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Collection Number: 01173

Collection Title: Lawrence Davis Tyson Papers, 1837-1933.

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Size 17.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 18000 items)
Abstract Industrialist of Knoxville, Tenn.; brigadier general of the 59th Brigade, 30th Division in World War I; and U.S. senator, 1925-1929. Chiefly family correspondence, World War I military communications, and U.S. Senate records. Many family letters are from Tyson to his wife, Bettie Humes McGhee Tyson (fl. 1883-1933), and deal with such matters as military actions against Indians in Wyoming in the 1880s; observations of customs in Puerto Rico in 1898 and 1899; Tennessee politics, 1903-1913; World War I training at Camp Sevier, S.C., and battle experiences with the 59th Brigade, 30th Division, U.S. Army, in Belgium; and family matters. Military communications include battle instructions, regulations, reports, and general orders. Senate records consist of campaign files, constituent correspondence, and case files.
Creator Tyson, Lawrence Davis, 1861-1929.
Language English
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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 Lawrence Davis Tyson Papers #1173, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Kenneth N. Gilpin (Isabella McGhee Tyson Gilpin) of Clarke County, Virginia in December 1946, October 1952, September 1960; Kenneth N. Gilpin of Boyce, Virginia, in June 1989.
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Born 4 July 1861 on a farm near Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina, Lawrence Davis Tyson attended the country schools on his father's plantation until he entered the academy at Greenville in 1873. His lifelong involvement in the military began with his enrollment at West Point in 1879. Graduating in 1883, Tyson was commissioned second lieutenant of the United States Army and assigned to the Ninth Infantry. In September 1883, he began twelve years of active military duty at Fort D. A. Russell, Cheyenne, Wyoming, where he met Bettie Humes McGhee. Daughter of Charles McGhee, a leading railroad financier of the South, Bettie married Lawrence in February 1886. During their early married life the Tysons were stationed chiefly in the West, but spent one year (1888-1889) at a recruiting station in New York. Tyson subsequently spent two years in Arizona and New Mexico participating in campaigns against the Apaches. Tyson served his last four years of active duty (1891-1895) as a professor of military science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

While at the University, Tyson shifted his life's course from the military to a career in the private sector, when he earned a bachelor's degree in law in 1894. He resigned his commission in 1896 in order to practice law in Knoxville and quickly diversified his interests to take advantage of the expanding industrial opportunities of the New South. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Tyson was president of the Nashville Street Railway Company, and, in 1899, he organized the Knoxville Spinning Company. War, however, briefly interrupted Tyson's business pursuits. He volunteered for service in 1898, recruited and trained the 6th Regiment, United States Volunteer Infantry, and took them to Puerto Rico. Tyson stayed there for several months as military governor of the north-central portion of that island, joined briefly by Bettie and their two children, Charles McGhee Tyson (b. 1889) and Isabella McGhee Tyson (b. circa 1893), after peace was declared in 1899. Before the year was out, the family returned to Knoxville.

In the years following the Spanish-American War, Tyson expanded his business interests beyond textile production and railroads to coal and iron mining, banking, and manufacturing. He became president of Poplar Creek Coal and Iron Company, East Tennessee Coal and Iron Company, Lenoir City Land Company, Southern Valve and Gear Company; vice president of Roane Iron Company, Cambria Coal Mining Company, Coal Creek Mining and Manufacturing Company; and director of two banks and several other corporations.

Tyson's career in politics began in 1903 when he was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives and chosen speaker (1903-1905). During this period he continued to use his military training as inspector general of the Tennessee National Guard. In 1913 he was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate.

Tyson volunteered for service at the outbreak of World War I and was commissioned brigadier general in command of all Tennessee National Guard troops. President Wilson soon assigned him to the 59th Brigade and sent him to train the troops at Camp Sevier, Greenville, South Carolina. His brigade of about 8,000 men embarked for France in May 1918 and in July joined British troops fighting in Belgium. They saw almost continuous action through October 1918 with over 3,000 killed or wounded. The brigade's signal achievement was its participation in breaking the heavily fortified Hindenburg line. Brigadier General Tyson subsequently received the Distinguished Service Medal. Sadly, however, while fighting in France Tyson received word of his son's death in a plane crash at Killingholme, England.

In 1919, after Tyson returned to Knoxville, he took his business career in yet another direction when he bought the Knoxville Sentinel and became its president and publisher. In 1920, the State Democratic convention endorsed Tyson for vice-president, but he withdrew his name and seconded the nomination of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the national convention. In 1923 Tyson became president of the American Association of Cotton Manufacturers.

Tyson's aspirations to national political office were finally fulfilled when he became United States Senator from Tennessee in 1925. In the Senate he advocated adherence to the World Court; co-authored the Tyson-Fitzgerald bill, giving full retirement compensation to disabled emergency officers of the First World War; and supported legislation to aid agricultural interests and tighten immigration restrictions. He served on a variety of Senate committees, including banking and currency; commerce; education and labor; manufactures; and military affairs. Tyson died before the end of his Senate term at a sanatorium in Pennsylvania in August 1929.

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These papers document aspects of Lawrence Davis Tyson's family, military, and political life. There is little information about his business endeavors in Knoxville. Family correspondence consists chiefly of letters to Bettie Humes McGhee Tyson and focuses primarily on family matters relating to the Tysons and McGhees. There is a gap between 1866 and 1884 of papers. The World War I and political papers closely follow the arrangement established by Tyson himself.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Family Papers, 1837-1866, 1884-1933.

About 2,500 items.

