History and Genealogy

DEPARTMENT OF TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONER'S FILES, 2002-2010

Consists of Department of Tourist Development Commissioner’s files from 2002 to 2010, including commissioner correspondence, agendas, minutes, proposals, speeches, and other related materials regarding the operation and promotion of tourism in Tennessee. The audio material in this collection (Box 8) resides in a climate-controlled vault (location II-C-3v). Access requires a 24-hour notice to allow items to acclimate before use.

HOWELL EDMUNDS JACKSON FAMILY PAPERS ADDITION, 1884-1937

Consists of correspondence related to the family of William Giles Harding’s daughter, Mary, who married Howell E. Jackson, a lawyer, Senator, and an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Another daughter, Selene, married William H. Jackson, a brother of Howell, who became the owner and manager of Belle Meade Plantation. The collection includes twenty-four original letters with typescript transcriptions, one original letter without a typescript transcription, and two typescript transcriptions without original letters.

HARDING-JACKSON PAPERS ADDITION 2, 1809-1956

Consists of correspondence related to the family of William Giles Harding (1808-1886), and his sons-in-law, the brothers Howell Edmunds Jackson (1832-1895) and William Hicks Jackson (1835-1903), of Belle Meade Plantation, six miles from Nashville, Tennessee. Howell E. Jackson married Harding’s daughter, Mary. He was a lawyer, Senator, and an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. William H. Jackson married Harding’s daughter, Selene. He became the owner and manager of Belle Meade Plantation. A broadside and a couple of newspaper clippings related to politics and the “Immigration to the South” as well as a family tree drawing and some legal documents (containing an article of agreement related to the horse trade) also appear. Items of note consist of a letter from Mrs. James K. Polk (f. 9), an invitation “To meet His Imperial Highness The Grand Duke Alexander of Russia” (f. 9), and a telegram from then future President W. H. Taft to William H. Jackson at the death of his brother, Howell E. Jackson (f. 11).

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