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Collection Number: 04504

Collection Title: Heiskell, McCampbell, Wilkes, and Steel family materials collection, 1820-1979

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Size 7.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2500 items)
Abstract Heiskell, McCampbell, Wilkes, and Steel families of Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Members of these families included newspaper editors, lawyers, missionaries, Methodist ministers, teachers, an artist, a librarian, and a history professor. Heiskell family members lived on the Fruit Hill plantation near Knoxville, Tenn. Ferdinand Lawrence Steel (1813-1873) spent much of his life as a farmer and itinerant Methodist preacher, especially in Mississippi. His son, Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel, served Methodist churches in Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Louisiana, and in towns throughout the South and Southwest. His son, Edward Marvin Steel, was a Methodist minister residing chiefly in Tennessee. Correspondence, writings, diaries, and other items pertaining to Heiskell, McCampbell, Wilkes, and Steel family members. Heiskell family material consists chiefly of correspondence of Hu Brown, his wife Mary Ann Susan Brown, their daughter Susan Rice Brown (1835-1882), and Hu Brown's brother-in-law Frederick Steidinger Heiskell (1786-1882). Letters pertain to daily life, local politics, and business and religious concerns in the area near Knoxville, Tenn., chiefly 1830-1860. Most McCampbell family items are letters exchanged by William McCampbell and Susan Heiskell (1834-1917) before and after their marriage in 1858, including love letters. These letters discuss travel, health, and the daily routine at Fruit Hill, the Heiskell plantation near Knoxville. Wilkes family material includes letters concerning civilian life in 1864 in Tennessee and South Carolina, love letters from the 1880s, and letters from Susan Heiskell Wilkes about her art studies in New York City in 1908. Steel family items include letters about their work from Methodist ministers in Tennessee and elsewhere in the South, 1850s-1870s, and in Virginia, 1907-1931. There also are letters from Miriam Steel, Methodist missionary to Brazil, 1910-1948, and from Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., (1918- ) prisoner of war in Germany in World War II. Also included are various diary volumes and writings of Methodist ministers Ferdinand Laurence Steel (1813-1873) and Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel, of Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., and of Mary Eliza Julia Steel Ramsey (1852-1910?).
Creator Steel, Edward Marvin, collector.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Heiskell, McCampbell, Wilkes, and Steel family materials collection #4504, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Edward M. Steel, Jr., of Morgantown, W.Va., in January 1988, with subsequent additions.
Received from Edward M. Steel, Jr.
Received from Edward Marvin Steel.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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This collection is composed of papers of four distinct family groups, all ancestors of Edward Marvin Steel, Jr. Members of these families included newspaper editors, lawyers, missionaries, Methodist ministers, teachers, an artist, a librarian, and a history professor.

The histories of these families, as documented in this collection, begin with the Heiskell family members who lived on the Fruit Hill plantation near Knoxville, Tenn. Frederick Stiedinger Heiskell (1786-1882) was co-owner and editor of the Knoxville Register with his brother-in-law Hu Brown. After Brown died, his daughter Susan Rice Brown moved in with the Heiskells at Fruit Hill and maintained a close relationship with her Heiskell "siblings" throughout her life. She was especially close to Susan Heiskell, who married William McCampbell, a young lawyer from Dandridge, Tenn., in 1858. After their marriage, William and Susan were separated periodically by business and eventually by war as William served in the Confederate army.

The McCampbells' daughter Annie married James Horace Wilkes, a Confederate veteran and grain merchant from Nashville, Tenn. Wilkes, a widower, had two children, Bessie and John Henry. He and Annie had two more children, Susan and Judith. Susan Heiskell Wilkes was the director of the Department of Medical Illustration at Vanderbilt University from 1925 to 1956. Her sister Judith, a weaver and librarian, married the Methodist minister, Edward Marvin Steel.

The Steel family nurtured three generations of Methodist ministers. Ferdinand Lawrence Steel (1813-1873) spent much of his life as a farmer and itinerant Methodist preacher, especially in Mississippi. His son, Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel, served Methodist churches in Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Louisiana, and in towns throughout the South and Southwest. Samuel was chaplain at the University of Virginia during the 1870s. His son, Edward Marvin Steel, was a Methodist minister residing chiefly in Tennessee. He married Judith Wilkes Steel.

Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., gathered this collection of his family's papers. A graduate of Harvard, Steel was a pilot and prisoner-of-war in Germany during World War II. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina in 1953 and became a history professor at Limestone College, Gaffney, S.C., and later at West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.

Family histories provided with each series description provide additional information about individuals represented in this collection. Family charts are available at the repository.

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This collection has been arranged according to the four major families who composed Edward Marvin Steel, Jr.'s maternal and paternal lineage: Heiskell, McCampbell, Wilkes, and Steel. Each of the families is represented by correspondence that includes love letters, details of domestic life, health and sickness, farming practices, religious life, education, travel, and the effects of war, from the Civil War to World War II. In addition to correspondence, which is consistently strong from the mid-1830s to about 1925, the collection contains a variety of other papers ranging from recipes, various kinds of writings, newspaper clippings, and school reports to deeds and wills, World War II ration books, and other materials.

