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Guide to Manuscript Materials on Microfilm : MF. 300 - MF. 399

Mf. 300  -- Andrew Jackson Account Books, 1803-1805. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are account books for Jackson's general merchandise stores located at Gallatin, 1803-1804; Hunter's Hill, 1804-1805; and Clover Bottom, 1805. Jackson (1767-1845) was a congressman, War of 1812 officer, Florida Territory Governor and U.S. President. Customers' names, items purchased, and amounts paid are listed. See also Mf. 11, Mf. 30, Mf. 172, Mf. 337, Mf. 809, Mf. 1032 and Mf. 1099 for other collections of Jackson papers.

Mf. 301  -- Austin Peay State University Masters’ Theses, 1953-1955. 6 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Masters' theses dealing primarily with various aspects of education in Tennessee

Reel 1
  1. Office Occupations Survey of Clarksville, Tennessee. Willine Chadwick McKee, 1953
  2. A Study of all Dropouts of the 1952-53 Enrollment in Dickson County, Tennessee. James C. Erranton, 1953
  3. A Study to Determine the Location of Permanent School Centers in Fentress County. J. Willard Crouch, 1953
  4. A Literary History of Montgomery County, Tennessee. Ursula Lee Smith, 1954
  5. Study of Trends in the Level of Preparation, Experience, Salary and Turnover of Teachers in the Public Schools of Cheatham County, Tennessee from 1944-1954. Gene C. Fusco, 1955
  6. A Course Study in Language Arts for Dickson High School. Decima C. Speight, Karene L. Harris, and Annie Lee Williams, 1953

 

Mf. 302  -- Confederate Diary, 1862-1865. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This diary of an unknown Confederate soldier provides a commentary on the South and the manner in which the Civil War was conducted. Included are comparisons of Southerners with the English, French, and Scotch; notes on the effects of conscription in the South; and comments on the effects of desertion on the Southern armies.

Mf. 303  -- The German Swiss Settlement at  Gruetli, Tennessee, by Frances Helen Jackson. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
This Masters thesis, Vanderbilt University, 1933, discusses the history of the Gruetli settlement, which was located in Grundy County, between Beersheba Springs and Monteagle. The colony was founded in the 1860s under the leadership of Capt. Eugene H. Plumacher, Commissioner of Emigration for the Swiss government.

Mf. 304  -- Memphis Church Records, 1828-1938. 850 items. 15 vols. TSLA. 5 reels. 35 mm.
These are records of the following Memphis churches: First Cumberland Presbyterian (succeeded by the Court Avenue Presbyterian), Calvary Episcopal, First Presbyterian, Germantown Presbyterian, Lindsay Avenue Presbyterian, Lauderdale Presbyterian, and Westminster Presbyterian churches. Records include session and board minutes, membership rolls, baptismal records, lists of officers, letters, certificates of dismissal, clippings, historical sketches, and photographs.

Mf. 305  -- Samuel Boyd Smith Scrapbook, 1964-1969. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This scrapbook traces the career of Dr. Smith during his tenure as State Librarian and Archivist of Tennessee. Included are clippings, programs, and copies of his speeches made at various occasions throughout the state.

Mf. 306  -- Church of the Good Shepherd Records.  Lookout Mountain, 1946-1969. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Good Shepherd Church consist of lists of communicants, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials for this Hamilton County church, which was founded in 1946.

Mf. 307  -- Cemetery Records of South Carolina and Tennessee.  1956. LDS.  1 reel. 16mm.   Microfilm Only Collection.
This film contains records from 25 South Carolina cemeteries and 48 Tennessee cemeteries. The records are arranged alphabetically by county, with Tennessee cemeteries following those of South Carolina.  

Mf. 308  -- First Baptist Church of Englewood Records. Englewood, 1900-1969. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First Baptist Church of Englewood consist mainly of minutes, 1900-69, registers of deacons and members; and membership lists. This McMinn County church was known earlier as the Cross Grove Baptist Church and Englewood Baptist Church.

Mf. 309  -- Cordell Hull: A Study in Diplomacy 1933-1941, by Richard Dean Burns. 1 vol. UM. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This doctoral dissertation, University of Illinois, 1960, deals with the diplomatic career of Cordell Hull, Secretary of State under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-44 and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Hull was born near Byrdstown, in Pickett County.

Mf. 310  -- The Military Career of John Ellis Wool, 1812-1863, by Harwood Perry Hinton. 1 vol. UM. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin, 1960, deals with the life and career of J.E. Wool (1784-1869), who supervised the collection of the Cherokee Indians for their removal to the West in 1836-37.

Mf. 311  -- John Tyler Morgan, an Expansionist Senator, 1877-1907, by August Carl Radke. UM. 1 vol. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This doctoral dissertation, University of Washington, 1953, examines the role played by Morgan (1824-1907), U.S. Senator from Alabama, in the formulation of American foreign policy for the period, 1877-1906. Morgan, a Democrat, was a nationalist and an expansionist in his foreign policy views.

Mf. 312  -- History and Bibliography of Middle Tennessee Newspapers, 1799-1876, by Guy Harry Stewart. UM. 1 vol. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This doctoral dissertation, University of Illinois, 1957, relates the history and growth of newspapers in Tennessee during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Indexed by name and title.

