Consists of the papers of the Lawrence family, including slave bills of sale and handwritten copies of correspondence. William B. Walton is the buyer listed on all of the slave bills of sale. Correspondents include William Pitt Lawrence, Phila Ann Lawrence, Stockley Donelson, Andrew Jackson Donelson, Rachel Jackson, Andrew Jackson, Nancy P. Lawrence, Rev. Nathaniel Lawrence, Anna Clark Tippens, and J.B. Killebrew.
Principally the papers of Dr. Oswald Theodore Avery, but also includes papers relating to his parents, Joseph Francis Avery and Elizabeth Crowdy Avery. Joseph Francis Avery was a Baptist minister in Halifax, Nova Scotia and New York, N.Y. Correspondence of Dr. O.T. Avery mentions personal and family news as well as his discovery of the properties of DNA and his research on pneumococcal types. There are also letters from his brother, Roy C. Avery, written during service in the U.S. Army Sanitary Corps in France during World War I. Many of the letters congratulate Dr. O.T. Avery on receiving various awards, prizes, and honorary degrees. His military service documents from World War I, photographs, speeches and writings make up the balance of the collection.
Accounts, clippings, correspondence, court records, genealogical data, land records, letter book, and memorabilia of the Cheairs, Green, McKissick, Moore, and allied families of Davidson, Maury, and Williamson counties, Tennessee.
Consists of a certificate of appointment to the Giles County, Tennessee draft board for Dr. G.D. Butler, 1917; a certificate releasing him from that service, 1919; and a letter of appointment to the medical section, Council of National Defense, 1918.
Consists of a deed between James Hughes, attorney for James Gaines, and Andrew Stainton, for 1,000 acres of land in the Middle District of North Carolina. The deed was executed in Washington County, Virginia.
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