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101. Bruner, John B., 1825-1878. Papers, 1848-1876. A\B894. 1.33 cu. ft.
Lawyer of Hardinsburg, Ky., and member of the Kentucky legislature, 1849-1850, 1857-1861 and 1865-1869. Papers contain letters to Bruner relative to his legislative work first in the House and later in the Senate and concerning the law practice of the firm Allen and Bruner; letters about his activities as a member of the Whig and American parties in state and national elections; applications for public office; education in Kentucky; support of the Union during the Civil War; recruiting of troops and movements for defense of the state; convention of the National Conservative Union Committee at Cincinnati, 3 Dec. 1864; petitions for charters of railroads from Louisville to Cincinnati, 1866; routes of railroads through Kentucky; raising funds for the Central Committee of Union Democracy in 1867; receipts to Bruner and the firm of Allen and Bruner, 1856-1876; legal papers including cases before the Breckinridge Circuit Court and the Breckinridge County Court, 1851-1871; papers on education; election returns, 1854-1873; military passes, 1861, 1865; papers of the Hardinsburg and Cloverport Turnpike Road Co., 1860-1861; land papers, 1848, 1868; printed matter re: U.S. politics; program of Grand Musical and Dramatic Soiree, 16 Dec. 1867; social invitations from governors of Kentucky; and newspaper clippings and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings on the presidential campaign of 1860. Bruner's correspondents include D. Hoover, Ben Edwards Grey, James Harlan, John M. Harlan, James Speed, George D. Prentice, Henry D. McHenry, Thomas M. Hunt, Samuel Haycraft, Ben Hardin Helm, Gen. Jeremiah T. Boyle, Garrett Davis, and Thomas B. Fairleigh.
102. Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925. Letters, 1910, n.d. C\B. 2 items.
Lawyer, orator, politician, presidential candidate, and secretary of state. Bryan's 13 May 1910 letter to Henry Watterson discusses the prohibition question in Nebraska and the methods used to decide for or against prohibition. Notes that the question has reached a national level and many large breweries attempt to defeat prohibition legislation. Believes the choice must be left to the individual counties (at least in Nebraska), a choice the large liquor interests should support. The liquor interests have a grip on the Democratic Party that must be broken. Also included is an undated note introducing H.E. Kannapell and Irwin E. Beck of Louisville, Ky., to a Mr. Knight of Miami, Florida, noting their banking experience and their desire to sell real estate.
Additional Bryan letters are in other collections.
103. Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914.
Miscellaneous papers, 1847-1896. C\B. 12 items.
U.S. Army and Confederate officer, Kentucky governor, vice-presidential candidate. These papers include letters to Mary J. Kingsbury (Mrs. Simon B. Buckner) written during his service in the Mexican War, describing Mexican scenery and military activities; a thirty page 26 Oct. - 4 Nov. 1851 letter to his wife describing his trip from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Atkinson along the Santa Fe Trail; letters discussing the Civil War and his postwar politics; an 18 Sept. 1861 broadside issued by Buckner to "The People of Kentucky" stating Confederate forces have entered Kentucky to protect the state from Federal occupation and despotism, and to enforce Kentucky's neutrality; and an indictment for treason, 1861, issued by the U.S. Circuit Court at Louisville, and accompanied by warrants, 1862, 1865, for Buckner's arrest.
104. Buell, Don Carlos, 1818-1898.
Miscellaneous papers, 1853-1897. C\B. 16 items.
Mexican War veteran, Union general in the Civil War. Papers include Buell's 27 March 1853 letter to Gen. Thomas Lewin discussing his hopes for promotion; a 6 Feb. 1868 letter to E. Hannaford discussing personal matters, letters published in The World, and the movement of an Indian Division at the Battle of Shiloh; a 4 June 1875 letter commenting on William T. Sherman's book on the Civil War; two letters dated 1 and 23 April 1886 to Gen. William F. Smith recounting the Battle of Shiloh in great detail, actions taken on the field by various Union generals, and Smith's misunderstandings; a 28 Oct. 1887 letter to Smith defends West Point and the regular army, using the Mexican War to illustrate the importance of regular army troops versus volunteers; a 21 April 1888 letter to R.U. Johnson of the Century Magazine noting that he enclosed the manuscript about Perryville; a 24 April 1889 letter declining to talk about his experience in war; a 16 Jan. 1894 letter to William F. Smith discussing John C. Ropes's Civil War history; and a 4 Nov. 1896 note to Judge W.E. Ambler noting that he dislikes preparing autographs.
105. Bullitt, Thomas James, -1840. Letter, 24 Dec. 1787. C\B. 1 item.
Son of Cuthbert Bullitt, a Virginia state legislator. Letter to "My Dear Sprigg" apologizes for not answering Sprigg's letters sooner but has been ill. Had been trying to settle affairs of his uncle who has recently died, and attend to the business of his father who is in the Virginia Assembly. Discusses the new U.S. Constitution "which has made its entry here." Reports on what people are saying about it. Thinks it will not be "received by us" in its present form. Also reports on the Assembly's actions in regards to recovery of British debts.
106. Bullitt, Thomas Walker, 1838-1910. Diary, 1862-1864. A\B937. 1 vol.
Lawyer, a captain in John Hunt Morgan's cavalry. The diary (a copy) is written in retrospect and covers the period from May 1862 to July 1862, resumes in August 1863 and continues to November 1864. The early portion of the diary describes Bullitt's reaction to the sectional crisis and his growing determination to join the Confederate forces. He describes the journey south into Tennessee to join the army. This portion ends shortly before Bullitt went on John Hunt Morgan's Kentucky raid in 1862. The narrative resumes with Bullitt imprisoned in Columbus, Ohio. While some details of prison life are given along with occasional references to contemporary events, the diary consists in large part of religious and philosophical meditations along with reflections on the nature of government and society.
107. Bullitt-Chenoweth Family. Papers, 1786-1930. A\B937a. .33 cu. ft.
Correspondence, legal documents, and genealogical information. Correspondence, 1786-1930, primarily between the women of the Bullitt, Chenoweth, and Fry families and friends. Their letters offer a picture of women's roles, and of life at Oxmoor (the family estate) during the occupancy of William C. Bullitt, his wife, Mildred Ann Fry Bullitt, and their children, and at frontier army posts in Alabama, Mississippi and Minnesota territories. Also included is a 1908 reminiscence by Confederate veteran Henry Massie Bullitt of his Civil War service and the Union prisons in which he was confined.
108. Burbridge, Stephen Gano, 1831-1894.
Miscellaneous papers, 1862-1865. C\B. 22 items.
Union general and military commander of Kentucky. Papers include correspondence, 1862-1865, to and from Burbridge. Subjects include his efforts at promotion, impressment of slaves, military justice, and a growing rift with Gov. Thomas Bramlette. Postwar correspondence from his brother, O.H. Burbridge, in New Orleans, comments on financial opportunities in Southern investments, particularly in New Orleans and Texas, and speaks of their partnership in cotton, timber, shipping, and mill interests.
109. Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. Miscellaneous papers, 1784-1820. C\B. 3 items.
Revolutionary War soldier, lawyer, vice-president. Burr's 4 Aug. 1784 letter to Egbert Benson of Poughkeepsie, New York, discusses a legal case he was involved with; his 11 March 1814 letter to Mr. [Peter B.] Ormsby notes that he has desired his friend, Major Clark, to confer with Ormsby on the subject of bills and that he will ratify whatever Clark concludes; and an 18 Nov. 1820 New York legal document is signed by his as an attorney.
110.Bush, George Herbert Walker, 1924- . Letters, 1974, 1985. C\B. 2 items.
George Bush's 14 Aug. 1974 letter to Patricia N. Richards of Method, North Carolina, acknowledges her loyalty to President Nixon but assures her that Republican principles are valid and that President Ford will do a good job, and also states that Inaugural invitations from 1969 and 1972 are enclosed (not present). His 17 Sept. 1985 letter to S. Tilford Payne, Jr., of Louisville thanks him for his contribution to the Fund for America's Future.
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111. Bush-Beauchamp Family. Papers, 1819-1982. A\B978. 2 cu. ft.
