Archive of ten (10) documents and book pertaining to early Tennessee, including land grants signed by Governors Jones and Brown and documents relating to Abram Maury and early Nashville settler John Davis and more. 1st item: State of Tennessee land document signed by James C. Jones (1809-1859), 10th Governor of Tennessee from 1841 to 1845, and John S. Young, Tennessee Secretary of State from 1839-1847, granting John Travis 148 acres in Carroll County, TN dated the 28th day of April 1843. Together with a lithographic portrait of Jones with facsimile signature. Housed in a double mat and encapsulated (not laminated) in plastic wrap. Document sight – 14 3/8" H x 10 1/2" W. Lithograph sight – 7 3/4" H x 5 3/8" W. Mat – 18 1/2" H x 22 3/4" W. 2nd item: State of Tennessee land document signed by Neill S. Brown (1810-1886), 12th Governor of Tennessee from 1847 to 1849, and W. B. A. Ramsey, Tennessee Secretary of State from 1847-1855, granting William Thomas 163 acres in Henderson County, TN dated April 7, 1847 and January 12, 1848. Additional ink inscriptions en verso. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. 18" H x 11 3/4" W. 3rd item: Public Acts Passed at Called Session of the Twenty-First General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, 1836. Printed by S. Nye & Company, Nashville. Octavo, 32 pages including index, hardbound in three-quarter brown leather with brown paper sides, traces of a label to bottom of spine. Front cover with ink inscription dated "1836". 9" H x 5 1/4" W x 1/4" D. 4th item: Bifolium land indenture made between Jesse Blackfan of New York City, NY and John Davis of Davidson County, TN, dated November 15, 1845, granting Davis 725 acres in the Counties of Humphreys, Perry & Hickman. Witnessed by Sattors, Blackfan's agent, with ink inscriptions by the registrars of Davidson, Perry, Humphreys, and Hickman county. Additional ink inscriptions en verso. 10" H x 8" W. 5th item: Bifolium bill addressed to Mr. J. E. Jones of North Mt. Pleasant, MS, from J. Banks & Company of Memphis, TN, for items including women's clothing articles, almonds, and animals for a total of $20.88, dated March 21, 1850. Includes a note to Mr. Gordon from J. Banks & Company. Address panel addressed to Mr. Jones with ink stamp date March 26 from Memphis, TN. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. 10 3/4" H x 16 1/2" W. 6th-7th items: Two (2) sheriff summons signed by J. Farrington, Justice of the Peace, Williamson County, TN, dated May 23 and July 5, 1820. Additional ink inscriptions en verso. Ranging in size from 3 3/8" H x 7" W to 3 1/4" H x 7 7/8" W. 8th item: Officer summons signed by John Wright, Justice of the Peace, Davidson County, TN, dated March 23, 1840. Additional ink inscriptions en verso. 7 1/2" H x 6 3/8" W. 9th item: Sheriff summons signed by S. W. Hatchett, Clerk, Gibson County, TN, dated November 3, 1860. Additional ink inscriptions en verso. 13" H x 8 1/8" W. 10th item: Promissory note to A. Maury & Son for the amount of two hundred & ninety five dollars and fifty four cents, dated January 29, 1820. Additional ink inscriptions en verso. 2 3/4" H x 5 1/8" W. Early/mid 19th century. Provenance: The Estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with toning, dampstaining, tears, foxing spots, etc. to be expected from age. 1st item: David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the items were professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified on October 1, 1987. 2nd item: David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the documents were professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified on May 29, 2001. 3rd item: Covers almost separated from spine.
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