Chiefly family correspondence (Subseries 1.1.), this series also contains other family-related materials (Subseries 1.2.), including biographical materials, school reports, personal financial and legal information, newspaper clippings, and other materials.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. Correspondence, 1837-1866, 1884-1933.

About 2,200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly letters to Bettie McGhee Tyson, this correspondence documents the Tyson's family life more than their business and professional activities. Subseries have been designed around the dates of events significant enough to signal a change in major correspondents and/or the subjects treated during a particular time span. Undated correspondence (Subseries 1.1.7.) is arranged by correspondent with the greater portion of this material relating to Bettie McGhee Tyson. This subseries is further divided into subseries 1.1.1.-1.1.7.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.1. 1837-1866.

About 10 items.

Chiefly correspondence relating to the McGhee family of Knoxville, Tenn. Letters indicate that the family moved to East Tennessee in the 1830s. A letter dated 1838 contains family news from relatives in Hartford, Conn., with the names Charles and Isabella underlined in contrasting ink. Bettie McGhee Tyson probably named her son and daughter for these two relatives. Also of note, a letter from 1866 describes the destruction of family fortunes in the Civil War.

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Correspondence, 1837-1866 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.1. 1837-1866." Folder 1

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.2. 1884-1891.

About 500 items.

Letters documenting the courtship and early marriage of Lawrence Davis and Bettie McGhee Tyson. Letters show that the Tysons met while Bettie was visiting her sister in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Lawrence was stationed at Fort Russell. Bettie's return to her Knoxville home in November 1884 marks the beginning of an extended long distance romance that continued through the Tysons' early married life. Married in February 1886, they endured long separations due to Lawrence's military assignments.

In his letters to Bettie, Lawrence was chiefly preoccupied with his feelings for her and often wrote of the social life of the fort. Occasionally, however, he did refer to military actions against the Indians, labor conflicts between white miners and Chinese railroad workers (see especially 20 September 1885), and his work as a judge advocate in the military court.

After their marriage Bettie moved to Cheyenne to stay with her sister. Letters show difficult adjustments faced by a young wife separated from her new husband. Many letters from her mother also document a close mother-daughter relationship and the trial of Bettie's separation from her Knoxville family. Other significant correspondents during this period include Bettie's father and sisters.

The Tysons' first child, Charles McGhee Tyson (whom they called McGhee) was born circa August 1889, and Bettie moved back to Knoxville. Suffering from malaria early in 1891, Lawrence applied for and received an appointment to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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1884 August-November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 2

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1884 December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 3

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1885 4-15 January #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 4

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1885 16-31 January #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 5

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1885 February #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 6

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1885 1-15 March #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 7

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1885 16-31 March #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 8

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1885 April #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 9

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1885 July #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 10

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1885 August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 11

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1885 1-15 September #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 12

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1885 16-20 September #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 13

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1885 21-30 September #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 14

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1885 1-15 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 15

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1885 16-31 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 16

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1885 1-6 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 17

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1885 7-15 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 18

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1885 16-23 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 19

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1885 27-30 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 20

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1885 1-12 December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 21

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1885 13-31 December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 22

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1886 January #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 23

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1886 July #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 24

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1886 1-14 August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 25

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1886 15-31 August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 26

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1886 September-October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 27

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1887 March-April #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 28

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1887 1-9 May #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 29

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1887 10-31 May #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 30

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1887 June #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 31

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1887 July-August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 32

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1888 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 33

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1889 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 34

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1890 January #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 35

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1890 February-April #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 36

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1890 June-August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 37

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1890 September-November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 38

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1890 1-21 December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 39

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1890 23-31 December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 40

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1891 1 -14 January #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 41

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1891 15-20 January #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 42

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1891 21-31 January #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 43

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1891 1-7 February #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 44

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1891 8-15 February #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 45

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1891 16-28 February #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 46

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1891 1-7 March #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 47

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1891 8-31 March #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 48

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1891 July-August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 49

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1891 October-November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.2. 1884-1891." Folder 50

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About 250 items.

During this period the Tysons had their second child, Isabella. Living in Knoxville, Lawrence worked first at the University of Tennessee, then as a lawyer in private practice. Most letters are to Bettie, either from Lawrence, whose business relationship with her father sometimes took him out of town, or from her mother. The McGhees lived much of the year in hotels in New York City, Long Island, Massachusetts, Florida, and Georgia, and much of the correspondence from Bettie's mother reveals her loneliness and feelings of isolation.

This period ends with the Tyson family's involvement in the Spanish-American War. Few letters discuss Tyson's involvement in training troops for combat but several newsy letters document his activities in Puerto Rico after July 1898. He often discussed the Puerto Rican countryside and social customs. Toward the end of the year Tyson brought his family over for a planned stay of four months while he served as military governor of the north-central portion of the island immediately after the war. There are several letters from Charles McGhee to his grandfather describing family life on the island. (See also Subseries 1.2. for Isabella's reminiscences of Puerto Rico in her biographical sketch of Charles McGhee Tyson.) By February 1899 the Tysons had returned to the United States.

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1892 February-March #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 51

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1892 15-21 June #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 52

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1892 22-30 June #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 53

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1892 July-September #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 54

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1893 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 55

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1894 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 56

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1895 March #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 57

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1895 May #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 58

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1895 June #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 59

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1895 July #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 60

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1895 August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 61

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1895 1-16 September #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 62

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1895 17-30 September #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 63

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1895 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 64

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1895 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 65

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1896-1897 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 66

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1898 June-October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 67

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1898 1-17 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 68

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1898 18-30 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 69

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1898 December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 70

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1899 January-February #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 71

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1899 May-June #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 72

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1899 July-August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 73

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1899 October-November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.3. 1892-1899." Folder 74

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.4. 1900-1916.

