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       English 
     
     
       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Catherine and Howard Evans papers 
     72m15 
     
       12.76 Cubic Feet 
       26 boxes, 1 item, 1 folder 
     
     1728-1968, undated 
     The Howard and Catherine Evans papers (dated 1728-1968, undated; 12.76 cubic feet; 26 boxes, 1 item, 1 folder) primarily consist of the papers of the Peter family of Lexington. 
   
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 72m15: [Identification of item], Catherine and Howard Evans papers, 1728-1968, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Related Materials 
 PA72M15: Catherine Peter Evans: Peter Family Photographic Collection, 1846-1936, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Biographical note 
 Farmer, engineer. Howard Evans, a native of Lebanon, Ky, was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a prominent engineer and farmer. His wife, Catherine Peter Evans, was a granddaughter of Dr. Robert Peter, a nineteenth-century Lexington physician, scientist, and professor in the Medical Department of Transylvania and in the Louisville Medical School. Dr. Peter married Frances Dallam in 1835; among their children were Robert Jr, Benjamin Dudley, Frances Dallam and Johanna.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The Howard and Catherine Evans papers (dated 1728-1968, undated; 12.76 cubic feet; 26 boxes, 1 item, 1 folder) primarily consist of the papers of the Peter family of Lexington. These include the papers of Dr. Robert Peter and his wife, Frances Dallam, including the correspondences of Peter, his brother Arthur, and their friend William Shinn, dating from 1828-1865; correspondence, notebooks, and memorabilia related to Peter's 1834 trip to Europe to purchase equipment for Transylvania; Peter's personal financial records; correspondence with his wife, Frances Dallam Peter, and other family members; notebooks containing travel experiences and scientific observations; and plans related to the remodeling of the Winton Estate. Also included in the Peter family papers are two Civil War-era diaries, one kept by Dr. Peter's daughter, Frances Dallam Peter, and the other by Miriam Gratz, a friend of Frances'. Also included are letters from Peter's sons, Benjamin and Robert, both of whom were involved in gold mining in Colorado. Papers of the Dallam family include a 1794-1795 diary kept by Maj. William S. Dallam during a year-long trip to Europe; Dallam's correspondence with his father, Richard Dallam, which dates from 1802-1820; other correspondence of Richard, William S., and Letitia Paca Dallam; and family business records from 1792-1830. These papers frequently relate to the family's ownership and sale of slaves. Other materials present include wash drawings, cost estimates, and specifications by architect Thomas Lewinski for a villa to be built in Lexington for the Peter family; and correspondence and business records of Samuel Meredith and other Meredith family members. Additionally, the collection contains the personal papers of Howard and Catherine Peter Evans, including manuscript short stories; genealogical information on the Peter, Dallam, Dudley, Frazier, Garland and Gratz families; and correspondence dating from 1915-1941 related to the sale of papers from the Winton Estate Library. Transcripts of family diaries made by Catherine Evans are found throughout the collection.    
   
     Arrangement 
 Collection is organized by family member.    
   
     Immediate Source of Acquisition 
 Gift, 1969    
   
     Lexington (Ky.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.  
     Gold mines and mining -- Colorado 
     Europe -- Description and travel. 
     Slavery -- United States. 
     Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 
     Kentucky -- Genealogy 
     Peter, Alfred Meredith, 1857-1953 
     Dallam family 
     Peter, Johanna, 1845-1935 
     Peter, Benjamin Dudley, 1840-1911 
     Shinn, William 
     Peter, Frances Dallam, 1843-1864 
     Peter, Frances Paca Dallam, 1815-1907 
     Peter, Robert, 1847-1915 
     Dallam, Richard 
     Dallam, Letitia Paca 
     Evans family. 
     Dallam, William S. 
     Peter, Robert 
     Gratz family. 
     Garland family. 
     Fraser family. 
     Meredith, Samuel 
     Dudley family 
     Lewinski, Thomas 
     Gratz, Miriam Simon, 1749-1808 
     Evans, Howard B. 
