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Guide to Manuscript Materials on Microfilm : MF. 1300 - MF. 1399

Mf. 1300  -- Clarksville Tax Records, ca. 1952-ca. 1976. 4000 items. TSLA. 10 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These assessment cards contain information on properties within the city limits of Clarksville, Montgomery County. The list owners’ names and annual assessments on properties. Many of the cards contain photographs of the homes, buildings, and/or properties attached to them.

Mf. 1301  -- Rock Creek Bible Society Minutes - Addition. Marshall County, 1975-1990. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This addition to the Rock Creek Bible Society records (Mf. 24, Mf. 76 and Mf. 548), contains minutes of the Society.

Mf. 1302  -- Magistrate’s Civil Docket Book. Macon County, Seventh District, 1929-1930. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This docket book contains magistrate’s records, including trial dates, lawsuits, parties involved and judgments. This volume was kept by E. W. Meador, Jr., justice of the peace for the Seventh District.

Mf. 1303  -- Hamilton-Williams Family Papers, 1850-1971. 500 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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The papers of the Hamilton and Williams families of Maury County are comprised of accounts, clippings, correspondence, military orders, land records, legal documents, and several miscellaneous items. The collection is basically centered in the Civil War period and provides a fascinating view of the southern soldier during the war. The register includes a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1304  -- Overall Forks Baptist Church ( Rutherford County, Tenn.) Records, 1814-1874. TSLA. 1 reel. 35mm.
This collection records the minutes of church meetings from 1814 to 1874, church membership lists from 1827 to 1868 and the principles and beliefs.

Mf. 1305  -- World War II, Tennessee Naval Personnel Biographies, 1943-1945. 500 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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This collection contains biographical data and other information on Tennessee citizens who served in the U.S. Navy during the World War II. Many of the biographical sheets contain photographs of the individuals.

Mf. 1306  -- William Mark Eames Papers, 1862. 75 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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The papers are centered on William Mark Eames (1827-1884), Civil War surgeon of Ashtabula, OH. The bulk of the collection consists of family correspondence written by Eames while stationed in Nashville and Murfreesboro at Union army hospitals. Included are letters describing Nashville during the Civil War, life in a Murfreesboro army hospital, the 1862 raid by General Nathan Bedford Forrest on Murfreesboro, and experiences with General John Hunt Morgan’s guerrillas. There are also letters and pencil drawings from Fort Delaware, Maryland, 1864. The register includes a name index to correspondence and descriptions of letters.

Mf. 1307  -- Wirt Courtney Papers, 1915-1936. 490 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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The papers concern the career of Wirt Courtney (1891-1961), World War I soldier, Franklin lawyer and city judge, and U. S. Representative from the Sixth Congressional District. The collection is composed mainly of correspondence relating to Courtney’s legal practice and his involvement in the Tennessee political world, concentrating on the years 1925-32. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically within each case file.

Mf. 1308  -- Tennessee Association of Museums Records, 1961-1990. 60 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 16 mm.
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These are the records of the Tennessee Association of Museums, established in 1960 and composed of Tennessee museums and historical societies. The collection is comprised of correspondence, financial documents, printed materials, narratives, and nominations for the annual awards of merit. It also contains files of the Tennessee State Museum Association, established in 1971 for the oversight of the museum.

Mf. 1309  -- U.S. Census of Manufacturers, 1820. NA. 27 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These records were compiled, along with the population census, to account for the various manufacturing establishments in the U.S. The records are arranged geographically. Information includes: raw materials, number of persons employed, machinery, expenditures, and production. Tennessee production figures are on rolls 26 and 27. Indexed by manufacturer’s name.

Mf. 1310  -- Zion Hill Baptist Church Records. McMinn County, 1822-1865. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Zion Hill Baptist Church, includes minutes 1822-65, and an article about the background of the church’s history.

Mf. 1311  -- Cordell Hull Scrapbook, 1871-1955. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a scrapbook about Cordell Hull (1871-1955) of Celina, U.S. Secretary of State 1933-44.The scrapbook was kept by Mrs. Katherine Hull Ethridge, Hull ’s niece. It contains items relating to his career as Secretary of State and afterward, including letters and photographs, and notes from such notables as Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. See also Mf. 891 and Mf. 1199 for papers of Cordell Hull.

Mf. 1312  -- Morrison, Hardin, and Related Families Genealogical Data, 1779-1975. 3 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is genealogical data on the Morrison, Hardin, and related families of Wayne County. Centered on the families of Edward Morrison and Lewis Hardin, the collection contains Bible records, church records and cemetery records.

