Archive of Frederick S. Heiskell, Knoxville, TN historical figure. Collection includes approximately 34 letters, signed documents and receipts dated during and after the Civil War including claims for food and livestock taken by Union soldiers, 1874 FS Heiskell signed complaint with Commissioner's Clear Stamp, 1866 Mouse Creek, TN correspondence, Heiskell coresspndence to General Meigs and other legal concerns. 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 to 19 x 7 3/4. Biography: Frederick Steidinger Heiskell was born in 1786, the son of Frederick and Catherine (Steidinger) Heiskell. He learned the printer's trade in the office of his brother, John Heiskell, in Winchester, Virginia, and then moved to Knoxville in December 1814. He established the Knoxville Register in 1816, in partnership with Hugh Brown, his brother-in-law. In 1836, Frederick Heiskell sold the Register to Col. W. B. A. Ramsey and Robert Craighead and moved to a large farm ten miles west of Knoxville that he named "Fruit Hill." He was active in politics, being mayor of Knoxville and also elected to the state Senate for three terms. His correspondents included Andrew Jackson, Felix Grundy, Hugh Lawson White, John Bell, and many other political leaders. He died on November 29, 1882 at his Rogersville residence, where he moved after selling his farm in Knox County. In addition to his political activities, Frederick Heiskell was the president of the Tennessee Press Association in 1836 and was referred to as the father of Tennessee journalism. Provenance: Estate of Judge W. Dale Young, Maryville, TN. Condition: Most documents legible. Some documents with stains, chips/losses or folds. Some documents are partial pages. Condition: Most documents legible. Some documents with stains, chips/losses or folds. Some documents are partial pages.
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