Tennesseana
Early Tennessee Ephemera
Richardson Lubricating -Memphis BH
Item #: NEW-0016811

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Nice color graphic billhead for Caster Oil.  Stamp and letter by George C Cummins, Memphis Tennessee. Can be folded along the original folds and mailed in a first class envelope

George C Cummins

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Nashville Manufacturing Company Certificate-1850
Item #: NEW-0016197

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This nice graphic certificate is on light rag paper and measures nine by seven inches.  Nice condition despite the light folds across the share in the middle and also one vertical fold.  Share owner's name is Thomas J Haugh and is signed by Ro B Castleman and James Plunkett.

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Mulberry Male & Female Institute-Principal Contract-1872
Item #: NEW-0016167

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This lot has two items that address the history of his school in Mulberry Tennessee The first item is a lengthy (three plus pages + diagrams) of things that will be done in the building of the buildings for the school.  It is signed by Alex J Whitaker, and two others whose writing I can't read.  It is dated April 16th 1869. The second item is two pages of a contract between T C Jones and C Daney. T D Jones was to be the principal. It is dated August 1, 1872.  

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1874 Invite-Picnic-Polk Edwards Lawn-Mulberry Village-Tn
Item #: NEW-0016145

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Small invitation on blue paper about a "Grand Pic-Nic" on Mr. Polk Edwards's Lawn, in the vicinity of Mulberry Village.  W R Cashion, B F Solomon, R R Whitaker and A J Renegar.

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McClure-Music Publisher-Pianos-Nashville
Item #: NEW-0016143

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1870 paper lot with a nice invoice with revenue stamp. James A McClure was a long time music publisher and musical instruments in Nashville Tennessee.  These papers related to a piano purchased for Mary Sharp College in Winchester Tennessee.  

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Dusenberry-Bruce-Invoice-Fayetteville Tn
Item #: NEW-0016141

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This invoice is dated 1873. There is a small tear at top mid fold.  These were dealers in produce and groceries

 H T Dusenberry and T J Bruce. 

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Martin-Langstaff Hardware-Memphis-LH
Item #: NEW-0015385

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This is a lettersheet dated 1873 letter signed by Martin of Martin-Langstaff Hardware in Memphis Tennessee.  Nice graphic of a Wood & Man Steam Engine.

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Philadelphia to Reynoldsburg Tn-1832 Stampless Cover
Item #: NEW-0014873

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Short business letter with some separations at the folds.  Faint cancel, paid 25 marking.  Addressed to T K Wiley.

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John C McLemore-Father of Memphis-1854 Document
Item #: NEW-0014541

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The scan shows the cover sheet to a very complicated three page legal transaction involving land in Tennessee.  It was executed in California. I won't try to describe what it is about as it's too complicated.  Famous Tennessee pioneers are mentioned in the document-John Davis, George Washington Campbell, Edward D Hicks.  Joseph Grant executed the papers as he was the Commissioner of Deeds for all of the states.  I believe the seal is the seal of Tennessee.  Tears on the edge of the blue rag paper. The papers are stuck together, out of order with red seals.  The back page is heavily stained but is only the cover for the folded document.  

John Christmas McLemore was a West Tennessee speculator and rose to prominence in this capacity and with his marriage to Elizabeth Donelson, daughter of John Donelson.   Two Tennessee towns are named after him and he was one of four men who are considered the founders of Memphis.  McLemore speculated in risky ventures toward the end of his life and nearly bankrupt tried to recoup his losses in the gold rush in California.  

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Memphis Tn Stores-1800's-BH Lot
Item #: NEW-0014504

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Please view the scans to see the condition of these billheads.  Descriptions are not in order

Henry Loeb Co-1898-Shirt Makers-Steam Laundry-Men's Furnishers-Turkish and Plain Baths.