About 500 items.

Major topics of correspondence for this period include Lawrence's involvement in Tennessee politics as a representative in the State Assembly, continuing McGhee family matters, and the education of Charles McGhee and Isabella Tyson. Lawrence was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1903 and campaigned unsuccessfully for a seat in the United States Senate in 1913. He wrote Bettie and his father-in-law from the State Assembly in Nashville, and on the campaign trail, discussing various political issues and personalities. Letters continue to Bettie from her mother until about 1907. Much correspondence from McGhee at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, then at Princeton, begins in about 1905. Isabella also wrote many letters to her brother and parents after enrolling at Miss Spence's School, New York City. (See also Subseries 1.2. for Isabella's school reports from this institution.) Family correspondence sheds little light on the extensive industrial and business concerns in Knoxville that Lawrence Davis Tyson developed during this period.

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1900 January-February #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 75

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1900 March #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 76

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1900 April-May #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 77

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1900 June-July #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 78

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1900 1-17 August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 79

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1900 18-31 August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 80

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1900 September #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 81

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1900 October-November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 82

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1901 March-August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 83

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1901 September-October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 84

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1901 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 85

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1902 January-June #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 86

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1902 July #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 87

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1902 1-10 August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 88

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1902 11-31 August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 89

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1902 September #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 90

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1902 October-December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 91

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1903 January-April #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 92

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1903 May-December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 93

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1904 July #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 94

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1904 August-December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 95

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1905 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 96

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1906 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 97

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1907 February-March #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 98

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1907 April #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 99

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1907 May #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 100

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1907 July-August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 101

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1907 October-November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 102

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1908 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 103

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1909 February-March #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 104

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1909 April-December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 105

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1910 January-February #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 106

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1910 March-April #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 107

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1910 May-October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 108

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1910 November-December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 109

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1911 January-May #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 110

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1911 July-December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 111

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1912 February-August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 112

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1912 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 113

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1912 1-5 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 114

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1912 6-20 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 115

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1912 21-30 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 116

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1912 1-6 December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 117

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1912 7-31 December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 118

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1913 January-May #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 119

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1913 June-December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 120

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1914 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 121

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1915 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 122

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1916 January-August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 123

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1916 September #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 124

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1916 October-December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.4. 1900-1916." Folder 125

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.5. 1917-1919.

About 600 items.

Correspondence for this period documents Tyson family involvement in World War I. Early letters from Lawrence to Bettie describe his activities at Camp Sevier in Greenville, S.C. Bettie served as chairman of The National League for Women's Services and of particular note is a letter (2 October 1917) to her from Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels concerning aviation safety.

Isabella Tyson married Kenneth Gilpin, a member of the Flying Corps from Virginia in March 1918. Letters exchanged between Isabella and her mother refer to business Bettie was handling in the absence of Lawrence Davis Tyson. Letters from Charles McGhee Tyson to his sister and parents document his training and military service in New York and Texas. He married Betty Carson of New York in May 1918, just before shipping out to England to join the war as an aviator. There are only a few letters here from his overseas service.

Lawrence Davis Tyson departed for Europe in May 1918. Thereafter, newsy letters from him to Bettie often give vivid descriptions of life on the front lines and refer to his concerns for conditions at home, especially regarding the 1918 influenza epidemic.

Folder 126

1917 January-July #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 126

Folder 127

1917 August-December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 127

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1918 January #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 128

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1918 February #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 129

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1918 March #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 130

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1918 1-11 April #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 131

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1918 12-17 April #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 132

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1918 18-30 April #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 133

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1918 1-15 May #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 134

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1918 16-25 May #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 135

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1918 26-30 May #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 136

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1918 1-15 June #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 137

Folder 138

1918 16-25 June #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 138

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1918 26-31 June #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 139

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1918 1-8 July #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 140

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1918 9-15 July #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 141

Folder 142

1918 16-25 July #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 142

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1918 26-31 July #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 143

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1918 1-5 August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 144

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1918 6-10 August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 145

Folder 146

1918 11-20 August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 146

Folder 147

1918 21-30 August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 147

Folder 148

1918 1-20 September #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 148

Folder 149

1918 21-30 September #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 149

Folder 150

1918 1-5 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 150

Folder 151

1918 6-10 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 151

Folder 152

1918 11-15 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 152

Folder 153

1918 16 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 153

Folder 154

1918 17 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 154

Folder 155

1918 18 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 155

Folder 156

1918 19-20 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 156

Folder 157

1918 21-22 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 157

Folder 158

1918 23-25 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 158

Folder 159

1918 26-31 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 159

Folder 160

1918 1-3 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 160

Folder 161

1918 4-10 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 161

Folder 162

1918 11-15 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 162

Folder 163

1918 16-20 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 163

Folder 164

1918 21-25 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 164

Folder 165

1918 26-30 November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 165

Folder 166

1918 1-12 December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 166

Folder 167

1918 13-20 December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 167

Folder 168

1918 21-31 December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 168

Folder 169-172

Folder 169

Folder 170

Folder 171

Folder 172

1918 Undated 1918 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 169-172

Folder 173

1919 1-15 January #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 173

Folder 174

1919 16-31 January #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 174

Folder 175

1919 1-15 February #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 175

Folder 176

1919 16-28 February #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 176

Folder 177

1919 March #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 177

Folder 178

1919 April-May #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 178

Folder 179

1919 June #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 179

Folder 180

1919 July #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 180

Folder 181

1919 August #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 181

Folder 182

1919 September #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 182

Folder 183

1919 October-November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.5. 1917-1919." Folder 183

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.6. 1920-1933.

