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Irvin vs. Callaway papers, 1780-1827

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Irvin vs. Callaway papers




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Chronological arrangement.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Irvin vs. Callaway papers, 1780-1827, 1M54M32, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


36 pieces.

Scope and Content

This collection includes miscellaneous legal documents, including several relating to a lawsuit filed by Christopher Irvin in the 1780's over disputed lands which were considered to be part of the estate of Richard Callaway. The defendants in the suit were Elizabeth Callaway and her guardian, William Callaway. Other cases are also represented in these papers, including two suits filed by Green Clay, the wealthy Kentucky landowner, for money owed him. The collection contains some land grants and Ohio court papers as well.


  • Callaway, Elizabeth, defendant.
  • Callaway, Richard.
  • Callaway, William, defendant.
  • Clay, Green, 1757-1828, plaintiff.
  • Irvin, Christopher, plaintiff.
  • Land tenure--Kentucky--Cases.
  • Probate records--Kentucky.
  • Estates (Law)--Kentucky.
  • Claims against decedents' estates--Kentucky.
  • Kentucky--History.
  • Land grants

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