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Collins family papers, 1839

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kukm1m51m13 Collins family papers, 1808-1895, Bulk 1839-1879 51M13 Collins family letters Finding aid prepared by Katie L.B. Henningsen University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2010 October 19 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-09-07T08:23-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Collins family papers 51M13 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1.8 Cubic feet 4 boxes Bulk, 1839-1879 1808-1895 Collins Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 51M13 : [identification of item], Collins family papers, 1808-1895, Bulk 1839-1879, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Richard H. Collins (1824-1889) was the son of Lewis Collins, author of Historical Sketches of Kentucky (1848). An 1845 graduate of Centre College, Danville, Ky, and later of the Transylvania University School of Law, Richard Collins edited The Maysville Eagle from 1845 to 1850, and again from 1853 to 1857. He practiced law in Maysville from 1851 to 1853, and in Cincinnati from 1862 to 1871. Collins traveled extensively in Kentucky and Tennessee and further south during the Civil War. In 1874 he published Collins' History of Kentucky, based on his father's earlier work. Scope and Contents note This collection consists primarily of letters received by Mary Collins née Cox from her family and friends. Writers include her husband, Richard H. Collins, brother, Edward Cox, sisters, Fanny Broderick and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cox, children, Lewis, Mary Ellen, Sue, and Annie Craig, son-in-law, S.L. Craig, neices, Lottie Blatterman and Phebe Broderick, sisters-in-law, Ellen Blatterman née Collins, Maria Owens née Collins, and Kate Ross née Collins, cousins Lucy Wiglesworth and James Wormald, as well as her English uncle Alfred Cox. The bulk of the family letters include news of births and deaths, visits, clothes, church, and social affairs. Many letters were written during the Civil War and contain comments on the war. Letters from Richard Collins detail the handling of his business affairs while he traveled during the war and letters from Alfred Cox, a hosiery manufacturer, contain comments on politics in England and America, Napoleon III, and Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by subject. Collins, Mary Cox Collins, Richard H., 1824-1889 Cox, Alfred Authors, American--Kentucky. Kentucky--Genealogy. Publishers and publishing--Kentucky. Real estate investment--Wisconsin. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion. Wisconsin--Economic conditions. Women--Education--Kentucky. General 1 2 1836; 1840-1841; 1843-1849; undated Scope and Contents note Contains letters written to Mary Collins from friends and relatives. A few of the undated letters are addressed to "Mary Cox," Mary Collins' maiden name. General 1 2 1850-1864 Scope and Contents note Contains letters written to Mary Collins from friends and relatives. General 1 3 1868-1878; undated Scope and Contents note Contains letters written to Mary Collins from friends and relatives. A few letter fragments are included. Ellen Blatterman letters to Mary Collins 1 4 1846-1849 Ellen Blatterman letters to Mary Collins 1 5 1858-1864 Ellen Blatterman letters to Mary Collins 1 6 1868-1876; undated Lottie Blatterman letters to Mary Collins 1 7 1860-1863; 1870; undated Fanny Broderick letters to Mary Collins 1 8 1839; 1845 Fanny Broderick letters to Mary Collins 1 9 1851; 1857-1864 Fanny Broderick letters to Mary Collins 1 10 1868; 1870-1879; undated Phebe Broderick letters to Mary Collins 1 11 1858-1864; 1870-1871; undated Collins family 1 12 1859-1861; 1864; 1870-1871; 1874-1875; 1878; undated Scope and Contents note Letters exchanged by members of the Collins family, including Mary Collins' children, sisters, and sisters-in-law. Lewis Collins letters to Mary Collins 2 1 1868; 1870-1871; 1873-1876; undated Mary Collins letters to Richard H. Collins 2 2 1850; 1853 Mary Ellen Collins letters to Mary Collins 2 3 1858; 1860-1861; 1863-1864 Mary Ellen Collins letters to Mary Collins 2 4 1868; 1870-1871; 1873-1879; undated Sue Collins letters to Mary Collins 2 5 1868; 1870-1871; 1873-1879; undated Letters received by Richard H. Collins 2 6 1848; 1850-1851; 1854-1855; 1859-1864; 1868; 1870-1871; 1873-1874; undated Scope and Contents note Letters addressed to Richard H. Collins from his children, sisters, and sisters-in-law, as well as a small number from business associates. Richard H. Collins letters to Mary Collins 2 7 1847; 1849 Richard H. Collins letters to Mary Collins 2 8 1850-1851; 1853-1858 Richard H. Collins letters to Mary Collins 2 9 1859-1860; 1862-1864 Richard H. Collins letters to Mary Collins 2 10 1868; 1871-1878; undated Alfred Cox letters 2 11 1808; 1832; 1842; 1844; 1846-1848; 1850; 1852-1856; 1858; undated Edward Cox letters to Mary Collins 3 1 1874-1878 Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cox letters to Mary Collins 3 2 1847-1848 Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cox letters to Mary Collins 3 3 1851-1853; 1857-1864 Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cox letters to Mary Collins 3 4 1868; 1870-1878 Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cox letters to Mary Collins 3 5 undated Annie Craig letters to Mary Collins 3 6 1856; 1858; 1860-1863 Annie Craig letters to Mary Collins 3 7 1868; 1870-1874 Annie Craig letters to Mary Collins 3 8 1875-1878 Annie Craig letters to Mary Collins 4 1 1878; undated S.L. Craig letters to Mary Collins 4 2 1875-1878 Eastern Kentucky Lunatic Asylum receipts 4 3 1889; 1893-1895 Maria Owens letters to Mary Collins 4 4 1859; 1861-1864; 1868; 1870; 1874-1877; undated Kate Ross letters to Mary Collins 4 5 1853; 1855; 1858-1864; 1868; 1870-1871; 1878; undated Lucy Wiglesworth letters to Mary Collins 4 6 1862-1864 Lucy Wiglesworth letters to Mary Collins 4 7 1868; 1870-1878; undated James Wormald letters to Mary Collins 4 8 1840-1844