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Allen-Butler family papers,, 1799

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kukm1m55m54 Allen-Butler family papers, 1799-1864 55M54 Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 January 28 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-04-29T13:38-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Allen-Butler family papers, 55M54 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.35 Cubic feet 1 box 1799-1864 Allen family. 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. Preferred Citation note 55M54 : [Identification of item], Allen-Butler family papers, 1799-1864, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Colonel John Allen, a soldier during the War of 1812, married Jane Logan Allen, the daughter of Kentucky pioneer Benjamin Logan. Their daughter, Eliza, married Pierce Butler, a member of the Kentucky legislature. Scope and Contents note The Allen-Butler family papers consist entirely of correspondence between members of the Butler and Allen families. Included are letters written by Colonel John Allen to his wife, Jane Logan Allen, and by Robert and Benjamin Logan to their sister, Mrs. Jane Logan Allen, providing details on the War of 1812. Additionally, the collection includes letters written by Pierce Butler to his wife while he was a member of the Kentucky legislature and describe items of interest before the state legislature, such as bills on internal improvements, banks, importation of slaves and conduct of servants; a trip on the Ohio River; and a duel between William Duke and Roger Hanson. Also present are two letters from James Harlan to Thomas B. Stevenson. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Duke, William, 1757-1840 Hanson, Roger Banks and banking--Kentucky. Dueling--Kentucky. Legislative bodies--Kentucky--History. Ohio River--Description and travel. Slave trade--Kentucky. Soldiers. United States--History--War of 1812 1 1 1799-1810 1 2 1812-1819 1 3 1820-1839 1 4 1840-1849 1 5 1850-1864 1 6 undated