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Davy Crockett Letter

Identifier: MS-0181

Davy Crockett wrote this letter to his children from St. Augustine, Texas on January 9, 1836. In it, he says that he has been enthusiastically welcomed to Texas, which he believes has the richest country in the world. He goes on to describe the location where he intends to settle and mentions some recent political activities in the area. This item is a photocopy of the original letter, which is said to be the last letter that Crockett wrote before his death.

Dates: 1836 January 9

Nancy Dickinson Estabrook Diary

Identifier: MS-3368
Abstract This forty-page diary, written by Nancy Dickinson Estabrook, documents antebellum Knoxville, Tennessee from the perspective of an educated woman from New England. Estabrook is twenty-nine when the diary begins. She often records her religious and emotional thoughts, her feelings about her only daughter (Charlotte Ann Estabrook) and other relatives, and her own physical afflictions, which she feels will soon take her life. She mentions many notable Knoxvillians and local events, including the...
Dates: 1836-1838

"Research on Charles M. Heiskell, a Hero of the Alamo"

Identifier: MS-0992

This collection contains a packet of research from Roy H. Heiskell and a newspaper article, both regarding information on his ancestor, Charles M. Heiskell, who participated at the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.

Dates: 1977

U.S. Congress Bills HR757, HR845, and HR916

Identifier: MS-3593

This collection consists of the full texts of HR757, HR845, and HR916 which deal with finances associated with Indian affairs and Tennessee soldiers from the Second Seminole War.

Dates: 1836 December 21-1837 February 20