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A. T. Burnley Papers1849-1858, 1849

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97sc83Guide to the A. T. Burnley Papers, 1849-1858StaffSpecial CollectionsSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/Kentucky Historical Societyn.d.Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, March 2000.ENG Guide to the A. T. Burnley Papers, 1849-1858Collection number: 97SC83Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/Processed by: StaffDate Completed: n.d.Encoded by: Thomas Enneking Copyright 1999 Kentucky Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.A. T. Burnley Papers1849-185897SC83Burnley, A. T., (Alfred Triplett), 1800-186015 itemsKentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives.Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.For microfilmed copies see Clift number(s): 0136Permission for commercial use must be requested from the Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections.[Identification of item], A. T. Burnley Papers, 97SC83,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.Albert Triplett Burnely was born in Hanover County, Virginia, in 1800. At the age of twenty-two, Burnley migrated to Frankfort, Kentucky, and studied law under George M. Bibb, but found this type of work uninteresting. He gave up law to buy coal mines with his Uncle Robert near Owensboro, Kentucky. Burnley became interested in the Republic of Texas. He was commissioned, in 1832, to negotiate a loan for the Republic, but was unable to accomplish this task. The loan action was later withdrawn by Texas, only to be reinstated in 1839. He was unable to secure a loan from England, France, or Spain. Burnely returned to Kentucky in 1842, but remained in business in New Orleans and Texas. He spent his winters going between the two places. He continued in this vain until he developed tuberculosis and died in May 1861.This collection consists of fifteen letters concerning business and family matters of Alfred Burnley. One letter, written by John J. Crittenden, is dated October 23, 1850. It discusses a business opportunity that Burnley should investigate. Oter business letters discuss land transactions, debt repayment to the Bank of New Orleans, and powers of attorney. A letter from Burnley to General A. Sidney Jackson, dated May 24, 1849, asks Jackson to consider taking the position of Paymaster General in Texas. The other letters are to his wife, as he travels around Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. They discuss familly life, their plantation, travel, and Burnley's health. Also included in this collection is a biographical sketch of Burnley's life and a copy of his wife's will.Arrangement: Correspondence is arranged chronologically.Texas--Description and travel--19th CenturyLouisiana--Description and travel--19th CenturyMississippi--Description and travel--19th CenturyWills--Kentucky--19th CenturyTexas--Politics and government--19th CenturyFamily--Social life and customsCrittenden, John J., (John Jordan), 1787-1863Jackson, A. Sidney

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