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Frederick S. Heiskell Papers

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.


  • Creation: 1789 - 1882
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1832 - 1882



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

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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. James Birchfield contributed the photocopy of the broadside "To the Voters..." in 2002, accession 2003-020.

Related Materials

Heiskell, McCampbell, Wilkes, and Steel family materials collection, 1820-1979, Collection 04504, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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