a book of six letters (1869-88) written by and to Dr. J. T. Shipley of Erie in Roane County, Tennessee. These letters are personal and family in nature. The letter book also contains a vote tally for Loudon County, Tennessee in the Election of 1878 as well as miscellaneous medical account sheets for Dr. Shipley.

Mf. 1212  -- Galvin - LaHatte Family Papers, 1864-1983. 1.5 cubic feet. TSLA.
The Galvin-LaHatte Family Papers, 1864-1983, contains genealogical information, photographs, correspondence, a minutes book, and a bound volume of a weekly paper entitled The Nashville Mirror, published by Charles O. LaHatte, from 1892 to 1894. The collection also contains a genealogy of the LaHatte family and the Beazley family.

The oldest document in the collection is a letter dated Dec. 13, 1864, by James Galvin written to his brother explaining the difficulties of obtaining supplies in Nashville because of the Civil War. Another document of note is the letter by Mr. Galvin to Mr. T. B. Taltovall where he describes his life as a pioneer in the telegraph industry in 1848, during the construction of a line between New Orleans, Louisiana, and Louisville, Kentucky. Two genealogies are included, and they are of the LaHatte Family and the Beazley Family. A newspaper clipping announcing the marriage of Emma E. Galvin and Charles O. LaHatte establishes the relationship of the two families. A family history by Laurie Beazley makes the connection to the LaHatte family through the marriage of her grandmother Mittie Ingram LaHatte to James Robertson Krenson.

Mf. 1213  -- Thomas S. Stribling Papers - Addition, 1911-1979. 1500 items. THS. 2 reels. 35 mm.
This is an addition (1911-1979) to the papers of T. S. Stribling (1881-1965), writer and Pulitzer Prize winner, and his wife, Louella Stribling, of Clifton. The collection includes clippings, correspondence, notebooks, writings, and other items. The register includes a name index to correspondence indicating date and content. See also Mf. 1029, Mf. 1413, Mf. 1482, Mf. 1530 and Mf. 2013 for additional Stribling papers.

Mf. 1214  -- Merl Raymond Eppse Papers, 1927-1961. 20,000 items. TSLA. 17 reels. 16 mm.
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These are the papers of Merl Raymond Eppse (1893-1967), African-American educator, historian, and businessman. A major portion of the collection is Eppse’s correspondence in his capacity as director of Greenwood Cemetery in Nashville and as leader of the Disciples of Christ Church, one of the churches that laid the foundation for the civil rights movement. He was also one of the directors of the National Educational Publishing Company, an early black publishing company located in Nashville.

Some of the papers concern his position as chairman of the History Department at TN A & I (the predecessor to TSU), where Eppse was involved with furthering black history through educational societies such as the American Association of Social Science Teachers for Negro Colleges and the American Society for the Study of Negro Life and History. Included in his correspondence are letters from W. E. B. DuBois, Charles S. Johnson, Carter Woodson, and W. C. Handy. Printed materials in the collection provide a good overview of the activities of the anti-segregation movement of the 1950s, particularly with reference to the black middle-class community of Nashville. There is also a small collection of photographs taken at various college functions.

Mf. 1215  -- Nashville Symphony Orchestra Society Papers, 1946-1980. 3500 items. TSLA. 5 reels. 16 mm.
The papers of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra Society are largely concentrated on the years 1946-51. The collection is composed of accounts, applications, correspondence, clippings, legal documents, lists, photographs, and several miscellaneous items.

Mf. 1216  -- Mary Barry (Martin) Freeman Papers, 1700-1962. 20 vols. TSLA. 5 reels. 16 mm.
Papers of Mary Barry Freeman (1882-1963), wife of Dr. John Shaw Freeman of Springfield, Robertson County, a genealogist and club woman. The collection includes the Freeman family papers; historical data on Robertson County; genealogical data on nearly 130 families (see container list); writings, notes, and speeches of Mary B. Freeman; clippings on various topics including civil rights and the Civil War; and minutes of the Charlotte Reeves Robertson Chapter, Springfield, DAR. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1217  -- War of 1812 Records, 1812-1937. 8 vols. 23 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
The records pertain to the War of 1812 compiled from various sources, including the Tennessee Society, Daughters of 1812. The collection contains Bible records of soldiers, tax lists, enumeration lists, orders, and correspondence. Included are Captain Nicholas Gibbs’ tax and enumeration lists, 1812; requisitions for supplies for General Carroll’s Division, 1814; orders and correspondence of General Isaac Roberts, including some letters from Andrew Jackson and Willie Blount; rosters of officers of the War of 1812, the Indian Wars, 1832-42, and the Mexican War, 1847-48; and a description of Captain Jesse W. Thomas’ militia company, written by his daughter, Jane Thomas. Register available, including a memorandum about materials relating to the War of 1812 in the TSLA and a container list.

Mf. 1218  -- Randal William McGavock Papers, 1848-1898. 8 vols. 250 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
This addition to the papers of Randal William McGavock (1826-1863), lawyer, mayor of Nashville, and Confederate soldier, includes eight diaries 1848-1862 and some genealogical material. The diaries deal with McGavock’s time at Harvard Law School; his tours of Europe, Asia and Africa; his marriage to Seraphine Derry; the period while he was mayor of Nashville; and his Confederate service up to October, 1862. Register available, including a container list and biographical notes. See also Mf. 37, Mf. 97, Mf. 626, Mf. 836 and Mf. 842 for other McGavock papers.

Mf. 1219  -- Jim Nance McCord Papers, 1953-1958. 1800 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
Jim Nance McCord (1879-1968) was a businessman, journalist, Congressman, Governor and Conservation commissioner. This collection is composed of correspondence; cards (birthday, business, greeting, and sympathy); citations (awards and certificates); clippings and photographs; essays, press releases and speeches; invitations; and memoranda and reports It provides important data on Tennessee politics and government during the first two administrations of Governor Frank G. Clement. The register includes a biographical sketch of McCord, container list, and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1220  -- Captain William B. Walton Papers, 1818-1949. 28 items. 1 reel. TSLA. 35 mm.
Papers of Captain William B. Walton, Mexican War officer, containing correspondence; Mexican War muster rolls; clippings, wills, deeds and genealogical data; and a notebook containing the minutes of the 1888 meeting of the Tennessee Association of Mexican War Veterans. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1221  -- James Marsh Morey Papers, 1861-1942. Greene County. 12 vols. 130 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The papers are centered on James Marsh Morey (1844-1923), Confederate soldier and a Greeneville, Tennessee, businessman. The correspondence of James Marsh Morey span the years 1865 through 1917 and covers such subjects as his Civil War service, imprisonment and release, love letters to his wife and later business trips, and the upcoming World War I and the United States ’ involvement. Much of the correspondence to Morey came from his mother, Hannah M. (Herrick) Morey, and concerns the Civil War, his father’s death, and news of friends who were in the war or at home. There is also his mother’s diary which she kept in 1865 while visiting her son in Hart’s Island Prison, New York. She wrote of her daily attempts to free her son and the continual frustrations. His sister, Eudora, also wrote to Morey during his stay in prison.

The original Civil War Diaries of James M. Morey are in the collection, as well as copies made by his wife and clippings from a newspaper when the diaries were serialized. Morey was a Corporal in Company D, 32nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, which was organized at Franklin (Williamson County), Tennessee in September of 1861. His diaries give a day-by-day account of his company’s activities, with especially descriptive comments concerning the Georgia Campaign, the Battle of Chickamauga, and Morey’s capture, imprisonment, and release from Hart’s Island Prison, New York.

A later diary, covering the years 1866 through 1868, is also included. This diary gives information on Morey’s schooling at the Commercial College in Boston, Massachusetts,

Hannah M. (Herrick) Morey also compiled the three genealogical books on the various families (Morey, Lawrence, Cobb, Herrick, Haywood, Beach, et al.). There is a good biographical sketch of Ira Morey (1814-1864) and his work as a minister and teacher in Vermont, Virginia, and Tennessee. The daybook contains the writings and notations of several different people. It gives the dates of marriages, births, illnesses, deaths, and other tragedies in the family. There is also genealogical information concerning the Broughton family in the daybook.

The register includes a biographical sketch and genealogical chart, container list and index to correspondence.

Mf. 1222  -- William Abel Store Ledger Books. Meigs County, 1840-1896. 9 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The ledgers of this Meigs County store owned by William Abel and his son John, include accounts and lists of items.

Mf. 1223  -- William Moses Grant Medical Ledgers. Meigs County, 1870-1920. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The ledgers of Dr. William Moses Grant of Meigs County, contain patients’ accounts, services rendered, amounts charged, and various other items. Also included is some biographical and family data.

Mf. 1224  -- Eaves and Eaves Store Ledger Books. Meigs County, 1891-1951. 6 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The ledgers of this Meigs County store contain names of patrons, items purchased on account, and other items. Some volumes include an index to patrons.

Mf. 1225  -- Moore Collection of Ledgers and Church Register. Meigs County, 1830-1920. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
There are ledgers from three different Meigs County institutions: a register of Moore’s Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1882-1920; a ledger from Sewee Mill Tennessee Company, 1878-79; and a ledger from Hickory Flat School Board, 1830-95.

Mf. 1226  -- Haynes Family Papers, 1680-1930. 900 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm.
The papers of the Haynes family of Giles and Lawrence counties, TN, Pontotoc County, MS and McCracken County, KY, are composed mostly of family correspondence and is largely concentrated in the years 1830-70. The register includes a container list, name index to correspondence and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1227  -- Little Hope Baptist Church Records. Montgomery County, 1869-1960. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Little Hope Baptist Church, include early membership rolls and minutes from church business meetings. The church was founded in 1869 by members who broke away from the Harmony Baptist Church in Robertson County.

Mf. 1228  -- Kinnard Family History, 1694-1900. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a copy of the book, A Kinnard Family History (1694-1900), by Ruth M. Kinnard of Spring Hill, published in 1990.

Mf. 1229  -- Walton Collection, 1796-1961. 150 items. THS. 1 reel. 16 mm.
The papers concern Isaac Walton (1763-1840) and his descendants of Sumner and Davidson counties, and the related families of Drake and Robertson. Of particular interest are documents relating to the ante-bellum period and the Civil War. The register includes a container list, name index to correspondence and genealogical charts. See also Mf. 1259.

Mf. 1230  -- Pharaoh Lee Cobb Papers, 1645-1957. 2000 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 16 mm.
These papers were collected by Reverend Pharaoh Lee Cobb (1866-1957), Methodist minister of Virginia and Tennessee and missionary in Mexico, preparatory to writing an autobiography at the request of the THS. He died before completing his work. The collection is composed of miscellaneous accounts, one cemetery record, church bulletins, clippings, correspondence, diaries, genealogical data, sketches, inventories, photographs, poems, wills, and writings. The register includes a container list and name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1231  -- John Wesley and Edmund Pendleton Gaines Papers, 1793-1926. 1000 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
This collection contains the correspondence of John Wesley Gaines (1861-1926), prominent Nashville lawyer, and Edmund Pendelton Gaines (1777-1849), controversial frontier general. The papers of Edmund Pendleton Gaines are composed of letters written when he was commander of the Western Division of the U.S. Army, 1836-44, and are primarily concerned with the defense of the frontier settlements in Arkansas, east Texas, and Missouri against the threat of Mexican and Indian attack.

