Finding aid prepared by Greg Seltzer
Bullock family papers
University of Kentucky Special Collections
The Bullock family papers are arranged chronologically.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
62m104: [identification of item], Bullock family papers, 1812-1908, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
0.9 Cubic feet
The Bullock family papers consist of court records, account and tax statements, correspondence, and notes.
The Bullock family lived in or around Covington, Kentucky, through the nineteenth century. John R. Bullock was the father of William Rice Bullock, a prominent figure in the Bullock family papers, and L.E. Bullock, who spent time in St. Louis, Missouri. George W. Williams, a friend of William R. Bullock, was also from Covington.
The Bullock family papers consist of court records, account and tax statements, correspondence, and various scraps of paper with writing. The folders titled "William R. Bullock papers" primarily consist of correspondence written to Bullock, including letters written by George W. Williams as a prisoner in a Civil War prison camp in Indiana. He comments on the Battle of Fort Donaldson and the good treatment of the Confederate prisoners by the Union officers. In letters written after the Civil War from Richmond, Virginia, Williams discusses the political climate in that city and the impoverished state of many residents, including himself and his family. Undated material in the "William R. Bullock papers" is found at the end of the last folder in this section. The folder labeled "Tax bills, account statements" mainly relates to the Clayton family of Covington, Kentucky.
General folders contain correspondence, court orders, and account statements pertaining to Mason County, Kentucky.