Papers of the allied Bush, Beauchamp, Crockett, Lewis, and Stone families of Kentucky, especially Hancock County. Included is correspondence of the Robert Y. Bush family, 1846-1969, referring to Civil War incidents, politics, and family life in Hancock Co., Ky.; school compositions and diplomas; legal papers; genealogical data; and Roberta Y. Bush's correspondence, 1890-1969, and her original fiction and travel descriptions. Also, included is Beauchamp and Crockett correspondence, 1851-1976, with farm papers, and business accounts of Joseph A. Beauchamp, 1855-1982; correspondence of the Stone and Lewis families, 1832-1889; sermons; school experiences; newspaper clippings on the Bush, Boyd, Beauchamp, Lewis, and Humphries families; land records; data on Edwards family antecedents; three record books, 1839-1874, regarding the Hancock Co. Court; Morrison Presbyterian Church records, 1889-1953; and Baptist Church papers, 1819-1840, for Hancock and adjacent counties.
112. Butler, Mann, 1784-1852. Letter, 9 Feb. 1834. C\B. 1 item.
Lawyer, educator, historian. Butler writes John J. Crittenden asking for help in obtaining authorization from the Legislature to collect and copy documents pertaining to Kentucky history; inquiring about the treatment of inmates at the penitentiary; requesting his view of Isaac Shelby's military operations in 1813; commenting on Shelby's handling of [Edmund Charles] Genet's agents; and seeking answers to other various questions regarding Kentucky history.
113. Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853. Letter, 9 Dec. 1820. C\C. 1 item.
Physician. He developed Transylvania University's medical school into one of the nation's strongest and was co-founder of the Louisville Medical Institute. He states in this letter to J.F. Leaming that he has been suffering from influenza; discusses the Granville S. Pattison and Nathaniel Chapman pamphlets Leaming sent him and criticizes Pattison; comments on the success of the Transylvania medical school, the quality of his students, and the future of the school; and discusses his marital problems.
Additional Caldwell material is in other collections.
114. Calhoun, John Caldwell, 1782-1850. Letter, 12 April 1821. C\C. 1 item.
U.S. senator, statesman, political philosopher, secretary of war. Calhoun writes a General Preston regarding an unspecified claim against the War Department.
Calhoun letters (primarily to him) and comments regarding him are contained in other collections.
115. Camp Zachary Taylor. Miscellaneous papers, 1921. C\C. 8 items.
World War I army camp, 1917-1921, outside Louisville, Ky. Papers relate to the 1921 auction of camp buildings, equipment, and land.
116. Campbell, Arthur, 1742-1811. Papers, 1752-1811. A\C187. .33 cu. ft.
Virginia official and legislator, Revolutionary War soldier. Collection includes correspondence, statements of account, receipts, promissory notes, land papers, military papers, and legal papers. Papers reflect Campbell's activities as county lieutenant of Washington Co., Va., from its formation in 1777 through the Revolution and the Indian wars that followed, his service as sheriff of Washington County, and as a member of the Virginia Assembly. Correspondence, 1774-1811, concerns land, the state militia, frontier defense against the Indians, military aid to Kentucky, Indian treaties, the Creek War, the Virginia-North Carolina boundary, the state of Franklin, separation of Kentucky from Virginia, navigation of the Mississippi River, Anglo-American relations, national and state politics, proceedings of Congress in 1790, Anthony Wayne's campaign against the Northwest Indians, the French Revolution, and Jedidiah Morse's Geography; an account, 1764-1765, against Col. John Buchanan for "teaching scholars"; papers, 1752-1806, concerning lands in Lee, Russell, and Washington counties, Va., including a "short narrative of the discovery of Powell's Valley"; petition of inhabitants of Washington and Montgomery counties that Dr. Thomas Walker's grant be buried in oblivion; papers, 1773-1806, concerning lands in Jefferson, Lincoln, and Hardin counties, Ky.; papers, 1780-1809, concerning lands in Sullivan and Claiborne counties, Tenn.; bonds, 1797-1798, to Arthur Campbell as sheriff; writ in the case of Arthur Campbell vs. Andrew Vance, 1799; transcript of record in case of Salathiel Martin vs. Arthur Campbell and John Jones, 1804-1811; and miscellaneous military papers, 1773-1797, including a certificate signed by Daniel Boone, 1774, and a military journal kept by William Dells on an expedition against the Cherokee in 1776. Correspondents include Moses Austin, David Campbell, Jr., William Christian, Lord Dunmore, Rev. William Graham, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Hutchings, Aaron Lewis, Joseph Martin, George Mason, Valentine Meriwether, Jedidiah Morse, Francis Preston, William Preston, Edmund Randolph, John Sevier, Isaac Shelby, Daniel Smith, John Steele, John Todd, Jr., and George Washington. Calendar filed with the collection.
117. Campbell, Arthur Lee, 1780-1838. Papers, 1801-1837. A\C187. 1.33 cu. ft.
Landowner and merchant of Mossy Creek, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky. Collection includes correspondence, journal, and memorandum book, 1812-1815, statements of account and promissory notes, 1816-1837; land papers concerning lands in Hardin and Jefferson counties, Ky., and in Tennessee, records of purchase of lots in Portland, Ky., from Gen. William Lytle and others, 1818-1823; and legal papers, 1801-1837. Correspondence relates to Campbell's mercantile business at Mossy Creek, 1805-1812; his proposal to supply rations for U.S. troops in Kentucky and Tennessee in 1810; the military service of his brother, Capt. James H. Campbell, 24th Regt. Kentucky Infantry, in the War of 1812; arrangements for a duel with Col. George Rogers Clark Floyd in 1815; Campbell's removal to Louisville in 1818; the administration of his father's lands near Louisville; banks and banking in Kentucky and Tennessee; Kentucky politics; education of Campbell's son, Matthew, in colleges at Danville, Ky., and Bloomington, Ind.; and other family matters. The legal papers are records of litigation with Caleb and Thomas Reece, Francis and William Preston, Robert D. Pierce, et al., William Beard and wife, James C. Johnston, James D. Breckinridge, and Caroline H. Preston. Correspondents include William T. Barry, Arthur Campbell, William Eustis, Judge Joseph Eve, Joseph Ficklin, John T. Gray, James Guthrie, James Haggin, Andrew Jackson, Amos Kendall, James T. Morehead, Samuel Nicholson, William Owsley, Levi Tyler, Jenkin Whiteside, George Work, and members of the Campbell family.
Also included with this collection are the papers of Matthew Monroe Campbell (b. 1810), son of Arthur Lee Campbell. These papers are chiefly comprised of correspondence, 1829-1839, from his family in Louisville to him, while he was employed at the post office in Lexington, Ky., a college student in Bloomington, Ind. and Danville, Ky., and working as a collector of claims in Mississippi. The letters regard life in Louisville, Campbell's graduation from Indiana College in 1836, religion and politics in Kentucky, cholera in Louisiana in 1832 and 1835, John Campbell's service in the Sabine expedition in 1836, the character of James D. Breckinridge, financial matters and the Panic of 1837, and Arthur Lee Campbell's death and his estate. A small group of James Madison Campbell's (b. 1807) papers, 1833-1835, is included. A calendar of the Matthew M. Campbell papers is available.
118. Canby, Edward Richard Sprigg, 1819-1873. Papers, 1837-1873. A\C214. .33 cu. ft. Miscellaneous papers, 1844, 1862. C\C. 2 items.
Soldier. Papers primarily relating to the career and death of General E.R.S. Canby, with some material pertaining to other members of the Canby family and members of the allied Hawkins and Speed families. Included are military papers of Gen. Canby, including orders and correspondence, 1853-1869; correspondence, 1850-1863, of Louisa Hawkins Canby (Mrs. E.R.S. Canby), including some letters to Gen. Canby; and newspaper clippings, 1873, concerning the murder of Canby by Modoc Indians, his funeral, and army career. Louisa Canby's correspondence primarily discusses family and local news. Correspondents include her sisters Miriam Hawkins Speed (Mrs. John James Speed), Margaret Hawkins Speed (Mrs. Thomas Spencer Speed) and Fannie Hawkins, and her brother John P. Hawkins. Correspondence of John P. Hawkins concerns his attempt to assemble newspaper clippings about his brother-in-law, Gen. Canby.
Miscellaneous papers include a 14 February 1844 letter from Canby to Marsena Patrick insisting his friend and his family visit he and his wife; and printed copy of General Orders No. 11, 24 February 1862, from Fort Craig, New Mexico, regarding a memorial service for comrades killed in the Battle of Valverde, and paying tribute to those Union forces who participated in the action.
119. Caperton Family. Miscellaneous papers, 1849-1938. C\Ca. 38 items.
Papers primarily concerning John Caperton, California and Louisville businessman and real estate investor, and his family. Included are letters, 1849-1861, from John Caperton about his travels, politics, Abraham Lincoln's inauguration and peace prospects, his land holdings, and his opinion of Texas; letters, 1857-1859, from Lewis E. Caperton about plans to move to Texas and conditions in Virginia; Caperton family wills, 1894, 1909, 1922; genealogical data; and information on Allen T. Caperton, the killing of Adam Caperton, and the capture by Indians of Margaret Handley Paulee Erskine.
120. Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839. Broadside, 23 Aug. 1828. C\C. 1 item.
Publisher, economist. Broadside written by Mathew Carey of Philadelphia under the pseudonym "Hamilton" entitled "Some Notices of Kentucky, Particularly of its chief town, Lexington." It briefly outlines the development of Lexington, commenting on its educational and cultural institutions, its churches, businesses, economy, and trade. Louisville and the effect of the canal at the Falls of the Ohio are also discussed. Carey also addresses the prejudices long held against the character of Kentuckians and the issue of homicide in the state.
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121. Carey, Milton T. Papers, 1862-1865. A\C275. 91 items.
Union Army surgeon. Correspondence of Dr. Milton T. Carey of Cincinnati, Ohio, who served as a surgeon in the 48th Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. The letters cover his service on commissary and hospital boats on the Mississippi River, and at Paducah, Ky.; his capture at the Battle of Shiloh; and later service under William T. Sherman. The writer comments on war experiences, topography, and public opinion concerning the war.
122. Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910.
Miscellaneous papers, 1887-1899. C\C. 5 items.
Ky. state legislator, U.S. congressman, elected Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1883, U.S. senator, and secretary of the treasury. Letters are of a routine political and business nature.
123. Casseday, Jennie, 1840-1893. Miscellaneous papers, ca. 1882-1890. C\C. 15 items.
Louisville social worker. Letters to her friends Mr. and Mrs. James Clark of Louisville discussing attending church, her strong religious beliefs, her charitable work regarding the disadvantaged, primarily women, a training school for nurses, and general activities.
124. Castleman, John Breckinridge, 1841-1918. Papers, 1854-1911. A\C353. .33 cu. ft. Papers, 1878-1913. A\C353. 1.66 cu. ft.
Confederate officer and later general in the U.S. Army. Chiefly correspondence, 1854-1911. Some of the letters collected by Gen. Castleman were written by, to, and about Confederate agents in Canada during the Civil War. One letter contains an account of a visit to Capt. John Y. Beall in prison before his execution. Other Confederate agents include Jacob Thompson, Clement C. Clay, and Bennett H. Young. Also a 1911 article entitled "The Kentucky Mounted Gun Men and the Sabine War" written by Castleman.
A second collection includes: correspondence, 1895-1913; legal papers, 1905; bills and receipts, 1898-1904; papers pertaining to the Louisville Legion, 1878-1898; military papers re: the Spanish-American War, 1898-1899; military claims, 1899-1905; petitions to become units of the Kentucky State Guard, 1898-1900; a manuscript of "The American saddle horse"; material from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and from the American Civic Association, and material pertaining to the mail route at Pleasant Hill, Ky., 1900-1904. The majority of the correspondence concerns military affairs - requests for commissions or appointments during the Spanish-American War, information about uniforms and arms, correspondence about the welcome given the 1st Kentucky Regiment upon its return from Puerto Rico, and mustering out of the troops. There are several letters about the death of Castleman's nephew, Lt. John B. Galleher, who was killed in battle in Manila in 1900 during the Philippine Insurrection.
125. Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Papers, 1886-1928. A\C383. 5.5 cu. ft. Additional papers, 1888-1929. A\C383a. 1 cu. ft. Miscellaneous papers, 1889-1916. C\C. 23 items.
Poet and author of Louisville. Most of the material was collected by Otto A. Rothert in preparation for his book: The Story of a Poet: Madison Cawein (1921). Cawein's correspondence discusses his literary work and that of others, especially R.E. Gibson; local, personal, and family news; visits to New York and Washington; meetings with many literary people of the period; publication and reviews of his books; and the sale of his library and letters. Otto A. Rothert's correspondence, 1915-1928, is chiefly about his biography of Cawein. The collection also includes publishers' contracts; scrapbooks; photographs; typewritten and handwritten copies of Cawein's poetry; his translations of works by German poets; and memorabilia.
Additional papers consist of correspondence of Madison Cawein, 1888-1914; twenty-one poems by Madison Cawein; correspondence of his wife Gertrude McKelvey Cawein, 1907-1914, Otto A. Rothert, 1919-1929, Eric and Alice (Monroe) Pape, 1907-1911, and Rose de Vaux-Royer, 1915-1919; and biographical sketches of Cawein written by John Wilson Townsend and Henry A. Cottell.
Miscellaneous papers include manuscript and printed copies of Cawein's poetry; Cawein letters discussing poetry, poets, publication of poems, selling books and letters (including those of James Whitcomb Riley), and critics; and a list of books and brochures by Cawein.
126. Chambers, John, 1780-1852. Letters, 1815, 1838-1839, 1844. C\C. 4 items.
Lawyer, Ky. state legislator, U.S. congressman and governor of Iowa Territory, 1841-1845. Letters discuss politics, Whig Party activities; Henry Clay; his wish to be removed as territorial governor of Iowa; experimenting with silkworms, Oliver Hazard Perry, and family news.
127. Charleston, Max. Manuscript, 1931. Mss.\F298.8\C477. .33 cu. ft.
Researcher, writer. Typewritten manuscript of Charleston's proposed book, "The Shakers of Kentucky, the Story of a Strange Sect"; accompanied by photographs of buildings and industries of the Shaker colony at Pleasant Hill, Ky., and photostats of manuscript records. Also included are photographs of buildings of the South Union, Ky. Shaker colony.
128. Chili Con Carne Club. Register, 1906-1915. BP\C538. 1 vol.
Social club sponsored by John T. Macauley of the Macauley Theater. Frequented by selected Louisville theater-goers, actors, and other members of the arts community, the club's register contains autographs of actors, agents, visiting celebrities, and local leaders and celebrities. It also contains inscriptions, verses, music, caricatures, and cartoons regarding John T. Macauley, the club, and other subjects.
129. Christian County, Ky. Circuit Court. Records, 1803-1824. BL\C555. .66 cu. ft.
Various legal records of the Christian County Circuit Court held at Hopkinsville. Material principally consists of writs for the appearance of witnesses in lawsuits, replevin bonds, depositions, and promissory notes. Lawsuits include cases for non-payment of debt, sale of land, and non-performance of work. A name index is available.
130. Churchill Family. Papers, 1735-1905. C\563. .33 cu. ft.
Prominent Kentucky and Virginia family. Papers of a personal, business, and legal nature reflect the activities and interests of the Churchills in Virginia and Kentucky. Also included is a group of Luke P. and Julia C. Blackburn papers. Of particular interest are those letters regarding Dr. Blackburn's involvement in the Civil War. Correspondents include George D. Prentice, Braxton Bragg, John A. Quitman, Basil W. Duke, John J. Pettus, and William F. Green.
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131. Civil War, U.S., 1861-1865.
The Filson Club maintains the finest collection of Civil War manuscripts in Kentucky. Many of the society's Civil War related collections are listed in the guide, but many are not. Those collections consisting of only one to several items generally are not included, but often contain information regarding certain aspects of the war that would be of interest to researchers. The repository should be contacted for additional information regarding its Civil War holdings.
132. Clark, Edmund, 1762-1815. Papers, 1781-1836. A\C592. 2 cu. ft.
Revolutionary War veteran, mill owner and merchant in Virginia, and a merchant in Kentucky. Collection includes day books, 1796-1799, for Clark's Mills store in Virginia; day book, 1793-94, ledger, 1792, and letterbook, 1791-1798, for a store in Hanover Town, Va.; ledger, 1790-1800, day books, 1792-1800, and journal, 1792-1796, for a store and mill at New Market, Va.; day book, 1789-1790, for a store in Spotsylvania Co., Va.; correspondence of a personal and business nature; legal papers; land papers; and records re: his return to army service as captain of the Seventh Regiment.
133. Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818.
Miscellaneous papers, 1780-1802. C\C. 18 items.
Revolutionary War soldier and pioneer. Clark's correspondence, original and photocopied, discusses Indian activities; business and financial affairs; raising troops in Virginia; and the location of Fort Jefferson. Other papers include land warrants and grants; and a 1794 commission made by Clark as "Maj.-Gen. in the armies of France and Commander of the French Revolutionary Legion of the Mississippi."
Also included in the manuscript collection is Clark's famous "Mason Letter." This seventy-five page report to George Mason, dated 19 November 1779 at Louisville, is the definitive account of his successful Illinois campaign. It was dictated to his secretary Angus Cameron, and is signed by Clark. Published in Henry Pirtle's Col. George Rogers Clark's Sketch of his Campaign in the Illinois in 1778-9 (1869) and George Rogers Clark Papers, 1771-1781 (Coll. Illinois State Historical Library, vol. VIII).