   
   Dr. Robert Peter biography 1928 August 1 1 Peter family genealogical materials 1874-1908, 1927-1949, undated 1 2 Dr. Robert Peter naturalization paper 1828 1 3 Dr. Robert Peter social invitations 1833-1851 1 4 Dr. Robert Peter phrenological chart 1842 1 5 Dr. Robert Peter honors 1852-1853, 1892 1 6 Dr. Robert Peter as army surgeon 1862-1867 1 7 20 1 Dr. Robert Peter lecture, library, commencement programs, and concert tickets 1829-1899, 1930 1 8 Dr. Robert Peter correspondence as scientist and doctor 1841-1886, 1940-1944 1 9 20 2 Dr. Robert Peter medical practice correspondence 1837-1838 1 10 20 3 Maps - Kentucky geological, New York, Africa 1728, 1875, 1915-1922 1 11 Dr. Robert Peter  Index of Subjects undated 1 12 Dr. Robert Peter science notes 1849, undated 1 13 Horace Holley letters and related materials 1818, 1839, undated 1 14 20 4 Scope and Contents Letters are extracts from originals and concern the early history of Transylvania University. Dr. Robert Peter articles, lectures, essays and bibliography 1826-1829, undated 1 15-16 Scope and Contents Includes Peter bibliography. Dr. Robert Peter poetic expression and interest 1826-1835 2 1 Dr. Robert Peter correspondence on literary matters 1866-1868 2 2 Dr. Robert Peter school notebook 1821 2 3 Dr. Robert Peter travel experiences and scientific observation notebooks 1831-1850 2 4 Dr. Robert Peter personal notebooks 1868-1885 2 5 Proposed remodeling plans (post Civil War) for winter estate home after 1865 2 6 20 5 Assorted construction plans undated 2 7 20 6 Plans for Lexington house (never built) undated 2 8 Dr. Robert Peter letters to wife Frances Peter (European trip) 1839 2 9 20 7-9 Dr. Robert Peter letters from wife Frances Peter (European trip) 1839 2 10 20 8 Transcripts of letters (European trip) 1839 2 11 Bills (European trip) 1839 2 12 Dr. Robert Peter passport 1839 2 13 Dr. Robert Peter letters to wife Frances Peter 1841-1880 3 1 20 9 Dr. Robert Peter letters to children 1851-1880 3 2 20 10 Peter children's school report cards 1855-1872 3 3 Dr. Robert Peter farm deeded to Peter children 1908 3 4 Letters to Dr. Robert Peter 1834-1890 3 5 20 11 Letters about family deaths undated 3 6 Scope and Contents Includes letter about the death of Dr. Peter.including Dr. Peter's) Dr. Robert Peter memorials 1954 February 17-18 3 7 Dr. Robert Peters business transactions 1812-1826 3 8 20 12 Dr. Robert Peter business transactions 1827-1836 3 9 20 13 Dr. Robert Peter business transactions 1837 3 10 20 14 Dr. Robert Peter business transactions 1838 4 1 Dr. Robert Peter business transactions 1839-1842 4 2 20 15 Dr. Robert Peter business transactions 1843-1844 4 3 21 1 Dr. Robert Peter business transactions 1845-1846 4 4 21 2 Dr. Robert Peter business transactions 1847-1848 4 5 21 3 Dr. Robert Peter business transactions 1849-1850 4 6 21 4 Dr. Robert Peter business transactions 1851-1852 5 1 21 5 Dr. Robert Peter business transactions 1853-1855 5 2 21 6 Dr. Robert Peter business transactions 1856-1858 5 3 Dr. Robert Peter business transactions 1859-1861 5 4 21 7 Dr. Robert Peter business transactions 1862-1891 5 5 Real estate Lexington, Kentucky - Market Street lot 1832-1912 5 6 21 8 Real estate Kentucky properties 1848-1859 5 7 21 9 Real estate Wisconsin properties 1837-1858 5 8 Dr. Robert Peter ice bills 1852-1859 5 9 21 10 Dr. Robert Peter milling operations 1861-1866 5 10 21 11 Dr. Robert Peter burial lot 1864 5 11 Decisions on Mrs. Coleman's farm 1864-1869 5 12 21 12 Land tract purchased by Dr. Robert Peter and William Warfield 1874 5 13 Letter discussing commercial use of clay 1889 5 14 Swift's silver mine undated 5 15 Bush estate portrait list undated 5 16 Frances Peters letters to Dr. Robert Peter 1841-1851 5 17 21 13 Frances Peter letters to daughters, Letitia and Johanna 1852-1879 5 18 21 14 Frances Dallam letters to sister, Letitia Dallam 1849 5 19 21 15 Frances Peter list of slaves and property 1815-1838 5 20 21 16 Frances Peter childhood souvenirs 1815, 1823, undated 5 21 Frances Peter provision of will undated 5 22 21 17 Letitia Peter letters 1850-1893 5 23 21 17 Letitia Peter  Rules for Social-Musical Associations in Lexington, Kentucky 1885 5 24 Letitia Peter will 1914-1916 5 25 Letitia Peter general 1849-1854, 1878 5 26 Scope and Contents The general folder for Letitia Peter's series contains a letter from a French gentleman (written in French) and other correspondence from various individuals, the  Phrenological Character of Miss Letitia Peter  by A.D. Leary, and teaching cards for pianoforte lessons (taught by Letitia Peter). Benjamin Peter letters 1863-1895 6 1 Benjamin Peter land deed 1875 6 2 Benjamin Peter letters to father, Dr. Robert Peter from Colorado 1878-1881 6 3 Benjamin Peter letters to family from Colorado 1878-1881 6 4 Benjamin Peter will 1907 6 5 Johanna Peter letters 1862-1874 6 6 Johanna Peter letters 1877-1931 6 7 Johanna Peter short stories 1888, undated 6 8 Johanna short stories 1886, 1922, undated 6 9 Johanna poetry 1931, undated 6 10 Johanna Peter general 1888-1933, undated 6 11 Scope and Contents The Johanna Peter general folder contains a short story called  Winter and its Treasures  written for the Bradford Club, receipts, writing notes and page drafts. Frances Dallam Peter Civil War letters to siblings 1864, undated 7 1 21 18 Frances Dallam Peter daily journal 1852 September 30-November 18 7 2 Frances Dallam Peter diary 1862 January-1863 June 7 3 Frances Dallam Peter diary 1863 June-1864 April 7 4 Frances Dallam Peter diary transcript 1862 January-1862 December 7 5 Frances Dallam Peter diary transcript 1863 January-1863 November 7 6 Frances Dallam Peter poetry and prose 1852-1859 7 7 Frances Dallam Peter drawing books 1856-1861 7 8 Robert Peter, Jr. letters to mother, Frances Peter, from Colorado 1873-1904 7 9 Robert Peter, Jr. letters to father, Dr. Robert Peter, from Colorado 1873-1893 8 1 Robert Peter, Jr. letters to sister, Letitia Peter, from Colorado 1874-1910 8 2 Robert Peter, Jr. letters to brother, Benjamin Peter, from Colorado 1880-1910 8 3 Robert Peter, Jr. letters to sister, Johanna Peter, from Colorado 1873-1912 8 4 Robert Peter, Jr. letters to sister, Sallie Peter, from Colorado 1874 8 5 Robert Peter, Jr. letters to brother, Arthur Peter, from Colorado 1874-1893 8 6 Robert Peter, Jr. letters to brother, Hugh Peter, from Colorado 1874-1878 8 7 21 19 Robert Peter, Jr. letters to brother, Alfred Peter, from Colorado 1874-1887 8 8 21 20 Robert Peter, Jr. letters to uncles and aunts from Colorado 1878-1882 8 9 Colorado mining prospectus and certificate 1878 8 10 Robert Peter, Jr. newspaper articles from Springsdale, Colorado 1886-1889 8 11 Letters from Colorado friends about Robert Peter, Jr.'s death 1915-1916 8 12 Sallie Peter letter to sister, Letitia Peter 1879 8 13 Arthur Peter letter to brother, Alfred Peter undated 8 14 Hugh Peter letters and diary 1873-1887 8 15 Alfred Peter letters to family 1877-1900 8 16 Alfred Peter general 1893-1949 8 17 Scope and Contents The Alfred Peter general folder contains  a small notebook, a certificate entitling Alfred Peter to a lifetime Alumni Association membership at the University of Kentucky, biographical notes, annotated newsclippings, an "American Contemporaries" biography of Alfred Peter reprinted from the American Chemical Society's Industrial and Engineering Chemistry periodical, a typescript of the original text of an article published by The Leader, letter and presenter's notes from Alfred Peter's commencement appearance on June 5, 1913, correspondence concerning Mary Breckinridge McCauley Peter's application to join the Daughters of the American Revolution society, notes, tallies, receipts, and an E.V.T.C. "Ode to Dr. Peter" typed song lyrics. Dr. Robert Peter letters to brother, Arthur Peter 1833-1855 8 18 21 21 Dr. Robert Peter letters to brother, Dr. Robert Peter 1856-1868 9 1 21 22 Arthur Peter letters to brother, Dr. Robert Peter 1826-1849 9 2 22 1 Arthur Peter letters to brother, Dr. Robert Peter 1850-1858 9 3 22 2 Arthur Peter letters to