xt7gxd0qrx1j https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7gxd0qrx1j/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7gxd0qrx1j/data/kukm1vf59w26.xml Letcher, Robert Perkins, 1788-1861. 18251845 5 pieces. 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. Robert Perkins Letcher letters, 1825-1845 Robert Perkins Letcher letters, 1825-1845 text Robert Perkins Letcher letters, 1825-1845 1825 2002 true xt7gxd0qrx1j collection false kukm1vf59w26 Guide to the Robert Perkins Letcher letters,  1825-1845 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source:  n.d. Description is in  English. Guide to the Robert Perkins Letcher letters,  1825-1845 Collection number: 1VF59W26, 1VF62M12, 1VF63M94, 1VF77M6, AAM8688LM Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email:  sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL:  http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Archives Staff Encoded by: Eric Weig  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. Robert Perkins Letcher letters,  1825-1845 1VF59W26, 1VF62M12, 1VF63M94, 1VF77M6, AAM8688LM Letcher, Robert Perkins, 1788-1861. 5 pieces. None online. Must visit contributing institution. The materials are in  English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 59W26: Wilson, Samuel M. Estate gift, Dec. 10, 1946. 62M11, 62M12: Midland Books. Purchase, May 1961.  63M94: Richards, Paul C. Brookline, Mass. Purchase, May 17, 1962.  77M6: D'Ambrosio, Jack, Dayton, Ohio. Purchase, Jan. 31, 1977. Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], Robert Perkins Letcher letters, 1825-1845, 1VF59W26, 1VF62M12, 1VF63M94, 1VF77M6, AAM8688LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Kentucky politician. Letcher, a lawyer from Lancaster, Ky, served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1813 to 1815, and again in 1817. In 1823, he was elected to the U.S. Congress as a (Henry) Clay Democrat; later he was affiliated with the Whig party. After leaving Congress in 1835, he returned to the Kentucky House, and in 1938 became Speaker. In 1840, he was elected governor of Kentucky. Upon leaving office in 1844, he practiced law until 1849, when he was appointed envoy to Mexico. He returned to Kentucky in 1852 to make another bid for Congress, but was defeated by John C. Breckinridge. He retired to private life and his law practice. He died in 1861. These are five letters written by Robert Perkins Letcher, governor of Kentucky from 1840-1844. Included are two letters to John J. Crittenden about political matters. One, dated 1828, is in regard to observations Crittenden had made to Francis P. Blair about the election of 1824 (62M12). The other, dated 1840, at the beginning of Letcher's term as governor, contains his impressions of John C. Calhoun and of the Kentucky General Assembly (62M11). Also part of the collection are two letters to Leslie Combs, a Kentucky Whig who managed Henry Clay's Presidential campaigns, during the 1840's (63M94, 77M6). The last letter, from 1825, is addressed to Samuel L. Southard, Secretary of the Navy, and requests a midshipman's appointment for a friend of Letcher's (59W26). Arranged by accession number. Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876. Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875. Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881. Letcher, Robert Perkins, 1788-1861. Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842. Kentucky.--General Assembly. Politicians. Governors--Kentucky. Kentucky--Politics and government--1792-1865. United States--Politics and government--19th century