Also included are a variety of volumes, especially diaries created at various stages in the life cycles of their authors from their teenage years through senior adulthood. For the most part, women in this collection are more completely represented in the correspondence than in the volumes. However, in the addition of August 1998, there are seven volumes belonging to Mary Eliza Julia Steel Ramsey (1852-1910?).

Seven volumes belonging to Mary Eliza Julia Steel (1852-1910?) and three other items. Julia Steel, daughter of Amanda Hankins (1827-1898) and Ferdinand Laurence Steel (1815-1873), married E. B. Ramsey in 1880. They had two children, Edward and Alma.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Heiskell Family, 1816-1892 and undated.

About 200 items.

The Heiskell family series consists chiefly of correspondence among various family members, including the letters of Hu and Mary Ann Susan Brown and those of their daughter Susan Rice Brown. Hu Brown was the brother of Eliza Heiskell and co-owner and editor of the Knoxville Register with her husband, Frederick Stiedinger Heiskell. Hu and his wife died when their daughter was still a child, and Susan Rice Brown grew up in the Heiskell household. The Heiskell plantation, Fruit Hill, was just outside Knoxville, Tenn., where, as of 1990, it still stands as a historic house known as "States View," the name given it by its builder.

Eliza and Frederick Heiskell had ten children, including Carrick, Joseph, Ann [Baker], Margaret [Wallace], and Susan. Susan Jacobs Heiskell is a prominent figure in the collection. Her marriage to William McCampbell is well-documented in Series 2, where her extended correspondence with brothers, sisters, and other members of the Heiskell family appears.

When Eliza died, Frederick Heiskell married Alice Armstrong Fulkerson who brought her daughter Jennie to Fruit Hill. Some of Jennie Fulkerson's correspondence appears among other Heiskell family letters.

See also Volume 1.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chief correspondents in this series include Hu Brown, Mary Ann Susan Brown, Susan Rice Brown, Eliza Heiskell, and Frederick Stiedinger Heiskell. The bulk of these letters were written between 1830 and 1860, and contain information about daily life, business concerns, local politics in the area surrounding Knoxville, and religious concerns. Susan Rice Brown's correspondence is chiefly with her Heiskell "sisters." Eliza Heiskell's correspondents include her brother Hu, sister-in-law Mary Ann, daughters Ann Baker and Margaret Wallace, and sister Nancy Lincoln of Sparta, Tenn. Frederick Heiskell's correspondence includes a typed transcript of a love letter he wrote to Eliza Brown in 1816. Frederick Heiskell's correspondents also include his daughter Margaret, Susan Rice Brown, his son-in-law William McCampbell, and others.

Many of letters in this series are accompanied by typed notes made by the donor containing the dates and origins of postmarks, the addresses to which letters were sent, and salutations and closures. In addition to these brief notes, some letters are accompanied by longer typed notecards also created by the donor pointing out interesting or significant information contained in a particular letter.

Folder 1

1828-1829 #04504, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1833 #04504, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1834 #04504, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1835 #04504, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1836-1837 #04504, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1838-1839 #04504, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1840-1841 #04504, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1843-1845 #04504, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1846-1847 #04504, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1848-1855 #04504, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1856-1866 #04504, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1867-1892 #04504, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

Undated #04504, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1816-1892 and undated." Folder 13

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. McCampbell Family, 1854-1866 and undated.

About 350 items.

The McCampbell family series consists chiefly of the correspondence of William McCampbell and Susan Jacobs Heiskell. William, a lawyer in Dandridge, Tenn., and Susan Heiskell were married in 1858. They had two children, Fred and Annie. Also part of the McCampbell household was Susan Rice Brown, Susan Heiskell's cousin and a "sister" of sorts. Susan Rice Brown lived with the McCampbells after their marriage and later moved with them to Franklin, Tenn. William and Susan McCampbell were separated on and off by business throughout their married life and by William's military service for the Confederacy during the 1860s. Their correspondence reflects these separations.

See also Volumes 2-3.

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About 350 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

McCampbell family correspondence is composed chiefly of letters exchanged by William McCampbell and Susan Heiskell, before and after their marriage in 1858. This correspondence includes love letters, discussions of business or family-related travel, health, daily routine at Fruit Hill (the Heiskell family plantation near Knoxville), and religious concerns. Many of these letters are accompanied by the donor's typed transcriptions.

Also included is Susan Heiskell's correspondence with members of her family of origin, both before and after her marriage to William McCampbell. Susan Heiskell McCampbell's correspondence is among the most extensive in this collection, beginning during her childhood and continuing throughout her life. Included are letters from her Wilkes family grandchildren.

