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Samuel Williams papers
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Samuel Williams papers, 1836-1850, 87W3, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
Businessman, farmer. Samuel Williams was a resident and local businessman of Bourbon County near Paris, Ky. He was owner and operator of a hemp factory and was a slaveholder.
These are the papers and correspondence of Samuel Williams. The letters from Williams to his son John R, document local business dealings, market prices and land transactions. Williams also writes about agricultural activity including cotton and hemp and slave trading and prices. Several letters include accounts of slaves who committed suicide and one letter mentions the sale of Green Clay's estate. A copy of the funeral notice of Samuel Williams is included with the materials.