Collection of Knoxville Whig Newspapers, dating from 1860 to 1882, approximately 34 total including several from 1864. Together with four (4 ) early newspaper/periodical Items, including: Harper's Weekly page – The War in Tennessee; The Republican Newspaper dated April 18, 1865 (Lincoln Assasination); Early Civil War era Knoxville Advertising paper; and The Lynchburg Virginian newspaper dated May 20, 1830. Note: The Whig was a American newspaper published in the mid-nineteenth century and edited by William G. "Parson" Brownlow (1805Ð1877, 17th governor of TN, 1865-1869). The paper's primary purpose was the promotion and defense of Whig Party political figures and ideals. In the years leading up to the Civil War, the Whig became the mouthpiece for East Tennessee's anti-secessionist movement. The Whig was published under several names throughout its existence, namely the Tennessee Whig, the Jonesborough Whig, the Knoxville Whig, and other variations. The Whig was first published in 1839 and ended publication in 1991 as The Knoxville Chronicle. Condition: All in archival sleeves. Overall toning with some wear to Harper's Weekly page.
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