McCampbell family correspondence also includes letters to William McCampbell's brother John while he was a student at Union Theological Seminary, and letters exchanged between Susan Rice Brown and William McCampbell.

See also Subseries 4.2 for an edited copies of Heiskell-McCampbell correspondence.

Folder 17

1847-1850 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1851 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

1852 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

1853-1854 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

1855 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

1856 March-August #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

1856 September #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

1856 October #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

1856 November #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

1856 December #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

1857 January #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 27

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Folder 28

Folder 29

1857 February #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 28-29

Folder 30

1857 March #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

1857 April #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

1857 May #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

1857 June #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

1857 July #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

1857 August #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 35

Folder 36

1857 September #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37-38

Folder 37

Folder 38

1857 October #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 37-38

Folder 39

1857 November #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 39

Folder 40

1857 December #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 40

Folder 41

1858 January #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 41

Folder 42

1858 February #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 42

Folder 43

1858 March #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 43

Folder 44

1858 April #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 44

Folder 45

1858 May #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 45

Folder 46

1858 June #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 46

Folder 47

1858 July #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48-49

Folder 48

Folder 49

1858 August #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 48-49

Folder 50

1858 September-December #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 50

Folder 51

1859 January-March #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 51

Folder 52

1859 April-June #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 52

Folder 53

1859 July-September #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 53

Folder 54

1859 October-December #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 54

Folder 55

1860 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 55

Folder 56

1861 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 56

Folder 57

1862 January-March #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 57

Folder 58

1862 April #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 58

Folder 59

1862 May-July #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 59

Folder 60

1862 August-December #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 60

Folder 61

1863 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 61

Folder 62

1864 January-June #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 62

Folder 63

1864 July-December #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 63

Folder 64

1865 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 64

Folder 65

1866 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 65

Folder 66

1867 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 66

Folder 67

1868 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 67

Folder 68

1869 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 68

Folder 69

1870-1879 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 69

Folder 70

1880-1889 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 70

Folder 71

1890-1898 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 71

Folder 72

1899 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 72

Folder 73

1900-1912 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 73

Folder 74

1913-1915 #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 74

Folder 75-77

Folder 75

Folder 76

Folder 77

Undated #04504, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1854-1866 and undated." Folder 75-77

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Wilkes Family, 1864-1969.

About 500 items.

The Wilkes family series consists chiefly of the correspondence of James Horace Wilkes. The son of Richard Ambrose Lipscomb Wilkes, a planter of Culleoka, Tenn., James Horace Wilkes was a Confederate soldier who became a commission merchant in Nashville, Tenn., after the Civil War. He had two children, Bessie and John Henry, by his first wife, Sarah Elizabeth Wilson, whose father James Wilson was a Presbyterian missionary to India. When Sarah Elizabeth died, Annie McCampbell became James Horace Wilkes's second wife. They had two daughters, Susan Heiskell and Judith [Steel].

Susan Heiskell Wilkes studied art in New York in 1908 and was a member of the Art Students' League. From 1910 to 1923, she was a book illustrator for the Baptist Publishing House in Nashville. She studied medical illustration at Johns Hopkins for two years. In 1925, Susan returned to Nashville to organize the Department of Medical Illustration at Vanderbilt University. She served until 1949 as a member of the Board of Governors and chair of the membership committee for the newly formed Association of Medical Illustrators. From 1954 to 1955, Susan Wilkes was vice-president of the Association. In 1956, she retired as director of the Medical Illustration Department at Vanderbilt.

In addition to correspondence, this series contains the school reports for Bessie, Judith, and Susan Wilkes; James Horace Wilkes's will; writings of the Wilkes children; and other papers.

See also Volume 4.

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About 350 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Sarah Elizabeth Wilson's letters from the 1860s contain information about her life during the Civil War and about father's missionary work in India. The correspondence of James Horace Wilkes and Annie McCampbell is chiefly from before their marriage in the late 1880s, and consists of love letters and negotiations surrounding their anticipated marriage. Also included is correspondence between Annie McCampbell and her family of origin, correspondence between Bessie Wilkes and her father about her career and travels, and correspondence of Susan Heiskell Wilkes while she was an art student in New York. In these latter, Susan wrote about such things as the differences between New York and Southern girls.

Wilkes family correspondence also contains many letters written to James Horace by John Henry and Bessie while they were young children.

