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Robert Buckner papers, 1817-1875

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Sarah K. Piester

Title

Robert Buckner papers

Date

1817-1875

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by format.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2010MS040 : [identification of item], Robert Buckner papers, 1817-1875, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

1.5 Cubic feet

3 boxes

Abstract

General business records pertaining to the mercantile of Colonel Robert Buckner of Louisville, Kentucky.

Biography/History

Thomas Buckner settled in Virginia around 1780 and married Hannah Burton of Virginia. Together, Thomas and Hannah Buckner had twenty children. Among them was, Colonel Robert Buckner, an officer of the War of 1812 and a figure associated with General John Hunt Morgan's invasion of the North, July 9, 1863. Robert Buckner maintained a mercantile business, Buckner & Hughes Wholesale Grocers, Commission, Forwarding and Boat Store Merchants located on Commercial Row in Louisville, Kentucky.

Scope and Content

The Robert Buckner papers consist of mercantile records of Colonel Robert Buckner, Brandenburg and Louisville, Kentucky. Included is correspondence, indentures, contracts, promissory notes and receipts all relating to Robert Buckner's mercantile business; Buckner & Hughes Wholesale Grocers, Commission, Forwarding and Boat Store Merchants located on Commercial Row in Louisville, Kentucky.

Subjects

  • Records
  • Kentucky--History--19th century.
  • Buckner, Robert, Colonel
  • Clark, O.J.
  • Business records--Kentucky--Louisville.

Collection Inventory

Business correspondence, 1832-1851
General, 1833-1847
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Ewing, Samuel; Letters and records of sale of hay and oats belonging to Robert Buckner, 1849
[Box: 1, Folder: 14]
Letters; to Buckner and Smith, 1832-1839
[Box: 1, Folder: 9]
Letters; to Buckner from various individuals, 1840-1843
[Box: 1, Folder: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Letters from Thomas Reed and son, J.N. Maffitt, E. D. Lawrence, J. Lawrence, and others.

Letters; to Buckner from various individuals, 1847-1848
[Box: 1, Folder: 11]
Scope and Content Note:

Letters from George McCulloch, R. Buchanon, G. Hancock, J. Williams, M.C. Fitch, Joseph Vance, T.L. Butler, Irby Smith and others.

Letters; to Buckner from various individuals, 1849
[Box: 1, Folder: 13]
Scope and Content Note:

Letters from Whitney Smith, James McGill, W.W.H. Lawrence, and Wesley Dean.

Letters; to Buckner from E.W. Benton and Stephen Kirkland, 1850
[Box: 1, Folder: 15]
Letters; to Buckner from various individuals, 1851
[Box: 1, Folder: 16]
Scope and Content Note:

Letters from Stephen Kirkland, E.W. Benton, M. Fogarty, J.H. Matthews, P.A. Stacy, Wesley Dean, J.H. Moore, Mrs. Anne Haas, W.E. Young, James King, Samuel Woods, Joseph Polland, A.B. Smith, John Evans, Robert Patterson, J.D. Howell, H.J. Bonner, John Bower, Andrew Bower, J.L. Anderson, and John D. Gordon.

Neofus, Roberta
[Box: 3, Folder: 15]
Scope and Content Note:

Portion of letter and a canned corn recipe written to Mrs. Minnie Simpson.

Business records, 1819-1875
Account statement; Mrs. Buckner, 1867
[Box: 3, Folder: 14]
Bank of Louisville; Cancelled checks belonging to Robert Buckner, July 6, 1839-November 28, 1839
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
Business papers, 1821-1875
[Box: 3, Folder: 19]
Business papers, 1847
[Box: 3, Folder: 16]
Business papers, 1850-1853
[Box: 3, Folder: 17]
Business papers, 1857-1859
[Box: 3, Folder: 18]
Contracts; for oats, hay and corn, 1846-1849
[Box: 3, Folder: 13]
Indentures, 1820-1839
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Indentures, 1840-1859
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Inventories and statement of account, undated
[Box: 2, Folder: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Contains inventories and statement of accounts from 1832, 1841 and one that is undated.

Maffitt, John N.; Demands for payment presented to Robert Buckner, September 10, 1841-April 13, 1842
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
New Orleans Price: Current, Commercial Intelligencer and Merchants’ Transcript and Letter from E. Benton, February 12, 1848
[Box: 1, Folder: 12]
Notes Due, 1819-1834
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Notes for orders, 1841-1842
[Box: 1, Folder: 7]
Notes for orders, 1846-1849
[Box: 1, Folder: 8]
Records; Buckner and Smith, 1831
[Box: 1, Folder: 17]
Promissory notes, 1817-1849
1832-1838
[Box: 3, Folder: 7]
1839
[Box: 3, Folder: 8]
1840
[Box: 3, Folder: 9]
1841
[Box: 3, Folder: 10]
1842-1849
[Box: 3, Folder: 11]
Waters, Samuel; to Richard Meriweather, June 21, 1817
[Box: 3, Folder: 12]
Whiskey, 1821
[Box: 3, Folder: 6]
Receipts, 1822-1858
General, 1822–1858
[Box: 3, Folder: 5]
Buckner and Smith, 1832
[Box: 1, Folder: 18]
1833
[Box: 1, Folder: 19]
1834-1835 and list of customers
[Box: 1, Folder: 20]
1836-1838
[Box: 1, Folder: 21]
1839
[Box: 1, Folder: 22]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes a Sales by Ely and Henry for account of Robert Buckner reciept

1840
[Box: 1, Folder: 23]
Scope and Content Note:

Contains a list of debts due on books of Robert Buckner.

1841
[Box: 2, Folder: 2]
1842
[Box: 2, Folder: 3]
1843
[Box: 2, Folder: 4]
1844
[Box: 2, Folder: 5]
1845
[Box: 2, Folder: 6]
1846
[Box: 2, Folder: 7]
A. Wathen, January–February 1847
[Box: 1, Folder: 24]
1847 January-June
[Box: 2, Folder: 8]
1847 July-December
[Box: 2, Folder: 9]
1848 January-June
[Box: 2, Folder: 10]
1848 July-December
[Box: 2, Folder: 11]
1849 January–June
[Box: 2, Folder: 12]
1849 July-December
[Box: 3, Folder: 1]
1858 January-June
[Box: 3, Folder: 2]
1858 July-December
[Box: 3, Folder: 3]
Weights and receipts for bales of hay, 1847-1849
[Box: 3, Folder: 4]