The papers of John Wesley Gaines include information on Edmund Pendleton Gaines; genealogical material on the Gaines, Henderson, Taylor and Wair families of Tennessee; and information on Andrew Jackson, John Bell, Neill S. Brown and the Natchez Trace. The register includes biographical notes and a container list.

Mf. 1232  -- Ray Wallace Billington Papers, 1916-1964. 3000 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 16 mm.
Ray Wallace Ellington (1880-1962) was a World War I veteran and noted orthopedic surgeon of Nashville. The bulk of the collection is correspondence: Ray Wallace Billington’s of World War I, and his son’s during World War II. Some letters deal with the Nashville Crippled Children’s Home. The diaries reflect the medical career of Dr. Billington, detailing cases. The collection also contains clippings, medical certificates, photographs, programs, scrapbooks and college yearbooks. The register includes a container list, biographical sketch and name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1233  -- Mary Rhoda Montague Porter Papers, 1822-1963. 68 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
The bulk of this collection pertains to the Chattanooga area and centers on the Montague family. It is composed of announcements, clippings, correspondence, invitations, obituaries, programs and school records. There is a letter written by Jefferson Davis (July 12, 1880) concerning the fact that the Confederacy had been overthrown. The genealogical data is for the families of Ball, Bukey, Kerr, Montague, and Stivers. The article, “Army Experiences of Major Morton Tower from 1861 – 1864,” tells of his escape from Libby Prison. He was a Federal soldier and was in the Battles of Bunker Hill, Antietam, Cedar Mountain, Gettysburg, and others. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1234  -- Cobb Pilcher Papers, 1784-1967. 6 vols. 3000 items. TSLA. 9 reels. 35 mm.
The papers deal with the life and times of Dr. Cobb Pilcher (1904-1949), neurosurgeon at Vanderbilt University and his wife, Barbour Howe Pilcher. The collection is composed mainly of correspondence, biographical and genealogical data, accounts, and clippings. The register includes an article from the Southern Medical Journal (1991) on Cobb Pilcher, MD, a container list, and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1235  -- Nancy Cox-McCormack Papers, 1911-1967. 4 vols. 600 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
The papers of Nancy Cox-McCormack Cushman (1885-1967), sculptor and native of Nashville, includes correspondence, photographs and memoirs. One of her most famous works is a statue of Senator Edward Ward Carmack, which stands on the grounds of the State Capitol in Nashville. She also sculpted Mussolini and Gandhi. The register includes biographical information on Cox-McCormack and a container list.

Mf. 1236  -- Catherine Berry Pilcher Avery Papers, 1500-1971. 23 vols. 6000 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 16 mm.
The papers of Catherine Berry Pilcher Avery (1894-1984), collector, deals with the related families of Avery, Barry, Bryan, Dewees, Gleaves, Pilcher, Tannehill, and Wilkins, members of which have been prominent in the life of Nashville from its earliest days. The register includes genealogical charts, biographical notes, container list, name index to correspondence, and an obituary of Catherine Avery.

Mf. 1237  -- Oswald Theodore Avery Papers, 1867-1970. 2 vols. 600 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
Oswald Theodore Avery (1877-1955) was a research physician and bacteriologist with the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. Avery was the foremost specialist in pneumonia research, one of the founders of the science of immunochemistry, and discoverer of the transforming nature of DNA. The collection consists of accounts, biographical sketches, correspondence, military papers, obituaries, photographs, speeches and scientific writings. Register includes a biographical note, container list, and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1238  -- Frank Andrews Papers, 1911-1943. 5 vols. 600 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The papers of Lt. Gen. Frank Maxwell Andrews (1884-1943) of Nashville, contain materials dealing with his career in the U.S. Air Force, including service during World War I. The collection consists of scrapbooks, biographical data, clippings, invitations, programs, memorials, and a large number of photographs. The register includes biographical notes, a container list, a name index to correspondence, and a genealogical chart.

Mf. 1239  -- Margaret Warner White Papers, 1777-1962. 60 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The papers of Margaret Warner White (1889-1981), collector, are composed of materials on several families prominent in the business, educational, and social life of Nashville. Related families include: Berrien, Lawrence, Lindsley, Philips, Warner, and White. The register includes biographical notes, a container list, a name index to correspondence, genealogical charts, and an obituary of Sadie Lindsley Warner.

Mf. 1240  -- Fayette Avery McKenzie Papers, 1894-1957. 2000 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
These are the numerous writings of Dr. Fayette A. McKenzie (1872-1957), educator. The collection contains diaries and correspondence, and materials relating to Fisk University, the Shoshone Indian Reservation, the Society of American Indians, and Juanita College. Dr. McKenzie wrote his doctoral dissertation (1908) on the American Indians and taught for two years at the Shoshone Indian Reservation in Wyoming. As President of Fisk University (1915-25), he did much to get Fisk recognized as an accredited college. The register includes biographical notes, a series description and container list.