134. Clark, Isaac, 1787-1868. Papers, 1807-1871. A\C593a. 1 cu. ft.
Farmer of Jefferson County, Ky. Papers include letters, 1807-1868; accounts; land records concerning lands in Clark's Grant in Indiana, and in Jefferson, Lincoln, McCracken, and Mercer counties, Ky.; leases for the "Mulberry Hill" property in Jefferson Co., Ky.; legal papers, 1835-1839; legal fee bills, 1813-1865; Clark's accounts, 1831-1837, as administrator of the estate of his sister, Mrs. Ann (Clark) Pearce, and accounts, 1841-1842, of his niece, Lucy Temple; orders for impressment of Clark's slaves to work for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad in 1863; estate papers, 1868-1871; and litigation relating to the estate, 1868-1870. Correspondents include Jonathan Clark, William Clark, George Croghan, Lyman C. Draper, Stephen Ormsby, Benjamin Temple, Chiles Terrell, Caleb White, and George Woolfolk. The papers are related to the repository's Jonathan Clark papers in the Clark-Hite collection.
135. Clark, John Hite, 1785-1821. Papers, 1806-1833. A\C593b. 1 cu. ft.
Merchant and landowner of Louisville, Ky. Correspondence, deeds, promissory notes, receipts, accounts, a commission, and other papers. Correspondence relates chiefly to the administration of the estate of Clark's father, Gen. Jonathan Clark, in Virginia, and to litigation in which he was involved. Other papers include deeds to land in Fayette and Mercer counties, Ky., in Louisville, in Hamilton Co., Ohio, and Virginia, 1809-1816; Clark's accounts, 1811-1818, as guardian of his brothers William and George W. Clark; legal fee bills; miscellaneous legal papers; canceled checks; papers relating to the administration of Clark's estate by his brother Isaac Clark; and business papers, 1808-1814, for the mercantile firm of Edmund Clark and John H. Clark. Correspondents include John M. Herndon, John Higgins, Abraham Hite, Isaac Hite, Charles Magill, and Lucas Sullivant. The papers are related to the repository's Clark-Hite collection.
136. Clark, Jonathan, 1750-1811. Papers - Temple Bodley Collection, 1783-1816. A\C593c. .33 cu. ft. Diary, 1770-1811. A\C593a. 17 vols. Miscellaneous papers, 1803-1809. C\C. 6 items.
Revolutionary War soldier, farmer of Spotsylvania Co., Va., and Jefferson Co., Ky. Papers in the Bodley collection include letters written primarily to Jonathan Clark by his brother William Clark and friend and business associate Joseph Herndon. The letters from William Clark are of significant historical interest. Spanning the years 1792-1811, they concentrate from 1800-1811, and relate Clark's activities, opinions, feelings, experiences, and news. Included are five letters dating from the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1803-1806, regarding events and personnel of that epic venture; letters written from St. Louis after his relocation there following the expedition; information on his slave York during and after the expedition; and his feelings concerning Meriwether Lewis, especially regarding the latter's death. Herndon's letters relate personal, business, and general news, including mentions of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The William Clark letters are being edited for publication with an anticipated publication date of summer 1996.
Personal diary, 1 June 1770 - 20 Nov. 1811, kept by Clark recording weather conditions; his whereabouts from day to day; Revolutionary War service and captivity; his removal to Kentucky in 1802; the departure and return of his brother William on the Lewis and Clark expedition; social events in Louisville; family events; births and deaths; and general news. The entries are very brief and provide only basic/news.
Miscellaneous papers include letters to his brother-in-law, Isaac Hite, discussing the health of Mrs. Hite, who was seriously ill, and describing his own health, that of his "white" family and his slaves. Clark also discusses finances; land purchases and land grants; and comments on lawsuits he has pending, attorneys' qualifications, fees, and strategies for pursuing the cases. Related letters are in the repository's Clark-Hite Collection.
137. Clark, Meriwether Lewis, 1809-1881. Papers, 1827-1884. A\C594. .33 cu ft.
U.S. Army and Confederate Army officer, businessman. Papers principally consist of pencil sketches (about 85) in the following categories: architectural sketches - scale drawings and design of buildings; sketches of people, including some of the cadets at West Point in 1828, and a series of cadets in costume for a fancy dress ball; and miscellaneous sketches of statues, birds, outdoor scenes, and details of buildings. Papers also include a memorandum of dates of M. Lewis Clark's service in the Confederate States Army, one letter from Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., to Mrs. Julia D. Clark, 1881; papers concerning the reinterment of some of the Clark family; a topographical map of St. Louis County, Mo., and a plan of Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
See J. Stoddard Johnston Papers for additional Meriwether Lewis Clark papers.
138. Clark, William, 1770-1838. Journal, 28 July - 26 Oct. 1794. A\C592c. 1 vol.
Soldier, explorer, government official. Military journal kept by Lieut. William Clark during Anthony Wayne's campaign, 1792-1795, against the Northwestern Indian confederation. Accompanied by a typewritten copy; published: Mississippi Valley Historical Review, (1914-1915): 418-44.
Additional William Clark material is contained in other collections.
139. Clark, William, 1776-1813. Diary, 1804-1807. A\C596d. 1 vol.
Lawyer and soldier of Winchester, Ky. Diary and expense account kept by Clark during his 1804-1805 trip to St. Charles, Mo., to take the deposition of Daniel Morgan Boone re: a lawsuit in Ky. Describes his trip, accommodations, Sioux Indians, the return of Lewis and Clark's keelboat from Ft. Mandan, and activities in St. Louis. He also describes an 1807 trip to Nashville, Tenn. Published in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, vol. 25 (May 1927), pp. 193-206.
140. Clark, William, 1795-1879. Papers, 1811-1879. A\C596. 2 cu. ft.
Physician, farmer, manufacturer of hemp products. Collection includes business and personal correspondence; an account book, 1812-1861; bills of sale for slaves, 1829-1848; and land papers. Correspondents include Clark's daughter, Frances Ann (Clark) Lawson Biddle and her family,
R.A. Bacon, William S. Bodley, George W. Clark, Gen. Jonathan Clark, James G. Gordon, George B.
Kinkead, Judge John McKinley, Edmund Pearce, H.C. Smith, James R.
Steelman, James Taylor of Harrodsburg, John B. Temple,
H.G. Tompkins, Dr. Benjamin Tompkins, and George
Woolfolk. The papers are related to the repository's Clark-Hite collection.
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141. Clark Family. Papers, 1780-1833. A\C592c. .33 cu. ft.
Prominent Virginia and Kentucky family. Collection contains Clark family correspondence, including William Clark letters, 1806-1816; land records of Clark land in Kentucky and Indiana; an early plat of Clarksville, Indiana; and George Washington Clark papers. One of the William Clark letters is his famous 23 Sept. 1806 letter giving a partial account of the Lewis and Clark expedition. This letter was published in the Frankfort, Ky., Palladium, 9 Oct. 1806, was reprinted in other papers throughout the country, and announced to the nation the successful return of the expedition.
142. Clark-Hite Family. Collection, 1734-1812. A\C593. 4 cu. ft.
Correspondence and other papers of Jonathan Clark, Revolutionary War soldier and a farmer of Virginia and Kentucky, together with papers of his wife's family, the Hites of Frederick Co., Va. Included are Clark's correspondence, accounts, bonds, and papers concerning his lands in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Virginia; deed book; notebook relating to improvements made by settlers in the Northern Neck of Virginia in 1786; legal records, 1756-1797, of Spotsylvania Co., Va.; legal fee bills; papers of Jost Hite about his lands in the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1734-1760; contemporary transcript of the record in the case of Jost Hite et al. vs. Thomas Lord Fairfax et al., 1749-1786, confirming Hite's title to the land; other records, 1786-1807, relating to land and litigation involving Jost Hite, Robert Green, William Duff, and Robert McKay, including documents drawn by John Marshall; letters, 1786-1812, to Isaac Hite and Col. John Green from their attorney, John Taylor of Caroline Co., and others; papers, 1773-1795, of Isaac Hite including Virginia and Kentucky land papers; papers, 1796-1807, of Major Isaac Hite of Kentucky; and papers, 1807-1812, of Abraham Hite. Correspondents include Richard C. Anderson, John Armstrong, George R. Clark, John M. Herndon, Abraham Hite, Isaac Hite, James Williams, Leonard Young, and many others. A list of correspondents is filed with the collection.