James S Robinson-1901-Apothecary

A Just-1868-Fine Clothing for Gents and Boys

The Commercial Publishing Co-1889-Publishers of The Commercial Appeal

M E Carter-1893-Produce Dealer

H B Shanks- S H Phillips-1895-Commission Merchants

B Lowenstein & Brothers-1896-Dry Goods-Carpets-Upholstery



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Letter-Grover Cleveland's Shirts Hanging in Back Yard
Item #: NEW-0014473

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Personal letter from the daughter of Mrs. E D Hicks of Nashville on the advertising cover of W M Woolwine in Nashville.  She describes a vacation trip when she visited near Mrs. Cleveland's "whom I saw near the window. Her house is quite handsome and  Grover's shirts were hanging on the line in the back yard."

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Matthews Coupling Co-1899 BH-Memphis Tn
Item #: NEW-0014421

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Two staple holes and the left edge is somewhat damaged by being taken out of an album

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Ullathorne Seed Co-Memphis-1897 BH
Item #: NEW-0014420

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One stable hole and some staining on the right edge.

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F Lavigne-Memphis-French Millinery-1891 Invoice
Item #: NEW-0014402

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Beautiful script on this invoice.  This store dealt in the finest french millinery and ladies hair goods.  The purchaser was A Webber Co in Hickory White Tennessee.  Folds and two staple holes.

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1837 Stampless Cover-Nashville-William Campbell
Item #: NEW-0014145

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personal content on this letter addressed to John M Campbell in Jackson Tennessee. The page that has no content other than the addressed part in ragged, stained, and with holes where the seal was broken.  Letter is signed William Campbell

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1844 Stampless Cover-Columbia Tennessee (Maury City)
Item #: NEW-0013964

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Two page letter written to Mrs James Davidson (Mother) from Mary M Davidson, her daughter (in-law).  Cancel is from Columbia Tennessee. The mother lived in Roseville, "Bedford City" Paid 12 which seems kind of high.  

Mary is informing "Mother" that Mr. Davidson has been intending to visit her if he can get a horse to ride..  She speaks of going to Columbia and if so "we will take borders until we can do better."  "It is very uncertain what we will do, as John L Smith has filed another bill against Mr. D."  More personal news.  Please view the scan to see the condition.  There is on long tear at the fold.

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J W Kirkpatrick-Livery-Stable-Ripley Tn
Item #: NEW-0013207

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Nice graphic of a horse and buggy. D F Yancy.  Billhead is dated 1886

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Globe Carriage Works-Knoxville Tn 1894 BH
Item #: NEW-0013194

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Corner creases.  Great graphic of a buggy. Can fold along the original folds and mail in a envelope for a savings, if desired.

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Knights of Templar-Lebanon Tennessee
Item #: NEW-0013047

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This program measures 7 by 4 and a half inches.  Made for the Baldwin Commandery in Lebanon Tennessee.  Undated but I feel sure it was in the late 1800's.  Small edge tear where I believe a ribbon was.  Large crease at the mid edge.  Grand Commandery of Tennessee, Knights Templar by Baldwin Commandery, No 7.  Names on program are G R Gwynn, S R Williams, J I D Hinds, H M Cartmell, J M Fakes, J M Anderson, Robert Cantrell, N W McConnell, George H Morgan, R P McClain, A W Vick.  Printed by Herald Printery, Lebanon. 

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L Gerstle-Druggist-Chattanooga-189? Receipt
Item #: NEW-0012858

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Light rag paper with interesting graphics. Some crumpling at the folds and a couple of creases.  "Proprietors of St Joseph's".  Quack remedies  

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John C McLemore-Memphis Founder-1825 Land Indenture
Item #: NEW-0012620

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Extensive description of the land being sold by McLemore in Davidson County Tennessee. "land being part of the ground known and designated as College Court ?-Beginning at a stone in Randall McGavock's line-the south west corner of the lot and so on.  The land was deeded to John P Clark.  Legal sized rag paper  Here is some information of McLemore.

Although he is seldom mentioned as one of the original founders, John C. McLemore, like Marcus Winchester was to play as large or larger a part in the founding of Memphis than the famous trio of Overton, Jackson and James Winchester.  He was the only one of the original four owners to live in Memphis.