Mf. 313  -- The Cherokee Indian Newspapers, 1828-1906: The Tribal Voice of a Peoplein Transition, by Cullen Joe Holland. 1 vol. UM. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This doctoral dissertation, University of Minnesota, 1956, deals with the two major Cherokee papers, The Cherokee Journal, 1828-34, and The Cherokee Advocate, 1844-53, 1870-1906.

Mf. 314  -- Tennessee, 1796-1821, by William Alphonso Walker. 1 vol. UM. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This doctoral dissertation, University of Texas, 1959, deals with Tennessee 's early political development and the state's leading role in early national expansion.

Mf. 315  -- The Genesis of TVA, by Sarah Bosely Winger. 1 vol. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin, 1959, discusses the political developments which led to the 1933 Federal legislation creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Mf. 316  -- Confederate Strategy From Shiloh to Vicksburg, by Archer Jones. 1 vol. UM 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This doctoral dissertation, University of Virginia, 1958, deals with the military history of the Confederacy during the period from April, 1862 through July, 1863.

Mf. 317  -- Thomas W. Atkinson Account Book. Montgomery County, 1841-1844. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This account book for a general merchandise store located in Cumberland (now part of Clarksville), Montgomery County, lists names of purchasers, items purchased, and prices paid are listed.

Mf. 318  -- First Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. Records. Chattanooga, 1840-1968. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First Presbyterian Church consists of registers of communicants, elders, deacons, marriages, baptisms, and deaths; and the personal records, 1873-1924, of Rev. J. W. Bachman, minister of the church during this period.

Mf. 319  -- Hiwassee Baptist Association Records. Kingston, 1878-1967. 500 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Hiwassee Baptist Association consist of session minutes which include names and addresses of ordained and licensed ministers; list of church clerks; obituaries; and general church news relating to members who lived in Meigs, Overton, Rhea, and Roane counties.

Mf. 320  -- Greene, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington  Counties Cemetery Records, ca. 1780-1960. 140 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a listing of inscriptions from family and church cemeteries in Greene, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties. Greene County records include the Bible, Conway and Maloney, Broyles, Painter, Seaton, Williamson, and Burgner family cemeteries; the Henderson's Station Cemetery is also included.

The Sullivan County records include the Newland, Fain, Mauk, Latture or Wilson, Droke, Denton, Dishner, Harr, Abraham, Deck, Seneker-Steele, Leonard, Holt, Mottern, Lilley, Massengill, Bachman, Waterman, Claud, Groseclose, Yoakley and Gaines family cemeteries.

Unicoi County records include the Sams, Day, Tinker, Edwards, Beals, Tilson, Ray, Peoples, and McInturff family cemeteries; also, the Clear Branch Baptist and Divide Church cemetery.

Washington County records include the May and Peoples, Galloway, Gyer, Carr, Bowman, Sherfey, Speedwell, Thomas, Garber, Keplinger, Barnes, Berry, Walters, Clark-Dotson, Deakins, McCrary, Gibson, Fulkerson, White, Howard, Keebler, Grisham, Houston, Krous, Harvey, Young, France, Slagle-Huffine, Leach, Archer, Dunkard, Pritchett, Ledford, Beard, Bacon, Hartman, and Ford family cemeteries.

Mf. 321  -- Walnut Grove Baptist Church Records. Decatur, 1910-1963. 2 vols. TSLA. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Walnut Grove Church consist of the church covenant and declaration of faith, rules of order, membership list, register of officers, minutes of church meetings, and financial records for this Meigs County church.

Mf. 322  -- Buckeye Primitive Baptist Church Records. Lincoln County, 1871-1969. 1 item. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 Reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Buckeye Church consist primarily of minutes of session and membership lists. Volume 1, 1871-86; Volume 2, 1955-64; and Volume 3, 1964-69. Also included is a pamphlet containing minutes of the annual session of the Elk River Association of Primitive Baptists, 1965.

Mf. 323  -- George B. Guild Scrapbook, ca. 1860-1900. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This scrapbook consists primarily of articles by and about Guild, written during his term as mayor of Nashville, 1892-95. Included are accounts of his service as adjutant of the 4th Tennessee Cavalry, Confederate States of America; his articles written for the Tennessee Farmer, 1889, entitled “Scraps from a Soldier’s Knapsack;” clippings concerning his mayorship; editorials on the death of Judge Jo Conn Guild (1802-1883) and other papers.

Mf. 324  -- Washington County Account Books, Daybooks, Ledgers, and Journals, 1800-1923. 63 vols. TSLA. 11 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection consists of business records for the following firms or individuals: A. G. Mason General Merchandise Co., 1856-95; Jonesboro Hardware Firm, 1919-23; Farmers Union County, No. 3, 1921-29; Hardware and Implement Firm, 1916-19; E. S. Boyd Grocery Store, 1900-10; International Harvester Co., 1920-22; Jonesboro Mercantile Firm, 1845-46; an account book and list of goods sold at auction, 1875-76; Lumber and Milling Co., 1880-87; Milling Firm, 1858-64; Peters Dry Goods Co., 1908-13; J. S. Stuart, M.D., 1888-93. Also, H. R. Allen, 1800-1902; Broylesville Mercantile Firm, 1871-72; Landon Carter, 1844-45; Dyer and Mackey, 1853; C. F. Decker Store, 1905; Kelsey and Maxwell, 1818-46; Martin and Hawkins, 1898-99; S. H. Cooper, 1889-93; and secretary and treasurer's book, fraternal organization, 1903-1906.

