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This digital collection contains records related to Mount Olivet Cemetery, a 206-acre cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. Mount Olivet was established in 1856 by Adrian Van Sinderen Lindsley and John Buddeke. Notable interments include John Overton, Thomas Ryman, Anne Dallas Dudley and several former governors of Tennessee. The physical collection includes accounts, correspondence, legal documents, maps, photographs, newspaper clippings, land records, and cemetery records. The collection was compiled by Florence M. Redelsheimer (1911-1989), who was once a public relations administrator for Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Included in the digital collection are 3 interment books, listing burials from 1855-1906, and eighteen cemetery maps. Information on each page includes interment date, names, age, cause of death, and plot location information. The books have been indexed so the digital collection can be searched for a specific name.