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Todd family papers, 1842

Part of Todd family papers

62m40Todd family papersGuide to the Todd family papers, 1842-1884 62m40Ida SellUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2011 March 28Special Collections Research CenterUniversity of Kentucky LibrariesMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky 40506-0039URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-06-13 16:38:09 -0400.Describing Archives: A Content Standard2017 March 17EAD and description updated by Megan Mummey English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Todd family papers Todd family (Shelby County, Ky.) 62m40 0.35 Cubic Feet 2 boxes 1842-1884 The Todd family papers (dated 1842-1884; 0.35 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of correspondence among members of the Todd family of Chestnut Grove in Shelby County, Kentucky. Conditions Governing Access 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 62m40: [Identification of item], Todd family papers, 1842-1884, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Biographical note Two of the daughters of the Todd family, Mary Jane (b.1832) and Elizabeth (b.1834) attended Science Hill Academy in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Scope and Contents The Todd family papers (dated 1842-1884; 0.35 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of correspondence among members of the Todd family of Chestnut Grove in Shelby County, Kentucky. These letters provide examples of the intimate attachments formed among young women in the first half of the nineteenth century, as well as concern for schoolwork, family clothes and most prominent of all, prospects for marriage. Several letters from James Todd (b. 1835), attending school in Danville, Kentucky, offers a male perspective on adolescence in the nineteenth century. Also present are drafts of school essays and poems written by Mary Jane and Elizabeth Todd and their friends at Science Hill. Arrangement The correspondence is arranged chronologically. However the majority of the letters are undated and follow the dated letters. The envelopes and journal follow the correspondence. Shelbyville (Ky.) Shelby County (Ky.) Women -- Kentucky -- Social life and customs. Chesnut Grove (Ky.) Danville (Ky.) Poetry. Education -- Kentucky. Todd, Elizabeth, b. 1834 Todd, James, ca. 1835 Science Hill School (Shelbyville, Ky.) Todd, Mary Jane, b. 1832 Todd family (Shelby County, Ky.) Correspondence1842-185421Correspondence1850-185712Correspondenceundated13Correspondence from Science Hill1844-184911Journal and envelopesundated14