Mf. 325  -- McKenzie's General Store Account Book. Meigs County, 1935-41. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This account book of a store probably located in or near Decatur, contains customers' names, items charged, amounts owed, and payments made.

Mf. 326  -- Elkton General Store Account Book. Giles County, 1854-1855. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This account book, owner unknown, lists customers' names, items purchased, and prices paid. The first part of the volume is a scrapbook, which contains obituaries and other newspaper clippings relating primarily to the history of Giles County.

Mf. 327  -- Records of Baptist Churches. Washington and Sullivan Counties, 1845-1927. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The church records consists primarily of membership lists and minutes, 1845, 1852-58, 1882-94, of the Muddy Creek and Liberty Baptist churches of Washington County; also included are the constitution and proceedings of the Holston Education Society, 1845; and a yearbook and directory, 1927, of the Calvary Baptist Church of Bristol, which contains a historical sketch of the church for the period 1900-27.

Mf. 328  -- Lookout Mountain Baptist Church Records. Lookout Mountain, 1945-1969. 17 vols. TSLA. 9 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Lookout Mountain Church consists of membership lists, minutes of session, lists of officers, and financial records of this Hamilton County church.

Mf. 329  -- Cedar Lick Baptist Church Records. Wilson County, 1815-1881. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The records of Cedar Lick Church consist of minutes of session, historical sketch, membership and baptismal rolls for this church, which was established in 1811. See also Mf. 339 for other records of this church.

Mf. 330  -- Boiling Fork Baptist Church Records. Franklin County, 1808-1861. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Boiling Fork Church consist of minutes of church conferences, which include names of new members, members dismissed, and ministers of the church.

Mf. 331  -- Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church Records. Fayetteville, 1833-1904, 1925-1941. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Mount Moriah Church consist of lists of members, baptisms, transfers, dismissals, deaths, and ministers; church minutes; rules of decorum; and governing rules for this Lincoln County church.

Mf. 332  -- Waggoner Creek Baptist Church Records. Dechard, 1888-1954. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Waggoner Creek Church consist of membership lists and minutes of session of this Franklin County church.

Mf. 333  -- Baptist Church Records. Athens, 1834-1939. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Baptist Church in Athens consist of membership lists, articles of faith, minutes of session, church covenant, and rules of order; also included are the minutes of the twentieth annual session of the Sweetwater United Baptist Association, 1850; and a few newspaper clippings, ca. 1936, dealing with McMinn County.

Mf. 334  -- Roberson Fork Church of Christ Records.  Lynnville, Giles County, 1830-1868, 1969.  1 vol.  TSLA.  1 reel.  35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Roberson Fork Church consist of minutes of session, membership lists for Negroes and whites; schedule of church services, 1969; and a biographical sketch of Wade Barrett (1800-1870), who served as minister of this Giles County church for about forty years.  See also Mf. 965
.

Mf. 335  -- Mt. Olivet Primitive Baptist Church Records. Lincoln County, 1826-1963. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Mt. Olivet Church consist of minutes of session, membership lists for Negroes and whites, rules of decorum, and financial records for this church, which suspended activities in 1963.

Mf. 336  -- Clay and Sinclair's General Store Account Book. Ripley, 1859-1860. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This account book of a Lauderdale County general merchandise store lists names of purchasers, items purchased, and amounts paid.

Mf. 337  -- Andrew Jackson Account Books, 1802-1808. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are account books for some of Jackson 's general merchandise stores, including the ones at Hunter's Hill, 1804-1805; Clover Bottom, 1805-1807; and the Hermitage, 1807-1808. Jackson (1767-1845) was a congressman, War of 1812 officer, Florida Territory Governor, and U.S. President. Some of the customers listed include Robert Bean, John Coffee, Jacob Dickinson, and John McFerrin. See also Mf. 11, Mf. 30, Mf. 172, Mf. 300, Mf. 809, Mf. 1032 and Mf. 1099 for other collections relating to Andrew Jackson.

Mf. 338  -- First Presbyterian Church Records. Knoxville, 1816-1941. 9 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First Presbyterian Church consist primarily of minutes of session, 1841-1941; and registers of pastors, elders, deacons, communicants, slaves, baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1816-1931.

Mf. 339  -- Cedar Lick Baptist Church Records. Wilson County, 1881-1961. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The records of Cedar Lick Church consist of minutes of session and membership lists; Volume 2, 1881-1915; Volume 3, 1915-61. See Mf. 329 for Vol. 1.

Mf. 340  -- First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Records. Knoxville, 1793-ca. 1942. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are cemetery records with short biographical sketches and genealogical notes for many of those interred. Indexed. Also included are historical sketches of the church; church bulletins which list elders, deacons, and ministers; and clippings regarding the church sesquicentennial celebrated in 1942.