143. Clark-Strater-Watson Family. Papers, 1850-1970. A\C595. 5 cu. ft.
Business family of Louisville and Henderson, Ky., and Ontario, Canada. Included is correspondence between the Kentucky and Canadian branches of the Clark family discussing Canadian life, the Fenian movement, a Canadian opinion of abolitionist, slavery, possible union with the U.S., the U.S. Civil War, and political and economic conditions in both countries. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence between Jessie Clark Strater Watson and her husbands William Strater and Alexander M. Watson, and her son Edward Strater. Letters chronicle the activities, lifestyles, and personal relationships of an affluent, socially active Louisville family.
144. Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903. Papers, 1844-1907. A\C619. .66 cu. ft. Miscellaneous papers, 1815-1899. C\C. 69 items.
Soldier, abolitionist, diplomat, and author. Papers consist of letters, 1844-1902, including letters written by him to his wife and children while serving as U.S. minister to Russia, 1862-1869; newspaper clippings containing his letters, 1852-1885, and speeches, 1853-1895, against slavery and U.S. politics; typewritten copy of his speech at Moscow in 1866; manuscript of article, "Labor and Capital," 1886; clippings of his magazine articles; correspondence of his wife, Mary Jane (Warfield) Clay, 1832-1866; correspondence of his daughter, Mary Barr Clay, including letters, 1879-1902, regarding women's suffrage from Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Alice Stone Blackwell, and other suffragists; and a scrapbook of Mary Barr Clay, containing newspaper clippings about the Civil War, poems, and cooking recipes.
Miscellaneous papers include Clay letters, pamphlets of speeches, addresses, newspaper clippings, and a biographical sketch of his father, Green Clay. Letters include discussions on human rights, abolition of slavery, preservation of the Union, national and state politics, Clay's service as minister to Russia, personal and routine matters, and some reminiscences.
145. Clay, Green, 1757-1828. Papers, 1780-1834. A\C621. .33 cu ft.
Miscellaneous papers, 1784-1820. C\C. 12 items.
Pioneer, surveyor, soldier. Papers of Green Clay and his son and executor, Sidney Payne Clay, consisting of correspondence, 1799-1834, land papers, 1780-1833, legal papers, 1830-1833, and accounts, 1780-1834, concerning land in the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky. A complete list of the heirs of Green Clay, living in 1833, is given in a summons, 1833.
Miscellaneous papers include five letters, 1784-1785, of Clay to Isaac Clark and Isaac Morrison of Jefferson County about their land contract; annual return of the 2nd Div. of the Militia of Kentucky, 1809, signed by Maj. Gen. Green Clay (in Misc. Military Papers); a 7-page typewritten copy of Clay's General Orders to his troops as they marched from Lexington, Ky., to the Maumee Valley, 29 March - 14 April 1813; and papers regarding surveying areas of western Kentucky and the Jackson Purchase, 1818-1820.
146. Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. Miscellaneous papers, 1799-1855. C\C. 186 items. Speech, 4 Feb. 1841. A\C620. AM, 4 pp.
U.S. congressman and senator from Ky., secretary of state, statesman, presidential candidate. Collected correspondence covering aspects of Clay's personal life, political life, campaigns, and legal practice; legal papers, which include deeds, briefs, indentures, complaints, and lawsuits; and miscellaneous items which include a draft of Clay's Compromise of 1833, his passport from 8 March 1851 with his physical description, a 26 Feb. 1844 program from the Third Ward Democratic Clay Club Ball at Washington Hall, New York, an 1844 Whig electoral ticket listing Clay for president, campaign ribbons, broadsides, handbills, programs for celebrations, and the order of arrangements for Clay's funeral.
A manuscript speech by Clay argues that an extra session of Congress is needed because no action would mean continuation of Martin Van Buren's policies, which, he contended, were rejected by the people and would hinder William Henry Harrison's administration.
147. Clay, Sidney Payne, 1800-1834. Papers, 1779-1898. A\C621a. 1.5 cu. ft.
Landowner of Bourbon Co., Ky. Papers primarily relate to Sidney P. Clay and to his father, Green Clay (1757-1828), first deputy surveyor of Kentucky. Material consists of land papers, 1819-1829; surveys by Green Clay, 1779-1828, and other surveys, 1830; legal papers, 1823-1832; papers in the lawsuit of Green Clay v. Wilday McKinney, 1820-1828; receipts, 1823-1898; papers in the settlement of the estates of Sidney P. Clay and Green Clay, 1834-1838; military papers of (Capt.) Sidney P. Clay, 1833-1834; typed copy of diary of Mary Catherine Rogers Clay (Mrs. Samuel Clay, Jr.), 12 Feb.- 4 July 1860; and a tailor's ledger, 1849-1851. The bulk of material consists of correspondence, 1810-1896, of Sidney P. Clay, Green Clay, Isabella (Reed) Clay Weisiger, Margaret Reed, Maria Reed Nelson, John Reed Nelson, William Rodes, Sarah Woolfolk Clay Keen, Joseph Weisiger, and others. Letters discuss Green Clay's lands in western Kentucky, Sidney P. Clay's management of his father's land, settlement of Green Clay's estate, faculty and students of Transylvania College, state of Kentucky banks and financial conditions, building of a house by Sidney P. Clay, the cholera epidemic in 1833, Sidney P. Clay's business affairs, his death and settlement of his estate, guardianship of John Reed Nelson, church affairs, and much discussion of family news of the Clay, Reed, Nelson, Edwards, Weisiger, and allied families. There are a few references to Cassius M. Clay and Brutus J. Clay.
148. Clay Society. Record book, 1825-1826. BA\C619. 1 vol.
Record book of the proceedings of the Clay Society, Frankfort, Ky., 14 Feb.-21 May 1825. Also included are records of the Frankfort Debating Society, 14 Oct. 1825; the Frankfort Forum, 28 Jan.-1 April 1826; and a catalog of an unidentified library.
149. Cleland-Howard Family. Papers, 1798-1911. A\C624. .66 cu. ft.
Papers of Rev. Thomas Horace Cleland (1816-1892), minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Lebanon, Ky., and his family. Included are his memorandum books, 1841-1890; sermons, 1875-1879; notes on religion, politics, etc.; mission records; papers of his son Robert Cleland; manuscripts of Rose Cleland Grundy; and papers of Thomas Howard of Massachusetts and Rev. Hosea Howard, 19th century missionary in Burma.
150. Cleveland, Henry Whitney, 1836-1907. Papers, 1863-1906. A\C635a. .33 cu. ft.
Writer, minister, collector of Louisville, Ky. Primarily letters to Cleveland reflecting his interest in writing and publishing, religion, and autograph collecting; and him seeking employment in literary or religious fields. Among the correspondents are Henry W. Bellows, Richard H. Collins, John Esten Cooke, Julia C. R. Dorr, Henry R. Jackson, Joseph E. Johnston, Martha J. Lamb, Whitelaw Reid, and William C. Rives.
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151. Cleveland Family. Papers, 1851-1919. A\C635. .33 cu. ft.
Farmers of Jessamine Co., Ky.; George W. Cleveland was a Baptist minister. Papers include farm, financial, and land records; and sermons, talks, and church histories written by Rev. Cleveland.
152. Cobb, Irvin Shrewsbury, 1876-1944. Papers, 1934-1943. A\C653. .33 cu. ft. Letters, 1914-1944. C\C. 17 items.
Author, humorist. Papers include fifteen letters/notes, 1934-1943, nearly all written to Cyril Clemens; eighteen page handwritten manuscript which forms part of the story "Brer Fox and the Briar Patch"; dinner programs; photographs; and newspaper clippings.
Miscellaneous letters discuss publication of books and articles; researching background material for a novel about distilling bourbon; the eulogy of Will Rogers; and an inspiration for a story.
153. Coleman, Nicholas Daniel, 1800-1874. Miscellaneous papers, 1830-1831. C\C. 4 items.
U.S. congressman from Kentucky. Letters of a routine nature regarding legislation, subscriptions to newspapers, and a missing bank draft.
154. Coleman, John Winston, Jr., 1898-1983. Miscellaneous papers, 1934. C\C. 6 items.
Historian, author. Letters written to R. Harry Ray of Owensboro, Ky., about a Jesse James holdup witnessed by Ray's grandfather Judge R.H. Rowntree. Information on the Rowntree family and a copy of a portion of a book about Frank and Jesse James also are included.
155. Collins, Richard Henry, 1824-1888. Letterbook, 1878-1880. A\C712. 1 vol.
Lawyer, historian, editor, a founder of The Filson Club. Letter-press copy book of business and research related letters written from Louisville and other locals.
