Thomas Crutchfield papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence, financial documents, agreements, and other personal papers created or collected by members of the Crutchfield family and their extended relatives, friends, and associates. The majority of the materials were created between 1840-1849. Notable persons in this collection include Thomas Crutchfield (1801-1850), his sons William Crutchfield (1824-1890) and Thomas Crutchfield Jr. (1830-1886), and his son-in-law, John H. Lumpkin (1812-1860). Notable materials in this collection include a record of the slaves held by the Crutchfield family and contracts denoting the sale or leasing of slaves, as well as documents describing Thomas Crutchfield’s Downtown Chattanooga brick-making business, where slave labor was utilized.
- Crutchfield, Thomas, Sr., 1801-1850 (Creator, Person)
Language of Materials
This collection contains materials in English.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.
1.42 Linear Feet (2 containers)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Tom Crutchfield donated this collection to the Chattanooga History Center on 2011 November 10. The Chattanooga History Center donated this accession to the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 2017 June 12.
Processing of this collection is complete.
- Business and politics -- United States
- Crutchfield, Thomas, Jr., 1830-1886
- Crutchfield, Thomas, Sr., 1801-1850
- Crutchfield, William, 1824-1890
- Family-owned business enterprises
- Lumpkin, John H. (John Henry), 1812-1860
- Slavery -- Southern States
- Slavery -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Southern States -- Social life and customs
- Thomas Crutchfield papers
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description