John Christmas McLemore was born in Orange County, North Carolina.   He moved to Nashville at age 16 to train as a surveyor.  At the age of 21 he was appointed surveyor general of the military district by the Tennessee state legislature.  This was due in large part to the fact that the former holder of that position was his uncle, William Christmas.  McLemore married  a niece of Rachel Jackson, Elizabeth Donnelson.  When Jackson ran for president he traded his remaining share of Memphis, some 625 acres to John McLemore in exchange for a tract of land in Madison County.

In 1828 McLemore was a signer of the deed that gave public access to the river front.  Public lands included in this deed included Court Square, Auction Square (for the auctioning of slaves), Market Square and the riverfront promenade.  As sells continued at a sluggish pace the partnership was disbanded the following year with McLemore receiving 23 lots.  

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John C McLemore-Founder of Memphis-1833 Land Deed
Item #: NEW-0012613

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This early rag paper land indenture in Davidson County (Nashville) has some condition problems, most of which can be seen in the scan.  Measures 16 and a half by 13 inches.  McLemore was one of the early founders of Memphis and the following history was found on memphishistory.com web site.

Although he is seldom mentioned as one of the original founders, John C. McLemore, like Marcus Winchester was to play as large or larger a part in the founding of Memphis than the famous trio of Overton, Jackson and James Winchester.  He was the only one of the original four owners to live in Memphis.

John Christmas McLemore was born in Orange County, North Carolina.   He moved to Nashville at age 16 to train as a surveyor.  At the age of 21 he was appointed surveyor general of the military district by the Tennessee state legislature.  This was due in large part to the fact that the former holder of that position was his uncle, William Christmas.  McLemore married  a niece of Rachel Jackson, Elizabeth Donelson.  When Jackson ran for president he traded his remaining share of Memphis, some 625 acres to John McLemore in exchange for a tract of land in Madison County.

In 1828 McLemore was a signer of the deed that gave public access to the river front.  Public lands included in this deed included Court Square, Auction Square (for the auctioning of slaves), Market Square and the riverfront promenade.  As sells continued at a sluggish pace the partnership was disbanded the following year with McLemore receiving 23 lots.  At one point McLemore owned 995 acres on the lower bluff.  He participated in the Fort Pickering venture as did John Overton.  This was a rival town south of Memphis.
 
Although McLemore became quite wealthy he lost much of his wealth on the failed Memphis and LaGrange railroad that was chartered in 1834.  The project was a dramatic failure that left his finances reeling.  A financial panic in 1837 further reduced his holdings.  In an attempt to build another fortune McLemore joined the gold rush in 1849.  He remained in California some 12 years, returning to Memphis before his death in 1864.  During the last years of his life he lived with his daughter, Elizabeth Walker, on Walker Avenue south of Lauderdale. 
 
McLemore is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee.  He is the only one of the founders to be buried in Memphis. 

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Land Document Davidson County Tn 1852
Item #: NEW-0012446

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Large document measuring sixteen by twelve inches, shown in two scans.  Rag paper, excellent condition except for one small separation at one of the middle folds.  William D Phillips and James P Clark.

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American National Bank-Nashville-1896 Leather Bank Book
Item #: NEW-0012386

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Only one entry in this bank book that belonged to Jennie S Eve. Measures 5 and a half by three and a half inches.

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S J Lynn Patent Cheese Cover-Knoxville Tn
Item #: NEW-0012310

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This 1893-Graphic Letter sheet shows an interesting contraption which "is absolute protection to cheese, no flies, no gnats, no dust, the cheese kept moist by means of a wet sponge."  Very nice condition.

