Nic Earnest Collection of Newspapers and Publications, June 9, 1855-1967

KC Manuscript Collection 175

The collection contains printed materials collected by Nic Earnest.  Items consist in part of 19th century newspapers including one from 1855, several dating from 1861, and a prohibition newspaper from 1889.  One newspaper article about Andrew Johnson probably dates from 1901.  Also included are a pamphlet published in 1860 entitled “The National Crisis,” the 1874 manual of Holston Presbytery, and an oversize publicity publication created by Kingsport Utilities highlighting the history of Kingsport.

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

This collection should be cited as:

Nic Earnest Collection of Newspapers and Publications, June9, 1855–1967.  KC Manuscript Collection 175, Archives of the City of Kingsport,Tennessee.

Mary Ruth, granddaughter of Nic Earnest, donated this collection in November 2006.

E. Marshall Galloway processed the collection and developed the finding aid in December 2006. Brianne Johnson revised the finding aid in May 2008.

Greenville (Tenn.)–Newspapers.


Nashville (Tenn.)—Newspapers
Prohibitionists–United   States.

Temperance–United States–History.


(3 small folders within)

1. a. Brownlow’s Knoxville Whig, 9 June 1855; 23 February 1861;

9 March 1861; 16 March 1861

b. Greenville Democrat, 12 March 1861; 26 March 1861

c. Republican Banner, 17 May 1861

d. The Issue, 21 March 1889

e. Booklet, Kingsport: Living Monument to the American Way: Its traditions and progress as related in a series of advertisements by your friendly electric service: Kingsport Utilities,

1957 and 1967 ?.

2. a. Manual, Manual Holston Presbytery, 1874

b. Pamphlet, The National Crisis, 1860

3. Newspaper Article, “Chapters from Life of Andrew Johnson,” newspaper unknown, fragments of other articles on back, c. 1901