Folder 82

1864 January-July #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 82

Folder 83

1864 August-December #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 83

Folder 84

1866 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 84

Folder 85

1867 January-August #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 85

Folder 86

1867 September-December #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 86

Folder 87

1868-1879 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 87

Folder 88

1880 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 88

Folder 89

1881 January-May #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 89

Folder 90

1881 June-December #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 90

Folder 91

1882 January-June #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 91

Folder 92

1882 July-December #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 92

Folder 93

1884-1885 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 93

Folder 94

1886 January-February #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 94

Folder 95

1886 March-April #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 95

Folder 96

1886 May-August #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 96

Folder 97

1886 September-December #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 97

Folder 98

1889 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 98

Folder 99

1891 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 99

Folder 100

1892 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 100

Folder 101

1893-1895 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 101

Folder 102

1896-1897 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 102

Folder 103

1900-1903 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 103

Folder 104

1905 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 104

Folder 105

1908 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 105

Folder 106

1909 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 106

Folder 107

1910-1911 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 107

Folder 108

1918-1945 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 108

Folder 109

1959-1960 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 109

Folder 110

1961-1969 #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 110

Folder 111-112

Folder 111

Folder 112

Undated #04504, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1864-1969." Folder 111-112

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Steel Family, 1822-1978.

About 1,150 items.

The Steel family series consists of correspondence, writings, legal and financial materials, and other papers spanning five generations. Ferdinand Lawrence Steel (1813-1873), the son of Samuel and Eliza Blake Steel, was born in Fayetteville, N.C. Steel spent most of his life as a farmer and itinerant Methodist preacher. Ferdinand married Amanda Hankins. From 1849 to 1850, her brother, Thomas Dennis Hankins, lived with them while he was apprenticed to a printer in Granada, Miss. Hankins's diary, which documents the young man's apprenticeship, is in Series 5. Thomas Hankins eventually moved to Natchez where he died, possibly of yellow fever.

In 1858, Ferdinand Steel settled his family on a rented farm near Memphis, Tenn. Two years later, he moved with his family to "Druidalia," in DeSoto County, Miss., where he died of yellow fever in 1873.

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel, son of Ferdinand and Amanda Steel, was a Methodist minister like his father. He attended Emory and Henry College in Virginia. In the 1870s, he was chaplain at the University of Virginia. Samuel Steel served Methodist churches in Richmond, Va.; Columbia, S.C.; Memphis and Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; New Orleans, La.; and other places in the South and Southwest. He and his wife Mollie Sue Burns had four children: Edward Marvin, Mary Ethel [Creighton], Christine, and Miriam. Miriam was a missionary in Brazil.

Edward Marvin Steel, like his grandfather and father before him, was a Methodist minister, residing chiefly in Tennessee. He attended Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tenn., and Vanderbilt University, and married Judith Wilkes, the daughter of Annie McCampbell and James Horace Wilkes. Judith Wilkes served with her husband in the Tennessee towns of Lewisburg, Bell Buckle, Mt. Pleasant, Carthage, Gallatin, Cookeville, Spring Hill, and others. In 1946, they retired and returned to Lewisburg where Judith served as head of the Marshall County Free Library and taught weaving in church camps and seminars. Edward Marvin Steel died in Lewisburg in 1960.

Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., son of Edward Marvin and Judith Wilkes Steel, collected papers relating to his family history. A graduate of Harvard, Steel was a lieutenant in the Army Air Force and piloted a four-engine bomber during World War II. He was shot down over Europe in the fall of 1943 on his sixth mission and remained in German hands until released by the Russians two weeks before V-E Day. Edward Marvin Steel, Jr.'s prisoner-of-war diary appears in Series 5. Steel earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina in 1953 and became a history professor at Limestone College, Gaffney, S.C., in 1958. He later moved to West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va.

See also Volumes 5-30.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978.

About 400 items

Arrangement: alphabetical by chief correspondent, then chronological.

Chief correspondents in this series include Ferdinand Steel, Amanda Hankins Steel, Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel, Edward Marvin Steel, Judith Wilkes Steel, Miriam Steel, and Edward Marvin Steel, Jr. In his letters, Ferdinand Steel wrote of life on the road as an itinerant minister and of his attempts at farming in the 1850s through the 1870s. Amanda Hankins Steel's letters in the 1870s are chiefly to her children. Samuel Augustus Steel's correspondence, also from the 1870s, documents his life as a student at Emory, and his career in the ministry, including his tenure at the University of Virginia. The letters exchanged between Samuel Augustus and his son Edward, starting around 1907 and continuing through 1931, contain fatherly advice from a seasoned minister to one just embarking on a career in the ministry. Miriam Steel's letters to various members of her family from 1910 to 1948 document her missionary work in Brazil. The 1944 letters of Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., include several written while he was a prisoner of war in Germany. Later letters of Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., document his early teaching career.

