Craig-Brooking family papers

Abstract

The Craig/Brooking family papers (dated 1807-1905, bulk 1857-1869; 1.31 cubic feet; 3 boxes) consist of photocopied papers from the children, siblings, and other relations of A.G. and Virginia Craig.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Craig-Brooking family papers
Extent
1.31 Cubic Feet
Subjects
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.
Deeds.
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject at the folder level.
Finding Aid Author
Krystle Farman
Preferred Citation
2010ms007: [identification of item], Craig-Brooking family papers, 1807-1905, bulk 1857-1869, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Albert Gallatin A. G. Craig was born to Benjamin Craig and Elizabeth Morris on April 1, 1807 in Riverview, Gallatin County, Kentucky. He married Virginia Judith Brooking (April 15, 1817-June 15, 1893) on September 23, 1834, and they had eleven children. A. G. Craig served as a judge in Gallatin County, Kentucky (appointed in 1851 and 1854) and also served as a school commissioner. Along with his brothers John Anderson and Walton, he speculated in land in Arkansas and Missouri. His sons later went to live on the lang. Craig died on October 22, 1883 in Gallatin County, Kentucky.
The Brooking family is closely tied to the Craigs. A.G. Craig married Virginia Judith Brooking, and her brother Edward Brooking married Craig's sister Elizabeth Morris Craig.
Scope and Content
The Craig/Brooking family papers (dated 1807-1905, bulk 1857-1869; 1.31 cubic feet; 3 boxes) consist of photocopied papers from the children, siblings, and other relations of A.G. and Virginia Craig. The bulk of the family correspondence takes place during and concerns the Civil War. In addition to correspondence, the collection includes receipts, some published accounts, and advertisements. Furthermore, the deeds found in the collection contain the signatures of the following Presidents of the United States: James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and Grover Cleveland. The collection provides insight into the life of the Craig and Brooking families of Kentucky in the nineteenth century.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Letters, 1807-1846

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Receipts: Little Rock property plus uniform account, 1831

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Letters, land speculation documents, and drowning notice, 1835-1849

  • Box 1, folder 3
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To Benjamin and Elizabeth Craig from Samuel Nuckolls, 1844 December 29

  • Box 1, folder 4
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To Elizabeth Craig from Sarah Martin, 1844 December 30

  • Box 1, folder 5
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To Elizabeth Craig from Sarah Martin, 1845 August 19

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Elizabeth Craig account, 1848 October 30-1849 June 20

  • Box 1, folder 7
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To Elizabeth Craig from J. H. Morris, 1850 March 1

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Kentucky Governor (Helm), 1850-1851

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Letters, receipts, inventories, relinquishments, 1850-1856

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Kentucky Governor (Powell), 1851-1855

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Account, 1853 December 23

  • Box 1, folder 12
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To Elizabeth C. Brooking from Laura Brooking, 1854 February 4

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Letters, 1857

  • Box 1, folder 14
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Letters, 1858 January-July

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Letters, 1858 August-December

  • Box 1, folder 16
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To Mollie Craig from Elizabeth Craig Fenley, 1859 May 17

  • Box 1, folder 17
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Letters, 1859

  • Box 1, folder 18
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Letters, 1860 January-June

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Letters, 1860 July-December

  • Box 1, folder 20
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Letters, 1861

  • Box 1, folder 21
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Letters, 1862

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Newspaper clippings, inventories, boarding school expenses, 1862-1882

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Ginia Craig's diary, including Coronation, 1863 February-1865 March

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Letters, 1863-1864

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Letters, 1865

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Letters, 1866

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Letters, 1867

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Letters, 1868

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Letters, 1869 January-May

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Letters, 1869 June-December

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Letters, 1870-1872

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Letters, 1873

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Letters, 1874-1881

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Letters, 1882

  • Box 2, folder 14
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Letters, 1883-1901

  • Box 2, folder 15
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Miscellaneous printed materials, including a travel journal, circa 1905

  • Box 2, folder 16
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Letters, undated

  • Box 2, folder 17
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Descendants of Benjamin Craig of Kentucky, undated

  • Box 2, folder 18
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Brooking genealogy, undated

  • Box 2, folder 19
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Items of interest from Inda Frank Kurtz, undated

  • Box 2, folder 20
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Deeds, 1833-1837

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Deeds, 1835-1838

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Deeds, 1845

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Deeds, 1850-1859

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Deeds, 1860-1868

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Deeds, 1866-1868

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Deeds, 1868

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Deeds, 1870-1879

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Deeds, 1880-1882

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Deeds, 1895

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Deeds, undated

  • Box 3, folder 11
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Miscellaneous papers, undated

  • Box 3, folder 12
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Craig family research notes, undated

  • Box 4
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