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Tennessee State Library and Archives

403 7th Avenue North

Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Description:

The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA), collects and preserves books and records of historical, documentary and reference value, and promotes library and archival development throughout the state.

http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/index.htm

Categories: Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant,

Collections:
Andrew Johnson [picture].
Martin Thomas Ryder Papers, 1869-1872
Shelah Waters Certificate of appointment, 331 May 1871
Howell Edmunds Jackson Papers, Addition, 1728-1962
Duncan Brown Cooper Family Papers, 1838-1965
Andrew Johnson, Presidential pardon for Tom Menees, 18 September 1865

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Andrew Johnson [picture].

1 engraving.
Oval engraved portrait of U.S. President Andrew Johnson.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/33215957

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1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Martin Thomas Ryder Papers, 1869-1872

12 items.
Consists of papers relating to M.T. Ryder of Memphis, Tennessee, member of the Tennessee House of Representatives and U.S. Marshal. Includes a biographical sketch; letters to President U.S. Grant from Isaac R. Hawkins, W.G. Brownlow, F.S. Richards, and Joseph Smith Fowler regarding Ryder's qualifications for a consular appointment, 1869; a letter to Ryder from William Hemphill Jones, 1872; and newspaper clippings regarding Ryder's career.
Photocopies.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/28832469

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12 items

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Shelah Waters Certificate of appointment, 331 May 1871

1 item.
Consists of a certicate appointing Shelah Waters assessor for the United States Internal Revenue, third district of Tennessee, signed by Ulysses S. Grant.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/29676428

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1 item

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- Ulysses S. Grant

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Howell Edmunds Jackson Papers, Addition, 1728-1962

Jackson, Howell Edmunds, 1832-1895. Consists of correspondence, genealogical data, biographical sketches, and other documents relating to Howell E. Jackson (1832-1895) and his family, of Nashville, Tennessee. Includes information on Robert F. Maddox of Atlanta, Ga., a relative of Howell E. Jackson; letters to Howell E. Jackson III from U.S. Supreme Court justices, 1906; letters from Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison concerning judicial appointments; Edmunds family, Ball family, and Jackson family genealogy; a copy of the will of Howell Edmunds, 1728; a letter from William H. Jackson to his brother, Howell E. Jackson; and various tribute materials relating to Howell E. Jackson's life and career, including a memoriam volume. Includes some photocopies.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/29263807

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40 items

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

- Benjamin Harrison

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Duncan Brown Cooper Family Papers, 1838-1965

Cooper, Duncan Brown. Nashville, Tennessee newspaperman and politician. Papers of the family of Duncan Brown Cooper, including accounts, correspondence, clippings, some genealogical data, legal papers, photographs, speeches, and writings. Approximately one third of the 1,400 letters in the collection were written in sympathy and support for Duncan Brown Cooper and his son, Robin, after the shooting of Edward Ward Carmack by Robin on Nov. 9, 1908. Many letters comment on the trial of Cooper and his son, including criticism of Judge W.T. Hart and the Tennessee Supreme Court decision to uphold Cooper's conviction for murder. Other letters praise Cooper's pardon by Governor Malcolm Rice Patterson in 1910. About 200 letters received by Duncan Brown Cooper are of a political nature. Some 350 letters deal with the automobile business in Texas, 1909-1910. Other letters are of a family or personal nature, including those to Cooper's daughter, Sarah Cooper Burch, from her son and his family in Memphis, Tenn. and County Leitrim, Ireland, ca. 1940-ca. 1960. Prominent correspondents include George Bancroft, Isham G. Harris, Grover Cleveland, Malcolm Rice Patterson, Joseph Jefferson, Jacob McGavock Dickinson, Austin Peay, and Carrie Chapman Catt. Other correspondents include John B. Bond, W.I. Cherry, Edmund Cooper, Hugh P. Dunlap, James M. Head, F.B. Hemphill, John C. Houk, Sarah Polk Jones, Harvey Marion LaFollette, Katharine LaFollette, C.W. Maier, J.M. Mayes, W.F. Milner, Katrina Williamson, and E. Bright Wilson. Some genealogical notes on the Brown, Donelson, Burch, and Jones families are included in the papers. The writings include a short account of the death of Meriwether Lewis by Cooper Frierson.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/35309781

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4,000 items

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Andrew Johnson, Presidential pardon for Tom Menees, 18 September 1865

1 item.
Consists of a presidential pardon issued to Thomas Menees of Robinson [i.e. Robertson] County, Tennessee, for "taking part in the late rebellion against the Government of the United States." The pardon is signed by President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward. Menees served in the Confederate Congress and was the first dean of the Vanderbilt University Medical School.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/28771199

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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