Folder 121

1844-1856 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 121

Folder 122

1859 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 122

Folder 123

1871-1872 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 123

Folder 124

1873 March-September #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 124

Folder 125

1873 July-December #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 125

Folder 126

1874 May-June #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 126

Folder 127

1874 July-December #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 127

Folder 128

1875 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 128

Folder 129

1878-1883 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 129

Folder 130

1891-1899 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 130

Folder 131

1901-1907 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 131

Folder 132

1908 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 132

Folder 133

1909-1910 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 133

Folder 134

1911 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 134

Folder 135

1912-1913 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 135

Folder 136

1914 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 136

Folder 137

1915-1917 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 137

Folder 138

1919 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 138

Folder 139

1920-1923 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 139

Folder 140

1924-1929 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 140

Folder 141

1930-1931 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 141

Folder 142

1936-1940 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 142

Folder 143

1944 February-March #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 143

Folder 144

1944 April-June #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 144

Folder 145

1944 July-December #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 145

Folder 146

1945-1946 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 146

Folder 147

1948-1956 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 147

Folder 148

1960-1971 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 148

Folder 149

1978 #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 149

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Folder 150

Folder 151

Undated #04504, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1844-1978." Folder 150-151

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About 300 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by author.

Writings of the four major male figures in the Steel family series. Ferdinand Steel's writings are fragmentary, diary-like jottings, poetry, and notes on scripture. Edward Marvin Steel's writings are chiefly poetry scribbled on scraps of paper. The most prolific author in the family, however, seems to have been Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel, whose writings include sermons, poetry, papers about the Southern cause during and after the Civil War, and articles written for his Memphis newspaper column, "Creole Gumbo," which appeared weekly during the 1920s. Also included is a typed transcription of a book of Heiskell-McCampbell family letters, which was edited by Edward Marvin Steel, Jr.

Folder 152-153

Folder 152

Folder 153

Edward Marvin Steel, miscellaneous poetry #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 152-153

Folder 154

Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., "A Collection of Heiskell-McCampbell Letters, 1839-1913" #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 154

Folder 155

Ferdinand Lawrence Steel, 1847-1880, and undated #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 155

Folder 156

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel A-B #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 156

Folder 157

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel C #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 157

Folder 158

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel D-F #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 158

Folder 159

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel G #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 159

Folder 160

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel H-I #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 160

Folder 161

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel J-L #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 161

Folder 162

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel M-O #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 162

Folder 163

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel P-Q #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 163

Folder 164

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel R #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 164

Folder 165

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel S-V #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 165

Folder 166

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel W-Z #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 166

Folder 167

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel Poetry, clippings, fragments #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 167

Folder 168

Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel List of publications #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 168

Folder 169

Steel family writings, miscellaneous writings by or about various members of the Steel family #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 169

Folder 170

Writings by others, including "Verses" by Clifton Hall and an outline of Lucy Maynard Salmon's The Newspaper and the Historian. #04504, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1847-1978." Folder 170

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About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Papers relating to various Steel family land transactions, materials on a law suit filed by W. T. Logan against Edward M. Steel for defamation of character, the will of Alma Bowers (a cousin of Edward Marvin Steel, Jr.'s and collector of genealogical materials), and financial papers related to the death of Judith Wilkes Steel.

Folder 171

Land grant, State of Tennessee to heirs of Robert Howe, 1822 #04504, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal, 1822-1978." Folder 171

Folder 172

Deed, Joseph A. Martin to James Mitchell, 1854 #04504, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal, 1822-1978." Folder 172

Folder 173

Bond, Ferdinand L. Steel, 1867 #04504, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal, 1822-1978." Folder 173

Folder 174

Deed, Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel, 1882 #04504, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal, 1822-1978." Folder 174

Folder 175

Mary Logan v. W. T. Logan, 1913 #04504, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal, 1822-1978." Folder 175

Folder 176

W. T. Logan v. Edward Marvin Steel, 1915 #04504, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal, 1822-1978." Folder 176

Folder 177

Deed, Sam Miller to Edward Marvin Steel, 1925 #04504, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal, 1822-1978." Folder 177

Folder 178

Will, Alma Bowers, 1957 #04504, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal, 1822-1978." Folder 178

Folder 179

Financial Materials, death of Judith Wilkes Steel, 1978 #04504, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal, 1822-1978." Folder 179

Folder 180

Steel Family, 1902-1960 (includes honorable discharge of Edward Marvin Steel from Kentucky State Guard; Edward Marvin Steel life insurance policy certificate; certificate of Anne S. Milhous for participating in "work essential to production of the Atomic Bomb") #04504, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal, 1822-1978." Folder 180

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About 50 items.

Newspaper clippings collected by Judith Wilkes Steel and other members of the Steel family about their activities. Also includes pamphlets about Methodist churches in Nashville, Tenn.; Mansfield, La.; and Columbia, S.C.

Folder 181

Newspaper clippings Judith Wilkes Steel #04504, Subseries: "4.4. Printed Materials." Folder 181

Folder 182

Newspaper clippings Steel family #04504, Subseries: "4.4. Printed Materials." Folder 182

Folder 183

Other printed materials #04504, Subseries: "4.4. Printed Materials." Folder 183

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About 250 items.

