Register of the Joseph Johnston Papers
MS 023


This is a finding aid. It is a description of the contents of an archival collection held within the Special Collections at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web.

Summary Information

Repository
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections
Creator
Johnston, Joseph
Title
Joseph Johnston Papers
ID
MS 023
Date [inclusive]
1830-1890
Extent
0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
Business related materials, including insurance policies, ledgers, purchase orders, etc... Also includes several trade publications and catalogs, other promotional materials, and correspondence.

Preferred Citation note

Joseph Johnston Papers, MS 023, Special Collections, Lupton Library, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Biographical/Historical note

Joseph Johnston was born in Blount, TN in 1809. After his marriage to Caroline M. Hair (or Haire), he settled in Madisonville, TN. It was there that he established a store and became a successful merchant. He died in 1874 and is buried in Madisonville Cemetery.

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Scope and Contents note

The Joseph Johnston Papers contain a wide variety of materials related to Mr. Johnston’s business in Madisonville, TN. There is a limited amount of correspondence. There are many promotional items from wholesalers, such as catalogs and advertisements, a number of legal items and warrants, and ledgers and record books.

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Arrangement note

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Business Related

Series 3: Promotional Items

Series 4: Legal Documents

Series 5: Miscellaneous

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections November, 22, 2010

615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN, 37403
423.425.2186
archives@utc.edu

Revision Description

 Revised for the Archivist's Toolkit by Chapel Cowden. 6/9/2011

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Patrons must read and sign the "Rules for Use" form available in the Special Collections. Please contact the Special Collections of Lupton Library to use this collection.

Publication Rights

The copyright interests in Joseph Johnston Papers have not been transferred to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. For further information, see the section on copyright and publishing on the web site for the Special Collections, under "Policies".

Provenance

Given to Special Collections by former UTC history professor James W. Livingood.

Processing Information note

Collection arranged and described by Jessica Liening, November 2010.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Madisonville (Tenn.)

Subject(s)

  • Cemeteries--Tennessee--Monroe County.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence 

Box
1
Folder

Correspondence 

1

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Series 2: Business Related 

Box
1
Folder

Insurance Policies 

2

License Notes 

3

Ledgers 

4

Shipping Lists 

5

Purchase Orders 

6

Receipts 

7

List of Balances 

8

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Series 3: Promotional Items 

Box
1
Folder

Catalogs 

9

Advertisements, Circulars, Handbills 

10
Drawer

Four broadsides (horse sale, grocery auction), New York Tribune 11/22/1861 

Flat Files- RBR

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Series 4: Legal Documents 

Box
1
Folder

Land Warrant 

11

Legal Notes 

12

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Series 5: Miscellaneous 

Box
1
Folder

Articles and Historical Accounts 

13

“Bicknell’s Counterfeit Detector” 

14

Miscellaneous 

15

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