About 200 items.

Chief correspondents during this period are Lawrence Davis Tyson and Isabella Tyson Gilpin. Bettie McGhee Tyson is the recipient of most of their letters. Letters deal chiefly with family matters, including the birth of two grandchildren--Tyson Gilpin (September 1919) and Kay Gilpin (circa 1923). However, around 1923, Lawrence David Tyson wrote several newsy letters to Bettie while campaigning for the seat in the United States Senate he ultimately won in 1925. Of particular note is a rare letter from Bettie McGhee Tyson to her husband which documents her role in mobilizing women for his campaign. After 1925 most letters are from Isabella to her parents. Few family letters document Lawrence Davis Tyson's activities in the Senate. After his death in 1929, letters from Isabella and her family continue through 1933.

Folder 184

1920 April-September #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 184

Folder 185

1920 October #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 185

Folder 186

1920 November-December #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 186

Folder 187

1921 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 187

Folder 188

1922 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 188

Folder 189

1923 February-May #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 189

Folder 190

1923 June-November #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 190

Folder 191

1924 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 191

Folder 192

1925 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 192

Folder 193

1926 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 193

Folder 194

1927 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 194

Folder 195

1928 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 195

Folder 196

1929 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 196

Folder 197

1930 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 197

Folder 198

1931 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 198

Folder 199

1932 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 199

Folder 200

1933 #01173, Subseries: "1.1.6. 1920-1933." Folder 200

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.7. Undated.

About 80 items.

Undated letters and letter fragments of Tyson family members and others. The letters, which chiefly relate to family matters, are arranged by recipient. However, when the sender is identifiable and the recipient is either unknown or not a family member, the letters is filed under the sender's name.

Folder 201-204

Folder 201

Folder 202

Folder 203

Folder 204

Bettie McGhee Tyson #01173, Subseries: "1.1.7. Undated." Folder 201-204

Folder 205

Isabella Tyson Gilpin #01173, Subseries: "1.1.7. Undated." Folder 205

Folder 206

Lawrence Davis Tyson #01173, Subseries: "1.1.7. Undated." Folder 206

Folder 207

Letter fragments and others #01173, Subseries: "1.1.7. Undated." Folder 207

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Other Family Papers.

About 250 items.

Biographical materials relating to Lawrence Davis and Charles McGhee Tyson, newspaper clippings, financial and legal Papers, school reports, and other materials, including an undated "Report of the Female Charitable Society of Knoxville." The financial and legal material includes a few bills and receipts; Charles McGhee Tyson's will; official certificates; and Puerto Rican currency (1880). The school reports regard Isabella's performance at Miss Spence's School in New York City. The scrapbook contains information on Charles McGhee Tyson and Lawrence Davis Tyson.

Folder 209

Biographical information: Lawrence D. Tyson #01173, Subseries: "1.2. Other Family Papers." Folder 209

Folder 210

Biographical information: Charles M. Tyson #01173, Subseries: "1.2. Other Family Papers." Folder 210

Folder 211-214

Folder 211

Folder 212

Folder 213

Folder 214

Newspaper clippings collected by or relating to the Tyson family #01173, Subseries: "1.2. Other Family Papers." Folder 211-214

Folder 215

Financial and legal materials #01173, Subseries: "1.2. Other Family Papers." Folder 215

Folder 216

School reports #01173, Subseries: "1.2. Other Family Papers." Folder 216

Folder 217-218

Folder 217

Folder 218

Scrapbook #01173, Subseries: "1.2. Other Family Papers." Folder 217-218

Folder 219-220

Folder 219

Folder 220

Miscellaneous #01173, Subseries: "1.2. Other Family Papers." Folder 219-220

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. World War I Papers, 1917-1919.

This series relates to Brigadier General Tyson's command of the 59th Infantry Brigade, 30th Division, which was part of the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I. The series documents General Tyson's involvement in training troops at Camp Sevier, Greenville, South Carolina (1917-1918) and during active operations in France and Belgium (1918-1919).

The bulk of the series consists of communications with headquarters and includes orders, memoranda, reports, and personnel and subject files. It pertains more to military procedures and regulations than to General Tyson's thoughts or feelings concerning the war or his performance as a World War I commander and soldier. For a more personal account of Tyson's experience see his letters from this period in Subseries 1.1.5.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated.

About 5500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Procedural and battle instructions, regulations, reports, printed bulletins, general orders, penciled field orders, and mimeographed informational memorandum on a wide variety of subjects from the Headquarters of the 30th Division and the 59th Brigade Headquarters. Note that similar material, arranged by subject, is filed in Subseries 2.3.

Subjects of the communications include: movements, transportation, exercises, supply, equipment, ammunition, locations and strength, battle plans, paper work, baths, training schools, animals and forage, fuel, discipline, water supply, uniforms, plans for lines and positions, evacuation of the sick and wounded, patrols, religious activities, lectures, loose talk, lice, warnings and rules for safety and conduct, special events, inspections by dignitaries, and Red Cross services. Also included are memoranda relating to trench maps of the Ypres sector and the Poperinghe line (July 1918); printed intelligence reports from General Headquarters, A.E.F., Second Section, General Staff (G-2), and other intelligence bulletins from II Corps Headquarters and First Army; copies of captured German intelligence reports; and large folded maps showing lines and positions on specific dates.