Materials documenting Edward Marvin Steel, Jr.'s involvement in the Limestone College Publications Committee and his participation in the Cherokee, North Carolina, outdoor drama, Unto These Hills. Also included are newspaper clippings, guest lists, invitations, and other materials documenting the wedding of Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., and Barbara Manley. Genealogical materials consist chiefly of notes made by Alma Bowers, a cousin of Edward Marvin Steel, Jr. Judith Wilkes Steel's other papers include membership cards for various organizations and certificates. Finally, there are a few school reports for Edward Marvin Steel and Ann Burns Steel.

Folder 184

Edward Marvin Steel, Jr. Limestone College Publications Committee #04504, Subseries: "4.5. Other Papers." Folder 184

Folder 185

Edward Marvin Steel, Jr. Unto These Hills #04504, Subseries: "4.5. Other Papers." Folder 185

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Folder 187

Folder 188

Edward Marvin Steel, Jr. Wedding #04504, Subseries: "4.5. Other Papers." Folder 186-188

Folder 189

Edward Marvin Steel, Jr. Other papers #04504, Subseries: "4.5. Other Papers." Folder 189

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Folder 190

Folder 191

Genealogical materials #04504, Subseries: "4.5. Other Papers." Folder 190-191

Folder 192

Judith Wilkes Steel #04504, Subseries: "4.5. Other Papers." Folder 192

Folder 193

Steel family, school reports, 1898-1923 #04504, Subseries: "4.5. Other Papers." Folder 193

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33 items.

Arrangement: by family, then alphabetical, and finally chronological.

Chiefly diaries documenting travel, religious contemplation, daily activities, or life in a World War II prison camp, the following volumes also include account books, scrapbooks, notes, and writings. Most of these volumes relate to the Steel family, although the Heiskell, McCampbell, and Wilkes families are also represented.

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26 items.
Folder 198

Volume 5. Edward Marvin Steel, Travel Diary, 18 July 1907. "Bought in Antwerp, Belgium - July 18, 1907." Contains notes on travel arrangements and descriptions of countryside of the Low Countries including visits to Amsterdam and The Hague. Also contains an account of steamer voyage. Much of this volume is devoted to Steel's explanation of how his trip has changed his impressions of Europe and America. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 198

Folder 199

Volume 6. Edward Marvin Steel, Travel Diary, 1907. Documents visit to Liverpool, England. Contains printed business cards of hotels and restaurants with Steel's opinions of them penciled in on the verso. Also contains account of visit to the Louvre and a recipe for prevention of seasickness. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 199

Folder 200

Volume 7. Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., Baby Book, 1918. Vital statistics and pictures recording baby's first year. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 200

Folder 201

Volume 8. Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., Scrapbook, 1936-1940. Chiefly family correspondence documenting Steel's life as a student at Harvard. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 201

Folder 202

Volume 9. Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., Scrapbook, 1942-1944. Clippings, photos, and correspondence documenting Steel's flight training and other activities prior to entering the war in Europe. Also contains a genealogy linking Heiskell, McCampbell, Wilkes, and Steel families, and noting their participation in major wars from the American Revolution to World War II. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 202

Folder 203

Volume 10. Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., Pilot's Flight Log, 1942. Records date of flight, make of aircraft, purpose of flight, and total hours flown. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 203

Folder 204

Volume 11. Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., Pilot's Flight Log, 1943. Continuation of Volume 10. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 204

Folder 205

Volume 12. Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., "A Wartime Log," 1945. "A Remembrance from Home through the American Y.M.C.A." Documents Steel's experiences as a prisoner-of-war in Germany. Includes photographs from home, drawings of the camp, lists of rations, and diary entries. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 205

Folder 206

Volume 13. Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., Notebook, circa 1945. Drawings and miscellaneous jottings Steel made while in German prison camp. Includes details of winter coal rations. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 206

Folder 207

Volume 14. Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., Journal, June-July 1951. Documents research trip to Washington, D.C., to study Thomas Butler King. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 207

Folder 208

Volume 15. Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., Journal, February-March 1952. "Journal of a Stay in Washington, D.C. to complete research on Thomas Butler King." #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 208

Folder 209

Volume 16. Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., Journal, March-April 1952. Continuation of Volume 15. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 209

Folder 210

Volume 17. Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., Notebook, undated. Contains notes on Heiskell-McCampbell correspondence. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 210

Folder 211

Volume 18. Ferdinand L. Steel, Journal, 1838-1845. About half of this volume contains terse diary entries (i.e. "Wed. 25th [1838] I chopped weeds in the yard. Samuel went hunting, killed a deer. The first one he ever killed.") with longer entries at the beginning of each new year. The other half of this volume contains poetry and writings of a religious nature. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 211

Folder 212

Volume 19. Ferdinand L. Steel, Journal, 1846. Contains poetry and writings on religious subjects. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 212

Folder 213

Volume 20. Ferdinand L. Steel, Journal, 1847-1851. Contains poetry and writings on religious subjects, along with entries detailing life as a Methodist circuit rider. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 213