brother, Dr. Robert Peter 1859-1864 9 4 22 3 Arthur Peter letters to brother, Dr. Robert Peter 1865-1872 9 5 22 4 Arthur Peter letters to brother, Dr. Robert Peter 1873-1892 10 1 Arthur Peter general letters 1834-1902 10 2 22 5 Mrs. Arthur Peter correspondence 1844-1880 10 3 22 6 Robert Peter, Sr. letters to son, Dr. Robert Peter 1834 10 4 22 7 William D. Peter letters to brothers 1826-1841 10 5 22 8 Dr. Robert Peters letters from sisters 1825-1889 10 6 22 9 Richard Peter letters to Johanna and Arthur Peter from England 1897-1909 10 7 Claude H. Peter letters to Johanna Peter from England 1907-1925 10 8 Newspaper articles about Peter family of Launceston, England 1903-1927 10 9 William Shinn letters to Dr. Robert Peter 1828-1833 10 10 23 1 William Shinn letters to Dr. Robert Peter 1834-1839 11 1 23 2 William Shinn letters to Dr. Robert Peter 1840-1877 11 2 23 3 William Shinn letters from Dr. Robert Peter 1861-1865 11 3 23 4 Dallam family genealogical materials undated 11 4 Dallam family general 1801-1845 11 5 23 5 Scope and Contents The first general folder in the Dallam family series comprises various items of correspondence including an 1818 letter from Henry Clay and another 1824 letter addressed to him, notes on the affairs of William S. Dallam written in Dr. Robert Peter's hand, an 1824 Logan County Circuit Court order regarding the execution of William S. Dallam's land, a list of his deeds in the Circuit Courthouse, and assorted guest lists. Major William S. Dallam diary, transcript 1794-1795 11 6 Major William S. Dallam diary 1794-1795 11 7 Major William S. Dallam diary of Paris visit 1795 11 8 Major William S. Dallam correspondence with Colonel Richard Dallam 1802-1820 12 1 23 6 Major William S. Dallam correspondence with immediate family 1808-1845 12 2 23 7 Richard B. Dallam letters to cousin, Major William S. Dallam 1806-1843 12 3 23 8 Richard B. Dallam correspondence 1832-1856 12 4 24 1 Major William S. Dallam correspondence 1803-1845 12 5 24 2-3 Letitia P. (Dallam) Robb correspondence 1842-1850 12 6 24 4 Dallam family general 1839-1897 12 7 24 5 Scope and Contents The second general folder in the Dallam family series comprises various items of correspondence, a certificate appointing H.D. Bulskley as the Maryland delegate at the State Railroad Commission Annual Convention, a short fiction piece called "Hellvellun" and a memorandum of William S. Dallam's finances. Dallam family business transactions 1792-1807 12 8 24 6 Dallam family business transactions 1808-1810 12 9 24 7 Dallam family business transactions 1811-1812 13 1 24 7 Dallam family business transactions 1813-1814 13 2 25 1 Dallam family business transactions 1815 13 3-4 25 2 Dallam family business transactions 1816 13 5 25 3 Dallam family business transactions 1817 13 6 25 4 Dallam family business transactions 1818-1819 13 7 25 5 Dallam family business transactions 1820-1821 14 1 25 6 Dallam family business transactions 1822-1824 14 2 25 7 Dallam family business transactions 1825-1827 14 3 25 8 Dallam family business transactions 1828-1832 14 4 25 9 Dallam family business transactions 1833-1836 14 5 25 10 Dallam family business transactions 1837-1839 14 6 Dallam family business transactions 1840-1850 15 1 25 11 Dallam family business transactions undated 15 2-3 25 12-13 Dallam family account books 1805, 1848-1850 15 4 Dallam family materials 1839-1897 15 5 25 14 William Robb materials 1839-1896 15 6 25 15 Meredith family genealogical materials 1892-1966, undated 15 7 Meredith family business transactions 1786-1839 15 8 25 16 Colonel Samuel Meredith correspondence 1791-1797 15 9 25 17 Jane (Henry) Meredith correspondence and will 1790-1819 15 10 25 18 Patrick Henry materials 1916-1953 15 11 Major Samuel Meredith materials 1790-1841, 1958-1968 16 1 25 19 Elizabeth Meredith correspondence and death notice 1808-1838 16 2 25 20 Meredith family correspondence 1819-1854 16 3 25 21 Meredith - Breckinridge correspondence 1786-1837 16 4 25 22 Coleman family business transactions and correspondence 1812-1865 