Mf. 341  -- Baptist Church of Christ at Concord and Elk River Association of Primitive Baptists Records. Fayetteville, 1808-1941. 8 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Baptist Church of Christ at Concord, located near Fayetteville, include minutes of the annual session, 1839-1935; rules of decorum; church covenant; and membership list. Records of the Elk River Association of Primitive Baptists include the constitution, 1808; sketch of the association's origin; the government of the association; a list of associational meetings, 1870-1937; and minutes and proceedings, 1830-1941.

Mf. 342  -- World War I Photograph Album, 1914-1918. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
This photograph album containing pictures made during World War I. Included are photographs showing artillery, airplanes, other military equipment, uniforms, and trench warfare. Also included are pictures of Marshall Ferdinand Foch, Gen. John J. Pershing, and Premier Georges Clemenceau.

Mf. 343  -- Tennessee Dental Association Records, 1923-1974. 54 vols. TSLA. 19 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Tennessee Dental Association include proceedings of the Board of Trustees, 1924-50, 1955-74; General Assembly, 1924-70, 1973-74; annual meetings, 1924-71, 1973-74; Executive Committee, 1923-29, 1942-70; and Board of Directors, 1971. Most volumes are indexed. See also Mf. 201, Mf. 543, Mf. 604, Mf. 708, Mf. 982 and Mf. 1132 for other records of the Tennessee Dental Association.

Mf. 344  -- Austin Conner Shofner Diary, 1941-1943. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This diary was kept by Capt. Shofner, U.S. Marines, while serving in the Pacific during World War II. Shofner relates his experiences in the Philippines in 1941-42, his capture by the Japanese following the fall of Manila and the American fortress at Corregidor, life in the prisoner of war camp at Davao Penal Colony, his escape to the jungle, and his subsequent attachment to a Filipino guerrilla unit. Register available.

Mf. 345  -- Pleasant Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. Chapel Hill, 1840-1899. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Pleasant Grove Church consist of lists of elders; membership lists, 1840-99; births, 1840-56; marriages, 1840-56, 1864-92; dismissals, 1841-54; baptisms, 1841-56, 1870-95; deaths, 1843-57, 1861-97; financial records; minutes of session, 1856-57, 1866, 1868-99; and statistical reports to the presbytery, 1868-99, for this Marshall County church. This church was known earlier as the Chapel Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mf. 346  -- Chunn and Allied Families Collection, ca. 1600-1971. 500 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is genealogical data on the Chunn and related families in the southern U.S., including the Draper, Hartsell, Hughes, Lee, Love, Nahum, Patton, Ridgely, Shockley, and Vaughn families.

Mf. 347  -- McCains Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. Maury County, 1848-1954. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of McCains Church consist of minutes of session; lists of communicants, elders, deacons, and pastors; registers of baptisms, marriages, and deaths for this Maury County church. Volume 1, 1848-73; Volume 2, 1873-96; Volume 3, 1896-1914; Volume 4, 1914-37; Volume 5, 1937-54.

Mf. 348  -- Old Friendship Baptist Church Records. Polk County, 1879-1943. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Old Friendship Church consist of minutes of session; lists of communicants, elders, deacons, and pastors; lists of baptisms and deaths; and a historical index. Volume 1, 1879-1913; Volume 2, 1913-23; Volume 3, 1923-43.

Mf. 349  -- John MacPherson Berrien Papers, 1778-1938. 550 items. 4 vols. UNC. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of John MacPherson Berrien (1785-1856),constitutional lawyer, U.S. Senator, and attorney general under President Andrew Jackson consists of personal and legal correspondence of Berrien of Savannah, Georgia. Also included are papers of his father John Berrien (fl. 1750-1800), his son Lawrence Cecil Berrien (fl. 1880-1938),other members of the Berrien family, and the Falligant family who were related by marriage.

The bulk of the correspondence, 1830-55, deals with political topics such as the Eaton Affair, the Florida-Georgia boundary dispute, the Whig and American parties, and nullification and secession, and is addressed to men prominent in the Jackson administration and in Georgia. Correspondents include George E. Badger, George W. Crawford, Iverson L. Harris, and George M. Troup. Also included are bills, receipts, legal papers, and some Civil War letters of the Falligant family; genealogical data on the Berrien and Falligant families; undated speeches and assorted legal papers. The volumes consist of an account book, receipt book, and two letterbooks. Register available.

Mf. 350  -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records. Chattanooga, 1900-1950. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of St. Paul’s Church consist of registers of members, rectors, communicants, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials; records of offerings for charitable purposes and private celebrations; and minutes of the vestry which include committee reports, correspondence, and financial reports.

Mf. 351  -- First Presbyterian Church Records. Chattanooga, 1840-1968. 14 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First Presbyterian Church consist of church histories; registers of elders, 1840-88; deacons, 1959-60; communicants, 1866-1916; baptisms, 1863-1928; marriages, 1863-1918; minutes of session, 1866-1918; minutes of meetings of Sunday School teachers and church officers, 1940-49; membership roll, 1865; and a scrapbook relating to the history of the church.

Mf. 352  -- Vine Street Orphans' Home Records. Chattanooga, 1878-1905.
These records have been removed from TSLA and sent to The Children’s Home, 315 Gillespie Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37411.

