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Autograph Collection, 1794-1946 (Bulk 1794-1806)

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Author

Archives Staff

Title

Autograph Collection

Date

1794-1946 (Bulk 1794-1806)

Repository

Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

Conditions Governing Access note

Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.

For microfilmed copies see Clift number(s): 0025

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Autograph Collecion, 97SC21,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.

Extent

60 items

Scope and Content

This artificial collections consists of two kinds of documents. The first document types are those that were created by "Famous" or significant Kentuckians during the course of their day-to-day lives. These documents include 1804 Register Office forms signed by John Adair, an 1806 land transfer document signed by Robert Breckinridge, and an 1801 land tax record signed by Marquis Calmes. Other like documents have the signatures of Lewis Collins, Joseph Crockett, Christopher Greenup, Harry Innes, C.S. Morehead, James Taylor, and multiple Todd's: H.L., Robert, and Thomas. The other record type contains those documents that were created in response to a letter wirtten by C. Frank Dunn, or are simply an autograph that has been cut from the whole original. Documents in this reocrd type include: a letter from Alben W. Barkley, and autograph from Pearl S. Buck, a certificate of merit from William J. Fields, a letter of appointment from Flem D. Sampson, and correspondence from Fred M. Vinson.

Arrangement: The documents in this collection are arranged alphabetically by signer's last name.

Subjects

  • Autographs--Collections
  • Archival materials--Kentucky
  • Adair, John, 1757-1840
  • Allen, George E. (George Edward), 1896-1973
  • Barkley, Alben W., 1877-1956
  • Breckinridge, Robert, 1754-1833
  • Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973
  • Bullitt, Alexander Scott 1761-1816
  • Calmes, Marquis
  • Collins, Lewis, 1797-1870
  • Crockett, Joseph
  • Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948
  • Duke, Basil Wilson, 1838-1916
  • Ellis, James Tandy
  • Greenup, Christopher
  • Hayden, James
  • Hayden, William
  • Hite, George
  • Innes, Harry, 1752-1816
  • Johnson, Robert, 1745-1815
  • Kennedy, Thomas
  • Logan, John, fl. 1798
  • Machir, John M.
  • McIntrye, Marvin Hunter, 1878-1943
  • Morehead, Charles Slaughter, 1802-1868
  • Sampson, Flem D.
  • Steele, William
  • Stiles, Lela Mae, ca. 1900-1988
  • Taylor, James, 1769-1848
  • Taylor, Hubbard
  • Todd, Levi
  • Todd, Robert, fl. 1807
  • Todd, Thomas, 1765-1826
  • Tyler, John, fl. 1806
  • Vinson, Fred M., 1890-1953
  • Williams, Alfred S.
  • Worth, William Jenkins, 1794-1849

Collection Inventory

John Adair, Register Office Sale of Land Form; on verso Issac Penington wrote a legal document citing Christopher Clark as Power of Attorney, Nov. 1804
Scope and Content Note:

Mercer County, Franklin County

John Adair, Register Office Sale of Land Form; on verso Payment of Tax document signed by Higgison Grubb and Tax document signed by Higgison Grub, Nov. 1804
Scope and Content Note:

Mercer County, Franklin County

George E. Allen, Personal letter, Feb. 1946
Alben W. Barkley, Letter discussing possible Presidential visit to Boonesboro, Oct. 1935
Scope and Content Note:

Graves County, Hickman County, McCracken County

Jannette H. Beall, Signiture only with date, 1809
Robert Breckinridge, James Breckinridge land claims written by Robert, 1806
Scope and Content Note:

Fayette County

James Brown, Affidavit covering the rate of "Estate of P. Barbour", 1812
Pearl S. Buck, Autograph, no date
Alexander S. Bullitt, Autograph, no date
Scope and Content Note:

Franklin County, Jefferson County, Shelby County

Marquis Calmes, Deed (Land List), 1801
Scope and Content Note:

Woodford County

M. J. Cochran, Regret letter declining an engagement, 1932
Lewis Collins, Payment of Board receipt for Valintine Peers, 1827
Scope and Content Note:

Bourbon County, Fayette County, Mason County

Joseph Crockett, Letter about a tract of land in Scott County, 1807
Scope and Content Note:

Scott County, Fayette County, Jessamine County

Johsephus Daniels, Business reply letter, 1932
Basil Duke, Personal letter, no date
Scope and Content Note:

FayetteCounty, Jefferson County, Scott County

James Tandy Ellis, Personal and business letter, 1941
James A. Farley, Business letter about stamps, 1935
William J. Fields, Certificate of Appointment, 1927
Scope and Content Note:

Carter County, Franklin County

George M. Gilmer, Request for copies of Resolutions; Thomas Metcalfe also sighned the document, 1829
Christoper Greenup, Letter about land rates, 1799
Scope and Content Note:

Lincoln County, Franklin County

James Hayden, Payment, 1788
William Hayden, Payment, 1802
George Hite, Affidavit certified by David Humphreys, 1803
Harry Innes, Certification of land he sold, includes deed, 1811
Scope and Content Note:

Franklin County

Robert Johnson, Land transfers, 1800
Scope and Content Note:

Scott County

Thomas Jones, Discontinuation of Land for William Hord, 1807
Thomas Kennedy, Land transfer with Samuel Reed certifing transaction on the last page, 1806
Scope and Content Note:

Garrard County, Mason County

Thomas Lewis, Land transfer for Robert Gunnell by his agent, 1801
John Logan, Receipt for money for land, 1798
Scope and Content Note:

Lincoln County, Franklin County

John Logan, Receipt for money for land, 1798
Scope and Content Note:

Lincoln County, Franklin County

John Machir, Land transfer for John William by Machir, 1804
George Milton, Land transfer for Francis Machir, no date
George Milton, Land rate, 1806
Samuel McDonnel, Land list for Joseph Bell, 1804
Marvin H. McIntyre, Business letter, 1934
Morehead, Signiture off letter to James Taylor, 1845
Scope and Content Note:

ChristianCounty, Franklin County, Nelson County

James Morrison, Receipt for payment to Harry Innes, 1801
Scope and Content Note:

Franklin County

James Priestly, Taxation land list also singed by John Rowan, 1801
Scope and Content Note:

Nelson County, Fayette County, Jefferson County

Flem D. Sampson, Business reply letter, 1931
Scope and Content Note:

Laurel County, Knox County

Adam Shepherd, Taxation land list, 1802
Peyton Short, Discontinuation of tract of land for taxation, 1806
William Steele, Discontinuation of tract of land for taxation, 1807
Lela Stiles, Thank-you letter, 1933
James Taylor, Signiture, no date
James Taylor, Signed wife, Susan's, name to the letter, no date
Hubbard Taylor, Discontinuation of a tract of land for taxation, 1814
L. Todd, Postcard written by J. Carlisle, no date
Levi Todd, Recording 1 stray horse, 1794
Scope and Content Note:

Fayette County, Mercer County

Robert Todd, Enter land lists for taxation, 1807
Thomas Todd, Land transfer, 1815
James Trotter, Enter land lists for taxation, 1805
John Tyler, by John Allen, Land transfer, 1806
Fred M. Vinson, Business letter, 1946
Scope and Content Note:

Lawrence County

Fred M. Vinson, Business letter, 1946
Scope and Content Note:

Lawrence County

Matthew Walton, Tax on land, 1805
Afred S. Williams, Postcard, 1930
H. Wilson, Purchase order, 1865
Wilson, Certification of land for taxation, 1803
William J. Worth, Regret letter, no date

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