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Edwin Green Bedford papers, 1812

Part of Edwin Green Bedford papers

48m19Bedford, Edwin Green papersGuide to the Edwin Green Bedford papers, 1812-1902 48m19Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research CenterSpecial Collections Research CenterUniversity of Kentucky LibrariesMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky 40506-0039URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-06-16 14:33:36 -0400.Description is in English.Describing Archives: A Content Standard2017 June 16Inventory added by Megan Mummey English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Edwin Green Bedford papers Bedford, Edwin Green, 1814-1900 48m19 1.8 Cubic Feet 4 boxes 1812-1902 The Edwin Green Bedford papers (dated 1812-1902; 1.8 cubic feet; 4 boxes) consist of diaries and correspondence pertaining to Bedford's stock breeding enterprises. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Preferred Citation 48m19: [Identification of item], Edwin Green Bedford papers, 1812-1902, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Biographical note Edwin Green Bedford (1814-1900) was a prominent Bourbon County, Kentucky stock breeder, noted for his interest in breeding of shorthorn cattle and hogs. He was married twice, one wife being the daughter of General James Garrard and granddaughter of Governor James Garrard. Scope and Contents The Edwin Green Bedford papers (dated 1812-1902; 1.8 cubic feet; 4 boxes) consist of diaries and correspondence pertaining to Bedford's stock breeding enterprises. The diaries give data on the weather, observations on methods of cultivation of crops, sales of livestock within the state, trips made to other states to buy cattle, prizes won by his stock at various fairs, the health of his family and servants, and hunting trips. The diaries concer Bedford's activities as a citizen, his service on a jury, and his political opinions. Although the diaries cover the period of the Civil War, there is little information regarding the conflict. The correspondence includes a letter from Lewis Sanders about the importation of cattle in 1817; letters from John Thornton, Bedford's agent in London; and a letter from Thomas Bedford describing his experience in the War of 1812. Arrangement Collection is arranged by format. Cattle -- Marketing. Bourbon County (Ky.) -- History. Livestock -- Breeding -- Kentucky. Meteorology, Agricultural -- Kentucky. Agriculturists. United States -- History -- War of 1812 Pamphlets. Bedford, Thomas Sanders, Lewis Bourbon County Fair and Agricultural Association (Ky.) Thornton, John Bedford, Edwin Green, 1814-1900 Diaries1858-18731Diaries1874-18892Diaries1890-18983Edwin Green Bedford, Jr. diary19023Correspondence1812-19003Shorthorn cattle catalog and other materialsundated3Diaries, 4 volumes, typescript, bound1858-1898 July4