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Samuel Seay-Nashville-1848 Shipping Invoice
Item #: NEW-0012178

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This is the earliest merchant receipt that I have ever had from my home town.  April 1, 1848 "Rec'd from Samuel Seay & Son, in good order and condition, the Packages of Merchandise marked and specified in the Margin, which I engaged to deliver in the like good order, without delay, unto Ewing & Beirne at Huntsville paying carriage on the same at one dollar per 100 lbs.  Signed A Campbell.  "
The goods were shipped to Ewing & Beime-one box containing 1 stone, 645 lbs.  Evidently from the little graphic it was carried by horses and wagon.  More writing on the back. Rag paper with several tears at the right edge.  Some foxing. Here is some information on Samuel Seay found of the web and taken from the History of Davidson County

At different times he was engaged in the manufacture of gunpowder, soaps, oils, candles and rope, but he was best known as a wholesale grocer and commission merchant.  During his business career of forty years he was perhaps the most widely known of any merchant in Tennessee.  Among his associates in business were Joseph T. Elliston, Gen.Robert Armstrong, and Joseph H. Shepherd.

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Brownsville Female College-1859 Bill-Brownsville Tn
Item #: NEW-0012146

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This attractive bill was addressed to Col G M (or N) Bartlett for his ward Miss M F Pruden.  Signed by William Shelton.  The item measures 8 and a half by 7 and a half inches.  Two edge tears at left folds.  Blue rag paper with green and red print.

Brownsville Female Institute, founded in 1842 at Brownsville. This school flourished with moderate success until the beginning of the civil war, when its doors were closed.  It was under control of the Presbyterian Church.


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Hawkins County-Sneedville-Rogersville Turnpike Co-1867 Bond
Item #: NEW-0012110

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This is rare bond is made on light rag paper.   It is a $100 bond with some of the coupons cashed in.  Folds and other very minor wear.

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Tennessee Slave Archive-1783 Purchase-Death in 1856
Item #: NEW-0012106

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This lot came from the papers saved by Edward Hicks and the family members who followed him.  Edward's great grandfather was John Davis, an early Nashville-Williamson County area pioneer and surveyor.  The family home was known as Devon Farm and until a few years ago remained in the hands of a family member.  The archive begins with the purchase of a slave known as "Dab," later to be known as Deb. Deb was sold by Josephus Perrin in Lincoln County, State of Virginia for the sum of one hundred pounds, current money of Virginia.  Delivered to Thomas Brown of the same county and state, one Negro boy named Dab." The date is given as 783, with the 1 missing but assumed to be 1783.  The document is on rag paper and is roughly torn at the bottom.  The document has folds ad some holes at the mid folds. 

The second scan shown is a letter and worn cover with a Nashville cancel, dated Sept 10, 1853.  The letter was written to H T Davis and signed by Edward Hicks, his nephew. The letter  concerns the settling of an estate of a family member.  The relevant information about the slaves is as follows:  "The Negros can be moved from the place now, in fact I will have every Negro except Deb and Phebe away in two days now.  Your Negro woman Fanny is sick at present but I shall take care that she is properly attended to.”  

The next item is dated Feb, 1854 for expenses of the slaves, Deb and Pheb an accounting of the estate of John Davis.  Meals, coffee, whisky, shoes etc  Hicks is paying for someone who undoubtedly had taken care of the slaves when John Davis died.

The next item is another letter from Hicks to his Uncle Davis dated May 1854 when he mentions the slaves.  Including is a worn cancel from Caney Texas.  "I saw old Deb yesterday.  I do not think that he can live long.  I directed a strong dose of cowhide to be administered to Pheb for making Will steal a bottle of whiskey for her.”

The next item is a letter written to Hicks by Fanny Harding (wife of Morris Harding of the Harding Belle Meade family)
"I went to see old Uncle Deb the other day and I found the old gentleman very feeble and somewhat distressed having heard that we all intended to sell Pheby (alternative spelling) and take him away from his house and patch which he thinks by spring he will be able to cultivate if Mas Edward (Hicks) will get him a little pony.  I felt greatly inclined to make him a promise in Morris’s name that when he got able to work on that he should have one.  The idea that Pheby being taken away distressed him so much that I told him that you had no idea of any such thing and that his comfort and ease is what you wanted and that he need not be distressed.  I told him that I would furnish him his provisions.. (More but can’t quite make it out.)
The next item is undated and refers to the $1 being set aside for Deb’s dauerreotype but evidently Deb did not cooperate about going to have his picture taken.

