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                 Duncan family letters, 1803-1864
                     71M38 
                 
                 Duncan family letters 
                 Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess 
             
             
                 
                     
                 
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
                     Special Collections 
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                     Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 
                     (859) 257-8611 
                     SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 
                 
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             Duncan family letters 
             71M38 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 0.68 Cubic feet 
                 2 boxes
 
             
             1803-1864 
             The Duncan family letters (dated 1803-1864; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise correspondence to Henry Timberlake Duncan, Jr. from family and friends. 
             
                 Duncan family 
             
         
         
             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 
             71M38: [Identification of item], Duncan family letters, 1803-1864, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             Henry Timberlake Duncan was a farmer and livestock breeder, who owned two farms in Bourbon County, Kentucky, and maintained a family estate, 
                 Duncannon,  outside Lexington. He also acted as president of the Clay Monument Association in the 1850s. His son, Henry Timberlake Duncan, Jr., attended Harvard and became a major in the United States Army, the founder of the Lexington 
                 Daily Press  in 1870, and the mayor of Lexington twice. His sister, Mary Duncan, attended the Pittsfield Institute for Young Ladies. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Duncan family letters (dated 1803-1864; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise correspondence to Henry Timberlake Duncan, Jr. from family and friends. The letters date from 1803-1863, with the bulk of the letters written during the 1850s while Henry Duncan, Jr. attended Harvard College. The majority of the letters were written by Duncan's father, Henry J. Duncan, Sr.; his mother; his sister, Mary Duncan, while she was at the Pittsfield Institute for Young Ladies; and his cousin, H.D. Jenkins. Duncan's school friends, such as C.W. Horne, J.H. Richardson, and Henry M. Bond, also wrote frequently. Subjects covered include the Civil War, slavery, railroads, lynching, fairs, politics, the depression of 1857, and an Asiatic cholera outbreak in 1832. Some letters written in the 1850s from Henry Duncan, Sr., mention the plans of the Clay Monument Association. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged chronologically. 
         
         
             Immediate Source of Acquisition note 
             Gift, 1966 
         
         
             Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887 
             Brown, John, 1800-1859 
             Clay Monument Association. 
             Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 
             Clay, Thomas Hart, 1803-1871  
             Davis, Garrett, 1801-1872 
             Duncan family 
             Duncan, Henry Timberlake, 1800-1880 
             Duncan, Henry Timberlake, 1836-1912 
             Harvard University. 
             Pittsfield Institute for Young Ladies. 
             Simms, William E.,  (William Elliott), 1822-1898 
             Agriculturists. 
             Cholera--Kentucky. 
             Elections--Kentucky. 
             Fairs--Kentucky. 
             Lynching. 
             Private schools. 
             Railroads--Illinois--Chicago. 
             Students. 
             United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. 
         
         
             
                 
                     
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                     1 
                     1803, 1852 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     Letter dated 1803 is a photocopy. 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     1 
                     2 
                     1853-1854 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     1 
                     3 
                     1855 January-March 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     1 
                     4 
                     1855 April-July 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     1 
                     5 
                     1855 August-December 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     1 
                     6 
                     1856 January-June 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     1 
                     7 
                     1856 July-December 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     1 
                     8 
                     1857 January-May 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     1 
                     9 
                     1857 June-December 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     1 
                     10 
                     1858 January-June 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     1 
                     11 
                     1858 July-December 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     2 
                     1 
                     1859 January-March 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     2 
                     2 
                     1859 April-December 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     2 
                     3 
                     1860 January-June 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     2 
                     4 
                     1860 July-December 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     2 
                     5 
                     1861 
                 
             
             
                 
                     
                     2 
                     6 
                     1862 January-March, undated 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Henry T. Duncan, Jr. letter to wife, Elizabeth Duncan 
                     2 
                     7 
                     1864 November 23