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Aaron Harding Letters, 1861-1864

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Aaron Harding Letters




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

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For microfilmed copies see Clift number(s): 0401

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Aaron Harding Letters, 1861-1864,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


2 items


Aaron Harding was born in 1805 in what is now Green County, but was then part of Taylor County. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began practice in Greensburg. After serving as the county's prosecuting attorney and a member of the Kentucky General Assembly, Harding was elected as a Union Democrat to Congress in 1861. He served until 1867. He was also a delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866. Harding took up the practice of law again, settling in Danville. He later moved to Georgetown, where he died.

Scope and Content

This collection contains two letters written by Harding, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky, to his sons Jack and Sam when they were at school. One of the letters concerns Harding's opinions on the Civil War, while the other is personal and relates to his sons' schooling, clothes, smoking, and so forth.

Arrangement: Chronological

Creator's Occupation: U.S. Congressman, Attorney

County: Green; Taylor; Boyle; Scott


  • Harding, Aaron -- Correspondence
  • Harding, Jack -- Correspondence
  • Legislators -- United States
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

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