Mf. 1241  -- McIver Collection, 1801-1929. 2000 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 16 mm.
The McIver Collection is composed of the papers of John McIver (1764-1828) and several of his relatives, the most important of whom are Daniel Graham, William Baine Alexander Ramsey, and his brother, James Gettys McGready Ramsey. John McIver (1764-1828) was the emigrant from Scotland who settled in Murfreesboro and had large land holdings in that area. Daniel Graham (1789-1869), son-in-law of John McIver, was Tennessee’s fifth Secretary of State, 1818-1830, and later was Register of the Treasury of the United States (1847-1848). William Baine Alexander Ramsey (1799-1874), whose daughter married John McIver’ s grandson, Evander, was Tennessee ’s Secretary of State from 1847-1855. James Gettys McGready Ramsey (1797-1884), brother of W.B.A. Ramsey, was author of the Annals of Tennessee.

John McIver’s grandson, Evander, married Mamie Ramsey, daughter of Colonel W.B.A. Ramsey and niece of J.G.M. Ramsey. The thirty-one letters (1832-1874) of J.G.M. Ramsey to his brother indicate his wide interests and his search for sources used in his Annals of Tennessee. His strong Confederate sympathies are revealed, and his post-war letters from Exile’s Retreat detail his difficulties in reduced circumstances.

There are a number of letters written during the Civil War. One was written by John Hickman of the 2nd Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers from Yorktown, Virginia; three by Evander McIver from Camp Cummings near Knoxville and from Marietta, Georgia; and three by John McIver from Atlanta, Marietta, and Selma, Alabama. The nine letters from James A. Madding, Captain, 35th Alabama Regiment, include three written from the prison on Johnson’s Island, Ohio. His later letters picture conditions in the South immediately after the war.

The collection contains family records of several prominent families in Middle Tennessee: Battle, Davis, Dupre, Ewing, Flint, Graham, Hagan, Hall, Horn, Martin, Patterson, Ramsey, Roundtree, Seip, Sumner, Tanner, Warner, Wharton, Williams, and others. The register includes an obituary of Effie Graham McIver (1969), a container list, a diagram of burial plots, genealogical charts and biographical notes.

Mf. 1242  -- Polk Family Papers, 1828-1875. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
The papers centered on the descendants of Colonel Ezekial Polk (1747-1824), Revolutionary War soldier and pioneer settler of Hardeman County. The majority of the papers are on his grandson, John Jackson Polk (1813-1871). Concentrated in the 1840s, the collection includes correspondence, accounts, estate papers and legal documents. The register includes biographical notes, a container list, a name index to correspondence, and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1243  -- Idlewild Presbyterian Church Records. Memphis, 1890-1990. 100 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Idlewild Presbyterian Church consist of memorabilia from the church’s one-hundred year history compiled for the centennial celebration, including photographs of all the church buildings which housed this Memphis church.

Mf. 1244  -- Andrew Hynes Papers, 1804-1849. 137 items. THS. 1 reel. 16 mm.
Colonel Andrew Hynes (1785-1849) was a merchant, land speculator, and planter of Nashville. The collection consists of accounts, contracts and leases, correspondence, court and land records, and power of attorney.

Mf. 1245  -- Carruth Family Papers, 1775-1986. 3000 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 16 mm.
The papers are centered on the Carruth family of NC, TN and TX. The collection is composed mainly of genealogical data, including birth certificates, cemetery records, census records, marriage records, obituaries and photographs. The register includes a container list and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1246  -- Claxton Family Papers, 1942-1954. 100 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
Philander Priestley Claxton (1862-1957) was educator and writer, and his wife, Mary Hannah (Johnson) Claxton (1879-1955) was the founder and director of the first free public library in Tennessee. The collection is composed of clippings, correspondence and genealogical data. The register includes a biographical sketch, a name index to correspondence, a container list and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1247  -- Fedora (Small) Frank Papers, 1843-1964. 600 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The papers of Fedora Frank (d. 1983) deals with the Jewish community in Nashville and was collected in the course of Frank’s research for her book, Five Families and Eight Young Men (Nashville and Her Jewry, 1850-1861), published in 1962. The register includes a container list and an obituary of Fedora Frank.

Mf. 1248  -- Hibbet Scrapbooks, World War II, 1939-1945. 17 vols. TSLA. 6 reels. 35 mm.
There are seventeen scrapbooks of World War II magazine, newspaper, and pamphlet clippings. Of particular interest are the cartoons and photographs of the major wartime personalities.

Mf. 1249  -- Morgan Family Papers, 1775-1938. 900 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
Family papers composed of correspondence, diaries, biographical sketches, wills, and other genealogical data concerning the families of Bedinger, Hamilton, McNairy, Morgan, Rouse, Swearingen, Weldon, and kindred families. The register includes genealogical charts, biographical notes and a container list.

Mf. 1250  -- C. C. Alexander and Sons, Undertakers Records. Macon County, 1921-1936. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of C. C. Alexander and Son, undertakers, consist of lists of persons buying coffins, accounts and suppliers.

Mf. 1251  -- Eldad Primitive Baptist Church Records. Gibson County, 1828-1989. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Eldad Primitive Baptist Church, Humboldt consist of minutes of meetings; membership rolls; articles of faith; and various other items.

Mf. 1252  -- Roy H. Beeler Papers, 1938-1954. 600 items. TSLA. 4 reels. 35 mm.
There are eleven scrapbooks dealing with the career of Roy Hood Beeler (1882-1954), of Knoxville, state Attorney General and Reporter 1938-54. Subjects include the Alcoa Aluminum Plant; the Association of Attorneys General; frontier life; Grainger and Polk counties; historic houses (Carnton, Cragfont, Mooreland, and the home of Sam Davis); politics; and school segregation. The scrapbooks contain many obituaries and photographs. The register includes a biographical sketch, a container list and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1253  -- Dr. Harry Mustard Photographic Album. Rutherford County, 1925-1930. 1 vol. THS. 1 reel. 35 mm.
This photographic album was compiled by Dr. Harry S. Mustard, of Rutherford County, during his five years of work with the Commonwealth Fund, which dealt with children’s health care during the 1920s. This album contains a fine selection of photographs showing the effects of rural poverty in Middle Tennessee at the outset of the Depression.