156. Collins Family. Papers, 1820-1910. A\C712. .33 cu. ft.
Papers of this Collinsville, Ill., family include a diary kept by William B. Collins on a trip from Connecticut to Illinois, 1820-1821; correspondence, 1822-1908, discussing family news, activities, and estate matters, including letters written from Ft. Leavenworth and Jefferson Barracks giving glimpses of army life; legal papers; and accounts.
157. Columbia Mining Company. Ledger, 1902-1908. BB\C726. 1 vol.
Business ledger recording the expenses, subscribers, leases, etc. The company was headquartered in Paris, Tenn. and Louisvillians were among Columbia's owners.
158. Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881. Letters, 1831-1874. C\C. 8 items.
Lawyer, politician, soldier. Correspondence discusses appropriating money for internal improvements; raising money for the Maysville-Lexington Turnpike; Gov. William Owsley and his appointments to office; the Whig Party and its effectiveness in Kentucky; Henry Clay; and biographical information.
Additional Combs material is in other collections.
159. Compagnie de Colonisation Americaine. Stock certificate, 1820. C\C. 1 item.
French issued stock certificate, with coupons, for one share in the American Colonization Company, series B. The share is for 100 acres of land in Virginia and Kentucky for an investment of 1300 francs, with annual interest of six percent, paid annually over thirty years using the attached coupons.
160. Confederate States of America. Miscellaneous papers, 1861-1865. C\C. 9 items.
Papers include a bond; a photocopied autograph album; a handwritten official report, 15 Jan. 1863, of the Battle of Murfreesboro (Stones River); and two reports of the Battle of Perryville.
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161. Conversation Club. Records, 1910-1957. BP\C766. .33 cu. ft.
Louisville men's social/literary organization. Correspondence, meeting announcements, membership lists, catalogs, and a synopsis of the club's meetings since its founding in 1879.
162. Cook, Frederic H. Journal, 1859-1863. A\C771. 1 vol.
Cook's journal, 1860-1862, describing a cruise aboard the U.S.S. Narragansett from Navy Yard near Fort Henry to Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, and San Francisco, and a cruise, 1862, on the Oriel from San Francisco to New York (entries end at Key West, Fla.); extracts from William J. Hardee's Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics; and Cook's account with the U.S. Government, 1859-1863.
163. Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991. Letters, 1951-1977. C\C. 15 items.
Lawyer, politician, U.S. senator, and ambassador. Included are six letters to Richard H. Hill, president of The Filson Club, discussing a bill affecting libraries, the Perryville battlefield, and invitations to Filson Club meetings; five letters to Samuel Steinfeld, justice on the Kentucky Court of Appeals, discussing Republican politics, the death of Cooper's mother, and Cooper's ambassadorship to the German Democratic Republic; and a letter recollecting Lyndon B. Johnson as a politician and person.
164. Corps D'Afrique. Papers, 1863-1864. C\C. 15 items.
Union Army African-American unit. Correspondence and General Orders Numbers 2-6 from the Headquarters of the Corps D'Afrique, Louisville, Ky., during the Civil War, concerning the headquarter's move to Six Mile Island in the Ohio River for their safety, promotions, appointments and resignations of officers, and charges of violations between certain officers. Also included is a provision return for the station in New Albany, Indiana.
165. Cotter, Joseph Seamon, 1861-1949. Miscellaneous papers, 1906-1933. C\C. 12 items.
Louisville poet, composer, and educator. Letters, printed copies of his poems and songs, critics' opinions of his work, and a manuscript of the spiritual "I'm Wondering."
166. Covington, Josephine Wells. Letter, 2 March 1862. C\C. 1 item.
Describes conditions in Bowling Green, Ky., since the beginning of the Confederate occupation on 18 Sept. 1861 and discusses her family's activities since that time. Describes the physical appearance of Bowling Green and tells of harassment by Union troops. Mentions difficulties with slaves since the Union troops arrived.
167. Cowan, Andrew, 1841-1919. Papers, 1909-1919. A\C874. .33 cu. ft.
Louisville businessman and civic leader. Correspondence of Col. Andrew Cowan as chairman of the Lincoln Centenary Committee of the State of Kentucky in 1909, when the Lincoln birthplace farm near Hodgenville, Ky., was dedicated; list of members of the committee; and program of exercises. Also correspondence of Col. Cowan as chairman of the Lincoln Memorial Committee for the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Building near Hodgenville in 1911; a list of members of the committee; and Cowan's personal recollections of Abraham Lincoln.
168. Craik Family. Papers, 1840-1967. A\C887. 2.33 cu. ft.
The Craik family papers mainly consist of the correspondence of Episcopal minister Rev. James Craik (1806-1882). The correspondence is concerned with the Protestant Episcopal Church in the country and in Kentucky. Liturgical debate, doctrinal controversy, and the routine matters of personnel and administrative detail are stressed. The collection includes pamphlets, sermons, and addresses of James Craik; genealogical information on the Craik and Simmons families, and newspaper clippings. Some correspondence of Craik's son and grandson (Charles E. Craik and Charles E. Craik, Jr.) is also included. Prominent correspondents include Edward Berkley, Barry Bingham, Andrew Broaddus, Carlton Chase, Armistead Henry Churchill, St. George Philip Cooke, William O. Cowger, Thomas Dudley, Hugh Evans, Alexander Greeg, Benjamin Haight, Hall Harrison, Caleb Henry, Murray Hoffman, Herman Hooker, John Henry Hopkins, Henry Hudson, Washington Hunt, Thomas Jagger, Henry Lay, Abram Littlejohn, John M. Leavitt, Eli Long, James McCabe, Samuel McCorsky, William Meade, Thruston Morton, John Norton, James Otey, Henry Potter, Charles Quintard, George Randall, Nathaniel Richardson, Benjamin Smith, Marion Gene Snyder, John Spalding, John Stevenson, Joseph Toner, Henry Watterson, William Welsh, George West, Henry Whipple, Richard Wilmer, and William Wilson. A calendar of the letters is filed with the collection.
169. Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834. Letters, 1814-1828. C\C. 7 items.
U.S. senator, secretary of war, politician. Collection includes five letters written by Crawford to Henry Clay on several subjects, notably the War of 1812 and the peace treaty negotiations, the Essex Junto, and the Cherokees in Georgia; and one letter from Clay to Crawford. Also included is Crawford's 26 May 1818 circular to Kentucky Gov. Gabriel Slaughter transmitting a resolution of the House of Representatives regarding a plan of federally funded internal improvements and requesting Slaughter to communicate all public improvements being carried on or planned by the State of Kentucky and private companies.
170. Creagh, Richard M. Letters, 1846. C\C. 3 items.
Soldier. Letters from Creagh to his brother-in-law Thomas Lewis Jefferson of Louisville, Ky., while serving under Col. William R. McKee in the Mexican War. The letters relate details of army life; information about various troops, including the Louisville Legion; and reports on the Battle of Monterrey.
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171. Crittenden, John Jordan, 1787-1863. Miscellaneous papers, 1815-1862. C\C. 50 items.
Lawyer, U.S. attorney general, U.S. senator, governor. Collected correspondence regarding aspects of Crittenden's personal, political, and professional life, including his 11 Sept. 1841 letter to Waddy Thompson stating that he would resign as attorney general in half an hour and that President John Tyler's second veto was a final break with the Whig Party; his 9 June 1848 letter to his son-in-law, Rev. John C. Young, giving reasons why he would be unwilling to be nominated for president, and thinks the nomination of General Zachary Taylor was the best to insure success; and his 1861 letters to son George B. Crittenden regarding the Civil War and his hope that the latter would remain loyal to the Union.
172. Croghan, William, 1752-1822. Family papers, 1788-1879. A\C941. .66 cu. ft. Miscellaneous papers, 1786-1825. C\C. 21 items.
Revolutionary War veteran, surveyor, and farmer of Jefferson Co., Ky. William Croghan family papers include correspondence, and land, business, and legal papers of William Croghan and his heirs Dr. John Croghan, William Croghan, Jr., and Thomas Sidney Jessup. William Croghan's papers, 1807-1813, include his 31 Aug. 1813 letter to John O'Fallon speculating about the success of the American fleet on Lake Erie, the fall of Canada, and George Croghan's abilities. Dr. John Croghan's papers, 1790-1849, include his 1 Jan. 1849 will deeding Mammoth Cave to Joseph Underwood, George Gwathmey, and William Bullock. Thomas S. Jessup's papers, 1845-1877, include correspondence, receipts, and estate papers of him and his heirs.
