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Aaron Harding Letters, 1861-1864, 1861

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89SC19Aaron Harding Letters, 1861-1864Archives StaffSpecial CollectionsSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/Kentucky Historical SocietyText converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, April 2000.ENGAaron Harding Letters, 1861-1864Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/Processed by: StaffDate Completed: n.d.Encoded by: Apex Data Services Copyright 2000 Kentucky Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.Aaron Harding Letters, 1861-186489SC19Harding, Aaron, 1805-18752 itemsKentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.For microfilmed copies see Clift number(s): 0401Permission for commercial use must be requested from the Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections.[Identification of item], Aaron Harding Letters, 1861-1864,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.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.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: ChronologicalCreator's Occupation: U.S. Congressman, AttorneyCounty: Green; Taylor; Boyle; ScottHarding, Aaron -- CorrespondenceHarding, Jack -- CorrespondenceLegislators -- United StatesUnited States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

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