Collection of TN Governors Signatures
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Lot 0355 Details
A collection of documents and photographs signed by 31 Tennessee Governors, 1815-2011, together with an Andrew Jackson secretarial signed document. Governor autographed items include: an 1815 Willie Blount signed land grant for 15 acres in Warren County to John Webb; 1819 Joseph McMinn signed land grant for 10 acres in Warren County to James Durham; 1826 William Carroll signed land grant for 10 acres in Marion County to Ephraim Hinson; 1838 Newton Cannon signed land grant for 50 acres in Marion County to David Oatts; 2 James C. Jones documents, the first commissioning Tom House of Williamson County as 2nd Lieutenant in the 93rd Regiment of the Tennessee militia in 1842, the second a letter to the Hon. Isaac Toucy recommending James B. Ferguson for service in the navy dated 1857; an 1845 Aaron V. Brown document commissioning Justice of the Peace Edward Holley; an 1851 William Trousdale signed land grant for 186 acres in Warren County to Nathan Byans; an 1852 William B. Campbell signed land grant for 15-1/2 acres in White County to Edward Anderson; an 1859 Isham Harris signed land grant for 220 acres in Marion County to John Brinnet; an 1869 Dewitt Clinton Senter handwritten and signed letter on Executive Office stationery appointing the Hon. Davis Campbell as state arbiter for House Joint Resolution no. 80 beween the State of Tennessee and Ward and Briggs __ of the State Penitentiary; an 1870 William Brownlow signed card with United States Senate Chamber letterhead; an 1881 Nashville Chattanooga and St. Louis railway stock certificate signed by former Gov. James. D. Porter as president of that company; an 1883 Alvin Hawkins signed notary appointment; an 1897 Peter Turney signed notary appointment; a clipped signature of Robert Love Taylor, U.S.S.; an 1899 Benton McMillin notary appointment; a Malcolm R. Patterson signed card; a Tom C. Rye signed card; a 1933 postmarked envelope with return address "Hill McAllister" (Harry Hill McAllister"; a 1941 Prentice Cooper signed letter on Executive Chamber letterhead granting his autograph; a Gordon Browning signed card; a 1957 Frank Clement signed letter on Executive Office stationery to Mr. Hy Gardner of the NY Herald Tribune thanking him for an interview on his program, together with an undated signed card; a Buford Ellington signed photograph; a Winfield Dunn signed card; a 1969 Ray Blanton signed letter (as congressman) on U.S. House letterhead; a Lamar Alexander signed photograph; a Ned McWherter signed photograph and letter on State of Tennessee letterhead to Mr. Edwin Nall in appreciation of the National Governors Association meeting; a Don Sundquist signed photograph; and a Phil Bredesen signed photograph. Documents are housed in a blue binder along with historical information on Tennessee's Governors. Also included is an 1835 Andrew Jackson land grant secretarially signed by Andrew Jackson Donelson for 80 acres in Maucoupin County Illinois to Jesse Scott (very good condition).
All documents printed prior to 1870 with scattered foxing and overall toning and partial tears at edges and fold lines. The Carroll and Campbell land grants have full separations. Documents 1870-1969 exhibit some light expected toning.