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Robert Houston Armstrong

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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

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....
Dates: 1826-1892

Letter from Oliver Perry Temple, Greeneville, to R. H. Armstrong, Knoxville, March 5, 1848.

Identifier: MM.2015.005
Scope and Contents

Letter from O. P. Temple, Greeneville, to Robert H. Armstrong. ALS 3 pp. (1 pc.). Re: informing him that Temple had agreed to form a partnership with William H. Sneed of Knoxville. Armstrong may also have been a partner with Sneed at the time. Includes election results from Greene County (Sevier re-elected over Page, a Methodist preacher). Includes address panel with stampless “Greeneville, Te” CDS and manuscript “5” rate.

Dates: 1848

R. H. Armstrong Survey Drawing, Jefferson Co., Tenn., 1873.

Identifier: Ephemera 2014.001
Scope and Contents Framed large survey drawing of land belonging to R. H. Armstrong and his wife Louisa Franklin in Jefferson County, Tenn., dated September 1873. Robert Houston Armstrong (1825 – 1896), the father of Adelia Armstrong Lutz, and his wife, Louisa Franklin were the first owners and occupants of the historic Bleak House, located in Knoxville, Tenn. . Bleak House was built for the couple as a wedding gift by the bride's father, Lawson D. Franklin. The land came from the estate of Drury Armstrong,...
Dates: 1873