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Thomas Metcalfe letters, 1807-1841, 1821-1841 (bulk dates), 1807

Part of Thomas Metcalfe letters, 1807-1841, 1821-1841 (bulk dates)

kukm1vf59w18Guide to the Thomas Metcalfe letters, 1807-1841, 1821-1841 (bulk dates)Processed 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 Thomas Metcalfe letters, 1807-1841, 1821-1841 (bulk dates)Collection number: 1VF59W18, 1VF56M231, 1VF61M104, 1VF61M111, 1VF61M112, 1VF61M113, 1VF62M37, 1VF64M130, 1VF68M72, AAM9957LMContact 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.Thomas Metcalfe letters, 1807-1841, 1821-1841 (bulk dates)1VF59W18, 1VF56M231, 1VF61M104, 1VF61M111, 1VF61M112, 1VF61M113, 1VF62M37, 1VF64M130, 1VF68M72, AAM9957LMMetcalfe, Thomas, 1780-1855.9 pieces.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 4050659W18: Wilson, Samuel M. Estate gift, Dec. 10, 1946. 56M231, 61M104, 61M111, 61M112, 61M113: Source unknown. 62M37: Driscoll, Emily. Purchase, Sept. 29, 1961. D7.5.64M1: Richards, Paul. Purchase, July 24, 1964. D50.68M72: Benjamin, Walter. Purchase, Jan. 9, 1968.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Thomas Metcalfe letters, 1807-1841, 1821-1841 (bulk dates), 1VF59W18, 1VF56M231, 1VF61M104, 1VF61M111, 1VF61M112, 1VF61M113, 1VF62M37, 1VF64M130, 1VF68M72, AAM9957LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Politician. Thomas Metcalfe was born in Fauquier County, Virginia, but came to Kentucky with his parents at an early age. He became a stonemason and worked on courthouses and other buildings. During the War of 1812 he led a company of volunteers in the battle of Fort Meigs, Ohio. He was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly in 1812 and held his seat until 1816. He served in the U.S. Congress from 1819 to 1828, where he was allied with the faction supporting Henry Clay. He was nominated by the Clay-John Quincy Adams party to oppose the Jacksonian Democrat candidate, William T. Barry, in the 1828 Kentucky gubernatorial race. Metcalfe won the contest and served a four- year term. He later returned to the General Assembly and became active in the new Whig Party. He served briefly as U.S. Senator, replacing John J. Crittenden when he ran for governor. Metcalfe retired to his Nicholas County farm, where he died in 1855.This is a group of letters written by Kentucky politician Thomas Metcalfe. Two of the letters concern nominations of candidates for midshipman's appointments in the U.S. Navy (61M111, 61M113). A letter of 1823 to Robert Poage discusses political differences between Kentucky and Virginia and predicts that Henry Clay will be the next President (56M231). A letter of 1828 to Leslie Combs and T. Smith requests that they publish certain materials in the KENTUCKY REPORTER without revealing Metcalfe as their source (68M72). An 1843 letter to Joseph B. Reid outlines Metcalfe's reasons for declining to be a candidate for Congress (64M130).Arranged by accession number.Beatty, William R.Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881.Letcher, Robert Perkins, 1788-1861.Lewis, John H.Poage, Robert.Reid, Joseph B.Respess, Austin C.Smith, Thomas.Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842.Thompson, Smith.Gales and Seaton.Kentucky reporter.National intelligencer.Politicians.Kentucky--Politics and government--1792-1865Thomas Metcalfe letters, 1807-1841, 1821-1841 (bulk dates)