Mf. 1313  -- Paul Jay Adams Papers, 1951-1981 - Addition. 1500 items. TSLA. 4 reels (first 3 are 16 mm. and the last is 35 mm.)
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These are the papers of Paul Jay Adams (1901-1985) of Crab Orchard, near Crossville. Adams was a well-known naturalist and operated a thriving floral and landscape business. He was appointed to the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association at the time when the Smokies were being considered as a park site in 1926. The collection is comprised of correspondence, notes, clippings and maps showing the topography of mountain areas in North Carolina and Tennessee. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1314  -- Jonathan K. T. Smith Collection. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are records collected by J.K.T. Smith concerning the town of Bartlett in Shelby County. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, census records, court reports, Civil War material, deed books, maps, and personal accounts.

Mf. 1315  -- Free & Accepted Masons Records. Masonic Lodge #113, Trousdale County, 1845-1873. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the records of Lodge #113, consisting of meeting minutes; lists of officers and members; dues paid; financial reports; and other items.

Mf. 1316  -- Long Fork Missionary Baptist Church Records. Macon County, 1927-1948. TSLA. 2 vols. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the records of Long Fork Missionary Baptist Church, containing minutes of meetings; lists of members and officers; and financial reports.

Mf. 1317  -- Register of Deeds Records. Macon County, 1884-1897. TSLA. 1 vol. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the Records of the Register of Deeds in Macon County, including probates, deeds issued, and other items. The volume is in chronological order and not indexed.

Mf. 1318  -- Farmers’ and Merchants’ Bank Check Register. Macon County, 1924-1926. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This register from the Farmers’ and Merchants’ Bank contains names of customers, amounts of checks written, and other items of interest.

Mf. 1319  -- Macon County (Tenn.) Account Book 1890. TSLA. 1 reel. 35mm.
This account book includes customer names, items purchased and the amount paid.

Mf. 1320  -- Waynesboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. Wayne County, 1866-1951. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Waynesboro Cumberland Church,contains minutes of meetings; membership and baptism lists; and financial and statistical reports.

Mf. 1321  -- First Presbyterian Church Records. Clifton, Wayne County, 1854-1956. 3 vols. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First Presbyterian Church in Clifton contains minutes of meetings; lists of communicants; letters of transfer; financial reports; and baptisms.

Mf. 1322  -- Mary Nichols Britt Collection, 1807-1954. 3000 items. TSLA. 6 reels. 35 mm.
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The papers of collector Mary Nichols Britt is composed primarily of correspondence and early documents relating to the Nichols, McCown, McPhail, and Carter families, primarily of Williamson County. These papers trace the families back to the earliest settlements in Middle Tennessee and contain a number of early land grants, plat maps (one of which is signed by John Donelson), and slave deeds. The collection also contains some important antebellum and Civil War ambrotypes and letters, particularly of George S. Nichols, who married the niece of Todd Carter of the Carter House in Franklin. In addition, there are some brief diary notes, about 500 photographs, a number of small account books, and several scrapbooks. The register includes a container list and Nichols-Britt genealogical charts.

Mf. 1323  -- Smyrna Methodist Episcopal Church South Records. Rutherford County, 1823-1914. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The records of Smyrna Methodist Episcopal Church contains the membership book (Volume II), 1823-1914, which lists members’ names, baptisms and deaths. The quarterly conference records (1879-1919) consist of minutes of meetings and financial and statistical data.

Mf. 1324  -- Eugene Plumacher Papers, 1877-1947. 740 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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These are the papers and memoirs of Eugene Hermann Plumacher, U.S. consul to Venezuela, 1877-90. Plumacher was one of the founders of the Swiss colony at Gruetli in Grundy County and worked much of his life to encourage European immigration to the south. Toward that end, he sought a consular post and eventually gained an appointment as a diplomat in the American consulate at Maracaibo, Venezuela. Most of the collection consists of memoirs of his years in Venezuela and letters back to Nashville to his friend Morton B. Howell. He witnessed the revolution of 1879 in Venezuela and relates many episodes and incidents which occurred during these perilous times. The register includes a container list and subject index.

Mf. 1325  -- Ranger Book. Jackson County, 1817-1860. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
These are records of the county ranger of Jackson County, whose job it was to keep track of stray cows, hogs and other livestock. The records show the names of people who found livestock, date found and approximate value of the animal.

Mf. 1326  -- United Daughters of Confederacy Membership Applications, 1986-1990 - Addition. Vols. 83-84. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
This is an addition to the records of the UDC, containing applications for membership in the organization and transfers between chapters. See also Mf. 583, Mf. 752, Mf. 959, Mf. 1021, Mf. 1276, 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. 1327  -- Ruth Bland White World War II Scrapbooks, 1939-1945. 1 vol. THS. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This scrapbook of newspaper clippings about World War II was kept by Ruth Bland White (b. 1930) of Greenbrier. The book covers the time between the invasion of Poland in 1939 to the Japanese surrender in 1945.