Miscellaneous papers include surveys, grants, and deeds for land in Kentucky; and a note dated 25 March 1797 to the cashier of the Bank of the United States to pay Prather and Smiley $96.16.
173. Crutcher, James, 1755-1823. Papers, 1785-1827. C\C. 22 items.
Pioneer, surveyor. Correspondence between Crutcher and Robert Rutherford, his cousin, relative to Crutcher's acting as agent for Rutherford in Kentucky. These letters deal with land purchases, surveys, tax payments, etc., and show the frustrations of trying to communicate with people in Kentucky during pioneer times. Crutcher was executor of his father-in-law Robert Poore's estate, and there are Poore letters, Poore's will, and accounts of the settlement of his estate.
174. Culp, Johnson W. Diary, 1862-1863. A\C968. 1 vol.
Diary kept by Culp, a private of Co. G, 87th Inf. Regt. of the Indiana Volunteers, from 12 Aug. 1862 to 30 July 1863, at which time he was discharged for disability. He enlisted as a musician from LaPorte, Ind., "but carried a gun in preference to a drum." Includes anecdotes re: camp life in Ind. and Ky., troop movements, forced marches, encounters with Gen. John Hunt Morgan's men, guarding railroads and bridges in Ind., foraging for food, and observations of events in Louisville. He also describes a blockade of the Ohio River by "the Johnnies," the killing of William Nelson at the Galt House, the Battle of Perryville, guarding prisoners, burial of bodies, picket duty at Salt River and other locations, a visit to Mammoth Cave for water, and treatment for his ailments at Kentucky, Indiana, and Chicago hospitals. The diary also lists officers and men of his unit with an alphabetical roster of his company, and what happened to each man according to Culp's knowledge. This diary is a copy made ca. 1880 by Culp from the original.
175. Dabney-Joyes Family. Papers, 1786-1921. A\D114. .66 cu. ft.
Collection of papers from the Dabney, Joyes, and allied families of Kentucky. Included are business papers of Edmund Lyne; a letter from James Madison to Thomas Jefferson re: a debt; letters to John J. Crittenden from Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Daniel Webster, and Gen. Winfield Scott; letter from John Marshall Harlan to John W. Barr; a letter from William Howard Taft to Miss Anna W. Barr; a letter from Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., to William C. Dabney, and other letters from family and friends. In addition, there are legal papers concerning land and legacies; newspaper clippings about the Barr, Coleman, Dabney, and Joyes families, and other matters; papers concerning the Society of the Cincinnati, including a copy of John Crittenden's commission, 1787; miscellaneous invitations, programs, and memorials; and genealogical materials on the Barr, Coleman, Dabney, Joyes, Lee, Crittenden, Swope, Bromby, Leicht, Wentworth-Woodhouse, and allied families.
176. Daniel, William H. Diary, 1846-1847. A\D184. 1 vol.
Soldier. Military diary, 4 June 1846 - 23 June 1847, kept by Daniel while a private in Co. F, known as the "Jessamine Blues," commanded by Capt. William T. Willis, Second Regiment, Kentucky Foot Volunteers, during service in the Mexican War. Diary describes the regiment's movement from Nicholasville, Ky., to Point Isabel, Texas; reports of battles, especially Monterrey and Buena Vista; the capture of Maj. John P. Gaines and Capt. Cassius M. Clay; being reviewed by Gen. Zachary Taylor on 2 Feb. 1847 at Saltillo; personal appearance of Taylor; and descriptions of camp life and experiences in Mexico.
177. Daugherty, Phebe Wood Coburn, ca. 1819-1899. Papers, 1818-1899. A\D238. .33 cu. ft.
Resident of Maysville, Ky., and Columbus and Lancaster, Ohio. Collection comprised primarily of letters, 1832-1870, to and from Phebe Daugherty regarding social life and customs, politics, temperance, Catholicism, religious concerns, and establishing a school in Lancaster. Correspondents include Roman Catholic clergymen John B. Purcell and Sylvester H. Rosecrans.
178. Daveiss, Joseph Hamilton, 1774-1811. Papers, 1780-1856. A\D255. .66 cu. ft.
Kentucky lawyer and soldier. Correspondence, legal papers, land papers, statements of account, commissions, and estate papers. Correspondence, 1797-1811, relates chiefly to Kentucky lands and slaves, Daveiss' opposition to Aaron Burr, his removal from office as U.S. attorney for the District of Kentucky in 1807, publication of his pamphlet vindicating his conduct, and authorship of a bill before Congress for arming and disciplining the militia of the U.S. in 1811. Legal papers, 1797-1810, include an opinion of Edmund Randolph, 1800. Also included are papers of Daveiss' brother, Samuel Daveiss (1775-1856), lawyer of Harrodsburg, Ky., consisting of letters, 1811-1855, legal papers, 1812-1850, and statements of account, 1816-1854; and correspondence of Thomas Patrick Moore, lawyer of Harrodsburg, Ky., while serving as U.S. minister to Colombia from 1829 to 1833. Correspondents include John Breckinridge, James Brown, Joseph Desha, Andrew Jackson, Richard M. Johnson, James Madison, Humphrey Marshall, James Monroe, John Pope, John Rowan, James Speed, John Speed, Robert Todd, Thomas Todd, Thomas Tunstall, and others. An index of correspondents is filed with the collection.
179. Davis, Garrett, 1801-1872. Miscellaneous papers, 1844-1868. C\D. 10 items.
Kentucky lawyer, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator. Papers include political correspondence of a routine nature, mainly recommendations for political appointments; a 14 Feb. 1862 letter to Gen. Don Carlos Buell enclosing a letter from W.W. Trimble and Dr. W.O. Smith dated 11 Feb. 1862 protesting permission being given to prominent secession leaders of Harrison Co., Ky., and surrounding counties to return to their homes; and subscription lists for his speeches, 1862 and n.d.
180. Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Miscellaneous papers, 1848-1881. C\D. 12 items.
U.S. senator from Mississippi, secretary of war, president of the Confederacy. Miscellaneous letters regarding various routine matters. Of particular interest is his 19 March 1856 letter to Thomas Sidney Jessup discussing the defense of New Orleans and the acquisition of Cuba.
Additional Jefferson Davis letters are in other collections.
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181. Davis, William Jonathan, 1839-1925. Papers, 1857-1908. A\D265. .33 cu. ft.
Soldier, educator. Civil War letters from Maj. William Davis, a Confederate cavalry officer, while a prisoner of war, 1863-1865, to Frances "Frank" Cunningham of Springfield, Ky., whom he married in 1866. Describes, as one of John Hunt Morgan's men, his first meeting with "Frank" and her sisters in Springfield, 1863; details of his capture soon afterwards in Indiana; and life in military prisons in Louisville, Ky., Johnson's Island, Oh., Point Lookout, Md., and Fort Delaware, Del., until his parole at Aikens Landing, James River, Va. Postwar letters discuss marriage plans, family life, his children, and activities as a Louisville textbook administrator. Other correspondence includes a 12 Jan. 1870 letter from his father, William K. Davis, describing post war life in Charleston, S.C.
182. Davis family. Papers, 1836-1908. C\D. 25 items.
Soldiers, residents of Jessamine Co., Ky. Civil War letters, 24 Aug. 1863 to 14 Feb. 1865, of Robert W. and William N. Davis (primarily the former) of Nicholasville, Ky., to their family while prisoners of war at Camp Douglas, Ill. Both brothers served in Co. B, 8th Ky. Cav. of John Hunt Morgan's command. Also included are a military pass and an oath of allegiance of R.W. Davis, both of 22 May 1865; a 1908 claim by Davis's widow for property stolen by U.S. troops in 1865; lists of members of Co. B, 8th Ky. Regt.; two academic reports for R.W. Davis sons attending the State College, Lexington, 1895 and 1901; and three documents regarding Davis property, 1836-1883.
183. Davis-Lewis Family. Papers, 1832-1873. C\D. 57 items.
Letters between members of these related families of Daviess and Nelson counties, Ky. The bulk were written by Searles L. Davis -- two while a prisoner of war at Camp Chase, Ohio, twenty-nine from prison at Camp Douglas, Ill., and discuss Chicago weather, esp. record cold, items of clothing, bedding, food, etc., that he needs; Union restrictions on receiving packages and mail and sending mail; his health, etc.; and two letters from C.A. "Gus" Lewis, a brother of Searles's mother, Ann Lewis Davis, in Canada, discussing his situation and others from the South whom he has seen there. The family is strongly pro-South. The letters also include genealogical information about the Davis, Lewis, and a few allied families.
