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Joseph Johnston correspondence and records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-023
This collection contains correspondence, records, legal documents, and catalogs regarding his store in Madisonville, Tennessee ranging from 1830 to 1890. 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.


  • 1830-1890


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Biographical / Historical

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an unknown date by an unknown source, although it is rumored that the collection was donated by James Livingood, a faculty member at the University of Chattanooga.

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Joseph Johnston correspondence and records
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections repository

615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA
(423) 425-4503