Mf. 1328  -- Ester and Jack White Scrapbook, 1937-1947. 1 vol. THS. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This scrapbook of newspaper clippings concerns events of World War II collected by Ester and Jack White of Nashville. The scrapbook contains photographs, correspondence, and other items concerning the White and Morrissey families.

Mf. 1329  -- Mildred K. Bright Scrapbook, 1939-1945. 1 vol. 35 items. THS. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This scrapbook contains mostly newspaper clippings of events of World War II and some letters collected by Mildred K. Bright of Nashville.

Mf. 1330  -- Samuel A. Weakley Papers, 1700-1968. 18 vols. 800 items. TSLA. 6 reels. 35 mm.
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These are the papers of Samuel Anderson Weakley (1887-1973), U.S. Army Corps engineer, historian and genealogist. A large part of the collection was assembled in the course of preparing Weakley’s book, The Southern Virginia Weakley Families and their Descendants. The collection includes aerial maps used in connection with Weakley’s land research; his thesis concerning Cumberland River floods; and historical information about early traffic on the river. There are also notes and photographs concerning the early history of Nashville. The register includes a container list, a name index to correspondence, and an index to Weakley’s photographic negatives.

Mf. 1331  -- Memphis Belle Scrapbook, 1942-1965. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This scrapbook is about the Memphis Belle, World War II B-17 bomber, kept by Margaret Polk, for whom the plane was named. The scrapbook contains information regarding Miss Polk’s romance with and subsequent engagement to the pilot, Robert Morgan. Items include photographs, newspaper clippings and correspondence from Morgan.

Mf. 1332  -- Georgia Wren Bishop Knight Scrapbooks, 1926-1980. 45 vols. 47 items. TSLA. 6 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The scrapbooks and folders of photographs and newspaper clippings relate to local, regional, and national events. The material centers on Covington in Tipton County, especially during the period of World War II. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1333  -- Mercantile Reports. Macon County, 1914-1919. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are reports of various businesses in Macon County, detailing size, location and type of business. Business practices are discussed, along with property values and assets.

Mf. 1334  -- Tax Assessment Records. Macon County, 1929-1930. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are tax records from Macon County, District 5 (1929) and Districts 6, 7, and 10 (1930) containing owner’s name, property value, and assessment rendered.

Mf. 1335  -- Mattie Lewis Diaries, 1933-1946. 9 vols. THS. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The diaries of Mattie Lewis contain entries pertaining to daily life on a farm in Stewart County during the Depression and World War II eras.

Mf. 1336  -- Gerald Branch Howard Papers, 1770-1973. 3000 items. TSLA. 10 reels. 35 mm.
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This collection of papers is centered on Gerald Branch Howard (1889-1973), civil engineer, businessman, and genealogist of Nashville. The bulk of the collection consists of genealogical data on the Polk family of North Carolina and Tennessee, as well as collateral lines such as Alexander, Bills, Branch, Burch, Campbell, Craig, Donelson, Erwin, Hobson, Houston, Howard, Hunter, Jones, Shelby and others.

There are also letters from Joseph G. Branch to his wife Mary Jones Polk Branch concerning runaway slaves, plantation overseers, the threat of jayhawkers during the Civil War, and the economic desolation of the South. The letters from Mrs. Branch concern the effect of the war on the family and their neighbors.

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

Mf. 1337  -- Hardwick, Johnston, Corn, and Jarnigan Family Scrapbooks, 1875-1968. 13 vols. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
There are thirteen scrapbooks of photographs, memorabilia, news clippings, correspondence, and other items related to these Bradley County families. Of particular interest are the scrapbooks of Col. James Franklin Corn concerning the World War II era.

Mf. 1338  -- Claiborne Family Papers, 1846-1938. 230 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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The papers concern Col. Thomas Claiborne (1823-1911), lawyer, editor and soldier, and his daughter, Mollie Maxwell Claiborne (1855-1941), both of Nashville. The collection consists of correspondence, genealogical data, military records, school records and scrapbooks. The bulk of the correspondence is that of Col. Claiborne during the period 1849-60 while he was serving in the military in Indian Territory and the Oregon Territory.

Mf. 1339  -- Hobday Family Papers. LDS. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection contains pedigree charts and family material on the Hobday family of Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Included is a journal of Alexander Cotton Cartwright (b. 1823), written in 1895, about the Cartwright family, one of the earliest families of Nashville.

Mf. 1340  -- Isabel Howard Elliott Papers, 1850-1868. 100 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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These are the papers of Isabel Howard Elliott (1839-1868), educated in North Carolina and Virginia and married to Morton Boyte Howell (1834-1909) in 1858. The collection consists chiefly of correspondence and genealogical data.

