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Charles Freeling Welcker.

Identifier: MSC 0012

Scope and Contents

Papers of Charles Freeling Welcker (1809-1861), merchant and farmer of Welcker’s Mills, Roane County, Tenn. Lived for a while in Alabama, then moved back to Roane County, Tenn. Married Caroline Virginia Mitchell. He served as commissioner for the improvement of the Clinch River. Papers include personal and business letters; account books; broadsides; legal documents; and bills of sale for slaves and goods. Topics include: farming; business; navigation and river improvement; slavery; Welcker family. For a list of selected correspondents, see A Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection by Linda Posey (1974). Note added May 2000: Box 1 includes: U.S. Military Academy Registers, 1830s and 1881; Hog purchase information, ca. 1838-1850s; stock journal, 1820s-1861.


  • 1809-1861

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


5 boxes


Included in Linda Posey thesis of McClung Collection Manuscript holdings and the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. The George Lewis Welcker Papers (MSC 0013) relate to this collection. Lizzie Welcker’s diary (MM.1998.009) came from the C.F. Welcker Papers.

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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States