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Hubbard Taylor papers, 1780

Part of Hubbard Taylor papers

kukm1m61m139 Hubbard Taylor papers, 1772-1858 61M139 Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 March 16 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-07-22T17:00-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Hubbard Taylor papers 61M139 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.68 Cubic feet 2 boxes Bulk, 1780-1838 1772-1858 The Hubbard Taylor papers are comprised primarily of correspondence concerning Kentucky land transactions, as well as some personal and political correspondence, as are numerous financial records and a few memorandum books. Taylor, Hubbard, 1760-1840 Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 61M139 : [Identification of item], Hubbard Taylor papers, 1772-1858, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Hubbard Taylor, a member of a distinguished Virginia family who counted James Madison (1750/51-1836), Martha Wagles Shelton Jefferson (1748-1782) and Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) among its kin, came to Kentucky as a surveyor in 1780. After serving several years as deputy surveyor of Lincoln County, Taylor moved to what is now Clark County. A member of the first State Constitutional Convention, he served in the State Senate (1796-1800, 1815-1819) and was five times a presidential elector. Scope and Contents note The Hubbard Taylor papers are comprised primarily of correspondence concerning Kentucky land transactions, as well as some personal and political correspondence, and numerous financial records and a few memorandum books. Letters, survey reports, deeds, bills of sale, manuscript maps, tax receipts, powers of attorney, and other materials related to land surveys and transfers compose the bulk of the collection. Other financial records include stock subscriptions in and checks from the Winchester branch of the Bank of Kentucky, and stock certificates in the Covington and Lexington and Maysville and Lexington Railroads. Several of the letters concern personal and family affairs and are written by Taylor, his father James Taylor IV, and his brother, General James Taylor, the founder of Newport, Kentucky. Numerous letters are related to politics, including relations with France and England in the early years of the Republic, the War of 1812, and Kentucky politics. Several of the latter include correspondence from Kentucky Senator George M. Bibb (1776-1859) and unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate Anthony Butler, concerning the gubernatorial election of 1820 (won by John Adair, 1757-1840) and the controversy about debt relief, which was the primary issue in the campaign. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format. Adair, John, 1757-1840 Bank of Kentucky. (Winchester Branch) Bibb, George M., (George Minos), 1776-1859 Butler, Anthony Covington and Lexington Railroad. Jefferson, Martha Wayles Kentucky. General Assembly. Senate. Lexington and Maysville Railroad. Madison, James, 1751-1836 Skelton, Thomas, Mrs., 1748-1850 Taylor family. Taylor, Hubbard, 1760-1840 Taylor, James, IV, 1732-1814 Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850 United States. Congress. Senate. Clark County (Ky.) Debts, Public--Kentucky. Elections--Kentucky. Kentucky. Constitutional Convention (1792) Land titles--Registration and transfer--Kentucky. Land use surveys. Lincoln County (Ky.) Newport (Ky.) Stock certificates. Surveying--Kentucky--Lincoln County. Surveyors. United States--History--War of 1812 Winchester (Ky.) Account records 1 4 1790-1809 Account records 1 5 1810-1814 Account records 1 6 1812-1817 Account records 1 7 1818 Account records 1 8 1819 Account records 2 3 1830-1837 Account records 2 4 1841-1843 Account records 2 5 1850-1858 Account records 2 6 undated Autobiography 1 1 undated Correspondence 1 9 1820-1829 Correspondence 2 2 1830-1838 Correspondence from James Madison 2 7 1791-1796 Land records 1 2 1772-1790 Legal records 2 1 1822-1829 Notebooks 1 3 1780-1886 Hubbard Taylor papers