Mf. 1341  -- First Methodist Episcopal Church Records. Athens, McMinn County, 1865-1960. 7 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, a forerunner of Trinity United Methodist Church, include church membership lists and minutes of the board, Sunday School and quarterly conferences.

Mf. 1342  -- Bagdad Church of Christ Records. Jackson County, 1844-1939. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Bagdad Church of Christ contain the membership roll. The roll includes names of members, financial data and deaths.

Mf. 1343  -- Mt. Olivet Cemetery Records. Nashville, 1855-1917. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
This original minute book of Mt. Olivet Cemetery Company includes the charter, minutes of meetings and financial data. See also Mf. 576, Mf. 1102, Mf. 1184, Mf. 1489 and Mf. 1490 for other Mt. Olivet records.

Mf. 1344  -- McGarr - Walters Papers, 1848-1908. 50 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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These are the papers of Owen McGarr (ca. 1833- ca. 1903), lawyer, soldier and foreign diplomat; and those of Major Shelah Waters, 1st Middle Tennessee Cavalry, U.S.A. The collection includes McGarr’s correspondence and diplomatic papers; and records of Walters when he was an Internal Revenue clerk 1868-75. The register includes biographical notes, a container list and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1345  -- Stritch Family Papers, 1875-1927. 100 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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These are the papers of Samuel Stritch (1887-1958), Roman Catholic priest and later cardinal. The largest portion of papers is correspondence during the period when Stritch was a student at the North American College in Rome. Also included are some memorabilia and an obituary of Samuel Stritch. The register includes genealogical charts, a biographical note, and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1346  -- Mary Lillian (Eubank) Sullivan Collection, 1730-1967. 150 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The collection was compiled by Mary Sullivan (b. 1803) of Nashville and is composed of correspondence, Bible records, birth records, deeds, wills, military records, and genealogical charts on the Cabell, Denham, and Eubank families of Kentucky and Tennessee. The register includes a container list, a biographical sketch, and a name index to correspondence.

Mf. 1347  -- Dr. Dan Sneed Papers, 1907-1938. 23 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm.
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The papers concerning the medical practice of Dr. Dan Sneed (1875-1936), of Coffee and Bedford counties is largely composed of account books and daily memoranda books related to Dr. Sneed’s practice and provides a valuable look at rural medical practice in the early twentieth century. The material is also useful for genealogists. The register includes a biographical sketch and container list.

Mf. 1348  -- Derryberry, Hardison, and Lovett Papers, 1825-1928. 150 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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The papers on the Derryberry, Hardison and Lovett families of Maury County, families related through marriage, consist of accounts, correspondence, genealogy, land records and photographs. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1349  -- Arnold Carl Nelson Papers, 1942-1945. 500 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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The papers of Arnold Carl Nelson (1920-1990) concern his military service in World War II. The collection is largely composed of correspondence with his wife, Beverly Jean Nelson. He describes army life stateside and overseas in England, France, Belgium and Germany. Nelson was a sergeant with the 319th Medical Battalion, 94th Infantry, and served with General George S. Patton’s Third Army.

Mf. 1350  -- Fort Loudoun Association Papers - Addition, 1757-1987. 3000 items. TSLA. 7 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This addition to the Fort Loudoun Association Papers (Mf. 524) concern the fort, an English tradepost established in present-day Monroe County by the colony of South Carolina in 1756-57. The main emphases of the association are the restoration of Fort Loudoun, documenting its history, and making it accessible to the public. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1351  -- Helen Bullard Collection, 1963-1977. 500 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
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The papers of Helen Bullard (b. 1902), center on research done for her book Crafts and Craftsman of the Tennessee Mountains, published in 1976. The collection covers a wide range of handicraft work, offering insight on craftsmen and their art. Information on craft fairs and shows nationwide is included. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1352  -- Mary Sharp College Papers, 1850-1980. 102 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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The papers center on the president of Mary Sharp College, Dr. Zuinglius Calvin Graves (1816-1902) and his brother, Dr. J.R. Graves, founder of the college. It was an institution for women located in Winchester in Franklin County. The collection is composed of catalogs, clippings, correspondence, notes and reminiscences. The register includes biographical sketches, a name index to correspondence and a container list.