Folder 214

Volume 21. Ferdinand L. Steel, Diary, May 1851. Detailed account of nine days on the road to Grenada, Mississippi. Typed transcription included. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 214

Folder 215

Volume 22. Ferdinand L. Steel, Diary, 1857-29 November 1866. "A Record of Incidents, Thoughts, Feelings, & Labours, etc. of My History." Recorded in Durhamville, Lauderdale County, Tenn. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 215

Folder 216

Volume 23. Ferdinand L. Steel, Journal, 1860-1874. Poetry and writings by Steel on religious topics. Recorded at Dogwood Ridge, Desoto County, Mississippi. Also contains a list of "Books belonging to Ferdinand Steel now in the possession of his granddaughter, Alma Louise Ramsey--year 1919" and a holograph copy of a letter written by Ferdinand L. Steel to his daughter Julia, 21 March 1873. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 216

Folder 217

Volume 24. Ferdinand L. Steel, Diary, 30 November 1866-1873. Contains brief daily accounts of weather, farming activities, ministerial duties, travel, and family news. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 217

Folder 218

Volume 25. Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel, 1864-1966. "Sammie Steel's Book of Compositions Bought Oct. 4th 1864." Volume created by Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel when he was a school-aged boy. Contains school essays and copies of letters written by Samuel to various family members, and an "Account of Expenditures for 1866." The last half of the volume is devoted to a "Diary of 1866," in which Samuel wrote about his studies and other activities. See Volume 26 for typed transcription of this volume. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 218

Folder 219

Volume 26. Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel, 1866. Typed transcription of diary and accounts contained in Volume 25. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 219

Folder 220

Volume 27. Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel, Journal, 1869-1870. Contains poetry, notes, and scattered diary entries documenting Steel's studies. An inscription written by Edward Marvin Steel reads, "This book shows some [of] the physical and mental experiences of my father while he was making his fight upward." #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 220

Folder 221

Volume 28. Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel, Scrapbook, 1877-1886. Contains newspaper clippings of articles by Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 221

Folder 222

Volume 29. Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel, "The South Was Right," 1914. Essay published by the R. L. Bryan Company of Columbia, S.C. Steel describes his essay as "a statement of the reasons which led the Southern States to withdraw from the Union in 1861." #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 222

Folder 223

Volume 30. Samuel Augustus Hankins Steel, Diary, undated. Extended commentary including verbatim accounts of conversations with guests staying with the Steels at a hotel in Michigan and daily experiences from the mundane to the bizarre (including an account of Samuel's encounter with a baboon who attacked him as he sat reading his Bible one morning). Includes floor plan of dream house planned by Samuel and his son. #04504, Subseries: "5.4. Steel Family Volumes." Folder 223

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Various members of the Steel family in snapshots, all of which appear to date from the early 1960s #04504, Subseries: "6.1. Steel Family." P-4504/1-39

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Various photographs of Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., and others during World War II. #04504, Subseries: "6.2. Edward Marvin Steel, Jr., in World War II." P-4504/40-57

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Chiefly unidentified persons in undated snapshots and more formal photographs, some of which appear to be from the nineteenth century. #04504, Subseries: "6.3. Other Family Pictures" P-4504/58-75

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Folder 227-228

Folder 227

Folder 228

Bowers, Alma: child diary, 1898; incomplete family record book; genealogical materials, including several letters from Edward M. Steel, Jr.; 1940 letter from cousin about routine affairs. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 227-228

Folder 229

Brown, Susan Rice: typed transcription of diary, 1881-1882, with short entries about daily life. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 229

Folder 230

Heiskell, Eliza: a few letters, some in typed transcriptions; a few notes. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 230

Folder 231

Heiskell, Frederick Steidinger: a few letters; copies of legal documents. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 231

Folder 232

Heiskell, Joseph B.: 1891 letter to sister; clipping of obituary. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 232

Folder 233

McCampbell, Annie M.: two notebooks with miscellaneous jottings, 1870s; typed transcription of 1881 letter from friend. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 233

Folder 234

McCampbell, Sam C.: undated letter to Auntie about being an entomologist. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 234

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Folder 236

Folder 237

McCampbell, Susan Heiskell: a few letters, chiefly invitations, 1860s-1916, many left in decorative envelopes; notebook with recipes and miscellaneous jottings; 1857 bill for drygoods; 1858 diary with short entries about daily life; diary, February 1863-May 1865, with longer entries about daily life as a housewife in Dandridge, Tenn., and about the war. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 235-237

Folder 238

McCampbell, William: a few letters; diaries, 1856-1857, with short entries about daily life. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 238

Folder 239

Milhous, Anne: chiefly genealogical materials, 1920s-1980s. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 239

Folder 240

Steel, Amanda: a few family letters, 1870s; genealogical materials, particularly relating to the Gibbs family. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 240

Folder 241

Steel, Edward Marvin: diary, 1907, with a few short entries about daily life; notes. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 241