Mf. 353  -- Thomas Hutchins Papers, 1759-1788. 3 Vols. PHS. 1 Reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of Thomas Hutchins (1730-1789), military engineer, lieutenant in the British army, and geographer consist primarily of comments, notes, and maps made by Hutchins while serving with the British army in North America. Included are descriptions of the land, rivers, and some cities of the present southeastern U.S.; comments on the English-Spanish rivalry in the Mississippi Valley; Hutchins' plan of attack on the city of New Orleans; discussions of Indians of the Mississippi Valley; Hutchins' map of the Cumberland River; and some readings taken along the Tennessee River. The register contains typed copies of Hutchins' compass readings and measured distances for both the Cumberland and Tennessee. This is an important collection for the early history of the Tennessee River Valley.

Mf. 354  -- Thacker Family Records, 1635-1965. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The genealogical data on the Thacker family of South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, includes census, birth, death marriage, and war records.

Mf. 355  -- First Presbyterian Church Records. Knoxville, 1816-1837. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First Presbyterian Church consist of a membership list; annual report, 1832-33, which contains records of baptisms, deaths, suspensions, and communicants; and a register of admissions and removals.

Mf. 356  -- St. John's Episcopal Church Records. Knoxville, 1844-1971. 10 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of St. John’s Church consist primarily of a historical sketch; roll of parishioners; records of baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages, families, church offerings, deaths, and burials. Volume 1, 1844-86; Volume 2, 1887-1905; Volume 3, 1905-27; Volume 4, 1927-56; Volume 5, 1928-69; Volume 6, 1946-70; Volumes 7 and 8, 1957-71, Volume 9, 1957-70; and Volume 10, 1969-71.

Mf. 357  -- James Madison Presidential Papers, 1723-1859. 112 vols. 4 items. Library of Congress. 28 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the public and private papers of James Madison (1751-1836), fourth President of the U.S., 1809-17. This Library of Congress collection consists primarily of correspondence; also included are autobiographical materials, notes on debates held in the Continental Congress and the Federal Convention, and a few miscellaneous papers. Correspondents include John Q. Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and many other prominent individuals of the period.

Mf. 358  -- Dewitt Sherrell Figuers Scrapbook, 1710-1960. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a scrapbook compiled by a Columbia and Nashville banker, Dewitt Sherrell Figuers (1912-1973). The volumes consist of genealogical data dealing with the Figuers, Bledsoe, Sherrell, Cheairs, and related families; wills, legal papers, and business certificates; information on the Figuers Realty Company and other real estate matters; obituaries; material on Travellers’ Rest historic site and the old Maxwell House Hotel; photographs of historic houses; court records, biographical sketches and other items reflecting the history of Middle Tennessee.

Mf. 359  -- George Deforest Brush Scrapbooks, 1855-1941. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This scrapbook is composed of information on the life and career of Brush (1855-1941), an artist and native of Shelbyville. Included are photographs, a chronology of Brush's life, information and reproductions of his paintings, and material on his daughter Nancy Douglas Bowditch (b. 1890). Mrs. Robert E. Cogswell of Shelbyville compiled the volumes.

Mf. 360  -- Moscow Methodist Church Records. Fayette County, 1890-1970. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Moscow Methodist Church consist of a register of baptisms, list of pastors and members, and financial records for this Fayette County church.

Mf. 361  -- Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Records. Fayette County, 1832-1901. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Mt. Pisgah Church consist of membership lists which include some death dates; rules of decorum; plan of church government; minutes; and a copy of a land survey made for the church in 1836.

Mf. 362  -- David Outlaw Papers, 1847-1866. 326 items. UNC. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are papers of David Outlaw (1806-1868), Congressman, lawyer, and Whig political leader from Bertie County, North Carolina. The collection consists primarily of his correspondence to his wife Emily, written while he was serving in Congress, 1847-51. Outlaw comments on social and political life, the Mexican War, internal improvements, slavery and compromises, and the 1848 presidential election. Many prominent individuals of the period are mentioned including John Q. Adams, Henry Clay, Andrew Johnson, and James K. Polk. Also included are letters dealing with family problems and the hiring out of Negroes, and genealogical data on the Outlaw and Anderson families.

Mf. 363  -- Thomas Bragg Diary, 1861-1862. 3 vols. UNC. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a diary of Thomas Bragg (1810-1872), lawyer, politician, governor of North Carolina, U.S. Senator, and attorney general for the Confederacy. Bragg records his observations on issues of the day while serving first as U.S. Senator from North Carolina, then as attorney general, and finally as a private citizen in Petersburg, Virginia. Subjects covered include sectional differences, garrisoning of Federal forts in the South, secession, political and military affairs in the Confederacy, and Civil War news and rumors. Many prominent military and political individuals of the period are mentioned including Gen. Braxton Bragg, John Breckinridge, Jefferson Davis, Stephen Douglas, William H. Seward, and John Slidell.

Mf. 364  -- American Missionary Association Records, 1836-1905. 3000 items. ARC. 6 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These papers relate to the Tennessee activities of the American Missionary Association, originally an interdenominational missionary society devoted to abolitionist activities. The AMA was one of the most important and influential of the Northern philanthropic groups working with Tennessee freedmen during Reconstruction, especially in the field of education. The collection consists primarily of correspondence as well as teachers' reports from association schools, and material relating to Fisk University and the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Most papers are for the period 1863-78, and include comments on political, economic, moral, and spiritual conditions in Tennessee during this period.

