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James Speed Miscellaneous Papers,1840-1873

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Title

James Speed Miscellaneous Papers

Date

1840-1873

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], James Speed Miscellaneous Papers, 1840-1873, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

14 items

Scope and Content

Louisville lawyer, state legislator, politician, and U.S. attorney general. Papers include letters, originals and copies, discussing routine personal and political matters throughout Speed's legal and political career. Of particular interest is his 1 Aug. 1852 letter to Lucy G. Speed discussing the appearance, dress, and manner of northern men and women, and his 10 Jan. 1863 letter stating his views on slavery and the reasons it is so hard to make progress towards emancipation. Card index in repository

Subjects

  • Booth, Mary L. (Mary Louise), 1831-1889.
  • Cochin, Pierre Suzanne Augustin, 1823-1872.
  • Pirtle, Henry, 1798-1880.
  • Taylor, James, 1769-1848.
  • Lawyers-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- 19th century.
  • Lawyers-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- Sources.
  • Slavery in literature.
  • Slaves-- Emancipation-- United States-- History-- Sources.
  • New England-- Description and travel.

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