72m15Evans, Catherine and Howard papersGuide to the Catherine and Howard Evans papers, 1728-1968, undated 72m15Heather J. BurkeUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2011 December 20Special Collections Research CenterUniversity of Kentucky LibrariesMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky 40506-0039URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-11-28 14:43:34 -0500.Description is in English.Describing Archives: A Content Standard2017 October 15EAD and description updated by Megan Mummey
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Catherine and Howard Evans papers
12.76 Cubic Feet
26 boxes, 1 item, 1 folder
The Howard and Catherine Evans papers (dated 1728-1968, undated; 12.76 cubic feet; 26 boxes, 1 item, 1 folder) primarily consist of the papers of the Peter family of Lexington.
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Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
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The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
72m15: [Identification of item], Catherine and Howard Evans papers, 1728-1968, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
PA72M15: Catherine Peter Evans: Peter Family Photographic Collection, 1846-1936, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Farmer, engineer. Howard Evans, a native of Lebanon, Ky, was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a prominent engineer and farmer. His wife, Catherine Peter Evans, was a granddaughter of Dr. Robert Peter, a nineteenth-century Lexington physician, scientist, and professor in the Medical Department of Transylvania and in the Louisville Medical School. Dr. Peter married Frances Dallam in 1835; among their children were Robert Jr, Benjamin Dudley, Frances Dallam and Johanna.
Scope and Contents
The Howard and Catherine Evans papers (dated 1728-1968, undated; 12.76 cubic feet; 26 boxes, 1 item, 1 folder) primarily consist of the papers of the Peter family of Lexington. These include the papers of Dr. Robert Peter and his wife, Frances Dallam, including the correspondences of Peter, his brother Arthur, and their friend William Shinn, dating from 1828-1865; correspondence, notebooks, and memorabilia related to Peter's 1834 trip to Europe to purchase equipment for Transylvania; Peter's personal financial records; correspondence with his wife, Frances Dallam Peter, and other family members; notebooks containing travel experiences and scientific observations; and plans related to the remodeling of the Winton Estate.Also included in the Peter family papers are two Civil War-era diaries, one kept by Dr. Peter's daughter, Frances Dallam Peter, and the other by Miriam Gratz, a friend of Frances'. Also included are letters from Peter's sons, Benjamin and Robert, both of whom were involved in gold mining in Colorado. Papers of the Dallam family include a 1794-1795 diary kept by Maj. William S. Dallam during a year-long trip to Europe; Dallam's correspondence with his father, Richard Dallam, which dates from 1802-1820; other correspondence of Richard, William S., and Letitia Paca Dallam; and family business records from 1792-1830. These papers frequently relate to the family's ownership and sale of slaves. Other materials present include wash drawings, cost estimates, and specifications by architect Thomas Lewinski for a villa to be built in Lexington for the Peter family; and correspondence and business records of Samuel Meredith and other Meredith family members.Additionally, the collection contains the personal papers of Howard and Catherine Peter Evans, including manuscript short stories; genealogical information on the Peter, Dallam, Dudley, Frazier, Garland and Gratz families; and correspondence dating from 1915-1941 related to the sale of papers from the Winton Estate Library. Transcripts of family diaries made by Catherine Evans are found throughout the collection.
Collection is organized by family member.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lexington (Ky.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Gold mines and mining -- Colorado
Europe -- Description and travel.
Slavery -- United States.
Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Kentucky -- Genealogy
Peter, Alfred Meredith, 1857-1953
Peter, Johanna, 1845-1935
Peter, Benjamin Dudley, 1840-1911
Peter, Frances Dallam, 1843-1864
Peter, Frances Paca Dallam, 1815-1907
Peter, Robert, 1847-1915
Dallam, Letitia Paca
Dallam, William S.
Gratz, Miriam Simon, 1749-1808
Evans, Howard B.
