Archive of material related to Abram Poindexter Maury (1801-1848), an attorney and newspaper editor from Franklin, Tennessee, who served as a state representative and U.S. Congressman. Includes a 13" x 16" hand drawn map showing the Cumberland River and Waterworks along Lebanon Turnpike (Maury helped subdivide the Nashville waterworks area); two identical "Circular Letter(s) of Abram P. Maury to his Constituents" referencing his campaign for re-election to Congress and issues of the day, undated but circa 1837; a notebook titled A.P. Maury/ Treelawn (the family home), containing a handwritten "Lecture on the Peculiar Advantages of the United States in Comparison with the Other Nations"; a school notebook with figures and poems inscribed on back cover M.G.L.(?) Claiborne (A.P. Maury married Mary Eliza Tennessee Claiborne); 4 issues of the Washington Intelligencer newspaper (Feb. 12 and Feb. 26, 1842, and June 18 and June 20 1846), all inscribed A.P. Maury; and four tablets containing various handwritten essays ("On Awe", "On Allegory"), speech drafts, poems, and general reflections. Provenance: descended in the family of A.P. Maury. Condition: Map has light foxing, some smudges and burned spots at edges. Claiborne notebook missing front cover. Tablets lacking covers. All items with foxing and discoloration commensurate with age.
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