This next slip of paper announces the death of "old Deb” who "died a few weeks ago.” 

The next scanned item is a very long statement from Hicks to the heirs of John Davis.  One dollar was expended on Phebe for some shoes and for her hire and $5 for Deb’s coffin. At the bottom one share from the sale of Phebe was $90.60.  Following that and probably included with the statement is a slip of paper that verifies that the coffin for Deb cost $5.

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The next is a letter from Hicks written on January 19, 1858 which closes with "you will see from receipt enclosed that I have sold Old Phebe--Damn her.”

The listing closes with two receipts from two of the heirs acknowledging that they are received their share from the sale of Phebe. 

This ends the archive of Deb who lived his entire life as a slave.  I found a note that I had written years ago that Deb was 83 when he died.  I'm not sure now where I got that figure. 





   


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C A Litterer-1890-Buggies-Nashville
Item #: NEW-0011786

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Great letter sheet with a graphic covering a third of the page.  Two pages with same graphic.  CA Letterer who dealt in Seeds, Implements, Wagons, and Buggies.  Large tear at middle top repair

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Gold Rush Content Stampless Cover-1851
Item #: NEW-0011547

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Two plus page letter on blue rag paper dated Salmon River-30th March 51.  Addressed to John W Horton Esq in Nashville Tennessee from Edward D Hicks, both from early and prominent Nashville Tennessee pioneer families..  First a little history on the Salmon River. The Salmon River is a 19.6-mile-long tributary to the Klamath River in western Siskiyou County, California.  This area was invaded by the 49ers because of the rich gold deposits.   

Dear Jo,

I wrote you from Oregon that I intended to come to Klamath River.  I am now on a tributary of that river that ? in from the South.  Were I to say what the average gains of the miners I should say five or six dollars per day.  Yesterday I was at camp selling some spare flour that I had (flour is only worth $400 per barrel).  My partner made $14.  I suppose that we will be able to make that much each day apiece.  This day one year since I left home and so not find myself, rich yet.  This fall I shall return.  I have enjoyed and still enjoy first rate health so far.  George Maclain from Nashville is here on this bar at work doing very well.  Provisions are not to be had here at any price, men came and begged flour of me at $3.00 per tb (tablespoon?)  and I had to refuse for I have only enough to last two or three weeks but before that time there will be a large supply in from the Bay (Trinidad)  You may thank your stars that you did not come to the Land of Gold for nine tenths of those who are here wish themselves away as for my part I am very glad that I have taken this trip for I will be satisfied hereafter to stay at home.  I have seen some of this western country and learned one or two things, but never yet have suffered an instant for anything to eat.  Many men are leaving for Klamath River in Oregon.  This is all right the more that go the more room there will be for those who stay, of the latter am I.  This is the most mountainous country in creation, it is said that there are no two hills without a valley, there is a canyon here instead of valley.  My purpose is to remain here during the summer make what money I can and leave these mountains forever in the Fall.  I suppose Frank Newsom has returned to Nashville before this time, tell him I would have written to him before this time, had I known what place to write to present my respects to Grand Pa, William Fall, Washington, John Williams etc and give my love.... Rest is personal content.  

Please view the scans to see the condition of the letter.  The cancels are so faint that you can only see part of San Francisco.  The 5 Paid is also faint.

Hicks did return to Nashville with only enough gold to make a wedding ring for the woman he married.  He went on to achieve in all his endeavors and was a respected member of the community. 

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Joseph G Eastland Gold Rush Letter
Item #: NEW-0010719

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Four page letter on blue rag paper written on the letterhead of the Office of the San Francisco Gas Company, dated June 20, 1858.  It has a very worn cover but the cancel has been ripped off.  Here is the content which was written to Edward Hicks in Nashville Tennessee.  I have deleted the personal content.

