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1ST ITEM: Sixth plate ambrotype of a young girl wearing a hat and bloomers, standing on a chair. Brown union case (broken hinge). Note accompanying this photo identifies the girl as Ruth Sevier Wilder Collins (b. 1834), however, it may be another family member. Scattered spots around mat. 2ND ITEM: Sixth plate ambrotype of a young boy, standing on the same chair as the girl in the first photograph. Brown union case (broken hinge). Scattered spots around mat. 3RD ITEM: Quarter page ambrotype of a young woman, believed to be Annie Sevier (b. 1836), finely dressed and seated. Condition: broken union case, spots to mat and image, small interior crack at lower edge. 4TH ITEM: Quarter page ambrotype of the same young woman pictured in the previous item, probably Annie Sevier, similarly dressed and seated. Spots to mat, case intact. 5TH ITEM: Framed oval tintype (4-1/2" x 3-1/2") of a young girl in plaid dress, under glass with wood molded frame, heavily oxidized edges. 6TH ITEM: Framed smaller oval tintype of a young girl holding the back of a chair. Writing on back identifies her as Minnie at age 5 in 1861 (probably Minnie Wilder, b. 1854, only daughter of Ruth Sevier Wilder Collins and her first husband; she is not believed to have lived to adulthood). 7TH ITEM: Quarter page ambrotype of a woman in a floral dress, holding a fan, possibly Ruth Sevier Wilder Collins. Spotting and oxidation to mat and image, frame coming apart, case broken. 8TH ITEM: Quarter page ambrotype of an older woman in a bonnet holding spectacles. Top half of union case missing, significant spotting to mat and image. 9TH & 10TH ITEMS: Cabinet card, same older female subject, one framed, the other unframed and stamped "F.M. Somers/Memphis Tenn." on front and inscribed in pencil on back: "To my dear Children from their devoted mother with love – Mildred H. Sevier May 1898". Image 4" x 3". 11TH ITEM: Cabinet card featuring a print of John Sevier, first governor of TN, with his printed signature. Back of card reads McCrary Branson Photograph & Portrait Artists No. 130 Gay St. Knoxville Tenn. with later pen inscription "John Sevier 1st gov of Tn/ Sallie M. Sevier June 1889." Image size 4" x 3". 12TH ITEM: Daughters of the American Revolution certificate for Ruth Sevier La Malta Connell, dated 1951. Framed, 8" x 10". Provenance: direct descendants of Tennessee governor John Sevier. Condition: See individual descriptions.