Archive related to the family of Dr. Joseph Motley (J.M.) Anderson and his son Samuel Motley Anderson of Lebanon, Tennessee. Joseph Anderson (1815-1896) was a prominent doctor, mayor of Lebanon, and a Mason (elected Grand Master for Tennessee in 1866). Sam Anderson (1859-1937) was a pharmacist and breeder of Jersey cattle and a member of the Howard Reserves, a Tennessee militia organization. Includes CDVs identified on backs as Sam Anderson, Charlie Cliffe of Franklin, T.J. Jackson of Goodlettsville; W.C. Butterfield (in Mason's uniform); African American groom holding J.M. Anderson's horse, groom with horse and carriage in front of Anderson house, and cabinet cards of S.M. Anderson's Drugstore in downtown Lebanon; S.M. Anderson in his buggy on the Lebanon square; S.M. Anderson; a large crowd in the Lebanon town square for Mule Day; Dr. J.M. Anderson's home on N. Cumberland Street with family members in front (note: house was torn down in the 20th century; copy of article about it accompanies this lot, along with obituary notices for J.M. and S.M. Anderson). Also includes 1 tintype of an unidentified little girl and 1 of a young man believed to be Edward Anderson; Samuel Anderson's copper stationery engraving plate; Masonic book KNIGHTS TEMPLARS TACTICS by H.B. Grant, Louisville, KY 3rd Ed. 1880; 18 gold tone Masonic / Militia buttons of assorted size; Samuel Anderson's leatherbound autograph book, more than 50 autographs mostly from classmates and faculty at Cumberland University, dating circa 1876; and a framed etching of a log cabin titled in plate: "Sam Houston's First Law Office, Lebanon Tennessee, built 1811 and occupied by the future president of Texas in 1818, collection of Sam Anderson", signed and dated Wall 1935 in plate and pencil signed lower right margin (4" x 5" plate size, 8" x 10" in later frame). Provenance: Descended in the family of J.M. and S.M. Anderson, all items late 19th to early 20th century. Condition: Photographs have toning, edge wear and scattered stains; one photo of Anderson's drugstore is torn but both pieces retained. Books have edge and spine wear. Tintypes lack other half of union cases and tintype of young man has some oxidation and lacks protective glass.
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