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Robert Houston Papers.

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.


  • 1793-1834

Conditions Governing Access

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


1 box


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

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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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