xt75mk654n68 https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt75mk654n68/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt75mk654n68/data/73m20.dao.xml Peers, Valentine, 1756-1830 17891826 0.23 Cubic feet 1 box Valentine Peers (1756-1830) was a brigade major in the Revolutionary Army and operated saltworks and cotton mills in Maysville, Kentucky. Correspondence, genealogical information, a land warrant, silhouettes, and photographs comprise the papers and document the family's business and personal affairs. collections English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. Valentine Peers papers Businessmen--Correspondence. Cotton manufacture--Kentucky. Salt mines and mining--Kentucky--Lower Blue Licks. Silhouettes. Toll roads--Kentucky. Wills. Valentine Peers papers text Valentine Peers papers 1789 2012 true xt75mk654n68 collection false 
     
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                 Valentine Peers papers, 1789-1911, 1789-1826 (bulk dates)
                     73M20 
                 
                 Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey 
             
             
                 
                     
                 
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
                     Special Collections 
                     Margaret I. King Building, North 
                     Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 
                     (859) 257-8611 
                     SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 
                 
                 22 Aug. 2011 
             
         
         
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             Valentine Peers papers 
             73M20 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 0.23 Cubic feet 
                 1 box 
             
             Bulk, 1789-1826 
             1789-1911 
             Valentine Peers (1756-1830) was a brigade major in the Revolutionary Army and operated saltworks and cotton mills in Maysville, Kentucky. Correspondence, genealogical information, a land warrant, silhouettes, and photographs comprise the papers and document the family's business and personal affairs. 
             
                 Peers, Valentine, 1756-1830 
             
         
         
             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 
             73M20 : [identification of item], Valentine Peers papers, 1789-1911, bulk 1789-1826, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             Valentine Peers was born in Sisburn, Ireland, on May 26, 1756. He immigrated to Virginia briefly in 1773 but quickly moved back to Ireland. After returning to Virginia in 1775, Peers joined the Revolutionary Army and served as a brigade major under General George Weedon. He fought in the Battle of the Brandywine in 1777. Following the war, Peers settled in Loudon County, Virginia. He married Eleanor Grayson Orr, the daughter of John Dalrymple and Susannah Grayson Orr, in 1891 and moved to Maysville, Kentucky, in 1893. They had eight children: Mary Eleanor, John D., Edward, Valentine J., Benjamin O., Henry P., Jane M., and Susan E. While living in Kentucky, Peers operated a saltworks; opened cotton mills in Maysville and Paris, Kentucky; and worked as a landlord. He died on June 6, 1830. 
             Westbeld, Kirk J. 
                 The Valentine Peers Collection: Guide and Inventory. 
                 University Libraries, Rare Books and Manuscripts . The Ohio State University, 2001. Web. 22 Aug. 2011. 
         
         
             Custodial History note 
             Given by Eleanor E. Blatterman, November 5, 1968. 
             This collection is presented to the University of Kentucky, Margaret I. King Library in memory of Dr. Joseph Baron Blatterman, Maysville, Kentucky, (1862-1936). 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Valentine Peers papers contain correspondence, genealogical information, a land warrant, silhouettes, and photographs that document the family's business and personal affairs. The papers consist primarily of letters to Eleanor Grayson Peers from her husband Valentine Peers, her sister Betsy Orr Powell, and her children. The letters from Valentine Peers to his wife concern business matters, including the day-to-day affairs of his saltworks. The papers include silhouettes of Valentine and Eleanor; John Dalrymple Orr and Susannah Grayson Orr, Eleanor's father and mother; Colonel William Grayson, Eleanor's uncle; Alexander Dalrymple Orr; and Mary Ball Orr. Other materials include genealogical notes on the Orr, Grayson, Powell, and Peers families; the will of Susannah Orr; Valentine Peers' land warrant; and photographs of Peers' descendant Valentine Peers Collins and his wife Harriet Gates Collins. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged chronologically. 
         
         
             Grayson family 
             Orr family 
             Orr, Susannah Monroe Grayson, 1743-1780 
             Peer family 
             Peers, Eleanor Grayson Orr, 1772-1817 
             Powell family 
             Businessmen--Correspondence. 
             Cotton manufacture--Kentucky. 
             Kentucky--Genealogy. 
             Maysville (Ky.)--History. 
             Paris (Ky.)--History. 
             Salt mines and mining--Kentucky--Lower Blue Licks. 
             Silhouettes. 
             Toll roads--Kentucky. 
             Wills. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Correspondence, 
                     1 
                     1 
                     1789-1848, 1911 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Correspondence, 
                     1 
                     2 
                     undated 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Land warrant, 
                     1 
                     3 
                     1823 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Silhouettes and photographs, 
                     1 
                     4 
                     undated 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Genealogical information, 
                     1 
                     5 
                     undated