Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess
Richard Higgins Jr. letterbook and livestock records
University of Kentucky Special Collections
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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.
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."
List of agricultural implements is a slip of loose paper that lists tools and supplies bought in July 1866.