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Robert Wickliffe letterbook, 1817-1835, 1817

Part of Robert Wickliffe letterbook, 1817-1835

kukm1f64m_579Guide to the Robert Wickliffe letterbook, 1817-1835Processed 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 Robert Wickliffe letterbook, 1817-1835Collection number: 1F64M-579Contact 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.Robert Wickliffe letterbook, 1817-18351F64M-579Wickliffe, Robert, 1775-1859.1 reel (20 ft.)None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506University of Virginia, Alderman Library, Charlottesville, Va. Purchase July, 1964 d. 7.70Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Robert Wickliffe letterbook, 1817-1835, 1F64M-579, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Lawyer, state legislator. Robert Wickliffe was born in Pennsylvania while his parents were en route from Nelson County, Virginia to settle in Kentucky. He read the law with George Nicholas who later became Attorney General of Kentucky. Wickliffe was elected to the state legislature from Fayette County in 1819, 1823 and 1825, and was state senator from 1825 to 1833. Wickliffe distinguished himself as one of the leaders of the "Old Court Party" and as a skillful real estate lawyer. He married Margaret Howard and, after her death, Mary Russell, the only child of Col. John Todd who was killed at the Battle of Blue Licks. Wickliffe's daughter, Margaret, married General William Preston in 1840.See also the Wickliffe-Preston family papers, 1M63M349. This is a microfilmed copy of Robert Wickliffe's letterbook. A noted Lexington, Kentucky attorney and state legislator, Wickliffe's correspondence, copied by several clerks, reflects legal and business transactions with clients in Kentucky, New York, Virginia, Ohio and other states. Most of the letters, receipts, notes and drafts relate to business and real estate matters. There is also a copy of Kentucky Congressman Benjamin Howard's will.University of Virginia, Alderman Library.Arrangement is chronological.Howard, Benjamin, 1760-1814.Wickliffe, Robert, 1760-1814.Land tenure--Kentucky.Law firms--Kentucky--Lexington--19th century.Lawyers.Legislators.Lexington (Ky.)--HistoryRobert Wickliffe letterbook, 1817-1835