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Object Name Correspondence
Catalog Number 2004.018.413.a-k
Collection Elsworth Brown Collection
Description This set consists of a collection of Elsworth Brown's correspondence with the Polk County Historical Society during the period from 1962 through 1972.

(a) is a letter from Elsworth Brown to Ethel Largent, Secretary of the Polk County Historical Society, dated November 29, 1962. He told her about an article concerning the Society he saw in the Chattanooga Free Press, and he related his experience with the blockhouse (Fort Marr), his collections of documents and books on pre-Revolutionary War fortifications and houses, and his admiration for the Hilderbrand House. He concludes by donating $5.00 to the Society and requesting a membership card.
(b) is a letter from Ethel Largent to Elsworth Brown, dated November 30, 1962. She thanks him for his interesting letter and for his contribution, and she tells him that she will mail him a membership card as soon as they can print one.
(c)(1) is a receipt for Elsworth Brown, dated November 31(sic), 1962, indicating that he has paid for membership and made a contribution to the Polk County Historical Society, signed by Ethel Largent.
(c)(2) is a mailing envelope addressed to Elsworth Brown at his Barton Avenue home in Chattanooga from Ethel Largent in Benton, Tennessee, postmarked December 1, 1962.
(d) is a letter from Elsworth Brown to Ethel Largent, dated January 30, 1963. He tells her that he is donating photostatic copies from an extremely rare book on blockhouses to the Polk County Historical Society.
(e)(1) is a letter from Roy G. Lillard (Librarian of the Polk County Historical Society) to Elsworth Brown, dated February 4, 1963. He thanks him for his previous contributions, and he asks him for any information he may have concerning Fort Marr.
(e)(2) is a mailing envelope addressed to Elsworth Brown at his Barton Avenue home in Chattanooga from Roy Lillard in Benton, postmarked February 4, 1963.
(f) is a letter from Elsworth Brown to Roy G. Lillard, dated February 11, 1963. He tells him that he is investigating the origin of the blockhouse (Fort Marr) and will let him know what he discovers.
(g)(1) is an invitation to the Polk County Historical Society Annual Banquet which would take place on Saturday, May 25, 1968, at 7:30 pm. The banquet cost is $2.50, and the 1968 membership dues are $1.00.
(g)(2) is a mailing envelope addressed to Elsworth Brown at his Barton Avenue home in Chattanooga with no return address, postmarked at Benton on May 17, 1968.
(h)(1) is an invitation to the Polk County Historical Society Annual Banquet which would take place on Thursday, June 12, 1969, at 7:30 pm. The banquet cost is $1.50, and the 1969 membership dues are $1.00.
(h)(2) is a mailing envelope addressed to Elsworth Brown at his Barton Avenue home in Chattanooga with no return address, postmarked at Benton on May 31, 1969.
(i)(1) is an invitation to the Polk County Historical Society Annual Banquet which would take place on May 16, 1970, at 7:30 pm. The banquet cost is $1.75, and the 1970 membership dues are $1.00. Elsworth Brown made a note in pencil, with an arrow pointing toward the dues statement, which reads, "mailed 5-13-70 -- no banquet EB" .
(i)(2) is a mailing envelope addressed to Elsworth Brown at his Barton Avenue home in Chattanooga from the Polk County Historical Society of Tennessee in Benton, postmarked May 9, 1970.
(j)(1) is an invitation to the Polk County Historical Society Annual Banquet which would take place on June 12, 1971, at 7:30 pm (time written in black ink). The banquet cost is $2.50, and the 1971 membership dues are $1.00. Elsworth Brown made a note in black ink, with an arrow pointing toward the dues statement, which reads, "mailed check $1 6-7-71 EB" .
(j)(2) is a mailing envelope addressed to Elsworth Brown at his Barton Avenue home in Chattanooga from the Polk County Historical Society of Tennessee in Benton, postmarked June 2, 1971.
(k)(1) is an invitation to the Polk County Historical Society Annual Banquet which would take place on July 13, 1972, at 7:30 pm. The banquet cost is $3.50, and the 1972 membership dues are $1.00. Elsworth Brown made a note in black ink next to the dues statement which reads, "mailed $1 currency 7-21-72 EB."
(k)(2) is a mailing envelope addressed to Elsworth Brown at his Barton Avenue home in Chattanooga from the Polk County Historical Society of Tennessee in Benton, postmarked July 3, 1972.
Date 1962-1972
Dates of Creation 1962-1972
Extent of Description (a,b) 11.00" x 8.50"
(c1) 2.75" x 6.50"
(c2) 4.25" x 9.50"
(d) 11.00" x 8.50"
(e1) 11.00" x 8.50"
(e2) 4.25" x 9.50"
(f) 11.00" x 8.50"
(g1) 11.00" x 8.50"
(g2) 3.75" x 6.50"
(h1) 11.00" x 8.50"
(h2) 3.75" x 6.50"
(i1) 11.00" x 8.50"
(i2) 4.25" x 9.50"
(j1) 11.00" x 8.50"
(j2) 4.25" x 9.50"
(k1) 11.00" x 8.50"
(k2) 4.25" x 9.50"
Accession number 2004.018