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Charles Stewart Todd Papers,1808-1871

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Charles Stewart Todd Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Charles Stewart Todd Papers, 1808-1871, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


0.66 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Lawyer, soldier, and diplomat. Collection consisting of correspondence; papers concerning investment in Minn. lands; Todd's sketch of the life of Isaac Shelby; a muster roll, 1813, of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers for service under William Henry Harrison; dates of commissions of general and field officers of Ky. troops in the War of 1812; Todd's map of the Battle of the Thames; and scrapbook of newspaper clippings containing biographical data on Todd. Correspondence consists of twenty-six letters, 1808-1816, to Todd from his father Judge Thomas Todd about his education, service in the War of 1812, and family affairs; letters between him and his wife, Letitia Shelby Todd; political letters from members of the Whig Party during the presidential campaign of Zachary Taylor; letters, 1861-1871, to Doctor Charles H. Todd from Todd, Letitia Todd, and Letitia Todd Carter. Also includes letters to Judge Thomas Todd from Isaac Shelby and others; and a 1790 letter from Harry Innes to George Muter. Other correspondents include Henry Clay, John J. Crittenden, J. Madison Cutts, John Maxwell, James Monroe, Charles B. Penrose, and Albert Pike. Card index in repository


  • Carter, Letitia Todd.
  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
  • College of William and Mary.
  • Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863.
  • Cutts, James Madison, 1805-1863.
  • Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841.
  • Innes, Harry, 1752-1816.
  • Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
  • Jackson Purchase (Ky.).
  • Kentucky-- Militia-- History-- War of 1812-- Sources.
  • Monroe, James, 1758-1831.
  • Muter, George.
  • Penrose, Charles Bingham, 1798-1857.
  • Pike, Albert, 1809-1891.
  • Sevier, John, 1745-1815.
  • Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826.
  • Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850.
  • Todd, Charles Henry, 1848-1915.
  • Todd, Letitia Shelby, 1799-1868.
  • Todd, Thomas, 1765-1826.
  • United States-- History-- War of 1812-- Sources.
  • United States-- Politics and government-- 19th century-- Sources.
  • Universities and colleges-- Virginia-- Williamsburg.
  • Whig Party (U.S.)-- History-- Sources.

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