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Collection Number: 01397

Collection Title: Samuel Gordon Heiskell Papers, 1762-1930.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 4.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 550 items)
Abstract Samuel Gordon Heiskell (1858-1923) was a criminal lawyer, judge, mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., and author of Andrew Jackson and Early Tennessee History. The bulk of the collection concerns Heiskell's book, and includes about 175 photographs; an annotated copy of his manuscript; copies of historical manuscripts; correspondence concerning book sales and other matters; and picture plates. Also included is a scrapbook covering Heiskell's political and legal careers, his book, and Tenessee historical articles and activities.
Creator Heiskell, Samuel Gordon, 1858-1923.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Samuel Gordon Heiskell Papers, #1397, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mr. George Bentley, of Chapel Hill, N.C., 1947.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Samuel Gordon Heiskell (1858-1923), of Monroe County, Tenn., was a criminal lawyer, judge, mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., and author of Andrew Jackson and Early Tennessee History, published in 1918.

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The bulk of the collection concerns Samuel Gordon Heiskell's book Andrew Jackson and Early Tennessee History, and includes about 175 photographs; an annotated copy of his manuscript; copies of historical manuscripts; correspondence concerning book sales and other matters; and picture plates. Also included is a scrapbook covering Heiskell's political and legal careers, his book, and Tenessee historical articles and activities.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Writings and Related Material, ca. 1918-1923, and undated.

Arrangement: by subject.

This series contains correspondence, copies of letters, an annotated manuscript, and other materials related to Heiskell's book Andrew Jackson & Early Tennessee History, published in 1918.

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Original finding aid #01397, Series: "1. Writings and Related Material, ca. 1918-1923, and undated." Folder 1a

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Andrew Jackson & Early Tennessee History miscellaneous papers #01397, Series: "1. Writings and Related Material, ca. 1918-1923, and undated." Folder 1-3

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Andrew Jackson & Early Tennessee History manuscript, pp. 1-70 and Intro. #01397, Series: "1. Writings and Related Material, ca. 1918-1923, and undated." Folder 4

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Andrew Jackson & Early Tennessee History manuscript, pp. 71-183 #01397, Series: "1. Writings and Related Material, ca. 1918-1923, and undated." Folder 5

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Andrew Jackson & Early Tennessee History manuscript, pp. 184-321 #01397, Series: "1. Writings and Related Material, ca. 1918-1923, and undated." Folder 6

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Andrew Jackson & Early Tennessee History manuscript, pp. 322-476 #01397, Series: "1. Writings and Related Material, ca. 1918-1923, and undated." Folder 7

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Andrew Jackson & Early Tennessee History manuscript, pp. 477-620 #01397, Series: "1. Writings and Related Material, ca. 1918-1923, and undated." Folder 8

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Andrew Jackson & Early Tennessee History manuscript, pp. 621-767 #01397, Series: "1. Writings and Related Material, ca. 1918-1923, and undated." Folder 9

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Andrew Jackson & Early Tennessee History manuscript, pp. 768-904 #01397, Series: "1. Writings and Related Material, ca. 1918-1923, and undated." Folder 10

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Andrew Jackson & Early Tennessee History correspondence relating to sale of book #01397, Series: "1. Writings and Related Material, ca. 1918-1923, and undated." Folder 11-12

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Arrangement: Alphabetical, then by subject.

This series contains photographs primarily used in Heiskell's book. Almost all of them are mounted and retouched for printing purposes. Many are photographic prints of portraits and drawings of Andrew Jackson and his contemporaries, with the majority identifed. There are also 10 unnumbered photographs and postcards in PF-1397/20, including several family photographs, portraits, and images of Native Americans from the Bureau of American Ethnology.

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#01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." Folder 13

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Portraits and drawings of Andrew Jackson, ca. 1800-1845 #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/1-19

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Portrait of William T. Barry #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/20

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Engraving of George Bancroft #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/21

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Drawing of John M. Berrien #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/22

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Portrait of Nicholas Biddle #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/23

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Unidentifed man #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/24

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Portrait of John Branch #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/25

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Portrait of John C. Calhoun #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/26

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Portrait of Lewis Cass #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/27

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Portrait of William C. C. Claiborne #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/28

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Portrait of Henry Clay #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/28a

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Portraits of John Coffee #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/29-32

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Portrait of William Harris Crawford #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/33

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Portrait of Samuel Doak #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/34

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Portrait of William J. Duane #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/35

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Portraits of H. Eaton #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/36-37

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Portrait of Edwarsd Everett #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/38

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Portraits of John Ross? #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/39-40

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Portrait of James Hamilton, Jr. #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/41

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Portraits of Robert Y. Hayne #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/42-43

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Portraits of Sam Houston #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/44-46

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Portrait of Samuel Ingham #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/47

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Portrait of Rachel Jackson #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/48

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Portrait of Anne Jennings #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/49

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Portrait of Major Lewis #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/50

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Portrait of Gideon Morgan #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/51

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Drawing of Ostenaco, Judge Friend #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/52