Mf. 1254  -- John Andrew Beazley Papers, 1916-1990. 62 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
John Andrew Beazley (1918-1990) was a major league baseball pitcher, businessman, and Nashville civic leader. Beazley pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Braves during the 1940s. The collection includes clippings, correspondence, legal documents, photographs and scrapbooks. The register includes a biographical sketch, genealogical charts, and a container list.

Mf. 1255  -- Ransom Family Papers, 1833-1957. 21 vols. TSLA. 8 reels. 16 mm.
The papers of the Ransom family of Rutherford County, are composed of correspondence; clippings; accounts; legal documents; biographical and genealogical data; data about the Brazilian Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church; family records; letter books; music programs and music club scrapbooks; family photographs; sermons; and writings. The register includes an obituary of Mrs. Robb Ransom, biographical notes, a container list and name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1256  -- Chapman Family Papers, 1848-1881. 100 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The papers of the Chapman family of East Tennessee and southwest Virginia are composed of letters, documents, pamphlets, and advertisements from the Civil War and Reconstruction periods. The bulk of the collection is made up of letters to and from members of the Chapman family and their friends; there are sixteen letters from William Harvey Chapman while serving in the 9th Tennessee Cavalry, 1863-64. The register includes a container list and name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1257  -- Mary Hamilton (Thompson) Orr Papers, 1791-1896 - Addition, 1779-1955. 1500 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 16 mm.
The papers of Mary Hamilton (Thompson) Orr, collector, centers on the Hamilton, Harris, House, Morgan, Overton, Thompson, and Wilson families of Davidson County, TN; Logan County, KY; and Madison County, AL.

The oldest son of John and Mary (Hamilton) House Thompson, whose name was also John Thompson (1852-1919), married Mary McConnell Overton, the grand-daughter of Judge John Overton (1766-1833). This explains the presence of some Overton family correspondence in the Orr Manuscripts. There is one letter, 1828, written by Judge Overton; six written by his son John Overton (1821-1898); one written by his brother Samuel Overton; and two written by John W. Overton. A letter from a Confederate soldier, headed “In Line of Battle Near Nashville Tenn. Dec. 6th 1864,” and addressed to his sisters, was possibly written by Judge Overton’s grandson John (1842-1906). Writing when there was little hope for the Confederacy, the soldier explained why he continued to fight.

Six letters, 1830-1837, from John Samuel Claybrooke, Judge John Overton’s nephew and the executor of his estate, tell about Claybrooke’s journey from Virginia to “Travelers’ Rest” in 1830, his plans for the future, his engagement to Mary A. Perkins, Judge Overton, the Overton estate and other family news. One of Claybrooke’s letters contains information about a cholera epidemic in Nashville in 1833. He wrote that “There were as many as 60 cases of Cholera in a day, in the little town of Nashville. Many of its most conspicuous, enterprising and valuable citizens have died with this malady. Eighty, out of 83 convicts in the Penitentiary had the Cholera.”

A sizable portion of the papers are those of George W. House (1807-50) of Madison County, AL and Nashville, a physician, businessman, Whig, Presbyterian, and advocate of temperance causes. The register includes a container list and name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1258  -- Archelaus Hughes Diaries, 1847-1893. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The diaries kept by Ed (b. 1834) and Archelaus Hughes (b. 1830) of Weakley County are most notable for Archelaus Hughes’ detailed descriptions of Confederate army life in General Bragg’s army. Ed Hughes’ writings consist of letters and family information. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1259  -- Walton Collection, Addition, 1991. 2 volumes. TSLA. 1 reel. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This addition to the Walton Collection consists of two volumes which contain data for the Walton and Drake families, primarily the Drake family. See also Mf. 1229.

Mf. 1260  -- Fergusson Family Papers, 1784-1927. 7000 items. TSLA. 6 reels. 16 mm.
The papers of this Tennessee family prominent in social, political, military, and scientific affairs, contains correspondence; diaries; speeches; newspaper clippings and photographs; land, court and other legal records; military and pension records; and genealogical data.

Some materials in the collection reflect the life of Adam Fergusson (1796-1862), an acute observer of the political and social scene. His letters deal with the 1836 Indian removals, cholera epidemics, and Tennessee ’s secession from the union. Correspondents include such notables as William B. Campbell, Robert L. Caruthers, Andrew Ewing, Daniel Grahem, Jo Conn Guild, and Walter B. Stokes. The papers of Adam’s son, William Wallace Fergusson (1831-1922), make up the bulk of the collection. A music teacher and political figure of some note, he left accounts of antebellum plantation life and the 1856 Democratic National Convention. He served in the Confederate army with the Second Tennessee Regiment (“Sumner Grays”) as a military engineer and left an important memoir of his wartime experiences which he titled “War Memories.” His diaries record service at Manassas, Shiloh, Chattanooga, and Atlanta. The register includes biographical notes, a container list, name index to correspondence, genealogical charts and photographs of monuments.

Mf. 1261  -- Nannie E. Haskins Williams Papers, 1863-1917. 38 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
Nannie Haskins Williams (b. 1846) of Clarksville grew up during the Civil War. Her diaries offer penetrating views of the effects of the war on a small community. These diaries are among TSLA’s best and most revealing, from a female point of view, of life under the Union occupation.

