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Armstrong Family Papers, 1826-1892. Include the papers of Drury P. Armstrong and Robert Houston Armstrong.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0237

Scope and Contents

The Armstrong Family Papers consist of the business transactions and personal reflections of Drury Paine Armstrong (1799-1856) and his son Robert Houston Armstrong (1825-1896). In 1823, Drury P. Armstrong married Amelia Houston, the daughter of Robert Houston. Armstrong was a well regarded businessman and town leader and was appointed to several positions throughout his lifetime. Robert Houston Armstrong was elected to the state legislature about 1850, representing Knox and Sevier Counties. The Armstrong Family Papers range in date from 1826-1892. Some of the items include: personal journals from Drury P. and Robert H. Armstrong; business correspondence with Hanna and Poindexter of Pittsburgh (1840s); an 1859 Old Gray Cemetery deed to R. H. and M. M. Armstrong; two undated plat maps; deeds; and estate papers. The materials are arranged chronologically.

Dates

  • 1826-1892

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 Robert Houston Papers (MSC 0236)
Title
Armstrong Family Papers, 1826-1892. Include the papers of Drury P. Armstrong and Robert Houston Armstrong.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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