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Portrait of Jim Overton #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/53

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Portraits of James K. Polk #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/54-56

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Portrait of James K. Polk and Sarah Childress Polk #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/57

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Portraits of J. G. M. Ramsey #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/58-59

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Portraits of John Rhea #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/60-61

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Portraits of Winfield Scott #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/62-63

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Portraits of John Sevier #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/64-66

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Portrait of Isaac Shelby #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/67

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Portrait of Roger B. Taney #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/68

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Portrait of John Tyler #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/69

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Portraits of Martin Van Buren #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/70-71

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Portrait of Ruth Sevier Sparks Vertner #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/72

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Portrait of Thomas A. E. Weadcock #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/73

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Portrait of Hugh Lawson White #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/74

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Portrait of Levi Woodbury #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/75

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Portraits of Henry Alexander Wise and Edward Livingston #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/76

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Statue of Thomas Hart Benton? #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/77

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Portraits of John Sevier, William Blount, James K. Polk and 2 unidentified people #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/78-79

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Portraits of Sam Houston and 4 unidentifed people #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/80

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Drawing of a block house #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/81

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Fences #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/82

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River and mountain #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/83

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Large house covered with ivy #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/84

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Grammar school #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/85

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Tombstone of Archbald Roane #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/86

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Andrew Jackson stone monument #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/87

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Daughters of the American Revolution monument #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/88

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San Jacinto battlefield monument #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/89

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King's Mountain monument #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/90

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Henry Clay monument #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/91

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John Howard Payne monument #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/92

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Monument #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/93

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John Sevier monument #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/94

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Group of women standing near Wilson Gate #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/95

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Large crowd of people outside near a building #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/96

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Two mounted images of houses belonging to Andrew Jackson #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/97

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Reproduction of drawing and a letter dated 12 August 1788 from Andrew Jackson #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/98

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James K. Polk's residence #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/99

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The White House #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/100

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Copy of map of Cherokee County, Tenn., 1762 #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/101

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Copy of letter signed by Andrew Jackson, 20 August 1819 #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/102

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Copy of letter signed by John Quincy Adams, 10 January 1827 #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/103

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A pair of riding boots #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/104

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Swords captured by General Sevier, ca. 1880 #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/105

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Unidentified man #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/106

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Copy of portrait probably painted by George Peter Alexander Healy #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/107

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Portraits and drawings of unidentifed men and women #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/108-128

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Drawing of house in background with 3 men and 2 horses in the foreground #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/129

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Photograph likely of a dam #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/130

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Unidentifed large house #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/131

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Unidentified building #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/132-133

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Drawing likely of Congressional meeting #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/134

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Unidentifed wooden building #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/135

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Crowd gathered at disinterment of the remains of Samuel and Katherine Sevier, ca. 1910 #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/136-137

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Unidentifed gravestones #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/138

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Portraits of Andrew Jackson #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/139-141

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Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1921 #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/142

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Gravemarkers of Samuel and Katherine Sevier, ca. 1920 #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/143-146

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Jackson's Gate, ca. 1920 #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/147-148

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Photographic record of disinterment, ca. 1900 #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/149-153

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Crowd gathered at disinterment of the remains of Samuel and Katherine Sevier, ca. 1910 #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/154

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Interior views of The Hermitage, ca. 1920 #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/155-157

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Portrait of an unidentified man #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/158

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Crowd outside an unidentified court house, ca. 1910 #01397, Series: "2. Photographs, ca. 1910-1921 and undated." P-1397/159

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Picture plates and proofs for Samuel Gordon Heiskell's book Andrew Jackson and the Early History of Tennessee.

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84 prints from plates used in book #01397, Series: "3. Picture Plates and Proofs, ca. 1918-1920." Folder 14

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89 proofs made from plates #01397, Series: "3. Picture Plates and Proofs, ca. 1918-1920." Folder 15

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Plates on blocks #01397, Series: "3. Picture Plates and Proofs, ca. 1918-1920." Folder 16-45

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8 unblocked plates used for illustration #01397, Series: "3. Picture Plates and Proofs, ca. 1918-1920." Folder 46

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Title page plates #01397, Series: "3. Picture Plates and Proofs, ca. 1918-1920." Folder 47

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#01397, Series: "4. Other Materials, ca. 1762-1922, and undated." Folder 48

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Miscellaneous items #01397, Series: "4. Other Materials, ca. 1762-1922, and undated." OP-1397/1

Biographical data of Heiskell, reproductions of historical manuscripts, maps, pictures.

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#01397, Series: "4. Other Materials, ca. 1762-1922, and undated." Folder 49

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Scrapbook, 1920-1922 #01397, Series: "4. Other Materials, ca. 1762-1922, and undated." SV-1397/12

Contains clippings, pictures, and a few letters related to Heiskell's political and legal career, his book on Andrew Jackson, Tenessee historical articles and activities, campaign of Governor A. H. Roberts, and a letter from John Sevier to Thomas Jefferson, 1804.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, October 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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