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William Duval papers, 1809-1817

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey

Title

William Duval papers

Date

1809-1817

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Location note

Housed with multiple collections.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2011MS098: [identification of item], William Duval papers, 1809-1817, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Cubic feet

1 box

Biography/History

William Pope Duval (1784-1854) was a lawyer, congressman, and territorial governor of Florida born near Richmond, Virginia. As a young man he moved to Bardstown, Kentucky, and became a lawyer. He married Nancy Hynes in 1894. From 1813 to 1815 he served as a United States Congressman from Kentucky. James Monroe appointed him Florida's territorial governor in 1822, a position he held until 1834. Afterwards he remained active in Florida politics, participating in Florida's Constitutional Convention and running for Congress in 1848. In 1849 he moved to Texas where he lived until his death in 1854.

Duval's cousin, Andrew Hynes, served as Adjutant General of Tennessee and fought with Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans.

Scope and Content

The William Duval papers consist of letters and poems addressed by William Pope Duval to his Cousin Andrew Hynes. The letters discuss Duval's career as a lawyer in Bardstown, Kentucky, his term in the House of Representatives, the War of 1812, Hyne's military career, and general family news.

Subjects

  • De Wolfe & Wood.
  • United States. Congress. House--1800-1840.
  • Bardstown (Ky.)
  • Hynes, Andrew
  • Correspondence.
  • Lawyers--Kentucky.
  • Poetry.
  • United States--History--War of 1812

Collection Inventory