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Lawrence Berry Letter, 1817

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Lawrence Berry Letter




Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

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Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.

For microfilmed copies see Clift number(s): 0061

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Lawrence Berry Letter, 1817, 97SC99,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


1 item (4 p.); 26 cm

Scope and Content

This single item collection consists of a letter written to William Taylor of Shelby County, Kentucky, by Lawrence Berry of King George County, Virginia. The letter is dated August 10, 1817. Berry discusses a copy of a deed that Taylor requested from the Carolina County, Virginia, Court House. He then discusses a land transaction he would like Taylor to review before it is finalized. His last topic is a request that Taylor act as his power of attorney in selling a tract of land Berry owned, in Muhlenburg County, Kentucky. The land was originally part of a Revolutionary War land grant held by George Matthews. Berry mentions his health and the remedy of a cold bath to cure what ailments.

Arrangement: Chronological.


  • Land grants--Kentucky--19th Century
  • Land titles--Registration and transfer--Virginia--King George County
  • Deeds--Virginia--Caroline County
  • Traditional medicine--Virginia--King George County
  • Taylor, William Berry, 1768-1836
  • Matthews, George, 1775-1783

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