Folder 221

1917 1-15 September #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 221

Folder 222

1917 16-25 September #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 222

Folder 223

1917 26-30 September #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 223

Folder 224

1917 1-8 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 224

Folder 225

1917 9-15 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 225

Folder 226

1917 16-19 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 226

Folder 227

1917 20-25 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 227

Folder 228

1917 26-31 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 228

Folder 229

1917 1-4 November #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 229

Folder 230

1917 5-10 November #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 230

Folder 231

1917 11-15 November #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 231

Folder 232

1917 16-18 November #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 232

Folder 233

1917 19-20 November #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 233

Folder 234

1917 21-22 November #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 234

Folder 235

1917 23-24 November #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 235

Folder 236

1917 25-30 November #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 236

Folder 237

1917 1-5 December #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 237

Folder 238

1917 6-10 December #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 238

Folder 239

1917 11-13 December #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 239

Folder 240

1917 14-16 December #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 240

Folder 241

1917 17-18 December #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 241

Folder 242

1917 19-21 December #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 242

Folder 243

1917 22-26 December #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 243

Folder 244

1917 27-31 December #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 244

Folder 245

1918 1-3 January #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 245

Folder 246

1918 4-5 January #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 246

Folder 247

1918 6-10 January #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 247

Folder 248

1918 11-14 January #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 248

Folder 249

1918 15-18 January #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 249

Folder 250

1918 19-21 January #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 250

Folder 251

1918 22-24 January #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 251

Folder 252

1918 25-28 January #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 252

Folder 253

1918 29-31 January #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 253

Folder 254

1918 1-3 February #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 254

Folder 255

1918 4-7 February #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 255

Folder 256

1918 8-9 February #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 256

Folder 257

1918 10-11 February #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 257

Folder 258

1918 12-15 February #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 258

Folder 259

1918 16-18 February #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 259

Folder 260

1918 19-22 February #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 260

Folder 261

1918 23-28 February #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 261

Folder 262

1918 1-4 March #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 262

Folder 263

1918 5-6 March #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 263

Folder 264

1918 7-10 March #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 264

Folder 265

1918 11-13 March #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 265

Folder 266

1918 14-18 March #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 266

Folder 267

1918 19-21 March #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 267

Folder 268

1918 22-24 March #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 268

Folder 269

1918 25-27 March #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 269

Folder 270

1918 28-31 March #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 270

Folder 271

1918 1-5 April #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 271

Folder 272

1918 6-11 April #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 272

Folder 273

1918 12-18 April #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 273

Folder 274

1918 19-22 April #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 274

Folder 275

1918 23-30 April #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 275

Folder 276

1918 May #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 276

Folder 277

1918 June #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 277

Folder 278

1918 1-5 July #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 278

Folder 279

1918 6-10 July #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 279

Folder 280

1918 11-15 July #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 280

Folder 281

1918 16-20 July #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 281

Folder 282

1918 21-25 July #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 282

Folder 283

1918 26-31 July #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 283

Folder 284

1918 July, undated #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 284

Folder 285

1918 1-5 August #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 285

Folder 286

1918 6-15 August #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 286

Folder 287

1918 16-24 August #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 287

Folder 288

1918 25-27 August #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 288

Folder 289

1918 28-31 August #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 289

Folder 290

1918 August, undated #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 290

Folder 291

1918 1-5 September #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 291

Folder 292

1918 6-11 September #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 292

Folder 293

1918 12-18 September #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 293

Folder 294

1918 19-22 September #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 294

Folder 295

1918 23-26 September #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 295

Folder 296

1918 27-30 September #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 296

Folder 297

1918 September, undated #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 297

Folder 298

1918 1-5 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 298

Folder 299

1918 6-7 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 299

Folder 300

1918 8-10 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 300

Folder 301

1918 11-14 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 301

Folder 302

1918 15 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 302

Folder 303

1918 16 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 303

Folder 304

1918 17 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 304

Folder 305

1918 18-20 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 305

Folder 306

1918 21-25 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 306

Folder 307

1918 26-31 October #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 307

Folder 308

1918 1-12 November #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 308

Folder 309

1918 13-19 November #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 309

Folder 310

1918 20-30 November #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 310

Folder 311

1918 November, undated #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 311

Folder 312

1918 1-18 December #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 312

Folder 313

1918 19-31 December #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 313

Folder 314

1919 1-11 January #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 314

Folder 315

1919 12-20 January #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 315

Folder 316

1919 21-31 January #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 316

Folder 317

1919 February #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 317

Folder 318

1919 March #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 318

Folder 319

1919 Undated #01173, Subseries: "2.1 Headquarters communications, 1917-1919 and undated." Folder 319

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919.

About 2500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Items concerning personnel of the 59th Infantry Brigade. Topics covered include promotions, transfers, special assignments, courts-martial, applications for leave and passes, men unfit for machine gun work, casualty reports, decorations, citations, wound-chevrons, reclassification of officers, deserters, discipline cases, men excused from drill, separation from service and discharges in Europe, service records lost and needed, and allotment arrangements. It also includes unclassified material relating to individuals.