Nannie married Henry Philips Williams in 1870. The couple lived at Greenleaf, near Guthrie, Todd County, Ky., until Henry died around 1900. Nannie then moved to Birmingham, Ala. where several of her sons were engaged in the iron business. The papers include a number of Nannie’s letters to her daughters written while she was in Alabama. Nannie returned to Clarksville shortly before her death. See also Mf. 73.

Mf. 1262  -- The People’s Press and House Collection, 1969-1972. 25 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a collection of papers from the “People’s House,” an anti-war organization which met in Clarksville during the Vietnam War. The collection consists of newspaper clippings; the newsletter Napalm; the newspaper The People’s Press; printed materials concerning GI rights; and an historical sketch of the “People’s House.”

Mf. 1263  -- Rutledge Family Papers, 1858-1865. 250 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The Civil War correspondence of Robert A. and Gamble Rutledge provide a wealth of information on the Civil War in East Tennessee and the life of the common Confederate soldier during the latter years of the war. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, financial documents, a muster roll, and several miscellaneous items.

The mass of the collection is composed of correspondence, with a great emphasis on the war-time letters of Robert A. Rutledge to his wife, Minerva Montgomery Rutledge, and his father, G.R. Rutledge. There are several letters written from his brother, Gamble Rutledge, who was also serving in the war, to his father. These letters provide excellent commentary on the life of the common soldier during the war. A diary was kept by Gamble Rutledge during his confinement at Camp Douglas, Illinois. The financial documents include a bill of sale for a slave and several unused Confederate bond. The register includes a name index to correspondence and a container list.

Mf. 1264  -- Mason Collection, 1833-1931. 466 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
This collection concerning the Mason, Fuqua, and McFarland families is composed of applications; cards, certificates and correspondence; deeds and financial records; genealogical data; handbills, newspaper clippings and notes; photographs; and publications and writings. The bulk of the collection is largely concentrated in the years 1895-1926. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1265  -- Alexander Family Papers, 1857-1966. 750 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
Virginia Alexander of Columbia was genealogist. Included in the collection is genealogical data on the Abernathy, Alexander, Childers, Cooper, Hasty, Johnson, Lindsay, May, Murphy, McCoy, Neil, Noblett, Parker, Reese, Rooxer, Whitten, Woods, Yorke, and related families. The register includes a container list and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1266  -- Washington Family Papers, 1796-1959 - Addition. 67 vols. TSLA. 13 reels. 35 mm.
This is an addition to the main body of Washington papers (Mf. 961).The collection contains records of Wessyngton plantation 1808-59, covering four generations of the tobacco-planting family originating with Joseph Washington, who built Wessyngton in Robertson County, near Cedar Hill in 1819. This large addition to the Washington papers adds to one of the most historically significant and complete collections of nineteenth century family records in the TSLA. It includes farm and household records, as well as correspondence and genealogical data. The register includes biographical sketches, container lists, index to incoming correspondence, genealogical charts.

Mf. 1267  -- Owen Family Papers, 1835-1983. 300 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The papers of the Owen family of Covington, Tipton County, are primarily of Reverend Samuel A. Owen, minister of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Covington from February, 1905 to July, 1906. The collection consists of accounts and financial records; clippings; correspondence; genealogical data; photographs; notebooks, printed materials, sermon notes and other writings. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1268  -- D’Heur Collection, 1780-1935. 300 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
These are the papers of the D’Heur family of Pleasant Grove, Maury County. The bulk of material is genealogical in nature, and contains family accounts; wills, deeds and other court records; inscriptions and lists of cemeteries in the vicinity of Pleasant Grove; and correspondence. Related families include Ballanfant, Brown, Turner, and Webb. The register includes a container list and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1269  -- MacLaughlin Family Papers, 1779-1883. 82 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The papers of the MacLaughlin family contain correspondence, genealogical data and sketches. Related families include Crawford, Edmonson, Gillespie, and Law in Baltimore; Rowan County, NC; and Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Wilson counties of TN. The register includes a container list, genealogical charts, and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1270  -- Robert Boyte Crawford Howell Papers, 1838-1963. 20 vols. 4500 items. TSLA. 4 reels. 16 mm.
Robert Boyte Crawford Howell (1878-1955) was a Nashville businessman, historian and jurist. The collection includes accounts and business papers; club and organization papers; correspondence; a diary; genealogical data; military records; clippings; pictures and programs; school records; biographical sketches; and speeches. The register includes a biographical note, container list, speech index, and name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1271  -- Robert Rivers Weaver Gillenwater Collection, 1839-1892. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of Robert R. W. Gillenwater (b. 1838), assistant assessor of Macon County, consist of tax levies; records of stud service fees; and birth and death dates of Macon countians. Some of the ledgers contain Gillenwater’s original poetry.

Mf. 1272  -- Shaffer Family Papers, 1856-1947. 100 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
This genealogical collection includes information on the Shaffer, Gregor, and Lendormi families of Indianapolis and Dickson County, TN. It is largely concentrated in the years 1867-1944 and consists of clippings, correspondence, invitations, and printed materials. Of special interest are the letters of Frank Shaffer touring the American west in the early 1900s. The register includes a container list and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1273  -- Katherine Orme Williams Papers, 1812-1918. 1200 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
These are the papers of Katherine Orme Williams. The collection is composed of correspondence; accounts; church records; diaries; estate and land records; genealogical data; military records; newspaper clippings and obituaries; photographs; and writings. It is centered on Bedford and Coffee counties. The bulk of the collection is correspondence of the Scott, Singleton and Cooper families. The register includes a container list and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1274  -- West and Johnson General Store Account Books. Macon County, 1928-1939. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These five volumes of accounting records of the West and Johnson Store of Macon County contain names of customers.