Mf. 1353  -- Bearden Family Papers, 1876-1962. 70 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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The papers of Matt M. Bearden (1847-1906), businessman, and his son, Ellis Miller Bearden (b.1890), Episcopalian minister of Lincoln County, Tennessee, are concentrated in the years just prior to and during World War I and contain correspondence and genealogical data on the Bearden and Woods families, providing information on life in Middle Tennessee in the early twentieth century. The register includes a biographical sketch, a container list and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1354  -- Bate Family Papers, 1834-1906. 365 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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The papers concerning Dr. Humphrey Howell Bate (1844-1911), Sumner County, Tennessee, physician and his sister, Countess Eugenia Patience (Bate) Bertinatti (1826-1906), wife of Count Guiseppi Bertinatti (died 1881), an Italian envoy to the U.S., contains substantial family correspondence, court records, and genealogical data.

There are also a few letters by William Brimage Bate (l826-l905), a cousin of Eugenia, who was a General in the Civil War, a Governor of Tennessee (l883-l887) and United States Senator (l887-l905). Among the Civil War items is a letter of condolence to Mrs. Anna F. Bate on the death of her son Aaron Spivey Bate (l845-l863); a fragmented Civil War diary of Aaron's for l863; passes for Humphrey and Aaron; and a copy of a loyalty oath signed by Humphrey on April 6, l865. The slavery item is a bill of sale for 1809 and 1834.

The register includes a container list, a name index to correspondence and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1355  -- White Family Papers, 1762-1857. 120 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
These are the papers of the White family of Jefferson County, TN and Loudon County, VA. The collection consists of correspondence from family members in Virginia to family members in Tennessee and genealogical data. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1356  -- Alfred L. Parker Papers, 1918-1931. 500 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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These are papers centered on a general merchandise business owned by Alfred Parker in Hartsville. The collection consists of account books, advertisements, contracts, correspondence, financial documents, land records and school papers. It provides a look at economic conditions in Hartsville and Trousdale County, Tennessee, in the 1920s. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1357  -- Thomas F. Perkins Henderson Papers - Addition, 1802-1966. 415 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
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This addition to the papers (Mf. 1090) of Thomas Fearn Perkins Henderson (1882-1966), Franklin lawyer, is composed of correspondence, court records, genealogical data, land records, photographs from World War I, slave bills of sale and miscellaneous items. The register includes an obituary of Lucile Henderson, genealogical charts, and a container list.

Mf. 1358  -- Martha Rivers Adams Collection, 1751-1902. 300 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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The papers of Martha Rivers Adams, historian and writer, centers on the Abernathy, Brown, Paine and Rivers families of Giles County, Tennessee, and includes agreements; a Civil War pass and a purchase permit; correspondence; land records and ledgers; obituaries; poems; promissory notes and a will.

Mf. 1359  -- Woodmen of the World Collection, 1911-1932. 21 vols. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm.
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These are membership ledgers and due books for the Woodmen of the World, Old Hickory Camp #295, Nashville. The organization was a fraternal benefit life insurance society founded in 1890.

Mf. 1360  -- Bell Family Papers, 1837-1972. 300 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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The papers are centered on the family of James Jackson Bell (1815-1892) of Antioch. The collection includes accounts, church records, correspondence, court records, genealogical data, land records, school records, railroad tax receipts, and miscellaneous items. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1361  -- Drs. Aristotle and Edwin Eldridge Papers, 1856-1881. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of Drs. Aristotle (b. 1832) and Edwin Eldridge of Montgomery County, contain medical ledgers of the two doctors 1863-70, and a business ledger of an unnamed grocer 1880-81. See also Mf. 1392 for additional papers of the Eldridges.

Mf. 1362  -- Allen Family Papers, 1796-1952. 2000 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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The papers relate to the Allen family of Rhea County, primarily Valentine C. Allen (1842-1915) and his son, William B. Allen. The former was circuit court chancellor and the latter its clerk. The papers concentrate on legal proceedings and consist primarily of correspondence about cases before the court. Included is correspondence dated 1863 of Valentine Allen who was later active in the Confederate Veteran’s activities.

Mf. 1363  -- American Institute of Architects Records. Tennessee Society, 1919-1962. 4000 items. TSLA. 5 reels. 16 mm.
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This collection deals with the daily operations of the society, including account books; blueprints and maps; bonds; bulletins; by-laws, a charter and constitution; correspondence; financial documents; membership files and minutes; and newspaper clippings and reports. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1364  -- Bowen Ingram Papers, 1856-1978. 2000 items. TSLA. 12 reels (first 11 are 16 mm. and the last is 35 mm.)
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These are the papers of Mildred Bowen Prewett Ingram (1904-1980), novelist, and her husband, Daniel Taylor Ingram (1898-1969), commandant and superintendent of the Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon. The collection includes accounts, church records, clippings, correspondence, diaries and memoirs, land and legal records, obituaries and photographs.

The Civil War memoir of John Gold, Mrs. Ingram's grandfather, discusses his army service before his internment as a prisoner-of-war on Johnson Island. Among the more interesting clippings are articles on Confederate veteran reunions.