Mf. 365  -- Duff Green Papers, 1810-1902. 10,000 items. 34 vols. UNC. 25 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of Duff Green (1791-1875), editor, businessman, politician, and member of Andrew Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet," consists of correspondence, extensive business records, clippings, maps, and other printed matter of Green and his son Benjamin Edwards Green (1822-1907). Subjects mentioned include the American Industrial Agency; coal, iron, land, and railroad companies; currency reform and financial matters; U.S. diplomacy in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, and Texas; land purchases; sectionalism; emancipation; and reconstruction. Many prominent individuals of the period are mentioned including Jefferson Davis, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Van Buren, and Daniel Webster. Guide available.

Mf. 366  -- Tennessee Wesleyan College Records. Athens, 1869-1970. 24 vols. TSLA. 4 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection includes minutes, lists of students and faculty members, history of the college, faculty resolutions, correspondence, programs, bulletins, and other printed matter. This school has had several earlier names, including Athens Female College, East Tennessee Wesleyan College, East Tennessee Wesleyan University, Grant Memorial University, and Athens School of the University of Chattanooga.

Mf. 367  -- Gustavius Memminger Bloom Papers, 1858-1869. 1 item. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of Gustavius Memminger Bloom (1835-1875), Tennessee legislator, 1867-69, from McMinn County, consist of two diaries, 1858, 1860, and two account books, 1863-69. The diaries contain a record of Bloom’s daily activities. Also included is an 1869 letter from Bloom to W. L. McKnight of Nashville. RESTRICTED: Materials loaned for microfilming only. Permission for use must be obtained from owner of the original materials

Mf. 368  -- Carson General Store and Woods Grocery Store Account Books. Lauderdale County, 1853-1855, 1885. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The account books list customers' names, items purchased, and prices paid. Both stores are mentioned in Goodspeed’s History of Tennessee.

Mf. 369  -- Athens Methodist Episcopal Church Records. McMinn County, 1865-1929. 50 items. 8 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Athens Methodist Episcopal Church consist mainly of minutes of quarterly conferences, 1865-88; Sunday School records, 1870-72; Ladies Aid Society records, including constitution, bylaws, membership lists, and minutes, 1902-29; Epworth League financial records, 1891-96; reports to the quarterly conference of the Athens District, Holston Conference, 1867-86; and correspondence regarding church building plans, 1904. Also included are the quarterly conference records, 1908-1909, 1911-12; and minutes, 1910, of the Holston Conference, Athens District.

Mf. 370  -- John M. Ray Scrapbook, 1900-1932. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are primarily newspaper clippings, political cartoons, poetry, and other writings collected by Ray, (1876-1965) of Nashville. Ray was the Socialist Party candidate in the 1906 gubernatorial election. Clippings deal with the tenets of Socialism, exposure of J. P. Morgan and the trusts, William Jennings Bryan, and the presidential election of 1900. Also included is Ray's 1910 publication, The Impending World Crisis.

Mf. 371  -- Oakland Baptist Church Records. Springfield, 1888-1913. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Oakland Church consist of minutes and lists of members, baptisms, church services held, and some death dates for this Robertson County church.

Mf. 372  -- Benjamin Franklin Perry Papers, 1822-1933. 200 items. 7 vols. UNC. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the papers of Benjamin Franklin Perry (1805-1886), Greenville, South Carolina, lawyer; editor; Unionist; and provisional governor of South Carolina during the Johnson Reconstruction. The collection includes autobiographies, 1847,1879; two diaries, 1832-65; newspaper clippings; genealogical data on the Perry family; accounts of Revolutionary War incidents; and correspondence dealing with Perry's personal and political affairs, 1850-68.

Mf. 373  -- Christopher Gustavus Memminger Papers, 1803-1915. 250 items. 1 vol. UNC. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Christopher Gustavus Memminger (1803-1888) was a German-born banker of Charleston, South Carolina, (1803-1888) who served as Secretary of the Treasury for the Confederacy, 1861-64. The collection includes family correspondence from Germany, 1803-12; naturalization certificate, 1824; Memminger’s letters from Europe to his wife and daughter; letters regarding secession; some official correspondence as Secretary of the Treasury; the papers of his son Thomas B. Memminger, who served as a physician in the Confederate army; and papers dealing with Reconstruction in South Carolina. Post-Civil War materials deal with Memminger's law practice, railroads, education in Charleston, and expenses for a summer home at Flat Rock, North Carolina.

Mf. 374  -- Mary Elizabeth (Stay) Buckner Papers, 1818-1923. 2100 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The accounts, correspondence, diaries, genealogical data, legal documents, newspapers, and miscellaneous items actually comprise two collections: the correspondence of Henry K. Buckner of Nashville, written during World War I; and the family papers of Mary Buckner, who lived in the Alabama Territory during the early nineteenth century. Included in the Mary Buckner papers are a copy of an 1827 Andrew Jackson letter; the correspondence of Dr. Hugh W. Henry, who tells of army camp life in 1836 and the dangers faced by soldiers in the Creek War; and genealogical data on the Falconer, Hazard, Henry, Singleton, and related families.