Mf. 1275  -- Simerly Family Papers, 1857-1954. 1000 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
The Simerly family of Johnson City are closely related to the Taylor family and are prominent citizens of East Tennessee. The correspondence, which comprises the bulk of the collection, is concerned with the various business interests of the family. The register includes a container list and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1276  -- United Daughters of Confederacy Records, 1865-1988. 9000 items. TSLA. 7 reels. 16 mm.
The papers concern the activities of the UDC from its creation in 1894 to 1988. The records consist of minutes, chapter scrapbooks, essay contest materials, photographs, correspondence, and membership applications. Of special interest are some bivouac and reunion records for the Tennessee Division of the United Confederate Veterans (UCV), 1887-1927, and registers of visitors to the Confederate Soldiers Home in Nashville.

Of particular note is the Confederate Relief and Historical Association of Memphis volume that contains detailed information on Confederate veterans. Included in many instances is the rank, company, regiment, brigade, division, army, enlistment date, commission, discharge date, parole, remarks, and, sometimes a printed obituary and printed image.

The register includes a container list and lists of minutes and oversized volumes in the collection. See also Mf. 583, Mf. 752, Mf. 959, Mf. 1021, Mf. 1326, Mf. 1369, Mf. 1411, Mf. 1479, Mf. 1532, Mf. 1582, Mf. 1638, Mf. 1687, Mf. 1705, Mf. 1755, Mf. 1849 and Mf. 1942 for additional UDC records.

Mf. 1277  -- Darden Family Papers, 1832-1944. 46 vols. 500 items. TSLA. 6 reels. 35 mm.
This collection is composed primarily of genealogical data dealing with the families of Allensworth, Carter, Darden, Hughes, Livery, Lockert, Mansfield, Oursler(Ouseley, Owsley), Peter, Skelton, Stansbury, and Whitehead. It contains correspondence, slave deeds and indentures, diaries, wills, and a large number of scrapbooks. The register includes genealogical charts and a container list.

Mf. 1278  -- Grissim Family Papers, 1813-1905. 300 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The collection of family papers concern the Grissim family of Smith County and related families, including those of Samuel Northern, George Hodge, and James Cartwright. The bulk of the collection is largely concentrated in the years 1825-65 and consists primarily of legal documents. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1279  -- Polk Family Papers, 1826-1981. 84 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The papers of Marshall Tate Polk (1831-1889) of Bolivar, Hardeman County, includes clippings, correspondence, genealogical data, land records, legal documents, military orders, and photographs. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence and is war letters from Marshall Polk (Polk's Battery, Tennessee Light Artillery) to his wife and his father-in-law, Major John H. Bills. These letters give good descriptions of the Far West in the 1850s and details of the infamous Sioux Expedition of 1855. There are several letters from his wife, Eva Bills Polk to Marshall Polk, as well as from Sarah Childress Polk, widow of President James K. Polk, concerning her nephew’s capture and release from Johnson’s Island Prison. There is some correspondence from Wilson Bills, Eva Bills Polk’s brother; one to Clara Bills, Eva Polk’s sister; and one letter from Confederate General Leonidas Polk. The register includes a biographical sketch, a container list, a name index to correspondence, and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1280  -- Northcut Family Papers, 1854-1942. Grundy County. 1750 items. TSLA. 9 reels. 35 mm.
These are family records consisting largely of record books, notes, canceled checks, and receipts accumulated from the prosperous Northcut family’s mercantile business in Grundy County. The family owned large quantities of land and leased mining rights to local coal mining concerns.

The collection includes a diary, probably of S. B. Ritchey, relating his experiences with a Confederate wagon train as it moved through Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas during the last two years of the Civil War.

There are also business agreements, land deeds, some 1895 Grundy County court records and records of a Northcut family civil suit of 1892. The register includes biographical notes, series descriptions and a container list.

Mf. 1281  -- Springtown Baptist Church of Christ Records. Polk County, 1855-1903. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Springtown Baptist Church of Christ include minutes of meetings; articles of faith; rules of decorum; letters of transferal; and membership lists.

Mf. 1282  -- Archibald Donnell Massey Diary (1830-1885). 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The diary of Archibald Donnell Massey (1830-1885), written during the period 1856-68, contains information on Confederate encampments and battles, and some poetry. Also included is the will of Eli Massey, 1865.

Mf. 1283  -- Surveyor’s Docket. Macon County, 1875-1925. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of property surveyed in Macon County by the county surveyors include surveyor’s notes, plots of land, and other items of interest pertaining to property in Macon County.

Mf. 1284  -- Magistrate’s Docket. Macon County, 9th Civil District, 1873-1922. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The Macon County Magistrate’s Docket, Ninth Civil District, consists of trial dates, court costs, judgments, parties’ names, stayors, returning officer, officer’s return, execution (if any).

Mf. 1285  -- Amos T. Hassel Ledgers. Wayne County, 1844-1869. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The ledgers kept by Amos T. Hassell (1824-1890) for his store in Waynesboro, Wayne County, list names of customers, items bought, prices of items, and various other items of interest.

Mf. 1286  -- Wayne Furnace Ledger. Wayne County, 1867-1898. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This ledger contains accounts of the Wayne Furnace Company, Wayne County. Of particular interest is the account with the Tennessee Iron and Railroad Company.

