Special Collections Finding Aids


Source Collection

Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries


The Chester family papers are comprised primarily of correspondence between Mary Jane Chester and members of her family based in Jackson, Tennessee. The correspondence focuses on local and school events at the Columbia Female Institute, local and national politics, a reception for Andrew Jackson, family health and illness, and educational plans for other members of the Chester family. Additionally, detailed genealogical records are included in this collection. Documents related to the Chester family in Jonesborough, Tennessee and Pennsylvania are part of the collection along with articles that detail biographical information about Robert J. Chester.


2018 November