Records of Castle Heights include catalogs and yearbooks, programs, lists of faculty and staff, and issues of the campus newspaper, the Cavalier. Mildred Ingram’s original manuscripts, publicity and reviews, and correspondence with publishers are also included. The register includes biographical sketches, a container list and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1365  -- Brashear Family Papers, 1918-1943. 100 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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These papers concern the lives of John Quincy Adams Brashear and his wife, Martha Lusk Brashear of Pelham, Grundy County. The bulk of the collection relates to Esther Brashear, daughter of J.Q.A. Brashear, a teacher in the Pelham and Valley Home communities. The collection includes advertisements, business and financial records, correspondence, a list of students, photographs and postcards, and printed materials. The register includes a container list and genealogical chart.

Mf. 1366  -- Philippi Baptist Church Records. Cleveland, Bradley County, 1841-1992. 9 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of Philippi Baptist Church consist of meeting minutes and ledgers (1870-1992); the church covenant (1841); and the church constitution (1879).

Mf. 1367  -- Ozie Lee Adams Papers, 1948-1989. 270 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 16 mm.
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The papers of Ozie Lee Adams (1917-1989) are composed of material dealing with the Cooperative Agricultural Research Program (CARP) and its institutes and workshops, including lesson plans, photographs, project reports and research papers. Adams was a professor in the Animal Science Department at TSU in Nashville. The register includes a biographical sketch and a container list.

Mf. 1368  -- Sevier Family Genealogical Collection, 1911-1926. 175 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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The Sevier Family Genealogical Collection reflects the research of Alva N. Turner, genealogist of the Sevier family of Tennessee and descendant of Colonel Valentine Sevier (1747-1800). The collection consists chiefly of correspondence with John Trotwood Moore, Tennessee State Librarian. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1369  -- United Daughters of Confederacy Records, 1892-1954. 54 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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This addition to the UDC papers (Mf. 583, Mf. 752, Mf. 959, Mf. 1021, Mf. 1276, Mf. 1326, Mf. 1411, Mf. 1479 and Mf. 1532) pertain largely to the Nashville and Lewisburg Chapters and consisting of clippings, correspondence, membership lists, maps, memorials, printed material, sketches, tributes, minutes, and writings. The register includes a container list.
See also Mf. 1369, Mf. 1582, Mf. 1638, Mf. 1687, Mf. 1705, Mf. 1755, Mf. 1849 and Mf. 1942 for additional UDC records.

Mf. 1370  -- Antebellum Southern Plantations. UPA. 20 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are selected plantation records, edited by Kenneth M. Stampp, from the Southern Historical Collection at UNC Chapel Hill, illuminating nearly every aspect of plantation life (mostly from larger plantations) and serving as a valuable tool for studying slavery. TSLA holds the Tennessee portion of the collection containing records of notable planters such as Calvin Jones (Hardeman County), the Harding and Jackson families (Davidson County), the Polk, Ewell and Brown families (Maury County), and John Houston Bills (Hardeman County), among others. The register includes a detailed inventory.

Mf. 1371  -- Throp and Oakley Funeral Home Records - Addition. Trousdale County, 1944-1965. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This addition to the Throp and Oakley Funeral Home records (Mf. 730) contains ledger accounts and burial records of individuals from Trousdale County and surrounding areas.

Mf. 1372  -- Meadows Family Genealogical Records. VSL. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The genealogical records (primarily ancestor charts) of the Meadows family can be traced back to Thomas Meador-Meadows who came from England to Jamestown, VA in the 1620s.

Mf. 1373  -- Land Records. Davidson County, 1786-1950. 15 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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The title abstracts pertain to land in Davidson County and include that of Jere Baxter, Mark S. Cockrill, Adelicia Acken and others. Also included are marriage contracts between Adelicia Franklin and Joseph A. S. Acklen, and between Adelicia Acklen and W. A. Cheatham, as well as wills and other records. The register includes a container list and land record index.

Mf. 1374  -- Meriwether Lewis Memorial Association Papers, 1880-1931. 640 items. TSLA. 2 reels (reel 1 is 16 mm.; reel 2 is 35 mm.)
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The papers concern the association formed to honor and commemorate the life of Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), explorer and co-leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The bulk of the collection consists of items dated 1924-31 and includes accounts; business cards; clippings, programs and sheet music; correspondence; court and land records; legislative documents; pamphlets, photographs and post cards; and speeches. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1375  -- Henderson, Troost, Brewer and Lipscomb Diaries. THS. 1 reel. 35 mm.
This collection contains a journal of J. M. Brewer (1802-30) which has daily notes of a trip from Nashville to Virginia and back with a herd of horses for sale; a diary (1861-62) of Col. Charles G. Henderson, 40th Tennessee Regiment, Confederate States of America, prisoner at Johnson’s Island, OH; a journal of John L. Lipscomb as he traveled from the Holston settlements to Nashville in the summer of 1784; and a notebook of Gerard Troost (1776-1850), professor of chemistry, geology and mineralogy at the University of Nashville and the first State Geologist.

