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Robert Houston Papers.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0236

Scope and Contents

Papers of Robert Houston of Knox County, Tenn,. Ca. 1793-1878. Includes: 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796 appointments of Robert Houston as Knox County Sheriff, signed by William Blount; pardon for Thomas Nelson, 17--; 1803 John Sevier and Robert Houston account; Stokely Donelson land sale certificate signed by F.A. Ramsey, 1800; Receipt from Andrew Jackson, 1803; note from William Blount, 1793; re: subscription to Knoxville Library, 1795; re: cessions of lands from the Indians, 1819; survey of Indian boundary lands, 1819; letter to Charles Hicks, Cherokee Nation, re: survey of Cherokee Nation land, 1819; Sutuwaka (his mark) on 1819 Cherokee land document; letter to and from J.C. Calhoun, 1820; Return J. Meigs letter copy, 1820; copy of 1820 Jackson Treaty; 1821 “Governor’s Instructions to run the North Carolina Line”; old fort on Big Pigeon River, 1821; 1833 broadside re: cholera; Margaret Houston and settlement of Robert Houston’s estate, 1834; copy of Robert Houston’s will; survey for L. D. Franklin for Jefferson County land, 1853; deed for Knoxville town lot, M. M. Armstrong to R. H. Armstrong, 1878.

Dates

  • 1793-1834

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at mcclung-archivist@knoxlib.org

Extent

1 box

General

The collection is related to the Armstrong Family Papers (MSC 0237)

Title
Robert Houston Papers.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

Contact:
601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States
865.215.8814