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Richard Higgins Jr. letterbook and livestock records, 1833-1868

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Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess


Richard Higgins Jr. letterbook and livestock records




University of Kentucky Special Collections


Collection is arranged by format.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

61M152: [identification of item], Richard Higgins Jr. letterbook and livestock records, 1833-1868, University of Kentucky Special Collections.


0.3 Cubic feet

1 box and 1 item


Richard Higgins, Jr., of Lexington, Kentucky, was a prominent farmer and merchant. He owned a plantation called "Castleton." Two of his children, Frank and Sally, from second wife Jane Nash Legrand Higgins, died in 1851.

Scope and Content

The Richard Higgins Jr. letterbook and livestock records contain two volumes of accounts documenting the lives and activities of the Higgins family and their plantation, "Castleton." The first volume is livestock and crop records for the plantation. The letterbook contains copies of letters and lists of letters written by Higgins. Also found in this volume are two essays, "Memorandum of events attending the deaths of our children Sally and Frank C. Higgins in 1851" and "Events attending the sickness and death of Jane N. Higgins."


  • Higgins family
  • Castleton (Ky.)
  • Kentucky--History--19th century.
  • Higgins, Frank, d. 1851
  • Higgins, Jane Nash Legrand, d. 1854
  • Higgins, Sally, d. 1851
  • Farm management--Records and correspondence.
  • Plantation life--Kentucky.
  • Plantation owners.

Collection Inventory

Livestock records, 1833-1868
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
List of agricultural implements, 1866 July
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

List of agricultural implements is a slip of loose paper that lists tools and supplies bought in July 1866.

Letterbook, 1842 June 10-1868 July 6
[Item: 1]