John Dennis papers

John Dennis papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Dennis, John
Title: John Dennis papers
Dates: 1773
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms2993

Biographical/Historical Note

"Tower Rock is a small limestone island carved by the mighty Mississippi River near Grand Tower in Jackson County. Its 1/4 acre is covered by upland forest with stands of oak-pine and oak-hickory-beech. The mainland offers a scenic view of Tower Rock, although the island itself is inaccessible except by boat. Tower Rock was designated as a National Historic Site on November 15, 1972 and is owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation." -- "Tower Rock." Shawnee Group of the Sierra Club. (Retrieved October 1, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a promissory note to Fowles Thompson and Co. for ℗Đ18.19.8 for value received at New Glasgow, Mississippi, 6 December 1773. Also included is a colored engraving from some newspaper with the title "Tower Rock on the Mississippi."

Index Terms

Engravings (prints)
Fowles Thompson and Co. -- Records and correspondence
Islands--Mississippi River--Pictorial works.
Promissory notes--Mississippi--New Glasgow.
Promissory notes.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Dennis papers. MS 2993. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Papers, 1773