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Robert Perkins Letcher letters, 1825-1845, 1825

Part of Robert Perkins Letcher letters, 1825-1845

kukm1vf59w26Guide to the Robert Perkins Letcher letters, 1825-1845Processed 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 Perkins Letcher letters, 1825-1845Collection number: 1VF59W26, 1VF62M12, 1VF63M94, 1VF77M6, AAM8688LMContact 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 Perkins Letcher letters, 1825-18451VF59W26, 1VF62M12, 1VF63M94, 1VF77M6, AAM8688LMLetcher, Robert Perkins, 1788-1861.5 pieces.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 4050659W26: Wilson, Samuel M. Estate gift, Dec. 10, 1946. 62M11, 62M12: Midland Books. Purchase, May 1961. 63M94: Richards, Paul C. Brookline, Mass. Purchase, May 17, 1962. 77M6: D'Ambrosio, Jack, Dayton, Ohio. Purchase, Jan. 31, 1977.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Robert Perkins Letcher letters, 1825-1845, 1VF59W26, 1VF62M12, 1VF63M94, 1VF77M6, AAM8688LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Kentucky politician. Letcher, a lawyer from Lancaster, Ky, served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1813 to 1815, and again in 1817. In 1823, he was elected to the U.S. Congress as a (Henry) Clay Democrat; later he was affiliated with the Whig party. After leaving Congress in 1835, he returned to the Kentucky House, and in 1938 became Speaker. In 1840, he was elected governor of Kentucky. Upon leaving office in 1844, he practiced law until 1849, when he was appointed envoy to Mexico. He returned to Kentucky in 1852 to make another bid for Congress, but was defeated by John C. Breckinridge. He retired to private life and his law practice. He died in 1861.These are five letters written by Robert Perkins Letcher, governor of Kentucky from 1840-1844. Included are two letters to John J. Crittenden about political matters. One, dated 1828, is in regard to observations Crittenden had made to Francis P. Blair about the election of 1824 (62M12). The other, dated 1840, at the beginning of Letcher's term as governor, contains his impressions of John C. Calhoun and of the Kentucky General Assembly (62M11). Also part of the collection are two letters to Leslie Combs, a Kentucky Whig who managed Henry Clay's Presidential campaigns, during the 1840's (63M94, 77M6). The last letter, from 1825, is addressed to Samuel L. Southard, Secretary of the Navy, and requests a midshipman's appointment for a friend of Letcher's (59W26).Arranged by accession number.Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876.Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875.Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850.Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881.Letcher, Robert Perkins, 1788-1861.Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842.Kentucky.--General Assembly.Politicians.Governors--Kentucky.Kentucky--Politics and government--1792-1865.United States--Politics and government--19th centuryRobert Perkins Letcher letters, 1825-1845