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Selby, Isabella M. (Sc 3208), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Selby, Isabella M. (Sc 3208), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3208. Letter to an editor, apparently drafted by Isabella M. Selby or a member of her family. Likely in reference to the “Eaton affair” or “Petticoat affair,” the letter complains of “abuse” of President Andrew Jackson and his cabinet by newspapers that are patronized “by the Clay & Adams party in this part of Kentucky”; specifically, the letter objects to characterizing the Administration’s replacement of some officeholders as “sin” or “anti-republican.”


Larsh, Abraham (Sc 2965), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2015

Larsh, Abraham (Sc 2965), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2965. Letter, 3 August 1828, from Abraham Larsh, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to his cousin John Gardner, York County, Pennsylvania. He discusses the emboldening of opposition in Tennessee to Andrew Jackson, President John Quincy Adams’s rival, despite a recent assault by Jackson supporters. He also discusses the likelihood of Jackson’s alliance with former Vice President Aaron Burr in a plot to separate western states from the Union. While pleased with local crop yields and an expressed supporter of internal improvements, Larsh looks “with anxiety” to the completion of the railroad at the ...


Barry, William Taylor, 1784-1835 (Sc 2584), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Barry, William Taylor, 1784-1835 (Sc 2584), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2584. Typescript copies of correspondence of William Taylor Barry, Lexington, Kentucky, between colleagues, family, and political leaders. Isaac Shelby is a notable correspondent. Also, a photocopied article with excerpts from Barry’s correspondence.


Folklore Collection, 1964-1972 (Fa 471), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2009

Folklore Collection, 1964-1972 (Fa 471), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Collection 471. Miscellaneous folklore collection relating to legends and beliefs about subjects such as lost gold, Daniel Boone, Indian raids, venomous snakes, and ghosts. Items collected chiefly in the Kentucky counties of Green, Taylor and Lincoln.


Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 (Sc 1768), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 (Sc 1768), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1768. Letter, 26 April 1825, from Andrew Jackson, Nashville, Tennessee to A. P. Maury, also of Nashville, in which he declines to act as guardian for the children of the late Major John Reid owing to ill health and increased responsibilities.


Rodes Collection (Sc 33), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2008

Rodes Collection (Sc 33), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 33. Letter (facsimile) written by Andrew Jackson, U.S. President, 1845, Hermitage, Tennessee, to Major William B. Lewis, regarding national politics, and an invitation to Mr. & Mrs. John G. Barrett, Louisville, Kentucky, to a reception for President and Mrs. Hayes at the Galt House, Louisville, Kentucky, 1877.