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Samuel Haycraft diaries
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Arranged roughly chronologically.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Samuel Haycraft diaries, 1851-1876, 1F63M-546, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
1 reel of microfilm.
Clerk of court, Lawyer, State Senator. Samuel Haycraft of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. was appointed clerk of both circuit and county courts in 1816. He held that position until 1851, when he began the practice of law in Elizabethtown, Ky. In 1855, he was elected as clerk of the circuit court and served until he became a state senator from 1858 until 1862. In 1862, he was again elected as clerk of the circuit court, and so continued until his retirement in 1868.
Samuel Haycraft's diaries, dated 1849-1880, note births, marriages, and deaths of family, friends, and other members of the community. It also contains a record of his Biblical readings and a lifelong struggle against tobacco. News clippings by and about Haycraft are inserted. After his death, remarks honoring his memory were added by one of his children.