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Grigsby Family Papers,1818-1884, 1818

Part of Grigsby Family Papers,1818-1884

Knt000506Guide to the Grigsby Family Papers, 1818-1884Processed by: Processed by; machine-readable finding aid created by:Encoded bySpecial CollectionsThe Filson Historical Society 1310 South Third Street Louisville, KY 40208 Phone: (502) 635-5083Fax: (502) 635-5086 Email: holmberg@filsonhistorical.orgURL: Copyright 2001 The Filson Historical SocietyLibraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC DatabaseDate of source: Date completedDescription is in English.Guide to the Grigsby Family Papers, 1818-1884Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsThe Filson Historical Society 1310 South Third Street Louisville, Kentucky40208 USAPhone: (502) 635-5083Fax: (502) 635-5086 Email: holmberg@filsonhistorical.orgURL: by: StaffDate Completed: n.d.Encoded by: M. Plarr Copyright 2001 The Filson Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.Grigsby Family Papers,1818-1884 N/AGrigsby Family11.66 cubic ft. No items online. Must visit contributing institution.The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USAOpen to researchers.[Identification of item], Grigsby Family Papers, 1818-1884, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.Architecture, Domestic-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.Breckinridge, Robert J. (Robert Jefferson), 1800-1871.Breckinridge, Virginia Hart Shelby, 1808-1859.Cholera-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.Diplomatic and consular service, American-- France-- History-- Sources.Durham, Milton Jameson, 1824-1911.Europe-- Description and travel.Fishback, Susan, 1791-1868.Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892.Gibson, Tobias, b. 1801.Gibson Family.Grigsby, Hart Preston, b. 1859.Grigsby, John Warren, 1818-1877.Grigsby, Susan Preston Shelby1830-1891.Grigsby, Virginia Shelby, b. 1856.Hart, Joel Tanner, 1810-1877.Hart, Nathaniel, 1770-1844.Hart Family.Humphreys, Sarah, b. ca. 1830.Letcher, John, 1813-1884.Louisiana-- Politics and government-- Sources.Magoffin, Beriah, 1815-1885.Picot's School for Young Ladies (Philadelphia, Pa.)Presidents-- United States-- Election-- 1828-- Sources.Slavery-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.Stevenson, J. W. (John White), 1812-1886.Todd, Charles Stewart, 1791-1871.United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.United States-- Politics and government-- 19th century-- Sources.Virginia-- Politics and government-- Sources.Wallace, Arthur Hooe, 1794-1878.Wallace Family.Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906.Women-- Education-- Pennsylvania-- Philadelphia-- History-- Sources.Papers of Susan Preston Shelby Grigsby (1830 -1891) of Traveller's Rest near Danville, Kentucky; her father Alfred Shelby (1804 -1832), youngest son of Governor Isaac Shelby; her mother, Virginia Hart Shelby Breckinridge (1809-1859); her step father Reverend Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800 -1871); her husband, John Warren Grigsby (1818-1877); and a few papers of their children. Also papers of the Tobias Gibson (1801-) Family of Kentucky and Louisiana, and the Nathaniel Hart (1770-1844) and Arthur Hooe Wallace (1794-1878) families of Kentucky. Early correspondence, 1818-1859, includes letters of Charles S. Todd discussing revolutionary activity in South America, the election of 1828, and personal matters; Family letters noting day-to-day activity; letters of introduction for Alfred Shelby written by Martin Van Buren and Henry Clay; Letitia Todd's niece's 1 June 1832 letter to Susan Shelby describing the death of Todd's children from cholera; letters, 1833, to Virginia Shelby discussing the cholera epidemic in Kentucky; and letters between the women of the family detailing plantation life and their activities, often mentioning slaves and their activities. Correspondence dated 1860-1865 concerns the secession crisis; attitudes toward secession; slavery; the Civil War in Kentucky; confiscation of property and impressment of slave labor; John Grigsby's military service in the Confederate Army; daily activities; and family news and events. The papers of John Warren Grigsby contain family, personal, and business letters, 1838 -1877, concerning his service as U.S. consul at Bordeaux, France, 1839-1849; his marriage to Susan P. Shelby; European travels; U.S. and Virginia politics; and his service in the Confederate Army. The remainder of the collection includes business accounts, legal papers, land papers, and genealogical material

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