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Isaac Shelby papers, 1765-1911, 1765

Part of Isaac Shelby papers, 1765-1911

kukm1f62m_590Guide to the Isaac Shelby papers, 1765-1911Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Isaac Shelby papers, 1765-1911Collection number: 1F62M-590Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Isaac Shelby papers, 1765-19111F62M-590Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826. 1 reel.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506University of Chicago Library purchase, January 2, 1962.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Isaac Shelby papers, 1765-1911, 1F62M-590, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Governor of Kentucky, soldier. Isaac Shelby was a militia officer, surveyor, Indian fighter, member of the Virginia legislature and member of the North Carolina legislature before removing to Kentucky in 1783, where, after participating in military affairs and in politics, including the first Kentucky Constitutional Convention, he was elected the newly-formed state's governor in 1792. During his administration some of Shelby's most important acts included stabilizing the government of the new state and lending support to General Anthony Wayne's campaigns in the Northwest Territory. Shelby declined to serve a second consecutive term, but was called from retirement in 1812 because of the war with Great Britain and was again elected governor.In his second term Shelby aided the federal government in its prosecution of the war and personally led the Kentucky Volunteers in General William Henry Harrison's invasion of Canada, which resulted in a victory for the United States in the Battle of the Thames in 1813. After his second term as governor, Shelby continued to serve on various boards and committees, including those of Transylvania Seminary (now University) in Lexington and Centre College in Danville. In 1817 Shelby declined President James Monroe's offer of serving as the Secretary of War. The following year he served with General Andrew Jackson on a commission to negotiate with the Chickasaw Indians concerning their lands west of the Tennessee River. Shelby died and was buried at his home, "Traveler's Rest," near Danville in 1826.This is a microfilmed collection of the papers of Isaac Shelby, first governor of Kentucky. Among the collection holdings are documents and correspondence reflecting Shelby's personal life and public service as governor and as a soldier during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. There are muster rolls of the guard from the 4th Regiment of militia under the command of Lt. George Ewing ordered into service by Shelby in 1795 for the defense of frontiers of Washington county, Ky. A survey made for Shelby in 1782 and a certificate regarding three of Shelby's slaves reflect other aspects of Shelby's career and personal life. The bulk of the collection is Shelby correspondence. Among the many correspondents are John Bradford, John Breckinridge, John C. Calhoun, John J. Crittenden, Christopher Greenup, Andrew Jackson, Ephraim McDowell and Robert Wickliffe.No discernable arrangement.Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826.Bradford, John, 1747-1830.Breckinridge, John, 1760-1806.Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850.Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863.Greenup, Christopher, 1749-1818.Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.McDowell, Ephraim, 1771-1830.Wickliffe, Robert, 1775-1859.Slavery--Kentucky.Governors.Soldiers.Governors--Kentucky.Kentucky--History--18th century.United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.United States--History--War of 1812.Washington County (Ky.)--History--18th century.Muster rolls.Daybooks.SurveysIsaac Shelby papers, 1765-1911