Folder 242

Steel, Edward M., Jr.: missing in action clipping from World War II. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 242

Folder 243

Steel, Ferdinand L.: typed transcription of diary, 1838-1846, with entries relating to family, farm, and community life around Grenada, Miss. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 243

Folder 244

Steel, Judith: family letter, 1898; clippings, 1950s-1960s. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 244

Folder 245

Steel, Samuel Augustus Hankins: a few family letters, 1870s, many to sister Julia; genealogical notes, 1980s. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 245

Folder 246

Wilkes, Elizabeth: family letters and other items, 1870s-1930s, many written by children. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 246

Folder 247

Wilkes, John: clippings, 1904; genealogical letters and notes. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 247

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Folder 249

Wilkes, Susan Heiskell: a few childhood letters, 1890s; expense book while studying art in New York City, 1907-1908; clippings, 1950s. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 248-249

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Genealogical materials: notes, letters, and other materials relating to family history, 1920s-1993, including the DAR application of Margaret Hamilton Roberts. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 250-252

Folder 253

Miscellaneous materials: 1937 letters from Gertie in South Africa to Marilda, chiefly about the movies Gertie had seen; guest books, 1916-1940 and 1941-1947. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" Folder 253

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Heiskell, Eliza Brown. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" P-4504/84

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Laffitte, Irene. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" P-4504/85

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McCampbell, Susan Heiskell and Anne Steel. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" P-4504/86

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Steel, Edward Marvin. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" P-4504/87

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Steel, Edward Marvin, and family. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" P-4504/88-89

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Taylor (Mr.) and Ol' Bob (horse). #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" P-4504/90

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Wilkes, James H., some poses in uniform. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" P-4504/91-94

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Unidentified persons. #04504, Series: "Addition of January 1995 (Acc. 95005)" P-4504/96-103

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Folder 254

Journal, 1864-1870. The first part of the volume contains very neatly written essays and letters, dated 1864-1866 and signed Mary Steel or Mary Eliza Steel. The last part of the volume contains diary entries. There are entries for 1-4 January 1866 and 16 March 1867-25 January 1868. Most entries are brief and describe daily chores and activities. #04504, Series: "Addition of August 1998 (Acc.98179)." Folder 254

Folder 255

Album, 1871-1873. Album in which school friends wrote brief messages or poems to Julia. Later notations, apparently by Julia, indicate their husbands' names, wedding dates, hometowns, or other information. Dried flowers and leaves pinned to the pages were removed during processing. #04504, Series: "Addition of August 1998 (Acc.98179)." Folder 255

Folder 256

Journal, 1871-1875. Messages from friends, a few diary entries, and an account for the fall session 1872 at Iuka. This book apparently dates from Julia's days as a student at Iuka Female Institute, Iuka, Miss. #04504, Series: "Addition of August 1998 (Acc.98179)." Folder 256

Folder 257

School notebook, 1874-1875. Notebook containing French exercises, algebra exercises, translations of Virgil, essays by Julia Steel, messages from friends, and other notes. #04504, Series: "Addition of August 1998 (Acc.98179)." Folder 257

Folder 258

Diary, 1 January-12 August 1875. Daily entries describing chores, visits, school work, letters received, sermons heard at church, weather, and health. There is a long description of Julia Steel's graduation from the Iuka Female Institute, 16 June 1875. #04504, Series: "Addition of August 1998 (Acc.98179)." Folder 258

Folder 259

Diary, 1 January 1876-11 January 1877. Daily entries during visit to Richmond, Va., 1 January-1 June 1876. Entries after return to Iuka, Miss., 11 June 1876-11 January 1877, are more sporadic; there are no entries at all between 13 June and 9 October, then there are irregular entries. Entries describe daily activities. At the end of the book is a list of "Quotations and Random Thoughts." #04504, Series: "Addition of August 1998 (Acc.98179)." Folder 259

Folder 260

Album, 1878-1890. Album containing autographs and messages, mostly brief, from friends and family of Julia Steel. #04504, Series: "Addition of August 1998 (Acc.98179)." Folder 260

Folder 261

Loose papers include a note, 20 July 1873, signed Mary Steel, describing some leaves she had collected near her father's old home after his death; a letter, 13 April 1880, from Anna P. Ball, Rebel Home, to "My very precious cousin," giving news of family and friends and informing her of the "current rumor that you & Bro. R-will marry!"; and a letter, 5 January 1936, from Ethel S. Creighton to Alma, thanking her for family history information. #04504, Series: "Addition of August 1998 (Acc.98179)." Folder 261

Linda Sellars June 1999 #04504, Series: "Addition of August 1998 (Acc.98179)." Folder 261

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Processing Information

Processed by: Lisa C. Tolbert, April 1990 with subsequent additions

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

A taped commentary on the contents of this collection was made by the donor in 1988. A typed transcription of the tape is available from the collection's control file upon request.

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