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Richard Baylor Hickman Collection,1780-1897

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Richard Baylor Hickman Collection




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Richard Baylor Hickman Collection, 1780-1897, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


0.33 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Collector. Collection of autograph letters, commissions, deeds, minutes of meetings, and miscellaneous documents. Included are letters and documents from the collections of Bennett H. Young and Samuel M. Duncan, relating chiefly to Jessamine County, Ky., and its citizens; letters, 1890-1897, of Samuel M. Duncan to General Young describing letters, documents, and books sent to him by Young; miscellaneous documents, 1780-1822, relating to Louisville, Ky.; Clark Family papers, 1790-1814; letters from Robert J. Breckinridge, James Garrard, Leslie Combs, John J. Crittenden, Jefferson Davis, Edward Everett, James Harlan, and Richard Mentor Johnson; records, 1790-1848, of Mercer County, Ky., including marriage records, 1827-1828; constitution, by-laws, and minutes of meetings of the Young Men's Literary Society of Nicholasville, Ky., 1847 -1849. Also includes a letter from Jefferson Davis to Governor John Letcher of Virginia, introducing Alexander H. Stephens as special commissioner of the Confederate States to the government of Virginia, 1861


  • Breckinridge, Robert J. (Robert Jefferson), 1800-1871.
  • Bullitt, Alexander Stephens, 1761-1816.
  • Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818.
  • Confederate States of America-- Politics and government.
  • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
  • Duncan, Samuel M., b. 1830.
  • Jessamine County (Ky.)-- History-- Sources.
  • Kentucky-- Politics and government.
  • Louisville (Ky.)-- History-- Sources.
  • Marriage records-- Kentucky-- Mercer County.
  • Revivals-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883.
  • Young, Bennett Henderson, 1843-1919.
  • Young Men's Literary Society of Nicholasville (Nicholasville, Ky.)

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