Folder 320

1918 May #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 320

Folder 321

1918 June #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 321

Folder 322

1918 July #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 322

Folder 323

1918 1-8 August #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 323

Folder 324

1918 9-19 August #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 324

Folder 325

1918 20-24 August #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 325

Folder 326

1918 25-31 August #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 326

Folder 327

1918 1-12 September #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 327

Folder 328

1918 13-16 September #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 328

Folder 329

1918 17-30 September #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 329

Folder 330

1918 1-12 October #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 330

Folder 331

1918 13-19 October #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 331

Folder 332

1918 20-27 October #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 332

Folder 333

1918 28-31 October #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 333

Folder 334

1918 1-5 November #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 334

Folder 335

1918 6-10 November #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 335

Folder 336

1918 11-15 November #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 336

Folder 337

1918 16-20 November #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 337

Folder 338

1918 21-30 November #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 338

Folder 339

1918 1-10 December #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 339

Folder 340

1918 11-20 December #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 340

Folder 341

1918 21-31 December #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 341

Folder 342

1919 1-10 January #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 342

Folder 343

1919 11-20 January #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 343

Folder 344

1919 21-31 January #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 344

Folder 345

1919 February #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 345

Folder 346

1919 March-April #01173, Subseries: "2.2 Personnel Files, 1918-1919." Folder 346

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919.

About 3,000 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject.

This Subseries consists of the same sort of communication and information found in subseries 2.1. The papers chronologically arranged in Subseries 2.1 were in batches that were mixed or vague as to subject, whereas the materials in this Subseries retain their original subject headings.

Folder 347

Aerial liaison-instruction #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 347

Folder 348

Animals, care of #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 348

Folder 349

Anti-aircraft defense #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 349

Folder 350

Army schools/officer candidates and specialists #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 350

Folder 351

Athletic Field Days #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 351

Folder 352

Bath facilities-schedules and reports #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 352

Folder 353

Billeting #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 353

Folder 354

British Army orders #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 354

Folder 355

Burial of our dead #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 355

Folder 356

Casualty reports #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 356

Folder 357

Chemical warfare defense #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 357

Folder 358

Claims for damage done by American soldiers #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 358

Folder 359

Codes and signals #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 359

Folder 360

Communications #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 360

Folder 361-362

Folder 361

Folder 362

Daily Location Reports #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 361-362

Folder 363-364

Folder 363

Folder 364

Daily Strength Reports #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 363-364

Folder 365

Dental work #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 365

Folder 366

Evacuation of sick #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 366

Folder 367

General court martial orders #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 367

Folder 368

Hindenburg Line (27 September-1 October 1918) #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 368

Folder 369

Indebtedness and property damage #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 369

Folder 370

Informational pamphlets-receipts for #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 370

Folder 371

Inspections and reviews #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 371

Folder 372

Intelligence bulletins #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 372

Folder 373

Maps #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 373

Folder 374

March discipline #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 374

Folder 375

Ordnance and miscellaneous supplies #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 375

Folder 376

Payroll #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 376

Folder 377

Postal service #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 377

Folder 378

Prices charged by French civilians #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 378

Folder 379

Printing and stationery #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 379

Folder 380

Rations #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 380

Folder 381

Routing of correspondence #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 381

Folder 382

Sanitary conditions #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 382

Folder 383

Self-inflicted wounds #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 383

Folder 384

Sick call #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 384

Folder 385

Training-Machine Guns #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 385

Folder 386-387

Folder 386

Folder 387

Training-Tactical exercises and maneuvers #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 386-387

Folder 388-393

Folder 388

Folder 389

Folder 390

Folder 391

Folder 392

Folder 393

Training schedules #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 388-393

Folder 394

Transport #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 394

Folder 395

War diaries-regulations concerning #01173, Subseries: "2.3 Subject Files, 1918-1919." Folder 395

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Political Papers, 1920-1929.

About 4,500 items.

Correspondence, printed materials, lists of voters, and other materials related to Lawrence Davis Tyson's political career during the 1920s. The papers in this series document Tyson's campaigns for the United States Senate in 1924 and 1929, and his abiding concerns as a Senator for veterans' compensation, world peace, national defense, and the economic development of the South. The four subseries reflect Tyson's original arrangement scheme.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929.

About 1,000 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Chiefly lists of voters arranged by county, this subseries also includes subject files related to Tyson's campaign for the Senate in 1924 and his campaign for re-election in 1929. Notably, these materials show Tyson's active solicitation of the women's vote only a few years after passage of the nineteenth amendment. Also documented is the active participation of women in his election campaigns.