Dr. Robert Peter biography1928 August11Peter family genealogical materials1874-1908, 1927-1949, undated12Dr. Robert Peter naturalization paper182813Dr. Robert Peter social invitations1833-185114Dr. Robert Peter phrenological chart184215Dr. Robert Peter honors1852-1853, 189216Dr. Robert Peter as army surgeon1862-186717201Dr. Robert Peter lecture, library, commencement programs, and concert tickets1829-1899, 193018Dr. Robert Peter correspondence as scientist and doctor1841-1886, 1940-194419202Dr. Robert Peter medical practice correspondence1837-1838110203Maps - Kentucky geological, New York, Africa1728, 1875, 1915-1922111Dr. Robert Peter Index of Subjectsundated112Dr. Robert Peter science notes1849, undated113Horace Holley letters and related materials1818, 1839, undated114204Scope and ContentsLetters are extracts from originals and concern the early history of Transylvania University.Dr. Robert Peter articles, lectures, essays and bibliography1826-1829, undated115-16Scope and ContentsIncludes Peter bibliography.Dr. Robert Peter poetic expression and interest1826-183521Dr. Robert Peter correspondence on literary matters1866-186822Dr. Robert Peter school notebook182123Dr. Robert Peter travel experiences and scientific observation notebooks1831-185024Dr. Robert Peter personal notebooks1868-188525Proposed remodeling plans (post Civil War) for winter estate homeafter 186526205Assorted construction plansundated27206Plans for Lexington house (never built)undated28Dr. Robert Peter letters to wife Frances Peter (European trip)183929207-9Dr. Robert Peter letters from wife Frances Peter (European trip)1839210208Transcripts of letters (European trip)1839211Bills (European trip)1839212Dr. Robert Peter passport1839213Dr. Robert Peter letters to wife Frances Peter1841-188031209Dr. Robert Peter letters to children1851-1880322010Peter children's school report cards1855-187233Dr. Robert Peter farm deeded to Peter children190834Letters to Dr. Robert Peter1834-1890352011Letters about family deathsundated36Scope and ContentsIncludes letter about the death of Dr. Peter.including Dr. Peter's)Dr. Robert Peter memorials1954 February 17-1837Dr. Robert Peters business transactions1812-1826382012Dr. Robert Peter business transactions1827-1836392013Dr. Robert Peter business transactions18373102014Dr. Robert Peter business transactions183841Dr. Robert Peter business transactions1839-1842422015Dr. Robert Peter business transactions1843-184443211Dr. Robert Peter business transactions1845-184644212Dr. Robert Peter business transactions1847-184845213Dr. Robert Peter business transactions1849-185046214Dr. Robert Peter business transactions1851-185251215Dr. Robert Peter business transactions1853-185552216Dr. Robert Peter business transactions1856-185853Dr. Robert Peter business transactions1859-186154217Dr. Robert Peter business transactions1862-189155Real estate Lexington, Kentucky - Market Street lot1832-191256218Real estate Kentucky properties1848-185957219Real estate Wisconsin properties1837-185858Dr. Robert Peter ice bills1852-1859592110Dr. Robert Peter milling operations1861-18665102111Dr. Robert Peter burial lot1864511Decisions on Mrs. Coleman's farm1864-18695122112Land tract purchased by Dr. Robert Peter and William Warfield1874513Letter discussing commercial use of clay1889514Swift's silver mineundated515Bush estate portrait listundated516Frances Peters letters to Dr. Robert Peter1841-18515172113Frances Peter letters to daughters, Letitia and Johanna1852-18795182114Frances Dallam letters to sister, Letitia Dallam18495192115Frances Peter list of slaves and property1815-18385202116Frances Peter childhood souvenirs1815, 1823, undated521Frances Peter provision of willundated5222117Letitia Peter letters1850-18935232117Letitia Peter Rules for Social-Musical Associations in Lexington, Kentucky1885524Letitia Peter will1914-1916525Letitia Peter general1849-1854, 1878526Scope and ContentsThe general folder for Letitia Peter's series contains a letter from a French gentleman (written in French) and other correspondence from various individuals, the Phrenological Character of Miss Letitia Peter by A.D. Leary, and teaching cards for pianoforte lessons (taught by Letitia Peter).Benjamin Peter letters1863-189561Benjamin Peter land deed187562Benjamin Peter letters to father, Dr. Robert Peter from Colorado1878-188163Benjamin Peter letters to family from Colorado1878-188164Benjamin Peter will190765Johanna Peter letters1862-187466Johanna Peter letters1877-193167Johanna Peter short stories1888, undated68Johanna short stories1886, 1922, undated69Johanna poetry1931, undated610Johanna Peter general1888-1933, undated611Scope and ContentsThe Johanna Peter general folder contains a short story called Winter and its Treasures written for the Bradford Club, receipts, writing notes and page drafts.Frances Dallam Peter Civil War letters to siblings1864, undated712118Frances Dallam Peter daily journal1852 September 30-November 1872Frances Dallam Peter diary1862 January-1863 