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William Duval papers, 1809

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2011MS098 William Duval papers, 1809-1817 2011MS098 Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 November 9 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-03-21T11:37-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard William Duval papers 2011MS098 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1 6 0.1 Cubic feet 1 box 1809-1817 Housed with multiple collections. Duval, William Pope, 1784-1854 Scope and Contents note 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. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Preferred Citation note 2011MS098: [identification of item], William Duval papers, 1809-1817, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 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. Biographical note 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. De Wolfe & Wood. Hynes, Andrew United States. Congress. House--1800-1840. Bardstown (Ky.) Correspondence. Lawyers--Kentucky. Poetry. United States--History--War of 1812