Folder 396

Anderson #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 396

Folder 397

Bedford #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 397

Folder 398-399

Folder 398

Folder 399

Benton #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 398-399

Folder 400

Bledsoe #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 400

Folder 401

Blount #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 401

Folder 402

Bradley #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 402

Folder 403

Campbell #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 403

Folder 404

Cannon #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 404

Folder 405

Carroll #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 405

Folder 406

Carter #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 406

Folder 407

Cheatham #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 407

Folder 408

Chester #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 408

Folder 409

Claiborne #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 409

Folder 410

Clay #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 410

Folder 411

Cocke #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 411

Folder 412

Coffee #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 412

Folder 413

Crockett #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 413

Folder 414

Cumberland #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 414

Folder 415-417

Folder 415

Folder 416

Folder 417

Davidson #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 415-417

Folder 418

Decatur #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 418

Folder 419-420

Folder 419

Folder 420

Dekalb #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 419-420

Folder 421

Dickson #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 421

Folder 422

Dyer #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 422

Folder 423

Fayette #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 423

Folder 424

Fentress #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 424

Folder 425

Franklin #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 425

Folder 426

Gibson #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 426

Folder 427

Giles #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 427

Folder 428

Grainger #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 428

Folder 429

Greene #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 429

Folder 430

Grundy #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 430

Folder 431

Hamblen #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 431

Folder 432

Hamilton #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 432

Folder 433

Hancock #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 433

Folder 434

Hardeman #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 434

Folder 435

Hardin #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 435

Folder 436

Hawkins #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 436

Folder 437

Haywood #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 437

Folder 438

Henderson #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 438

Folder 439

Henry #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 439

Folder 440

Hickman #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 440

Folder 441

Houston #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 441

Folder 442

Humphreys #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 442

Folder 443

Jackson #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 443

Folder 444

Jefferson #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 444

Folder 445

Johnson #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 445

Folder 446

Knox #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 446

Folder 447

Lake #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 447

Folder 448

Lauderdale #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 448

Folder 449

Lawrence #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 449

Folder 450

Lewis #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 450

Folder 451

Lincoln #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 451

Folder 452

Loudon #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 452

Folder 453

Macon #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 453

Folder 454

Madison #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 454

Folder 455

Marion #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 455

Folder 456

Marshall #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 456

Folder 457

Maury #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 457

Folder 458

McMinn #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 458

Folder 459

McNairy #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 459

Folder 460

Meigs #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 460

Folder 461

Monroe #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 461

Folder 462

Montgomery #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 462

Folder 463

Moore #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 463

Folder 464

Morgan #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 464

Folder 465-466

Folder 465

Folder 466

Obion #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 465-466

Folder 467

Overton #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 467

Folder 468

Perry #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 468

Folder 469

Polk #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 469

Folder 470-471

Folder 470

Folder 471

Putnam #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 470-471

Folder 472

Rhea #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 472

Folder 473

Roane #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 473

Folder 474

Robertson #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 474

Folder 475

Rutherford #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 475

Folder 476

Scott #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 476

Folder 477

Sequatchie #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 477

Folder 478-479

Folder 478

Folder 479

Sevier #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 478-479

Folder 480

Shelby #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 480

Folder 481-482

Folder 481

Folder 482

Smith #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 481-482

Folder 483

Stewart #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 483

Folder 484

Sullivan #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 484

Folder 485

Sumner #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 485

Folder 486

Tipton #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 486

Folder 487

Trousdale #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 487

Folder 488

Unicoi #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 488

Folder 489

Union #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 489

Folder 490

Van Buren #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 490

Folder 491

Warren #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 491

Folder 492

Washington #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 492

Folder 493

Wayne #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 493

Folder 494

Weakley #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 494

Folder 495

White #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 495

Folder 496

Williamson #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 496

Folder 497

Wilson #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 497

Folder 498

Subjects Endorsements #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 498

Folder 499

Subjects Labor #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 499

Folder 500

Subjects Lists of Tennessee Newspapers #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 500

Folder 501-502

Folder 501

Folder 502

Subjects Newspapers and Campaign Speeches #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 501-502

Folder 503-504

Folder 503

Folder 504

Subjects Primary Boards and Democratic Committees #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 503-504

Folder 505

Subjects Routes and Boxes #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 505

Folder 506-508

Folder 506

Folder 507

Folder 508

Subjects Speeches by Tyson #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 506-508

Folder 509

Subjects Tyson Supporters #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 509

Folder 510

Subjects Voting List: Springfield, Tenn. #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 510

Folder 511-512

Folder 511

Folder 512

Subjects Voting Lists #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 511-512

Folder 513

Subjects Other Campaign Materials #01173, Subseries: "3.1 Campaign Files, 1924, 1929." Folder 513

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated.

About 1,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters chiefly from Tennessee constituents, expressing opinions about legislation before the Senate or requesting Tyson's assistance with a variety of personal concerns. Copies of Tyson's responses to many of these inquiries are included. The variety of issues represented in this correspondence reflect Tyson's keen interest in veterans, international stability in the post war era, and industrial development in the South.

Folder 514

1920-1925 #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 514

Folder 515

1926 January #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 515

Folder 516

1926 February #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 516

Folder 517

1926 March #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 517

Folder 518

1926 April #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 518

Folder 519

1926 May-June #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 519

Folder 520

1926 July-December #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 520

Folder 521

1927 January #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 521

Folder 522

1927 February #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 522

Folder 523

1927 March #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 523

Folder 524

1927 April #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 524

Folder 525

1927 May #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 525

Folder 526

1927 June #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 526

Folder 527

1927 July #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 527

Folder 528

1927 August #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 528

Folder 529

1927 September #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 529

Folder 530

1927 October #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 530

Folder 531

1927 November #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 531

Folder 532

1927 December #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 532

Folder 533

1928 1-15 January #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 533

Folder 534

1928 16-31 January #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 534

Folder 535

1928 1-15 February #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 535

Folder 536

1928 16-29 February #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 536

Folder 537

1928 1-8 March #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 537

Folder 538

1928 9-20 March #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 538

Folder 539

1928 21-31 March #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 539

Folder 540

1928 1-10 April #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 540

Folder 541

1928 11-18 April #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 541

Folder 542

1928 19-22 April #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 542

Folder 543

1928 23-30 April #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 543

Folder 544

1928 1-4 May #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 544

Folder 545

1928 5-10 May #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 545

Folder 546

1928 11-17 May #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 546

Folder 547

1928 18-22 May #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 547

Folder 548

1928 23-31 May #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 548

Folder 549

1928 June #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 549

Folder 550

1928 July-December #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 550

Folder 551

1929 January #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 551

Folder 552

1929 February #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 552

Folder 553

1929 March-May #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 553

Folder 554

1929 Undated #01173, Subseries: "3.2 General Correspondence, 1920-1929 undated." Folder 554

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3 Subject Files, 1925-1929.

About 1,000 items

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Correspondence with constituents similar to letter in subseries 3.1, but arranged by subject. Also included is printed material about legislation or issues debated by the Senate.