Mf. 375  -- Methodist Church Records. Warren and Coffee Counties, 1898-1967. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist of a church history, 1898-1910, and membership lists, 1957-60, of the Viola Methodist Church of Warren County; membership list, 1951-67, of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church of Warren County; and register of pastors, marriages, baptisms, and members of the Fountain Grove Methodist Episcopal Church of Coffee County.

Mf. 376  -- Carter Family Papers, 1659-1797. 50 vols. UV. 4 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are papers of the prominent Carter family of Richmond County, Virginia. The principal figure in the collection is Landon Carter (1710-1778), a successful planter and politician; the papers of his son Robert Wormeley Carter (1734-1798) are also included. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, land records, legal documents, and business papers dealing with a variety of subjects including politics, business affairs such as tobacco growing and the slave trade, and family matters. Also included are Landon Carter's political essays in the Virginia Gazette, disputed quit-rent accounts, items concerning local politics, and Carter's record of the daily activities of the House of Burgesses, 1752-75. Correspondents include Richard Henry Lee, Philip Key, and Edmund Pendleton.

Mf. 377  -- General Store Account Book. Jonesboro, 1831-1832. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This account book of a Washington County general merchandise store lists customers' names, items purchased, and amounts paid.

Mf. 378  -- Mouse Creek Agency of the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Daybook. Niota, 1855-1860. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The railroad agency daybook lists various daily expenses, customers' names, and amounts paid.

Mf. 379  -- Lenoir Mercantile Firm Daybook. Lenoir City, 1836-1846. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the mercantile firm owned by A. S. and I. T. Lenoir, who were partners until 1846, includes customers' names, items purchased, and amounts paid.

Mf. 380  -- William Henry Harrison Presidential Papers, 1734-1939. 984 items. Library of Congress. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the papers of William H. Harrison (1773-1841), ninth President of the U.S., 1841. This Library of Congress collection consists primarily of Harrison’s correspondence and military papers, 1796-1841, including correspondence relating to the War of 1812, Harrison’s unsuccessful presidential campaign of 1836, the 1840 presidential campaign, and Harrison's brief term as president; also included are a few posthumous family papers. Correspondents include Duff Green, Return J. Meigs, James Winchester, and other prominent individuals of the period.

Mf. 381  -- Leonidas Polk Papers, 1767-1937. 750 items. UNC. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the papers of Leonidas Polk (1806-1864), Episcopal bishop and Confederate army officer. The collection consists of his papers and those of his son and biographer, William Mecklenburg Polk (1844-1918). The collected papers relate to the Polk and Hawkins families of North Carolina; Leonidas Polk's life and career; Episcopal Church work; the establishment of the University of the South, 1856-61; and Confederate campaigns in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia, 1861-64. W. M. Polk's papers are chiefly concerned with the data and writing of his book Leonidas Polk Bishop and General, first published in 1893. Some transcripts.

Mf. 382  -- Zachary Taylor Presidential Papers, 1814-1931. 631 items. LC. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the papers of Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), twelfth president of the U.S. This Library of Congress collection consists of political and personal correspondence; military papers; autobiographical account, ca. 1826; documents relating to the estate of Taylor and to the management of Fashion, the plantation in Louisiana, by Taylor 's son Richard; and a small amount of miscellaneous material. Correspondents include Jefferson Davis, James K. Polk, Winfield Scott, and other prominent individuals of the period.

Mf. 383  -- Simon Cameron Papers 1824-1892. 4100 items. PHMC. 10 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the papers of Simon Cameron (1799-1889), businessman, U.S. Senator, Secretary of War, and minister to Russia from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The collection consists primarily of incoming correspondence and business papers, 1853-65, dealing with banking, the iron industry and railroads; also included is some political correspondence. Correspondents include James G. Blaine, Salmon P. Chase, William H. Seward, David Wilmot, and other prominent individuals of the period.

Mf. 384  -- John Tyler Presidential Papers, 1691-1918. 1410 items. LC. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the public and private papers of John Tyler (1790-1862), tenth president of the U.S., 1841-45. This Library of Congress collection also includes the correspondence of Tyler 's widow Julia G. Tyler; an autograph collection assembled by their son Lyon G. Tyler; and family papers reflecting social life and customs in Virginia. Correspondents include George Bancroft, James Buchanan, James Monroe, and other prominent individuals of the period.

Mf. 385  -- Francis Jackson Account Book, 1819-1820, 1864. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The account book of Francis Jackson (1766-1845) is for a general merchandise store located in Versailles, Rutherford County. Customers’ names, items purchased, and amounts paid are listed. Also included are diary entries, 1864, of an unnamed Versailles girl, who comments on Federal troop movements and activities in the area; autobiographical comments by Jackson; a list of births; and an unsigned letter, 1864.

Mf. 386  -- Rock Creek Primitive Baptist Church Records. Marshall County, 1814-1851. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Records of Rock Creek Primitive Baptist Church consist of the constitution, minutes, and membership list for this church, which was organized in 1810 on Rock Creek, in what was then a part of Maury County. This church, later known as the Shiloh Baptist Church, was moved to Silver Creek, in Marshall County.

