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Dobbins family papers, 1808

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kukm1m55m44 Dobbins family papers, 1808-1877 55M44 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 2013-10-10T17:07-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Dobbins family papers 55M44 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.67 Cubic feet 2 boxes 1808-1877 The Dobbins famiy papers include correspondence to and by members of the family about life in the south in the nineteenth century. The collection also includes ledgers, an account book and recording notebooks relating to plantation and the medical profession. Housed with multiple collections. Dobbins 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 55M44 : [Identification of item], Dobbins family papers, 1808-1877, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note The Dobbins family consisted of: Joseph Dobbins, a builder in Northern Kentucky, particularly the Covington and Newport areas; Lawrence and Washington Berry, brothers from the Covington area; Sophia Buckner, also from Northern Kentucky; and John Hawkins Stevenson, a medical doctor practicing in the 1830s and 1840s. Scope and Contents note The Dobbins family papers are comprised of the papers of Joseph Dobbins. They include contracts, bills, receipts, and two account books. There is a letter from Lawrence Berry to Washington Berry about James Madison's and James Monroe's place in the political picture of 1808. Also included is a letter by Sophia Buckner. There are seven letters between A. E. Earle and his son, Frank Earl that described life on a southern plantation in 1865 and 1866. The Earl letters document conditions of the newly freed slaves, agricultural conditions, and comment on politics. There are also records of the Covington and Lexington Turnpike Company kept by L. Timberlake, Treasurer. Finally, the collection contains a notebook and some papers belonging to John Hawkins Stevenson on his medical studies and practice. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Berry , Lawrence, fl. 1808 Berry, Washington, fl. 1808 Covington and Lexington Turnpike Company. (Ky.) Dobbins, Joseph, fl. 1820 Madison, James, 1751-1836 Monroe, James, 1758-1831 Contractors. Contracts. Covington (Ky.)--Economic conditions. Freedmen--Kentucky. Medical records--Kentucky. Receipts (Acknowledgments) Toll roads--Kentucky. Correspondence 1 1 1808-1830 Correspondence 1 2 1831-1855 Correspondence 1 3 1861-1877 Correspondence 2 1 1808-1866 Ledger and receipts 1 4 undated Account book 1 5 1816-1819 Joseph Dobbins' Daybook 1 6 1817-1836 John H. Stevenson's Medical Notebook 1 7 1836-1854 Scope and Contents note Stevenson's Medical notebook was also used as a scrapbook. Dobbins family papers