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Samuel McDowell Papers,1783-1814

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Samuel McDowell Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Samuel McDowell Papers, 1783-1814, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


17 items

Scope and Content

Revolutionary War soldier, early Ky. settler, and jurist. Letters written by Judge Samuel McDowell from various places in central Ky. to his son-in-law, Andrew Reid of Rockbridge County, Va., concerning family news; Reid's land in Ky.; St. Clair's defeat; Ephraim McDowell's proposed trip to Scotland; fights with Indians; his lawsuit against Benjamin Borden's heirs about land; criticism of Thomas Jefferson; Governor Isaac Shelby's campaign in the War of 1812; and the proposed capture of Canada and exclusion of the British from North America


  • Afro-Americans-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Hardin, John, 1753-1792.
  • Indians of North America-- Wars-- Kentucky.
  • Indians of North America-- Wars-- 1750-1815.
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
  • Kentucky-- Constitution.
  • McDowell, Ephraim, 1771-1830.
  • McDowell Family.
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836.
  • Medicine-- Study and teaching-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818.
  • Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826.
  • Slavery-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Springs-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • United States-- History-- War of 1812-- Sources.

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