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Collection Number: 01863

Collection Title: John Overton Papers, 1790-1840.

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Size 468 items.
Abstract MICROFILM ONLY. Correspondence, chiefly of John Overton, Nashville, Tenn., lawyer, judge, and land speculator. Topics include Tennessee and national politics, legal issues, land speculation, and Andrew Jackson's political career. Correspondents include Joseph Anderson (1757-1837), John Bell (1797-1869), Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), William Blount (1749-1800), Willie Blount (1767-1835), George Washington Campbell (1769-1848), Newton Cannon (1781-1841), William Charles Coles Claiborne (1775-1817), Henry Clay (1777-1852), William Cocke (1747-1828), John Coffee, William Dickson (1770-1816), John Henry Eaton (1790-1856), Thomas Emmerson, Edmund Pendleton Gaines (1777-1849), John Haywood (1762-1826), Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson (1843-1926), William Berkeley Lewis (1784-1866), Philip Lindsley (1786-1855), John Sevier (1745-1815), Martin Van Buren, Hugh Lawson White (1773-1840), and James Winchester (1752-1826). Also included are eight original items, primarily Overton family personal correspondence.
Creator Overton, John, 1766-1833.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Overton Papers, #1863, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Location of Originals
Originals may be located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. See MS68-479, John Samuel Claybrooke Papers.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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MICROFILM ONLY. Correspondence, chiefly of John Overton, Nashville, Tenn., lawyer, judge, and land speculator. Topics include Tennessee and national politics, legal issues, land speculation, and Andrew Jackson's political career. Correspondents include Joseph Anderson (1757-1837), John Bell (1797-1869), Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), William Blount (1749-1800), Willie Blount (1767-1835), George Washington Campbell (1769-1848), Newton Cannon (1781-1841), William Charles Coles Claiborne (1775-1817), Henry Clay (1777-1852), William Cocke (1747-1828), John Coffee, William Dickson (1770-1816), John Henry Eaton (1790-1856), Thomas Emmerson, Edmund Pendleton Gaines (1777-1849), John Haywood (1762-1826), Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson (1843-1926), William Berkeley Lewis (1784-1866), Philip Lindsley (1786-1855), John Sevier (1745-1815), Martin Van Buren, Hugh Lawson White (1773-1840), and James Winchester (1752-1826). Also included are eight original items, primarily Overton family personal correspondence.

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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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