184. Democratic Woman's Club of Kentucky. Papers, 1928-1955. BE\D383. 45 items.
Papers include correspondence, 1929-1955; financial statements, 1928-1932; lists of clubs in each county by district, 1932, n.d.; minutes of annual meetings, 1931-1932; notes on meetings and club business; and minutes of meetings, n.d.
185. Desha, Joseph, 1768-1842. Miscellaneous papers, 1814-1824. C\D. 2 items.
Governor, 1824-28. A 28 Jan. 1814 letter to Col. Robert Pogue regarding the latest news about the War of 1812; and a 19 Nov. 1824 discharge of a fine on Charles A. Wickliffe levied by the Hardin County Circuit Court in an 1818 contempt case.
186. Dickens Club. Records, 1867-1879. C\D. 13 items.
Louisville theatrical organization. Included are programs for theatrical performances given by the Dickens Club to benefit local charities; a script for Bumble Scenes from Oliver Twist; and three pages of a script for A Christmas Carol. A brief account of the club is given in the 7 February 1872 program.
187. Diehl, Conrad Lewis, 1840-1917. Miscellaneous papers, 1862-1863, 1898. C\D. 3 items.
Includes a 31-page memoir of Conrad Lewis Diehl, private in the 15th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Cavalry during the Civil War. A day-by-day account of their march from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, through Louisville to Murfreesboro, Tenn., including the Battle of Stones River. There is also a brief description of Louisville as it was in 1862. Also includes a humorous address to the Whist Club in Louisville on 7 May 1898 on E.C. Bohne and an undated speech on bass fishing.
188. Diocese of Bardstown, Ky. Papers, 1808-1846. BA\B245. .33 cu. ft.
Collection of photocopied letters that relate to persons who were instrumental in the formation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bardstown, Ky. Papers include correspondence of Ignatius Chabrat, John Baptist David, and Benedict Joseph Flaget discussing the affairs of the Diocese of Bardstown, St. Thomas Seminary, St. Joseph's College, and St. Joseph's Proto-Cathedral and its dependent buildings, as well as general information about the work of the Roman Catholic Church in the eastern and midwestern United States during the early nineteenth century.
189. Discher Family. Papers, 1917-1921. C\D. 20 items.
Residents of Jefferson Co., Ky. Papers primarily are composed of family letters to Louis Discher, a soldier serving in the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. The letters relate life in Louisville during the war, discussing family news and activities, Catholicism, Camp Zachary Taylor, and the 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic.
190. Doniphan, Anderson,
1764-1841. Day books, 1814-1844. BF\D683. 3 vols.
Physician. Day books
kept by Doniphan, of Germantown, Mason Co., Ky., pertaining to Doniphan's
medical practice in Bracken and Mason counties. Included are prescriptions
given for various ailments; business transactions; patient names; services
rendered by patients for medical services; and some miscellaneous accounts.
Accounts after Doniphan's death in 1841 were kept by Dr. John A. Coburn,
who was Doniphan's grandson, of Germantown, Ky. There is a gap in the
records from 1822 to 1840.
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191. Doolan, John Clavin, 1868-1947. Papers, 1914-1944. A\D691. 32 items.
Lawyer of Louisville, Ky. Included is correspondence re: Shelby Academy in Finchville, Ky., World Wars I and II, and a 1926 trip by Doolan to England and Ireland.
192. Douthitt, Stonewall Jackson, 1860-1951. Papers, 1902-1942. A\D741. .33 cu. ft.
Farmer and state legislator from New Castle, Henry Co., Ky. Papers include correspondence, 1927-1941, some pertaining to the Western Military Institute; genealogical material pertaining to the Douthitt family; newspaper clippings, primarily of Douthitt's "letters to the editor"; and a register, 1902-1913, of his herd of Hereford cattle.
193. Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. Miscellaneous papers, 1854, 1883-1890. C\D. 21 items.
Historian, collector. Letters dated 18 April and 12 May 1854 to Benson Lossing discuss progress on his biography of Daniel Boone, its publication, the formation of a western historical society, and the ownership of his original materials; letters dated 8 March 1883 and 3 Oct. 1884, to Reuben T. Durrett, describe George Rogers Clark's Illinois Regiment and its composition, and concerns Dr. Christopher Columbus Graham; and seventeen letters to Charles Anderson regarding a biography of George Rogers Clark and contacts with collateral descendants.
Additional Draper material is in other collections.
194. Drummens, John, d. 1811. Letters, 1811, 1824. C\D. 3 items.
Soldier. Two letters from Drummens to his wife in Clark Co., Ind., discuss his health, routine matters, and a possible march to "Shawneys Prophets Town." A 26 Feb. 1824 letter from the Treasury Department regarding Mrs. Drummens's pension. Drummens was killed 7 Nov. 1811 in the Battle of Tippecanoe.
195. Dudley, Thomas Underwood, 1837-1904. Miscellaneous papers, 1883-1899. C\D. 6 items.
Episcopal Bishop of Kentucky. Routine professional and personal letters.
196. Dudley Family. Papers, 1861-1971. A\D847. .66 cu. ft.
Prominent family of Flemingsburg, Ky. Papers include family letters written by Joseph and Charles Dudley while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, by Carrie Dudley Ewen while traveling in Europe in 1927-1928, letters regarding Bruce Dudley's career as sports editor for the Courier-Journal and president of the Louisville Baseball Club and Louisville Colonels; three diaries and a scrapbook kept by Lula Kenner Dudley; Civil War muster rolls and army records; Grand Army of the Republic records; and a memoir of slavery days.
197.Dugan, Madison, 1860-1917. Diaries, 1886-1917. A\D866. 4 cu. ft. (95 vols.)
Diaries of Madison Dugan, captain of ferries between Louisville and Jeffersonville that record daily events in Louisville, Jeffersonville, and on the Ohio River. The diaries are divided into two groups. "River News" notes the daily weather and water levels at the canal and on the falls, arrivals and departures, accidents, and descriptions of boats and their cargo. Typed transcripts of this group are filed in the library. "Recollection of Madison Dugan," kept concurrently with "River News," describes the captain's work and leisure, his involvement in local politics and clubs, the life of a riverman on the Ohio, and the impending decline of the steamer business. Miscellaneous materials include a Dugan family genealogy; scrapbook; newspaper obituary of Captain Dugan; time book; two volumes of letters received and transcribed by Dugan; record books for ferry boat coal, excursions, and the Knights of Pythias.
Captain Dugan was murdered 19 Aug. 1917 by a burglar aboard his ferry. His diaries were continued by his nephew, Harry G. Dugan.
198.Dugan Family. Papers, 1866-1936. A\D866a. .33 cu. ft.
Jeffersonville, Ind. river family. Various papers relating to steamboats on the Ohio River. Included are U.S. Inspector's Certificates of Madison Dugan from 1888 and 1889; three Dugan date books, 1888-1892, briefly listing his boat, his duties, and local and river news; and newspaper clippings and photographs with notes cut from Dugan's diaries. There are also letters concerning steamboat inspection from 1912 to 1936, bills of lading, 1866-1878, and miscellaneous checks and clippings. Three sets of legal papers include depositions from U.S. vs. John H. Thacker, the opinion in U.S. vs. Gasoline Boat Messenger from U.S. District Court, and reports and depositions concerning the explosion of the towboat Fred Wilson, on 26 May 1904.
199. Duke, Basil Wilson, 1838-1916. Miscellaneous papers, 1864-1870. C\D. 3 items.
Lawyer, Confederate soldier, Ky. state legislator, and a founder of The Filson Club. Included are a 19 May 1864 letter written while he was imprisoned at Fort Delaware; a 9 Nov. 1869 letter regarding a deposition about a Frankfort distiller; and a 24 March 1870 letter to Mayor John G. Baxter regarding being appointed chief of police.
Additional Basil W. Duke material is in other collections.
200.Duncan Coal Company. Records, 1900-1918. BB\D912. 2 cu. ft.
Muhlenburg Co., Ky., coal company. Records include minutes of the board of directors and stockholder meetings, 1900-1918, of the
W.G. Duncan Coal Co.; articles of incorporation, 1900; payroll book; cash book; and general ledgers. Information includes management of the Luzerne and
Graham-Skibo mines near Greenville, Ky.; installation of electric power in the mine operations; building of two mine towns, including housing, schools, and company towns; issuance of bonds; building of railroad spur to connect with the Illinois Central Railroad; purchase of new mineral lands; relocation of business offices from Luzerne to Greenville; coal tonnage produced; mining equipment ordered; and company store merchandise.
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