Mf. 1376  -- League of Women Voters of Tennessee, 1920-1989. 18,000 items. TSLA. 23 reels. 16 mm.
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The papers concern the activities of the League of Women Voters of Tennessee, organized to promote responsibility in government through the active participation of citizens. The collection is arranged by topical headings in chronological order and consists of clippings, correspondence, memoranda, printed materials, and reports. The register includes a container list and a glossary of league terms.

Mf. 1377  -- Dr. Chesley Williams Papers, 1856-1927. 2000 items. TSLA. 4 reels. 35 mm.
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The papers of Dr. Chesley Williams (1856-1927),Eagleville (Rutherford County) physician and businessman, consists of several types of account books, invoices, office files, toll gate receipts, and toll gate records. Dr. Williams owned and operated a general store, and involved himself in the affairs of the local school district, the Eagleville and Salem Turnpike, and the Eagleville, Unionville, and Shelbyville Turnpike. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1378  -- Harriman Miscellaneous Records, 1890-1944. 16 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
The records document the development of the social and cultural life of early Harriman. Items include minute books of the Harriman Music Club (1924-44); a record book of the Pilgrim Congregational Church (1890-98); register of the Cumberland Hotel (1890-91); and account and minute books of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (1891-1940).

Mf. 1379  -- Freeman’s Savings & Trust Company, Indexes to Deposit Ledgers, 1865-1874. NA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is an index to deposition ledgers of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company branches at Memphis and Nashville, and at Norfolk and Richmond, VA. Established in Washington in 1865, the company served as a banking institution for the benefit of freed slaves. Indexes are arranged alphabetically and include the depositors’ names and account numbers. The register contains a detailed history of the company.

Mf. 1380  -- Freedmen’s Savings & Trust Register, Signatures of Depositors, Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee, Norfolk, Richmond, Virginia. 1871-74. NA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a register of Nashville depositors’ signatures, often giving place of birth, age, occupation and names of children and parents.

Mf. 1381  -- Memphis Street Railway Company, 1884-1950. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a collection of photographs of street cars used by Memphis Street Railway Company, some dated and described.

Mf. 1382  -- Sanborn Insurance Company Map of East Nashville, 1914. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The map of East Nashville prepared by the Sanborn Map Company of New York, shows extremely detailed information on physical features of buildings (residential and other), streets and railroads. Other Sanborn maps of Nashville and other Tennessee towns are available at TSLA in original form, and the Library of Congress microfilm edition is available in the library’s cataloged microfilm collection, #95.

Mf. 1383  -- Hamby Family Genealogical Data. 625 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection of Hamby genealogical data traces the family from its English roots through several generations in the southern states of America. The collection includes charts, census records, pension records and data on family lines. Indexed.

Mf. 1384  -- McMurry Family Genealogical Data. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The research on eight generations of descendants of Samuel McMurry (d. 1802) of Orange County, NC, includes information on138 connected families representing more than 900 individuals.

Mf. 1385  -- McDonald and Son Account Book. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a daily account book from what appears to be a general store, location unknown, in the 1850s. The ledger indicates prices of various household items of the day. It is indexed by customer’s name.

Mf. 1386  -- John W. Allen Papers, 1849-1895. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The personal journal of John W. Allen, farmer of Laurel County, KY, during the period of the Civil War, includes accounts, tax receipts, and samples of Confederate money.

Mf. 1387  -- Papers of the Continental Congress, 1775-1789. VSL. 4 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of the American Continental Congress, 1775-89, are arranged chronologically, with an index by name and subject. The collection includes expenses of the delegates arranged alphabetically and filed after the year 1789.

Mf. 1388  -- History of Anchor Line and Lee Line, William H. Tippitt Papers. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of William H. Tippitt consist of an extensive study of the steamboat industry in the south, centering on the Anchor Line and Lee Line (1832-1930). The study includes detailed information on the steamboats, numerous photographs, and background information on the owners and captains, along with menus and advertisements.

