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Transylvania Company papers, 1780-1826

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Transylvania Company papers




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Arrangement undiscernible.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Transylvania Company papers, 1780-1826, 1VF55W45, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


6 pieces


The Transylvania Company was established to organize settlements and commerce within pioneer Kentucky.

Scope and Content

Included in this collection are legal documents, correspondence, receipts and a newspaper clipping dealing with a land dispute involving Richard Henderson and the Transylvania Company in Kentucky. Minutes of a meeting of the Transylvania Company held in Hillsboro, North Carolina in October, 1790 are present as are deeds, requests for deeds and correspondence concerning several parcels of land conveyed from the Cherokee Indians to Richard Henderson. The newspaper clipping (1796) concerns a lawsuit in which Michael Stoner is plaintiff and the executors of Richard Henderson are defendents.


  • Henderson, Richard, 1735-1785.
  • Stoner, Michael, fl. 1790.
  • Transylvania Company.
  • Land titles--Registration and transfer--Kentucky.
  • Real property--Kentucky--History.
  • Deeds--Kentucky.
  • Pioneers--Kentucky.
  • Cherokee Indians--Land tenure
  • Indians of North America--Kentucky.
  • Hillsboro (N.C.).
  • Correspondence.
  • Deeds.
  • Receipts

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