We are in the midst of an excitement greater than ever prevailed throughout the State, generally caused by the reports which we have received of rich mines of gold on Frazier River, away up north in the Hudson Bay Company's territory-it empties into Puget Sound.  Steamers are leaving every few days crowded with passengers, and miners are deserting their claims in all parts of the State and flocking down here on their way to the "new diggings".  Some ten thousand have gone already and during the summer twenty thousand more will go I think.  In my opinion the accounts received do not warrant such a stampede, and I expect the end of it will be a great deal of disappointments, together of course with a good deal of gold.  You may depend upon it, our California miners will give the country a thorough prospecting before they leave it.  For a while this State will be much injured by so great a quantity of its bone and sinew leaving, and our exports of gold will doubtless be small for a few months, but gradually the mines will fill up again, and I expect we will have a large immigration from both the Atlantic States and Europe.

I think you display a great deal of hard sense in settling down as you are, making a home of your own, and leaving the excitements, dangers, and disappointments of a roving life to others.  Happiness is not measured by wealth, and with a few thousand dollars, you can live in or near Nashville, than you could here with a fortune..

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Note:" Joseph B Eastland accompanied his father Thomas B Eastland to the gold rush and his memoirs were printed in the California Historical Society Quarterly 18, no 2 June l939) which was titled "To California Through Texas and Mexico, The Diary and Letters of Thomas B Eastland and Joseph G Eastland, His Son."

John G Eastland

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Howard Karnes-Saddles-Harness-Knoxville BH
Item #: NEW-0010660

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Nice graphic of a western saddle.  Folds.  Knoxville Tn 1894 Billhead

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Aspen Hill Stock Farm-Murfreesboro-1896 Catalog
Item #: NEW-0010599

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Nice condition on this very early catalog for "High Class English Berkshire Hogs", Jetton & Reed Proprietors. Sixteen page booklet listing all of their stock.  "Fine Tennessee Bred".  A few other examples of this catalog are available.

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Mulberry Lawn Herd-Mulberry Tn
Item #: NEW-0010504

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189? Illustrated letter head. I love these Poland-China Hogs.  This letterhead is a little rough but I have to buy these pigs whenever I see them.  This is page 2 of a letter.  Signed by the proprietor E G Shotfer.  "The greatest breeding boar in the world." The back of the letter which tells about the Klever's Model 29719.  Evidently this breed won the Sweepstakes Herd of the Illinois State Fair in 1896.  The back page shows the wear of the folds, chip out of the edge, stains, and holes at the fold.

Poland-China Hogs

E G Shotfer

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Nashville Eye-Ear-Throat Inst-1871 Receipt Book
Item #: NEW-0010437

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This establishment was on North High Street, No 9.  It begins on page one with December 1876 after the blank pages what are alphabetized.  It ends on page 25 in 1882.  Guess they didn't have that many expenses. It may be the first year of operation as the opening expenses seem to be supplies needed to set up an office.  They paid an office boy $1 for the week and it is interesting to read about what they purchased.  Boards are split at the spine but the binding is still intact.  Top portion of the leather spine is missing and the black leather on the spine is chipped.  Please view the scans.

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Cheek & Neal Coffee Tin-Maxwell House
Item #: NEW-0010329

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This rare tin measures around seven inches tall.  Some wear which can be seen in the scan.  Cheek & Neal was a Coffee Company in Nashville Tennessee which later became Maxwell House.  Cheek & Neal had branched out to Houston and Jacksonville at the time of this tin. Only example I have ever seen and the only remaining item from an extensive Cheek Neal collection that I bought many years ago.

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Chickasaw Saddlery Co-Memphis-1893 BH
Item #: NEW-0010089

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a couple of staple holes

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Woods-Chickasaw-Memphis Tn-1895 BH
Item #: NEW-0010088

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This dealer dealt in Chickasaw Saddles, Harnesses, Vehicles and Bicycles. 