Mf. 387  -- Trinity Methodist Church Records.   Athens, 1949-1969. 6 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Trinity Methodist Church consist of the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Stewards, 1949-63, 1966-69; treasurers' reports, 1960-63; and a plat, 1959, showing the land between the church and Tennessee Wesleyan College.

Mf. 388  -- J. Matthews and Company Journal. Athens, 1867-1869. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The journal of this McMinn County general merchandise store lists customers' names, items purchased, and amounts paid. Also included is a separate listing of flour sales.

Mf. 389  -- Brush Creek Primitive Baptist Church Records.   Smith County, 1802-1971. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Brush Creek Church consist of the church constitution; list of charter members; articles of faith and church covenant; rules of decorum; membership records which include births, deaths, and some marriages; cemetery records; and minutes: Volume 1, 1802-76; Volume 2, 1876-1917; Volume 3, 1918-59; Volume 4, 1959-71.

Mf. 390  -- Monteagle Sunday School Assembly Records. Grundy County, 1882-1971. 15 items. 16 vols. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the minute books for the meetings of the Board of Trustees, members and executive committees; charter, 1882; register of leases; and auditors' reports. This religious and cultural organization was patterned after the Chautauqua movement, which flourished in the Northeast during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Mf. 391  -- St. Paul 's Episcopal Church Records. Chattanooga, 1928-1970. 10 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of St. Paul ’s Episcopal Church consist mainly of minutes of the meetings of the Board of Trustees and the vestry, some correspondence, and information on the church budget.

Mf. 392  -- Chester Alan Arthur Presidential Papers, 1843-1938. 1413 items. LC. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are transcripts and photocopies of original correspondence of Arthur (1830-1886), twenty-first President of the U.S., 1881-85, from the files of Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. The rest of Arthur's papers are said to have been burned at his direction the day before he died. Correspondents include Robert G. Dun, James G. Blaine, Roscoe Conkling, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and other prominent individuals of the period.

Mf. 393  -- Second Presbyterian Church Records. Chattanooga, 1881-1952. 4 items. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Second Presbyterian Church consist of minutes of session, including minutes of trustees' meetings, 1892-1927; chronological roll, with index, of communicants, 1944-52; baptismal records; charter of incorporation for the church, 1881; certification of ownership for land in Forest Hills Cemetery located in Chattanooga; and some newspaper clippings.

Mf. 394  -- McTyeire School Records. Carroll County, 1899-1957. 1700 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection of records includes correspondence, primarily to James A. Robins, school principal; historical sketches and accounts of the school; catalogs, 1900-30; also newspaper clippings, photographs, lists of students, grades and mailing lists, and other miscellaneous items relating to the history and programs of the institution.

Mf. 395  -- General Store Account Books. Carroll County, ca. 1830-1893. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are account books for two general stores: one, located in Caledonia and owned by Wylie Covington, covers the period 1834-35; the other, located in Huntingdon and owned by a Morgan in the 1830s and later by Enoch Morgan, covers the period 1836-93. The volumes list customers' names, items purchased, and amounts paid.

Mf. 396  -- Hannah's Gap Baptist Church of Christ Records. Lincoln County, 1854-1911. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are records of Hannah’s Gap Baptist Church. Volume 1 contains minutes, 1867-87; statistics, 1867-70, 1872; membership list and list of deaths, 1854-71. Volume 2 contains minutes, 1887-94, including dates for reception, exclusions, dismissal, and death. Volume 3 contains a membership list, 1888-1900; lists of deaths, 1888-94. Volume 4 contains a membership list; minutes, 1895-1911; and a membership list corrected in 1906.

Mf. 397  -- Otey Memorial Parish and St. Mark's  Mission Records. Sewanee, 1873-1968. 7 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Five volumes of records of the Otey Memorial Parish contain baptismal records, 1873-84, 1895-1932, 1938-42; confirmations, 1873-83, 1897-1942, 1946-56; burials, 1875-84, 1895-1942; marriages, 1877-84, 1892-1949; and records of the St. Agnes Mission at Cowan, 1895-1904. Two volumes of St. Mark's Mission records contain communions, 1931-68; baptisms, 1931-67; confirmations, 1931-65; burials, 1933-67; and marriages, 1963, 1965.

Mf. 398  -- Hilary Ewing Howse Scrapbook, 1909-1963. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This scrapbook traces the career of Hilary Ewing Howse (1866-1938) of Rutherford County, state senator and mayor of Nashville. The scrapbook is composed primarily of newspaper articles dealing with Howse's terms as Nashville mayor, 1909-13, 1923-38, and includes several mayoral proclamations. Mrs. Benton Tolliver of Nashville, niece of H. E. Howse, compiled this volume.

Mf. 399  -- Jacob McGavock Dickinson Papers, 1812-1946. 500 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
These are the papers of Jacob M. Dickinson (1851-1928), Tennessee Supreme Court Justice, assistant U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Secretary of War under President Taft, and Chicago lawyer. The papers deal with the Alaskan boundary arbitration, 1903-1904, and include Dickinson's correspondence; notes of the British Attorney General, Lord Alverstone; and a scrapbook of notes, letters, invitations, and clippings of social and personal events during the 1903-1904 period. See Mf. 836 for the main body of J. M. Dickinson’s papers.

 

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