Mf. 1287  -- Stetzer and Brooks Funeral Home Records. Morristown, Hamblen County, 1931-1950. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
There are three boxes of index cards which record birth and death dates; place of residence; place of interment; parents; birthplace; and other items of interest, arranged alphabetically. The business later became the Mayes Funeral Home.

Mf. 1288  -- George Carroll Harris Papers, 1836-1886. 300 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
These are the papers of Reverend George Carroll Harris (1836-1911), Episcopal minister of Nashville, Memphis and Mt. Helena, MS The collection is primarily composed of family correspondence. Subjects dealt with include southern life before, during, and after the Civil War; Louisiana and national politics; slave labor; the raising of cotton; steamboats and railroads; the weather and farm conditions; postal service; fever epidemics; the 1860 election; President Johnson’s impeachment trial; and Reconstruction in Louisiana. The register includes a biographical sketch, a container list and a genealogical chart.

Mf. 1289  -- Bell Family Papers, 1796-1927. 500 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
The papers of the Bell family of Charlotte, Dickson County, are composed of correspondence, accounts, contracts, deeds, inventories of estates, records of Cloverdale Seminary, and an autograph album of Mary Bell kept while she was attending Ward Seminary, 1881-83. Of interest are letters from William Blackman Bell to his wife from Indiana, where he was a prisoner of war, 1863-1865, and slave deeds. The register includes a biographical sketch, a container list, and a genealogical chart.

Mf. 1290  -- Crockett Collection, 1827-1947. 3500 items. TSLA. 6 reels. 35 mm.
The Crockett Collection is centered on the Crockett family of Davidson and Williamson counties. Many of the papers are those of John Bell Crockett, Williamson County physician. The collection includes account books, correspondence, biographical data, diaries, estate papers, land records, and genealogical material on related families. The register includes a container list, a name index to correspondence, and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1291  -- Alexander Family Papers, 1803-1885. 100 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The Alexander Family Papers are centered on Captain Richard Alexander (ca. 1786-ca. 1856), War of 1812 officer and his son, James Lauderdale Alexander (1818-ca.1881), Smith County medical doctor. The collection is composed of accounts, correspondence, military records for the War of 1812, deeds, land records, and a will. The register includes biographical notes and a container list.

Mf. 1292  -- George Frederick Mellen Papers, 1878-1926. 300 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm.
These are fifteen scrapbooks of George F. Mellon (1859-1927) of the Knoxville Sentinel and containing correspondence, biographical material, clippings, and sketches, arranged by subject. Subjects include early pioneer days and Tennessee politics, especially during the 1920s. The register includes biographical notes and a container list.

Mf. 1293  -- Carey Edward Waldrip Papers, 1935-1973. 100 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
These are the papers of Carey Edward Waldrip (b. 1938), engineering associate, amateur historian, and member of the Coffee County Historical Society. They deal with the development of the Old Stone Fort as a state park and the passage of state legislation preserving Tennessee ’s archaeological heritage. The register includes a container list and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1294  -- James Isaac Vance Papers, 1899-1941. 600 items. TSLA. 4 reels. 35 mm.
This is the collection of Dr. James I. Vance (1862-1939), minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Nashville for thirty-five years. The collection is composed of scrapbooks and correspondence. The register includes a container list and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1295  -- Andrews Family Papers, 1824-1917. 200 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The papers primarily concern the family of Ephraim Andrews (1769-1834) and his sons George Andrews (1800-ca. 1862); Mark Montgomery Andrews (1804-1890); and Stith Hardaway Andrews (1809-1855); and Ephraim’s grandson, Thomas McDonough Andrews (1841-1921), Nashville attorney. The collection includes accounts, estate papers, legal documents and correspondence. The register includes genealogical charts, a container list, and a name index.

Mf. 1296  -- John Patrick Farrelly Papers, 1826-1927. 600 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The papers are centered on John Patrick Farrelly (1856-1921), spiritual director of the North American College in Rome, and later Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio. He was born in Memphis, educated in Nashville, and died in Knoxville. The collection contains correspondence, legal documents and accounts. The register includes a biographical sketch, a container list, and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1297  -- Clayton Collection, 1836-1884. 2 vols. 149 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The papers of Jesse Beard (1811-1863) of Sullivan County and his daughter, Caledonia Spurgeon Beard (1842-1869), were a gift of Jessie Mae Hall Clayton of Johnson City. Jesse Beard was a partner in the firm of Cannon, Beard, and Barns, buyers and sellers of boats and freight haulers on the Holston River 1841-55. Included are account books, correspondence, and genealogical data. The register includes a container list, a name index to correspondence, a name index to the account books, and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1298  -- Bray and Freeman General Store Account Books. Macon County, 1890-1898. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The ledgers of the Bray and Freeman General Store contain customers’ names, items purchased, and amounts and dates paid. Indexed.

Mf. 1299  -- North Carolina Governor’s and Legislative Papers, 1777-1790. Confederate States of America and UNC Archives. 4 reels. 35 mm.
This collection consists of gubernatorial and legislative papers concerning the Tennessee Territory 1777-90, compiled from the Confederate States of America in a special project by Robert Quarles, former State Librarian of Tennessee. Many of these documents are petitions and memorials from early residents of the Watauga, Holston, Nolichucky, and Cumberland River settlements, bearing on Indian affairs, land questions, and internal problems. They include Continental Line lists and land warrants. The collection contains much valuable material on the early Tennessee settlers taken from three NC sources: the Legislative Papers, 1780-89; Governor’s Correspondence, 1778-89; and Governor’s Papers, 1778-89. No index.

 

Updated April 11, 2014