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Bodley-Clark Papers,1734-1936

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Title

Bodley-Clark Papers

Date

1734-1936

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Bodley-Clark Papers, 1734-1936, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

42 items

Scope and Content

The Bodley-Clark Papers consist of the correspondence of Thomas Bodley, 1799-1803; correspondence of Jonathan Clark, 1806-1811; copy of the 1734 will of Jonathan Clark (father of John Clark); 1797 will of Jonathan Clark (1750-1811); and land papers, 1780-1831 and undated. The land papers include a land grant to Zachary Taylor, signed by Thomas Jefferson, for 1000 acres of land in Kentucky County on the Ohio River dated 1780; amendment to Walter Cunningham's entry for 1000 acres on the trace about 4 or 5 miles above the falls, entered 15 February 1783; sheet containing copies of entries for land for William Preston, Harry Harrison, Thomas Bowyer, John Connerly (Connolly), Arthur Campbell, Alex S. Dandridge, and James McCorcle (all these land entries were on the Ohio River or Beargrass Creek, and all were made in May or June, 1774). Also contains a sheet containing legends to accompany the surveys; connected plat showing land of Zachary Taylor, William Preston, James McCorcle, William Bird, John Connolly, Arthur Campbell, A.S. Dandridge, Ch. Warrenstaff, Thomas Bowyer, and Henry Harrison, n.d.; plat showing interferences of Dandridge's military survey; plat of Mulberry Hill tract; policy to Hugh Shiell insuring goods shipped on the Amiable Elizabeth; correspondence of Temple Bodley, 1884-1936l and a copy of a statement of Mrs. Henry Clay Pindell concerning the portrait of George Rogers Clark painted by Mr. Bush

Subjects

  • Land use-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Surveying-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Bodley, Thomas, 1772-1833.
  • Clark, Jonathan, 1750-1811.

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