June73Frances Dallam Peter diary1863 June-1864 April74Frances Dallam Peter diary transcript1862 January-1862 December75Frances Dallam Peter diary transcript1863 January-1863 November76Frances Dallam Peter poetry and prose1852-185977Frances Dallam Peter drawing books1856-186178Robert Peter, Jr. letters to mother, Frances Peter, from Colorado1873-190479Robert Peter, Jr. letters to father, Dr. Robert Peter, from Colorado1873-189381Robert Peter, Jr. letters to sister, Letitia Peter, from Colorado1874-191082Robert Peter, Jr. letters to brother, Benjamin Peter, from Colorado1880-191083Robert Peter, Jr. letters to sister, Johanna Peter, from Colorado1873-191284Robert Peter, Jr. letters to sister, Sallie Peter, from Colorado187485Robert Peter, Jr. letters to brother, Arthur Peter, from Colorado1874-189386Robert Peter, Jr. letters to brother, Hugh Peter, from Colorado1874-1878872119Robert Peter, Jr. letters to brother, Alfred Peter, from Colorado1874-1887882120Robert Peter, Jr. letters to uncles and aunts from Colorado1878-188289Colorado mining prospectus and certificate1878810Robert Peter, Jr. newspaper articles from Springsdale, Colorado1886-1889811Letters from Colorado friends about Robert Peter, Jr.'s death1915-1916812Sallie Peter letter to sister, Letitia Peter1879813Arthur Peter letter to brother, Alfred Peterundated814Hugh Peter letters and diary1873-1887815Alfred Peter letters to family1877-1900816Alfred Peter general1893-1949817Scope and ContentsThe Alfred Peter general folder contains a small notebook, a certificate entitling Alfred Peter to a lifetime Alumni Association membership at the University of Kentucky, biographical notes, annotated newsclippings, an "American Contemporaries" biography of Alfred Peter reprinted from the American Chemical Society's Industrial and Engineering Chemistry periodical, a typescript of the original text of an article published by The Leader, letter and presenter's notes from Alfred Peter's commencement appearance on June 5, 1913, correspondence concerning Mary Breckinridge McCauley Peter's application to join the Daughters of the American Revolution society, notes, tallies, receipts, and an E.V.T.C. "Ode to Dr. Peter" typed song lyrics.Dr. Robert Peter letters to brother, Arthur Peter1833-18558182121Dr. Robert Peter letters to brother, Dr. Robert Peter1856-1868912122Arthur Peter letters to brother, Dr. Robert Peter1826-184992221Arthur Peter letters to brother, Dr. Robert Peter1850-185893222Arthur Peter letters to brother, Dr. Robert Peter1859-186494223Arthur Peter letters to brother, Dr. Robert Peter1865-187295224Arthur Peter letters to brother, Dr. Robert Peter1873-1892101Arthur Peter general letters1834-1902102225Mrs. Arthur Peter correspondence1844-1880103226Robert Peter, Sr. letters to son, Dr. Robert Peter1834104227William D. Peter letters to brothers1826-1841105228Dr. Robert Peters letters from sisters1825-1889106229Richard Peter letters to Johanna and Arthur Peter from England1897-1909107Claude H. Peter letters to Johanna Peter from England1907-1925108Newspaper articles about Peter family of Launceston, England1903-1927109William Shinn letters to Dr. Robert Peter1828-18331010231William Shinn letters to Dr. Robert Peter1834-1839111232William Shinn letters to Dr. Robert Peter1840-1877112233William Shinn letters from Dr. Robert Peter1861-1865113234Dallam family genealogical materialsundated114Dallam family general1801-1845115235Scope and ContentsThe first general folder in the Dallam family series comprises various items of correspondence including an 1818 letter from Henry Clay and another 1824 letter addressed to him, notes on the affairs of William S. Dallam written in Dr. Robert Peter's hand, an 1824 Logan County Circuit Court order regarding the execution of William S. Dallam's land, a list of his deeds in the Circuit Courthouse, and assorted guest lists.Major William S. Dallam diary, transcript1794-1795116Major William S. Dallam diary1794-1795117Major William S. Dallam diary of Paris visit1795118Major William S. Dallam correspondence with Colonel Richard Dallam1802-1820121236Major William S. Dallam correspondence with immediate family1808-1845122237Richard B. Dallam letters to cousin, Major William S. Dallam1806-1843123238Richard B. Dallam correspondence1832-1856124241Major William S. Dallam correspondence1803-1845125242-3Letitia P. (Dallam) Robb correspondence1842-1850126244Dallam family general1839-1897127245Scope and ContentsThe second general folder in the Dallam family series comprises various items of correspondence, a certificate appointing H.D. Bulskley as the Maryland delegate at the State Railroad Commission Annual Convention, a short fiction piece called "Hellvellun" and a memorandum of William S. Dallam's finances.Dallam family business transactions1792-1807128246Dallam family business transactions1808-1810129247Dallam family business transactions1811-1812131247Dallam family business transactions1813-1814132251Dallam family business transactions1815133-4252Dallam