16 5 25 23 Breckinridge family materials 1789-1926 16 6 Dr. William Cabell genealogy undated 16 7 Carlile family materials 1793-1818 16 8 25 24 Scope and Contents The Corbile family materials mostly relate to General James Corbile. Mary Fairfax Child poetry 1923 16 9 Daugherty family genealogical materials undated 16 10 Ambrose Dudley genealogical materials undated 16 11 Garland family genealogy undated 16 12 Virginia Durbin copies of letters located in Congressional Library 1784-1800s 16 13 Frazer (Fraser) family materials 1840-1944 16 14 Gratz family materials 1859-1862, 1958, undated 16 15 Scope and Contents The Gratz family materials include Miriam Gratz' diary from 1857 to 1862 as well as a copy of Benjamin Gratz' will. Johnson family genealogical materials 1828, 1890s, undated 16 16 Scope and Contents The Johnson family's Genealogical Materials series concerns the Johnson family of Somerset, Kentucky. Major Thomas Lewinski materials 1961-1968 16 17 Paca family genealogical materials 1900-1901, undated 17 1 Smith family genealogical materials undated 17 2 Joshua Wood business transactions 1724-1812 17 3 Genealogical materials general 1874-1898, undated 17 4 25 25 Scope and Contents The general Genealogical Materials series contains various correspondence, notes, chronologies, and funerary programs used for the Evans family's genealogical research. Howard Evans materials 1940-1951 17 5 Howard Evans drawings 1939, 1950, undated 17 6 Howard Evans  Cause for Murder  play undated 17 7 Howard Evans  Dearborn Delin  manuscript 1947 17 8 Howard Evans  Strike it Rich  manuscript 1954 17 9 Howard Evans untitled short story undated 17 10 Catherine Evans genealogical materials 1884-1895, 1918 17 11 Catherine Evans  Who Am I?  genealogy book 1926 17 12 Catherine Evans short stories 1941, undated 17 13 Catherine Evans book reviews undated 17 14 Chronologies of Redbirds 1926 17 15 Garden 1943-1953 17 16 Attempt to sell Winton Estate Library books 1932-1941 18 1 Attempts to sell autographs 1935 18 2 Attempts to sell diaries 1922-1936 18 3 Attempts to sell Winton Estate items 1915-1968 18 4 Catalogs and lists of books and publications in the Winton Estate 1920-1935 18 5 Expenditure ledger no. 3 1906-1912 18 6 Expenditure ledger no. 4 1912-1915 18 7 Expenditure ledger no. 5 1915-1921 18 8 Recipes 1916-1929, undated 18 9 Recipe book circa 1914 18 10 Civil War materials circa 1860-1865 18 11 Notebook notes 1823-1824 19 1 Spiral notebooks undated 19 2 Annotated newsclippings 1901, 1910 19 3 Artwork 1818, undated 19 4 Scope and Contents One picture in the artwork folder for the Evan family series is signed by Edward Hunter and is dated 1818. Pen and pencil sketches from the Robert Peter materials undated 19 5 Copied diary entries 1802, 1806 19 6 Rauck,  History of Lexington  and  Chronology of Lexington  notes undated 19 7 Loose diary pages (possibly Catherine Peter's) undated 19 8 General 1800-1928 19 9 Scope and Contents The Evans family general folder contains an 1800 land tract contract for property on Raven Creek, an 1802 land tract contract for property in Maryland, statements from register's and auditor's offices, Latonia Jockey Club tickets, instructions for medical remedies, a painter's palette, pamphlets, business cards, a map of Cincinnati and Chattanooga railroads, poems, recipes, magazine clippings, various notes including accounting notes and a small notebook. Written plans for Dr. Peter's proposed villa, by Major Thomas Lewinski  1847 19 10 Lewinski's drawing materials undated 19 11 Unidentified floor plan undated 26 1 Log cabins, drawn by Howard Evans 1945 26 2 Little College Lot, and Gratz Park area drawn by Howard Evans 1933 26 3 House for Dr. Robert Peter, northeast elevation 1847 26 4 House for Dr. Robert Peter, section 1847 26 5 House for Dr. Robert Peter, ground plan 1847 26 6 Design for Dr. Robert Peter's proposed villa, by Major Thomas Lewinski 1847 26 7 S.M. Meglone, Leading Hatter and Coats Furnisher , broadside undated OVF-25 Scrapbook 1900s 1