Mf. 1389  -- Shelby Family Papers, Volume 1 (part), 1738-1779. LC. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Accounts, receipts, bills, notes, surveys, deeds, military records, and correspondence related to Evan Shelby (1719-1794).  Shelby was a prominent farmer, merchant, soldier, and political figure.  He was elected governor of the State of Franklin to succeed John Sevier, but he turned down the position.  The collection includes a list of Capt. Evan Shelby’s Company taken on June 11, 1772.  Some notable names appearing on the list are: Isaac Bledsoe, Samuel Henley, William Williams, John Leviston, Francis Queen, John Dickson, Robert Sevier, Woolman Stedman, James Catron, James Shelby, and John Carmack.  Also included in the materials is a roll of men who served on the Washington County frontier under the command of Col. Evan Shelby in 1777.  The roll lists the names of William Carr and John Blanton among others.  Originals are located in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.  A published index to the complete collection, of which this is a part, is available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/mss/eadxmlmss/eadpdfmss/2013/ms013008.pdf.  (It should be noted that the collection represented on the microfilm, Volume 1, is a portion of the Library of Congress collection, represented in Box 1 of the Library of Congress finding aid.)  See also Mf. 62 for other papers related to the Shelby Family.

Mf. 1390  -- Mevolene Couser Mabee Genealogical Collection, 1768-1978. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection consists of genealogical data from Moore, Bedford, and Coffee counties. It centers on the Bennett, Bobo, Bomar, Couser, Davis, Enoch, Floyd, Gore, Keller, Lewis, Lockey, Mabee, Pearson, Price, Shoffner, Titsworth, and Watson families.

Mf. 1391  -- History of Sevier County, 1876. LC. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The History of Sevier County, Tennessee, by J. M. Hammer, was published in 1876 in conjunction with the centennial celebration of that year. It was originally read as a speech on July 4, 1876, to citizens of Sevier County. The original manuscript is in the Library of Congress.

Mf. 1392  -- Drs. Aristotle and Edwin Eldridge Papers - Addition, 1836-1880. 7 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This addition to the papers of Aristotle and Edwin Eldridge (Mf. 1361) contains business and medical daybooks/ledgers of Aristotle and Edwin Eldridge regarding Eldridge and Sons Grocery Store in Palmyra and their medical practice. It also includes a business ledger kept by William H. Eldridge (b. 1800), father of Aristotle and Edwin.

Mf. 1393  -- Diana Roberts Thompson Genealogical Collection, 1750-1970. 600 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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This genealogical collection was compiled by Rebecca Starley Roberts and includes information on the Avery, Childress, Connally, Forbes, Kirksey, Lane, Rakestraw, and Starkey families. The research covers Texas, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Tennessee research focuses on the counties of Knox, Maury, Lawrence and Giles.

Mf. 1394  -- Albert Houston Roberts Papers, 1859-1938. 9000 items. TSLA. 20 reels. 16 mm.
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Albert Houston Roberts (1868-1946), educator, lawyer and Governor of Tennessee 1919-21, was well known for his pivotal role in the passage of the suffrage amendment for women in 1920. The bulk of the collection is largely concentrated in the years 1921-35, and the main body is made up of files on cases handled by Roberts’ law firm. Among the most important cases are the Cumberland Telephone and Telegraph Rate case and the Birier Hill case involving a large tract of land in Fentress County. The collection also includes account books, Civil War claims, correspondence, estate and land records, school records, speeches, and several miscellaneous items. The register includes a biographical sketch, a container list and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1395  -- Myrtle Crowley Goss Papers, 1862-1963. 200 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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The papers of Myrtle Crowley Goss (b. 1887), of Jamestown, TN, and Waverly, MA, includes materials related to the Crowley, Goss, and Taylor families, as well as Fentress County and Upper Cumberland area histories. The collection includes advertisements, certificates, clippings, correspondence, land records, marriage records, obituaries, photographs, postcards, recipes and writings. The register includes a container list and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1396  -- Olen Littleton Bryant Papers, 1961-1992. 1350 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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The papers centered on the career of artist, sculptor and educator Olen Littleton Bryant (b. 1927) of Clarksville. The collection includes clippings, correspondence, genealogical data, interviews, invitations, programs, poetry, photographs and drawings. The register includes a biographical sketch, a container list and a genealogical chart.

Mf. 1397  -- James F. Corn Papers, 1917-1987. 100 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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James F. Corn of Cleveland served with the 117th Infantry Regiment of the 30th Infantry Division during World War II, 1923-46, attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel. The collection contains general orders for the regiment, reunion publications, and documents detailing the history of the 30th Division.

Mf. 1398  -- Union Missionary Baptist Church Minute Books. Bradley County, 1852-1993. 10 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Union Missionary Baptist Church consist of minute books and are alphabetically arranged membership rolls.

Mf. 1399  -- The Soldier in Our Civil War. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This two-volume book entitled The Soldier in Our Civil War, was first published in 1885. The work is a pictorial history of the Civil War using illustrations from the leading publications during the conflict. Included are indexes to illustrations and historical matter.

 

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