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William P. Duval, Bardstown, letter to Andrew Hynes, Nashville : autograph manuscript signed,, 1810

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2010MS046 William P. Duval, Bardstown, letter to Andrew Hynes, Nashville : autograph manuscript signed, 1810 May 2010MS046 Finding aid prepared by Katie L.B. Henningsen University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 Feb. 18 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-07-15T10:40-0400 English Describing Archives: A Content Standard William P. Duval, Bardstown, letter to Andrew Hynes, Nashville : autograph manuscript signed, 2010MS046 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1 19 0.01 Cubic feet 1 letter 1810 May Duval, William Pope, 1784-1854 Preferred Citation note 2010MS046 : [identification of item], William P. Duval, Bardstown, letter to Andrew Hynes, Nashville : autograph manuscript signed, 1810 May, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Biographical note William P. Duval, 1784-1854, was a resident of Bardstown, Kentucky. Admitted to the bar in 1804, Duval would practice law when not serving in public office. In 1804, he married Nancy Hynes, a Bardstown native with whom he had eight children. Duval was elected representative for Kentucky's 10th congressional district in 1812. In 1822, he was appointed by President James Monroe to serve as Governor of the Florida Territory. He served in this position until 1834 after which he returned to his law pratice. In 1848, Duval and his family relocated to Texas where most of his children would spend their lives. A friend of Washington Irving; Duval is featured in Irving's, "The Early Experiences of Ralph Ringwood" (set in Kentucky), published in Wolfert's Roost and Other Stories. Scope and Contents note The majority of this three page, signed letter is a discussion of poetry with a brief mention of Duval's professional life and family. Hynes, Andrew Joseph Rubinfine. (Firm)