Folder 555

Army Appropriation #01173, Subseries: "3.3 Subject Files, 1925-1929." Folder 555

Folder 556-561

Folder 556

Folder 557

Folder 558

Folder 559

Folder 560

Folder 561

Boulder Dam #01173, Subseries: "3.3 Subject Files, 1925-1929." Folder 556-561

Folder 562-565

Folder 562

Folder 563

Folder 564

Folder 565

Cruiser Bill #01173, Subseries: "3.3 Subject Files, 1925-1929." Folder 562-565

Folder 566

Dairy at Louisberg #01173, Subseries: "3.3 Subject Files, 1925-1929." Folder 566

Folder 567

Gold Star Mothers #01173, Subseries: "3.3 Subject Files, 1925-1929." Folder 567

Folder 568-569

Folder 568

Folder 569

Hawes Bill #01173, Subseries: "3.3 Subject Files, 1925-1929." Folder 568-569

Folder 570

Henley Street Bridge #01173, Subseries: "3.3 Subject Files, 1925-1929." Folder 570

Folder 571-577

Folder 571

Folder 572

Folder 573

Folder 574

Folder 575

Folder 576

Folder 577

Kellogg Treaty #01173, Subseries: "3.3 Subject Files, 1925-1929." Folder 571-577

Folder 578-581

Folder 578

Folder 579

Folder 580

Folder 581

Muscle Shoals #01173, Subseries: "3.3 Subject Files, 1925-1929." Folder 578-581

Folder 582

Memorial Addresses Delivered in Congress #01173, Subseries: "3.3 Subject Files, 1925-1929." Folder 582

Folder 583

Miscellaneous Printed Material #01173, Subseries: "3.3 Subject Files, 1925-1929." Folder 583

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928.

About 1,500 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical, then chronological.

Correspondence between Tyson and veterans or their families about claims and disability benefits, arranged by individual claimant. Many claims include correspondence ranging over several years course and documenting the disposition of particular cases.

Folder 584

A #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 584

Folder 585

Bagby-Black #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 585

Folder 586

Bodkin-Brewer #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 586

Folder 587

Brewster-Burkett #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 587

Folder 588

Ca #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 588

Folder 589

Cecil #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 589

Folder 590

Ch #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 590

Folder 591

Clayton-Cooper #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 591

Folder 592

Copeland-Crawford #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 592

Folder 593

Creson-Cutrell #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 593

Folder 594

D #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 594

Folder 595

E #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 595

Folder 596

Fain-Fillers #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 596

Folder 597

Flowers-Fuqua #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 597

Folder 598

G #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 598

Folder 599

Hair-Harris #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 599

Folder 600

Harrison #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 600

Folder 601

Hatcher-Henry #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 601

Folder 602

Hickey-Hood #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 602

Folder 603

Houdyshelt-Hutsell #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 603

Folder 604

I #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 604

Folder 605

J #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 605

Folder 606

K #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 606

Folder 607

L #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 607

Folder 608

Ma #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 608

Folder 609

McAbee-McCain #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 609

Folder 610

McClanahan-McQueen #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 610

Folder 611

Milam-Murray #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 611

Folder 612

N #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 612

Folder 613

O #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 613

Folder 614

P #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 614

Folder 615

Q #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 615

Folder 616

R #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 616

Folder 617

Samples-Smiley #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 617

Folder 618

Smith-Stevenson #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 618

Folder 619

T #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 619

Folder 620

V #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 620

Folder 621

Wagner-Watson #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 621

Folder 622

Westmoreland-Wolfe #01173, Subseries: "3.4 Veterans' Cases, 1925-1928." Folder 622

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926.

23 items.
Image P-1173/1

West Point Class of 1883--Lawrence Davis Tyson (#50). Young men in dress uniform; each soldier is numbered, with key attached to verso. #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/1

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Bust of young Tyson in uniform, verso signed "Sincerely your Friend, L. D. Tyson, U.S.M.A." #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/2

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Young Tyson standing in uniform, taken at same time as P-1173/2. #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/3

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Senator Tyson, signed "Very sincerely your friend--Lawrence D. Tyson, U.S. Senator from Tennessee, Washington, D.C., May 14, 19?" #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/4

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World War I--Brigadier General Tyson at center surrounded by soldiers on board ship. According to envelope from which they were removed, photographs were taken "on the Mercury returning from France, Mch-27-1919." #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/5-8

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World War I--Brigadier General Tyson at center, flanked on either side by two officers. According to envelope from which they were removed, photographs were taken "on the Mercury returning from France, Mch-27-1919." #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/9-12

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World War I--Brigadier General Tyson, 4th from left, accompanied by three officers. According to envelope from which these photographs were removed, they were taken "on the Mercury returning from France, Mch-27-1919." #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/13-14

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World War I--soldier on horse, "Compliments of Sgt. Fred Bierdedr (?), Hdqtrs. 59th Inf. Brigadier 30th Div." #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/15

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World War I--soldier on horse, "Compliments to General and Mrs. l. D. Tyson, Sgt. Fred Bierdedr(?)." #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/16

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World War I--group of soldiers aboard ship. #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/17

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World War I--battleship with soldiers on deck docked in French town with spectators. #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/18-19

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Charles McGhee Tyson (1904)--bust of McGhee as a boy in coat and tie. #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/20

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"McGhee Tyson (undated)--McGhee as a young man dressed in soldier's uniform standing on deck of ship." #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/21

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Group of soldiers on deck of ship with military brass band (undated, verso of P-1173/16). #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/22

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Two unidentified young men in knickers. Tall man on right possibly Charles McGhee Tyson. #01173, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1883-1926." P-1173/23

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