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Woods Wagons-BH Memphis Tn
Item #: NEW-0010053

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Nice graphic of a buggy overlays the header but insect damage.  See scan. Dated 1887

Woods and Woods Wagons

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1893-BH Chickasaw Saddlery Co-Memphis
Item #: NEW-0010024

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staples holes at the top

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Gayoso House-1867 Cover-Memphis Tn
Item #: NEW-0010009

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Someone has written in pencil 1867 on the cover. Clear Cancel from Memphis.  Blue fancy cancel.  Due 3 stamp and a listing on the back of many Memphis businesses.

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George T Lewis-187-Receipt-McMinnville Tn
Item #: NEW-008718

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George T Lewis (father of Major Eugene Lewis) evidently has sold the shown items and services to to J G Mansfield in McMinnville Tennessee

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J H Fall Hardware-Nashville-1890 BH
Item #: NEW-008685

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Nice graphics illustrate the products offered by this Hardware store in Nashville Tennessee. Guns, Ammunition, Fishing Tackle etc.

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J H Frith Nashville-Pig-1886 BH
Item #: NEW-008677

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Cute billhead of a pink pig for the J H Frith and son establishment in Nashville Tennessee. Grocers and provision dealers. Creases.

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Webb Stevenson-Stoves-Nashville-1889 LS+
Item #: NEW-008673

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This lettersheet and cover is from a Stove, Tinware dealer in Nashville Tennessee. See scan.

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Price: $18.50 USD
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H F Henderson-Bristol Tn-1890 Dental Bill
Item #: TEN-008129

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The dentist is politely asking that an old dental bill that is pending be paid citing his illness for causing "money matters". The last name of the patient is Rhea.

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Gov Willie Blount-1809 Document-Signed
Item #: NEW-008000

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Please view the scans to see the condition of this rare document signed by Governor Willie Blount in the ""thirty fourth year of our independence." 1809. The document is the appointment of John Bogard as Justice of the Peace. This document has been repaired on the front and back with very old archival methods. The repairs run vertically through the entire document. There are some other minor condition problems such as light staining and edge tears. Here is a history of Blount found on the web: A native of North Carolina, Willie Blount studied at Princeton and Columbia. He later was admitted to the North Carolina bar. In 1790, he moved to the Southwest Territory and served as his half-brother's private secretary. When Tennessee was admitted as a state in 1796, he was one of its first judges, and in 1807 was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives, 7th General Assembly, 1807-09; representing Montgomery and Stewart counties. He was elected governor in 1809, and served three terms, until 1815. During his governorship, he supported the War of 1812. He also sent Tennessee militia to Mississippi Territory when the latter was essentially defenseless before attacks by American Indians. Blount attempted a political comeback in 1827, running for governor again, but was defeated by Sam Houston. He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1834, which drafted a new document to replace the one in effect since the state had been admitted in 1796, and which has many similarities to the 1870 constitution which is still in effect. One of the chief differences between the 1834 constitution and its predecessor was considerably greater powers being granted to the executive branch generally and the governor in particular than in the earlier document. Blount County, Alabama is named in his honor for his willingness to send the Tennessee militia into a neighboring territory.

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Gray-Fall Co-Nashville-Winchester Shot Guns Cover
Item #: NEW-007857

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Postally unused advertising cover from Gray, Fall & Company in Nashville Tennessee accompanied by a advertising lettersheet. Features a gun-Winchester Repeating Shot Guns-Repeating and single shot rifles and reloading tools. Price of the gun on the front $25.00. The back also features two different Winchester models. Personal letter is addressed to Edward Hicks and in the hand of S M D Clark. Cover roughly torn on the back. See scan. This would be a great go-with for the Winchester collector.

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Cooper Co-Nashville-1889 Invoice
Item #: NEW-006832

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Nice graphics on these two items from a Nashville Tennessee company dealing in plain and ornamental plasterers. Dated 1889. See scan

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