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Box K (Small Collections)


Contains 9 Collections and/or Records:

Colored Educational Board of Wise County [Virginia] Letters

 Collection — Box: K (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-820
Scope and Contents Four letters from representatives of Cranes Nest Coal & Coke Co., South and Western Railway Co. and Clinchfield Coal Corporation concerning the Colored Educational Board of Wise County, Virigina. The 1904 letters to George L. Carter concern a deed "executed by the Virginia Iron, Coal & Coke Company to the Trustees of the Colored Educational Board of the Clinch Valley Division." The 1917 letters relate to the file "Colored Educational Board of Wise County: GC-1702" apparently held by the...

"An Infantry Chaplain's Diary: 1943-1946"

 Collection — Box: K (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-821
Scope and Contents Chaplain John James Watson's diary begins on March 16, 1943 at Camp White in Oregon. His military service takes him from Oregon to Virginia to Algeria, North Africa to Pietramala and Villanova, Italy. In addition to various daily events, Watson kept a record of books he was reading and services he had preached. The final section of the diary is set in East Tennessee and is concerned with the beginnings of his brothers' business in Elizabethton, Tennessee and the birth of his son, Robert....

Law Office Ledger

 Collection — Box: K (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-832
Scope and Contents The lawyer's ledger is a single bound volume that lists information such as party's names, date of trial, amount of judgement, and bill of cost. For the most part, this information is in columnar form; occasionally it is presented in a narrative fashion. There is very little data to indicate the location of the law office or trials; however, it appears to be in East Tennessee. There are cases involving the State of Tennessee and several of the names (Landon Raygan, William Woodfin,...

Fidel J. González Typescript

 Collection — Box: K (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-843
Scope and Contents The typescript is titled Life History of Hon. Walter P. Brownlow and Historical Data the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1901-1955. Most of the Brownlow information appears to be cribbed from other documents such as the memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives. The greater portion of the typescript consists of information about what is now the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center and includes descriptions of the grounds,...

Charles Michael McKinney Letters

 Collection — Box: K (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-838
Scope and Contents This collection contains eight handwritten letters from Charles Micheal McKinney to Jerry Shuttle in Bluff City, Tennessee from October 23, 1966 until March 25, 1967. McKinney was a Private First Class in the Second Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment during the Vietnam War and these letters detail events and emotions he experienced while serving. They discuss his daily activities, the weather, the training he was receiving, the girls he knew, his various locations, and the pride in his battalion...

C. Hodge Mathes Diary

 Collection — Box: K (Small Collections)
Identifier: UnivRec-856
Scope and Contents The C. Hodge Mathes Diary is a small leather-bound volume in which Mathes tracked his daily activities from January 1 to December 31, 1917. Each entry is only a few sentences, yet rich in detail, often including his daily schedule, his companions and the weather. Much of the activity centers around his life in Johnson City, Tennessee as a faculty member at East Tennessee State Normal School. For example, February 3, 1917 was "coldest morning of winter. [Stoked] furnace at 3:15am. To Normal on...

Thomas H. Wilson Family Letters

 Collection — Box: K (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-853
Scope and Contents This collection consists of fourteen letters written to Francis Marion Wilson and his wife, Jennie Ferguson. Most of the letters are from Marion's father, Thomas H. Wilson, but there are also messages from Marion's brothers, William Isaac and Jacob, from Marion's sister, Rebecca, from Elizza Grindstaff and from Daisy Ferguson. Some of these messages are written on the backs of Thomas' letters. All of the letters originated in Doeville, Johnson County, Tennessee. Themes include...

Andrew Biddle Letters

 Collection — Box: K (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-863
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three letters written by Andrew Biddle of Johnson City, Tennessee to his brother-in-law Harry Oellig in Pennsylvania. Biddle was a miller and topics covered include family, the price of grain, the state of the milling business, the 1896 presidential election, hunting in East Tennessee, and various financial matters.

Woman's Diary

 Collection — Box: K (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-844
Scope and Contents The diary is a small bound volume. Entries are brief and date from January 1, 1888 to September 17, 1888. The writer tracks local weather, events, visitors and routine activities such as sewing, cleaning and cooking. She seems to be away from her family as she notes when she corresponds with her parents and grandmother. The head of the household is named John and he travels frequently to Loudon [Tennessee] and once to Knoxville; there is a child named Eugene, possibly Eugene Hyden. Since the...