The Frederick S. Heiskell Collection includes drafts of letters that were sent to Senator John Bell of Tennessee, 1848-1860; Heiskell family biographies and genealogies; political, family, and general correspondence, and financial records. The collection also contains documents relating to the Civil War, Knox County Ebenezar Church, livestock pedigrees, correspondence on railroads dating between 1838 and 1849, and Charleston Stock Market reports. Eight scrapbooks include newsclippings containing poetry, anecdotes, news events, agricultural topics, household affairs, and political, historical and humorous writings dating between c. 1789 and 1882.
Conditions Governing Access
The copies of correspondence in Box 2, Folder 13 are restricted. The originals are housed at The Southern Historical Collection, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Permission to quote from this folder would have to be secured from the Southern Historical Collection.
Otherwise, the papers are open for research.