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Bullock family papers, 1812-1908

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Greg Seltzer

Title

Bullock family papers

Date

1812-1908

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged into two series: General family papers and William R. Bullock materials.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

62m104: [identification of item], Bullock family papers, 1812-1908, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.9 Cubic feet

2 boxes

Abstract

The Bullock family papers (dated 1812-1908; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of court records, accounts, tax statements, correspondence, and notes, which document the Bullock family of Kenton County, Kentucky.

Biography/History

The Bullock family lived in or around Covington, Kentucky, through the nineteenth century. John R. Bullock was the father of William Rice Bullock, a prominent figure in the Bullock family papers, and L.E. Bullock, who spent time in St. Louis, Missouri. George W. Williams, a friend of William R. Bullock, was also from Covington.

Scope and Content

The Bullock family papers (dated 1812-1908; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of court records, accounts, tax statements, correspondence, and notes, which document the Bullock family of Kenton County, Kentucky. The series of General family papers pertain to the Bullock family and contain correspondence, court orders, and account statements. Most of the material deals with Mason County. The William R. Bullock papers documents his experiences during the Civil War. Items of note include the correspondence of George W. Williams while a prisoner of war at Camp Morton in Indiana (Box 2, Folder 4).

Subjects

  • Bullock family.
  • Clayton family, Kentucky
  • Camp Morton (Ind.)
  • Kenton County (Ky.)
  • Mason County (Ky.)--History.
  • Richmond (Va.)--History.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
  • Bullock, John R.
  • Bullock, William Rice
  • Williams, George W.
  • County courts--Kentucky.

User Restrictions

Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

Series I. General family papers, 1812-1882
Scope and Content Note:

The General family papers series consists of correspondence, financial information, and court orders arranged chronologically. Much of it deals with Mason County, Ky. The folder of tax information (Box 2, Folder 3) deals with the Clayton family of Covington, Ky.

1812-1816
[Box: 1, Folder: 1] browse
1817
[Box: 1, Folder: 2] browse
1818
[Box: 1, Folder: 3] browse
1819-1821
[Box: 1, Folder: 4] browse
1852-1868
[Box: 2, Folder: 2] browse
Tax bills, account statements, 1852-1882
[Box: 2, Folder: 3] browse
undated
[Box: 2, Folder: 7] browse
Series II. William R. Bullock papers, 1852-1908
Scope and Content Note:

William R. Bullock papers series consists of correspondence written to Bullock, including letters written by George W. Williams as a prisoner in a Civil War prison camp in Indiana (Box 2, Folder 4). Williams comments on the Battle of Fort Donaldson and the good treatment of the Confederate prisoners by the Union officers. In letters written after the Civil War from Richmond, Virginia, Williams discusses the political climate in that city and the impoverished state of many residents, including himself and his family.

1852-1857
[Box: 2, Folder: 1] browse
1860-1865
[Box: 2, Folder: 4] browse
1866-1869
[Box: 2, Folder: 5] browse
1874-1908
[Box: 2, Folder: 6] browse

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