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Frederick S. Heiskell Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0022

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1789 - 1882
  • Majority of material found within 1832 - 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.


8.00 linear feet (Consisting of 9 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

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The papers are arranged into two series: Series 1, Papers of Frederick S. Heiskell, 1810-1882, and Series 2, Scrapbooks, c. 1789-1882.

Method of Acquisition

The papers of Frederick S. Heiskell were purchased by Sherrod Library in July 1971 from Ms. J. T. Howard, granddaughter of Heiskell, and Dale A. Marion of Blountville, Tennessee. The Frederick S. Heiskell Papers were transferred to the Archives of Appalachia in the fall of 1978. Edward M. Steel, Jr. donated additional materials in November 1991 and May 1993, accession numbers 1991-069 and 1992-112.

Processing Information

The papers were opened for research in 1979. Georgia Greer completed processing the addition in 1996.

Georgia Greer
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA