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George Nicholas papers, 1794-1911, 1780-1809 (bulk dates), 1794

Part of George Nicholas papers, 1794-1911, 1780-1809 (bulk dates)

kukm1vf52w32_altGuide to the George Nicholas papers, 1794-1911, 1780-1809 (bulk dates)Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the George Nicholas papers, 1794-1911, 1780-1809 (bulk dates)Collection number: 1VF52W32, AAN2352LMContact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.George Nicholas papers, 1794-1911, 1780-1809 (bulk dates)1VF52W32, AAN2352LMNicholas, George, 1754?-1799.1M52W105: 15 pieces, 1M52W132: 12 pieces.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Wilson, Samuel M. Estate gift, December 10, 1946.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], George Nicholas papers, 1794-1911. 1780-1809 (bulk dates), 1VF52W32, AAN2352LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.State Attorney General and Legislator, College Professor. Nichols, a graduate of William and Mary College, was a Revolutionary War officer and a Virginia legislator before coming to Kentucky. He was a member of the convention which framed Kentucky's first constitution in 1792 and he became the first state Attorney General. Nicholas was also a professor of law and politics at Transylvania Seminary.These papers contain letters and other materials concerning the financial and legal activities of George Nicholas. The materials include a number of letters about Nicholas's personal finances, primarily addressed to Colonel Thomas Hart. There are also several receipts and legal papers pertaining to the settlement of Nicholas's estate, including lists of items purchased on credit from 1789 through 1791. Isaac Shelby was one of the arbitrators in the dispute over the estate's land holdings. The estate settlement involved legal proceedings between James Morrison and Joseph Hamilton Daveiss (executors) and Montgomery Bell. There are also letters to Judge Samuel Wilson, the collector of these papers.Arranged chronologically.Bell, Montomery.Daveiss, Joseph Hamilton, 1774-1811.Hart, Thomas, 1730-1808.Morrison, James, 1755-1823.Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826.Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.Court records--Kentucky--Lexington.Decedents' estates--Kentucky.Politicians--Correspondence.ListsGeorge Nicholas papers, 1794-1911, 1780-1809 (bulk dates)