family business transactions1816135253Dallam family business transactions1817136254Dallam family business transactions1818-1819137255Dallam family business transactions1820-1821141256Dallam family business transactions1822-1824142257Dallam family business transactions1825-1827143258Dallam family business transactions1828-1832144259Dallam family business transactions1833-18361452510Dallam family business transactions1837-1839146Dallam family business transactions1840-18501512511Dallam family business transactionsundated152-32512-13Dallam family account books1805, 1848-1850154Dallam family materials1839-18971552514William Robb materials1839-18961562515Meredith family genealogical materials1892-1966, undated157Meredith family business transactions1786-18391582516Colonel Samuel Meredith correspondence1791-17971592517Jane (Henry) Meredith correspondence and will1790-181915102518Patrick Henry materials1916-19531511Major Samuel Meredith materials1790-1841, 1958-19681612519Elizabeth Meredith correspondence and death notice1808-18381622520Meredith family correspondence1819-18541632521Meredith - Breckinridge correspondence1786-18371642522Coleman family business transactions and correspondence1812-18651652523Breckinridge family materials1789-1926166Dr. William Cabell genealogyundated167Carlile family materials1793-18181682524Scope and ContentsThe Corbile family materials mostly relate to General James Corbile.Mary Fairfax Child poetry1923169Daugherty family genealogical materialsundated1610Ambrose Dudley genealogical materialsundated1611Garland family genealogyundated1612Virginia Durbin copies of letters located in Congressional Library1784-1800s1613Frazer (Fraser) family materials1840-19441614Gratz family materials1859-1862, 1958, undated1615Scope and ContentsThe Gratz family materials include Miriam Gratz' diary from 1857 to 1862 as well as a copy of Benjamin Gratz' will.Johnson family genealogical materials1828, 1890s, undated1616Scope and ContentsThe Johnson family's Genealogical Materials series concerns the Johnson family of Somerset, Kentucky.Major Thomas Lewinski materials1961-19681617Paca family genealogical materials1900-1901, undated171Smith family genealogical materialsundated172Joshua Wood business transactions1724-1812173Genealogical materials general1874-1898, undated1742525Scope and ContentsThe general Genealogical Materials series contains various correspondence, notes, chronologies, and funerary programs used for the Evans family's genealogical research.Howard Evans materials1940-1951175Howard Evans drawings1939, 1950, undated176Howard Evans Cause for Murder playundated177Howard Evans Dearborn Delin manuscript1947178Howard Evans Strike it Rich manuscript1954179Howard Evans untitled short storyundated1710Catherine Evans genealogical materials1884-1895, 19181711Catherine Evans Who Am I? genealogy book19261712Catherine Evans short stories1941, undated1713Catherine Evans book reviewsundated1714Chronologies of Redbirds19261715Garden1943-19531716Attempt to sell Winton Estate Library books1932-1941181Attempts to sell autographs1935182Attempts to sell diaries1922-1936183Attempts to sell Winton Estate items1915-1968184Catalogs and lists of books and publications in the Winton Estate1920-1935185Expenditure ledger no. 31906-1912186Expenditure ledger no. 41912-1915187Expenditure ledger no. 51915-1921188Recipes1916-1929, undated189Recipe bookcirca 19141810Civil War materialscirca 1860-18651811Notebook notes1823-1824191Spiral notebooksundated192Annotated newsclippings1901, 1910193Artwork1818, undated194Scope and ContentsOne picture in the artwork folder for the Evan family series is signed by Edward Hunter and is dated 1818.Pen and pencil sketches from the Robert Peter materialsundated195Copied diary entries1802, 1806196Rauck, History of Lexington and Chronology of Lexington notesundated197Loose diary pages (possibly Catherine Peter's)undated198General1800-1928199Scope and ContentsThe Evans family general folder contains an 1800 land tract contract for property on Raven Creek, an 1802 land tract contract for property in Maryland, statements from register's and auditor's offices, Latonia Jockey Club tickets, instructions for medical remedies, a painter's palette, pamphlets, business cards, a map of Cincinnati and Chattanooga railroads, poems, recipes, magazine clippings, various notes including accounting notes and a small notebook.Written plans for Dr. Peter's proposed villa, by Major Thomas Lewinski 18471910Lewinski's drawing materialsundated1911Unidentified floor planundated261Log cabins, drawn by Howard Evans1945262Little College Lot, and Gratz Park area drawn by Howard Evans1933263House for Dr. Robert Peter, northeast elevation1847264House for Dr. Robert Peter, section1847265House for Dr. Robert Peter, ground plan1847266Design for Dr. Robert Peter's proposed villa, by Major Thomas Lewinski1847267S.M. Meglone, Leading Hatter and Coats Furnisher, broadsideundatedOVF-25Scrapbook1900s1
Catherine and Howard Evans papers